Job Posting 73163

Event Planner
Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers
Edmonton area
closed 4 days ago (Mon, 26 Jul)
canada summer jobs / summer students  •  $20/hr

Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers

Join our Team!



EMCN has supported newcomers of all ages and families, including refugees, skilled immigrants, refugee claimants, and citizens, since 1981. We serve newcomers from more than 100 countries of origin and offer services in over 30 languages every year!


At EMCN, our goal is to create a society based on the dignity of every human being by projecting our values of Social Justice, Diversity, Compassion and Responsibility. EMCN focuses on strengths-based and team-based human-centred practices through collaboration, EMCN helps newcomers achieve their goals and enhance their quality of life.


ROLE: Event Planner

The purpose of Event Planner at EMCN is to collaborate in the planning and organization of events and other fundraising activities. This position supports the Fund Development Officer to have effective events and fundraising activities that will help our reputation and revenue growth.

An Event Planner should be a competent professional able to manage all aspects of an event. You should also be versed in marketing concepts, principles and tactics.


Your Responsibilities Include:

  • The Event Planner provides support to all aspects of an event from pre-planning, determining resource needs, pre-event marketing, and on-site coordination, to post event follow up.
  • Order supplies needed for events and ensure items arrive in a timely fashion.
  • Assist in site and vendor selection and negotiating the best possible rates and terms.
  • Develop effective and collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Conduct post-event data and strategic analysis to inform future events.
  • Manage all event registration aspects
  • Input data in Donor Management System
  • Liaise with external stakeholders to execute promotional events and campaigns
  • Collaborate with the Fund Development and Communications Team to coordinate agency awareness and fund development efforts
  • Plan and execute initiatives to reach the target audience through appropriate channels (social media, e-mail, website content, etc.)
  • Support the Fund Development Officer in all the other aspects of her role as needed


Things that matter to us

  • Proven experience as event planner or similar role
  • Thorough understanding of event planning elements (including traditional and digital marketing such as SEO/Social media etc.) and market research methods
  • Demonstrable experience in marketing data analytics and tools
  • Solid computer skills, including MS Office 365, design software (e.g. Canva), and event registration platform EventBrite.
  • Well-organized and detail oriented
  • Exceptional communication and writing skills
  • Creative mind and passionate about furthering the organization’s mission
  • Ability to work in a culturally diverse environment
  • Strong work ethic with the ability to work on flexible hours as required
  • Ability to prioritize tasks with minimal supervision
  • Occasional Evening and weekend availability for special events
  • Photography skills is an asset
  • Knowledge of Donor Management System databases is an asset

Understanding of immigrant sector and non-profits is an asset


What we offer


  • An experience of a great culture: EMCN is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to increasing diversity in our workforce and inclusion in our organizational practices.


Our goal is to create a society that is based on the dignity of every human being. We do this through our values:

  • Social Justice
  • Diversity
  • Compassion
  • Responsibility


  • A paid learning experience.
    • CAD 20 per hour. 30 hours per week, for 9 weeks.
    • Start Date: August 23, 2021


  • Flexibility of working hours and locations: You are the decision-maker to make a decision regarding your working location and schedule.


Application Submission details

EMCN is a progressive, open-minded, and accepting meritocracy. Meaning, we look for intelligence, energy, curiosity, integrity, and good at what you do - come as you are!  Applications will be assessed based on how strongly your identified qualifications meet the criteria in this job posting.


Please note this position is funded by Canada Summer Jobs. To be an eligible candidate, you must:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment*;
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment**; and,
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations

For further details, please refer to the website at Government of Canada:

Please submit your resume and cover letter as one document to:

Human Resources: Subject line: Event Planner

The deadline for submission is July 26, 2021, 4:30 PM MST.

We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Resumes without a cover letter will be deemed incomplete and will not be accepted.

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