About Mission Possible:
Mission Possible is a non-profit organization located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. We support individuals who have experienced homelessness, poverty, mental health crises, addiction, trauma, and other significant challenges by providing a supportive, transitional work opportunity through our Employment Readiness Program. We run two social enterprises, MP Maintenance and MP Neighbours.
The Development and Communications Coordinator will work directly with the Director of Partnerships to meet the fundraising, marketing, and communications needs of Mission Possible. This position will take a key role in the fund development of the organization, focusing on special event coordination and logistics, social media content development and strategy, website content development and maintenance, and donor development and relations.
This role is team-based. The Development and Communications Coordinator will be supervised by the Director of Partnerships and will work closely with other members of the Development Team and other Mission Possible staff. They will interact with donors of all levels, volunteers, program participants, and other supporters of our organization. Much work will take place in the Mission Possible office (as per pandemic safety protocols), and require a great deal of multi-tasking, efficiency, and flexibility. Some off-site work will occur, including events, venue site visits, donor meetings, and donation pick-ups.
Key Areas of Responsibility:
Manage all social media accounts for the organization, including content development, planning, and execution to maximize engagement and reachInterview past and present program participants for marketing and awareness collateral
Assist with website updates, blog posts, monthly e-blasts, and newsletters
Provide administrative and logistical support to the planning of an online fundraising gala as well as other events as needed
Provide support to a volunteer organizing committee, including helping to organize meetings, taking notes, answering questions, and helping them with tasks as needed
Assist with auction management including securing and tracking silent auction and raffle prizes, managing correspondence with prize donors during the planning stage and with prize winners after the event
Assist with the recruitment of volunteers and ensure volunteers have the information and support they need to perform their role
Assist with wrapping up the last month of the Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon virtual race
Correspond with donors by phone, email, and/or mail
Grant writing and research support
Other tasks as assigned by the leadership team
Planning and Strategic Development:
Participate in weekly meetings
Set quarterly goals with supervisor
Excellent written and oral communications skills
Superior organizational skills and astute attention to detail
Ability to multitask and balance a varied workload
A professional and outgoing manner and ability to interact respectfully with all individuals
The ability to work well within a team environment but also independently
Schedule flexibility to accommodate for meetings and events on evenings and weekends as needed
Proficient with Microsoft Office applications and Google Suite
Graphic design experience an asset
Valid BC driver’s license an asset
Education and Experience:
Previous experience working in a non-profit environment, fundraising and/or communications
Previous experience with grant writing and research an asset
Relevant post-secondary education is an asset
Rate of Pay:
$17-19 per hour, commensurate on candidate’s experience
Hours of Work:
16-24 hours per week, days and working hours are flexible
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