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Tree Canada/Arbres Canada

Event Coordinator

Canada-Ontario-Ottawa

Posted Jan 221557074

Company Information

Tree Canada is a non-profit charity dedicated to improving the lives of Canadians by planting and nurturing trees. Since 1992, Tree Canada has planted more than 82 million trees, greened more than 600 schoolyards, helped restore communities devastated by natural disasters and brought together urban forestry experts to green cities across Canada. 


Job Description

You are seeking a position as a Event Coordinator with an established, not-for-profit charity whose mandate to improve Canada’s urban forests clearly aligns with your own.  You are a strategic thinker, able to effectively execute many events of various complexities with limited resources. You will be responsible for the inventory, development and implementation of all Tree Canada events – sponsor recognition, trade shows and conferences.  You are a self-starter, comfortable with a complex and challenging role with broad responsibilities ranging from project/program management, event planning, issues management and media relations.  You are an excellent communicator, a good writer, easily able to communicate with and liaise with the government and private sector.  

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Organize and manage all Tree Canada trade shows (approximately 10/year) including: staffing, AV equipment, shipping materials, speaking notes, etc.
  • Plan, design and execute Tree Canada events (approximately 150/year mostly under Partners in Planting program) including: dates, staffing, speaking notes, shipping materials etc.
  • Proactively handle any arising issues and troubleshoot emerging problems on the event day
  • Conduct post-event evaluations and report on outcomes and project performance using appropriate tools, techniques and best practices
  • Establish and maintain relationships with municipal, provincial and federal government officials as well as existing and potential sponsors
  • Develop reports, analyses, briefings, and presentations, to ensure effective event implementation
  • Assist in the development and implementation of a communications strategy to maximize event success
  • Recommend strategies to manage the issues, including identifying appropriate responses and communication channels
  • Maintain and develop links with local and national media outlets to facilitate good communication and improve Tree Canada’s brand
  • Respond to media enquiries

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

  • Education or related experience in event planning, communications, project management or related field;
  • A minimum of four (4) years of experience with another not-for-profit, government agency or the private sector
  • Exemplary communication skills – written, oral and presentation as well as the ability to communicate easily with senior management in both government and private sector
  • Ability to identify, analyze and resolve problems effectively and quickly
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects, setting priorities and delivering expected results on time and in budget
  • Respect for the values and differences that all members of a small team bring to an office environment; adaptable to different approaches and flexible to move in new directions
  • Bilingualism - fluency in both English and French is preferred


Compensation

Salary will be commensurate with experience and education.

Term

This is a one-year position with the possibility of being extended into a full-time position with a comprehensive benefits package.

If you are looking for a challenge and an opportunity to contribute to a unique and creative environmental organization, please indicate your interest by forwarding a résumé and covering letter addressing how your qualifications and experience meet the requirements for the position to: employment@treecanada.ca under the subject “Event Coordinator” by February 9, 2018. Résumés received without a cover letter will be disqualified.