Event Specialist, Phone It Forward

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Alberta and NWT
Calgary, AB
Job description


• Engage the community in the Phone It Forward program
• Secure locations, the administration and logistics for community Phone Drives
• Manage the recruitment, training and engagement of Volunteer Team Captains and volunteers.
• Support the Team Captains to independently run Phone It Forward Phone Drives in their community.
• Achieve specific targets, budgets, timelines and logistics
• Support the identification of local opportunities for the Phone It Forward Program
• Ensure appropriate administration of volunteer, donor and event information in the donor database and, where appropriate, supply reports and analyses to Program Lead, Phone It Forward
• Work in partnership with other operational areas, as well as the larger CNIB Foundation program staff and volunteers, to ensure excellent customer service and satisfaction through enhancing program operations and marketing materials.

General responsibilities:

• Execute the Phone It Forward program development.
• Support and motivate staff and volunteers to ensure success.
• Identify community partnerships for the program
• Steward relationships with community partners, donors and volunteers.
• Achieve accurate partner, donor and volunteer information is maintained in relevant business systems and is shared with appropriate departments within the organization.


Knowledge and Skill Requirements:
• Knowledge of special events, fund raising and volunteer management.
• Excellent communication, time management and organizational skill.
• Strong attention to detail.
• Professional attitude and flexible.
• Entrepreneurial mindset.
• Must exhibit an excellent aptitude for technology and have specific knowledge of accessible technology for people who are blind or partially sighted.

Experience and Education:
• Relevant post-secondary education with a minimum of 3 years experience in non-profit fundraising, or equivalent experience 
• Experience in the not-for-profit and community services sectors
• Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite and Donor Management Systems.
• Experience managing and working with volunteers.
• Personal or professional experience relating to blindness and sight loss is considered an asset.
• Bilingualism an asset.

Working conditions

• Willingness to work flexible hours to accommodate periods of significant pressure; extended workings hours as appropriate.
• Ability to travel as required.

Application and contact information

CNIB strives to establish and maintain an inclusive workplace and believes that the diversity of our workforce is an invaluable asset. CNIB is committed to following recruitment and selection practices based on merit, transparency, accessibility and inclusion ensuring that all candidates are given a fair opportunity for employment with CNIB.

To help ensure that this commitment is met, CNIB is committed to working with all candidates that require an accommodation. If you require an accommodation, please let us know what accommodation you require and CNIB will work with you to meet your needs at every stage of the recruitment and selection process.

For more information or to submit your resume, please contact Elizabeth.Hanna@cnib.ca

Please send cover letter and resume, and mention how you learned of this position.

Please note that the successful candidate will be required to pass a standard Criminal Record Check.

We thank all applicants for their interest in CNIB, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.