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Easter Seals Ontario

Community Engagement Officer – Toronto Region

Posted On: June 15, 2022
Closing On: July 14, 2022

Location: Toronto
Effective: ASAP
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: beginner
Salary Range: 50,000 - 60,000

Community Engagement Officer

Are you a strong relationship builder who relishes the opportunity to meet new people? Do you enjoy seeing the positive impact of the work you do? If you answered YES, you may be our next Community Engagement Officer.

About Easter Seals Ontario

Easter Seals Ontario is a registered charitable organization that helps children and youth with physical disabilities from all ethnic and religious backgrounds. Since 1922, with the help of our generous donors, Easter Seals Ontario has been offering programs and services that enable kids to experience greater independence and focus on what they can do rather than on their limitations. We assist families with the purchase of essential mobility and accessibility equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, porch lifts and ramps, as well as toileting aids and bathing equipment. We are also an industry leader in providing fully accessible summer camp programs at our two camps, Camp Woodeden in London and Camp Merrywood in Perth. In addition, Easter Seals Ontario offers access to special education and other information resources for parents and public education and awareness on disability issues.

What’s it like to work at Easter Seals Ontario?

It’s challenging, stimulating, and hugely rewarding. Our positions offer tremendous diversity and excellent opportunities for professional growth, focusing on our Core Values by being bold, working stronger together, by being a champion to help make a difference. Together, we are helping kids BE KIDS!

We get excited about creating positive change for the kids and families we serve and feel like we have done our job when a community comes together with pride to achieve these incredible outcomes.

Position Overview:

The Community Engagement Officer is a key member of the Development team in the Toronto Region. The position will coordinate event logistics, support participant registration, sponsorship recognition, in-event fundraising initiatives and developing relationships with volunteers. The ideal candidate will enjoy building and developing relationships within the community, organizations, and business to increase the financial support of Easter Seals Programs.

Key Priorities for the Role:

• Support relationships including volunteer recruitment/scheduling
• Coordinate all aspects of event logistics, sponsorship generation, participant registration and volunteer support for existing event portfolio
• Build and strengthen relationships with multiple audiences including donors, volunteers, community partners, media, and families
• Help identify opportunities to grow financial support for Easter Seals Programs

Major Responsibilities Include but are not limited to:

• Event coordination, creating and updating critical paths, event plans and revenue projections
• On site event logistics, venue set up, registration, in-event revenue generation, volunteer briefings and adherence to Covid-19 protocols
• Generating and Implementing ideas to boost event attendance, fundraising efforts, and Community Engagement opportunities
• Participate as an active member of event planning committees and attend third-party events and community networking events
• Assist with the development and fulfillment of event budgets
• Inputting, updating (maintaining) and tracking data in the Raiser’s Edge 7 database
• Support the solicitation of new sponsors for events and work with sponsor partners to fulfill activations and stewardship
• Update lists of prospect contacts and key event data management
• Responsible for some accounting activities, including but not limited to cash handling, tracking ticket sales and donations
• Liaise with staff across the organization, Easter Seals Ontario volunteers at events, as well as external vendors and suppliers
• Contribute to Easter Seals Ontario’s culture by understanding and supporting our Mission and Vision, and actively demonstrating our Values

Required Experience & Education

• University degree or community college diploma in a related field or equivalent background in fundraising.
• Association of Fundraising Professional (AFP) designation is preferred
• Minimum two (2) years experience in fundraising, events planning and and volunteer coordination would be an asset
• Experience in the non-profit or charitable sector considered an asset
• Experience with event planning and media relations considered an asset
• Experience working with Raiser’s Edge database an asset

Required Skills & Abilities

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Strong attention to detail (specifically timelines and data management)
• A genuine and authentic connection with people and our purpose, with the natural ability to make others feel your personal care and attention for them
• Demonstrated ability to be a collaborative team player, establishing and maintaining positive working relationships, both internally and externally
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and with flexibility, to respond to rapidly shifting priorities

Hours of Work & Working Conditions

• Flexibility Schedule (occasional weekend and evening work required)
• Valid Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle/travel will be required
• Proof of Full Covid-19 Vaccination is required
• Successful completion of a Police Background check

For consideration, please submit your resume to Human Resources to Please attach your cover letter (including salary expectations) and resume as one document and reference “COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT OFFICER – TORONTO” clearly in the subject heading.

Easter Seals Ontario sincerely thanks all applicants for their interest in advance however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Note: The position will remain open until filled and rolling interviews will be conducted as soon as qualified applications are received. No phone calls please.

Easter Seals Ontario is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants from equity seeking groups. Candidates with be provided with an overview of the various elements of the selection process, such as tests, skills demonstrations, etc. Easter Seals Ontario is committed to providing reasonable accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.