Community Engagement Specialist

Accepting Applications @WIN House
  • Edmonton, AB, Canada View on Map
  • Post Date : March 1, 2024
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Job Detail

  • Job ID 7233

Job Description

THE ORGANIZATION

WIN House has been serving Edmonton for over five decades providing individuals and their children fleeing violence crisis response and intervention, safe temporary accommodation, and support for basic needs. Clients are offered trauma-informed, client-centred programming and support, access to resources, information, and referrals to community support. WIN House is an innovative human services organization working towards operating within a low-barrier model of care and is a non-colonial structure.

Mission: WIN House exists to further non-violent relationships and environments for women and non-binary individuals with or without children.

Vision: Women, non-binary individuals, and children are safe and free from abuse in their environments and relationships.

Values: WIN House is people focused and forward-thinking, without exception.

For more information on WIN House, please visit https://www.winhouse.org/.

 

THE OPPORTUNITY

WIN House has a need for a Community Engagement Specialist to increase community engagement and third-party events. This role will report to the Director of Development and is responsible for working with donors, volunteers, partners, and other stakeholders for third-party events. This position works on fundraising and finding new third-party prospects and is part of a team that works on development initiatives for the organization and will support the team in reaching its annual financial goals. This position will oversee and manage temporary student positions from time to time.

As a Community Engagement Specialist, you will contribute to the strategic plans and goals of the Development Team, support the development and execution of effective third-party donation and volunteer projects, as well as oversee all volunteer activities. You will act as an effective team member providing backup and support to team members as required, including completion of special projects or other duties as assigned. You will be expected to attend and facilitate events and actively participate in organizational working groups or committee meetings.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Engagement and Collaboration

  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with senior leadership and staff.
  • Contribute to Development Team plans, strategies, goals, and objectives.
  • Develop a solid understanding of organizational objectives, operations, and priorities.
  • Act as an effective team member of the Development Team, providing backup and support to team members as required.
  • Attend, participate, and actively engage in working groups, committees, and meetings.
  • Complete other duties and special projects as assigned.

Third-party events

  • Support the development and execution of effective third-party donation and volunteer projects, initiatives, and activities.
  • Develop, monitor, and oversee third-party engagement and activities according to approved guidelines and provide advice and guidance.
  • Attend, facilitate, and support events, engagements, and activities.

Volunteer Management

  • Responsible for the planning, execution and oversight of the Volunteer Plan, Program and Policy.
  • Recruit, manage, and recognize volunteers.
  • Collect, store, manage, and securely destroy volunteer information as per guidelines and policy.

Fundraising

  • Collaborate with team members to manage donation inventories based on organizational needs.
  • Support fundraising goals by facilitating donations made through third-party events.

 

FIRST YEAR – MEASURES OF SUCCESS

  • Support all third-party events, executing them effectively, and working with multiple stakeholders and teams both internally and externally.
  • Increase third-party events by 20% with assistance from students.
  • The implementation of a new volunteer platform that is successfully utilized.
  • Development of clear and concise workflows and processes for third-party events for donors.
  • Successful management of volunteers and students.

 

THE INDIVIDUAL

Given the pivotal role this individual will be expected to play in achieving the strategic objectives of the company and in supporting the success of the organization, the successful candidate must possess the following core competencies, experience, and attributes:

 

Education

  • Post-secondary degree in a related field or combination of relevant training, education, and experience.

 

Experience

  • 3+ years of experience in stakeholder relations and community engagement.
  • Experience in building relationships, influencing people, and bringing them together in community and/or for events.
  • Experience in fundraising and event planning.
  • Experience working with donors and volunteers.

 

Competencies and Knowledge

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills for team collaboration, vendor coordination, and for working with volunteers and at events.
  • Excellent networking capabilities and great at forming relationships that build bridges with people, communities, and stakeholders.
  • Strong ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities meeting deadlines in a fast-paced and quickly changing environment.
  • A proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision-making skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Superb organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to conduct research and create reports or presentations.
  • Professional demeanour with the ability to handle sensitive information with discretion.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Suite, Mind Mapping, planning software, online survey platforms, and meeting scheduling tools.
  • A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation is required.

 

Personal Profile

  • Builds strong relationships and is collaborative.
  • Highly accountable, with the ability to work independently.
  • Strong communication skills responding to internal and external requests promptly.
  • Highly motivated, with a demonstrated passion for excellence and taking initiative.
  • Proactive, innovative, and a forward thinker.
  • Superior integrity, trustworthiness, and exhibits sound judgment.
  • Very organized with good time management skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and stressful environment.
  • Positive attitude and energy and highly respectful of others.
  • A quick learner who is open to candid feedback seeing this as an opportunity for learning and individual growth.

 

COMPENSATION

An excellent compensation package awaits the successful candidate.

 

LOCATION

Edmonton, Alberta

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Hybrid (on-site office and home).  A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation is required.

 

HOW TO APPLY

For the opportunity to join our client in the role of Community Engagement Specialist, please email your resume to DreamBig@profoundtalent.com referencing Position ID # AAXO-830156. Should you have an inquiry regarding this position, please contact Craig Edhart at 587-200-0114 ext. 106 or Tammy Berge at 587-200-0114 ext. 103.

For further information on ProFound Talent Inc. please visit: www.profoundtalent.com

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

ProFound Talent is a woman owned and operated business, recognized and certified by Women Business Enterprise (WBE). We pride ourselves in supporting equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives in our recruitment processes and in our work environment, where every individual feels valued and respected. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals to which you may confidentially share your accommodation needs at time of application. We will adjust our processes to ensure you have an inclusive, fair, and respectful experience that allows you to represent yourself in your unique and most authentic way.

* We thank all applicants for your submissions, however only candidates being considered for this role will be contacted. *