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Job Number:  34931
Engagement & Administrative Assistant (4-month term position)
Job Posted: Thursday, 11 May 2017
Closing Date: Friday, 26 May 2017
(55 days ago)
Vibrant Communities Calgary
Region: Calgary area Type: Contract - Full time
Location: CALGARY Salary: To be detemined depending on experience

Position: Engagement & Administrative Assistant

This is a full-time, 4-month contract position

Tentative start date: July 3, 2017

Tentative end date: October 31, 2017

 

Background:
Vibrant Communities Calgary (VCC) is an organization that works with various stakeholders and partners to engage Calgarians and advocate for long-term strategies that address the root causes of poverty in Calgary. VCC is part of a national network of communities across Canada that share ideas, practices and policies to strengthen community based poverty reduction initiatives.

 

The City of Calgary and the United Way entered into a MOU in 2014 to align and invest resources to facilitate and convene the diverse stakeholders in the Calgary area to advance the Enough for All poverty reduction strategy. VCC has been engaged by the City and United Way to lead and guide the implementation of the strategy as a backbone organization using a collective impact approach.

 

The Enough for All Strategy has a bold aspirational goal to reduce the number of Calgarians living in poverty by 50% by 2023. The complexity of poverty cannot be solved by any one person, organization or sector; it will take the collective will and engagement of the entire community. Thus, VCC builds on the great work of so many in the community and strives to leverage these efforts through increased collaboration.

 

The vision of VCC is to see Calgary be a city in which all citizens fully participate in their communities.

 

Role of Engagement & Administrative Assistant

The successful candidate will have knowledge of Collective Impact, familiarity with Enough for All, and an understanding of the root causes of poverty.

Desired skill sets include:

  • Exceptional writing skills with an adaptability to diverse audience and readership
  • Empathy, high emotional intelligence and an openness to differing perspectives
  • Well-organized and capable of maintaining several tasks simultaneously
  • Planning and executing event coordination
  • Thrives in an environment of ambiguity and emergent practice
  • Curiosity, enthusiasm to learn and ability to take charge
  • Well-informed of political processes, local government and civic engagement
  • Passionate about social justice, policy change and community development

 

Areas of Responsibility

Event Coordination

  • Contribute to the planning, organizing and execution of events. This will include finding and book venues, organizing catering, writing and distributing invitations and communication materials, working with VCC staff team throughout.

General Administrative Support

  • Support VCC staff team members when required as they provide backbone support to various working groups of Enough for All.

 Staff communications

  • Participate in weekly staff meetings.
  • Draft and present committee reports on VCC initiatives as required/requested.
  • Meet and communicate with VCC committees and Board as necessary.

  

Deadline to Apply: Friday, May 26, 2017 or until a suitable candidate is found.

 

To apply, forward resume with covering letter via e-mail to:

 

Attention: Ivan Sierralta, Director Strategy & Impact

Subject Line: Your name, Engagement & Administrative Assistant

 

For more information about Vibrant Communities Calgary, please visit www.vibrantcalgary.com

For more information about the work of Enough for All, please visit www.enoughforall.ca

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Deadline to Apply: Friday, May 26, 2017 or until a suitable candidate is found.

To apply, forward resume with covering letter via e-mail to:

Attention: Ivan Sierralta, Director Strategy & Impact
Subject Line: Your name, Engagement & Administrative Assistant

For more information about Vibrant Communities Calgary, please visit www.vibrantcalgary.com
For more information about the work of Enough for All, please visit www.enoughforall.ca
Contact Details:
Ivan Sierralta, Director Strategy & Impact
Vibrant Communities Calgary
400 – 119 14 Street NW
CALGARY, AB, T2N 1Z6

Tel: 403.283.2125
E-mail:
www:   www.vibrantcalgary.com


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