Job Posting 71803

Event Coordinator
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closes in 36 days (Fri, 30 Jul)
canada summer jobs / summer students  •  $1,045.52 gross bi-weekly

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Event Coordinator (Contract)

Competition #51-21





We are a community-based, not-for profit organization with approximately 80 social services programs and 420 employees across Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. We provide counselling and other essential services to the most vulnerable people in our communities. For over 90 years, we’ve inspired and supported those who need help reaching their full potential. We work to ensure children are nurtured, youth find optimism, adults feel empowered, and parents make choices that build strong families.


Our values are:  • Innovation  • Integrity  • Diversity  • Optimism  • Excellence


We provide a supportive workplace for our staff and professional, effective services for our clients, including counselling, therapy, advocacy, education and community services.



Working within the mission, vision, values and person-centred philosophy of the Agency, the Event Coordinator will provide support to the Fund Development Team at Family Services of Greater Vancouver. Projects will include event, administration, and other annual campaign activities.


You are a proactive go-getter, eager to gain experience in fundraising events. Your solution- and detail oriented work ethic helps to keep the team on track, and ensures that events deliver a seamless guest experience. You take pride in your day-to-day tasks, don’t mind administration, and whiz your way around a spreadsheet. You think three steps ahead in order to best support others, and are often described as a ‘people person.’ If this sounds like you, let’s work together to support our community’s families in need.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Excellent computer, communication, and organizational skills
  • Customer service experience
  • Fluent in English
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite
  • Some database management experience is preferred

Education, Training, Experience

  • Event Planning Certificate/ Courses or equivalent combination of education, training and


  • Event Management Diploma is an asset
  • Currently enrolled in a College or University
  • Must have full-time student status during the periods of Sept 2020 – April 2021 and Sept 2021 April 2022, and be 30 years of age or under


Additional Requirements:              

  • Successful completion of criminal record check
  • Must be either a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred un the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • Is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations * International students are not eligible. Recent immigrants are eligible if they are Canadian Citizens or Permanent residents



  • Coordinate and execute assigned logistic activities including, but not limited to the Slipper Soiree, A Night in the Life, and Caring Neighbours Holiday Campaigns
  • Assist with the development of marketing and promotional materials for signature FSGV events
  • Procure auction items for the Slipper Soiree along with Fund Development Assistant
  • Coordinate corporate sponsorship along with Specialist, Events & Partnerships and Fund Development Assistant
  • Maintain and manage donor database
  • Maintain a high level of customer service to sponsors, volunteers, and donors



FSGV provides a comprehensive compensation package, with pension and generous extended health benefits for our regular staff.


FSGV supports career development and training for staff to reach their potential, offering mentorship and professional advancement in a supportive environment. We recognize the importance of work-life balance, wellness and a safe, inclusive and welcoming workplace that values diversity and respect for all.


Work Hours:          Monday-Thursday, 28 hours/week (hours are flexible)

Duration:               Duration: 20 weeks, beginning late June 2021

Salary:                   GS 4 Step 1 $1,045.52 gross bi-weekly

Location:               201-1638 E Broadway, Vancouver, with flexibility to work from office or home
(or a combination thereof)

Closing Date:         Position will remain open until filled



If this describes you, please submit your application through our website.


Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Thank you for your interest.

FSGV is committed to the principles of diversity. We encourage applications from qualified people of all genders expressions and identities, sexual orientations, visible minorities, Indigenous persons and persons with disabilities. If you require a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please email your resume and cover letter (indicating the competition number #51-21 in email subject line) outlining your interest and relevant experience to your contact information to for follow-up. **if you are an internal candidate, please indicate “Internal Candidate” in the Comments section at the bottom of the online application**

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