Job Posting 96717

Event Coordinator
Edmonton Humane Society
Edmonton area
closed 3 days ago (Fri, 29 Sep)
full time

About Us

The Edmonton Humane Society (EHS) has been an animal welfare leader in the Edmonton community since 1907. We strive to be a model of excellence in the advancement of animal welfare and to lead the movement in creating a more humane world. EHS is a safe haven for thousands of homeless animals each year, providing veterinary treatment, behavioral rehabilitation, care, enrichment, and rehoming. Beyond animal sheltering, we engage with the community through various programs and services to support happy, lifelong bonds between people and pets.

The Role

As a team member of the Fund Development Team, the Event Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of all internal Edmonton Humane Society signature events and external third-party fundraisers.  We are searching for a self-motivated and outgoing Event Coordinator to assist our organization in delivering phenomenal events that build on existing and future relationships, generate excitement around our organization, and grow partnerships and awareness. You are creative and resourceful with superior organizational skills, great leadership qualities, excellent multi-tasking skills, and superb interpersonal skills that will grow community support and revenue opportunities for the successful implementation of all EHS fundraising event initiatives.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

EHS Signature Events

  • Work with EHS leadership to coordinate all staff support required for the successful implementation of events including cross-functional staff participation in events;
  • Create sponsorship, activation, and fundraising opportunities at EHS Signature events;
  • Manage volunteers as a volunteer liaison for EHS Signature events, working with Community Engagement on volunteer role descriptions, training, and onboarding. Provide supervision, feedback, and evaluation for event volunteers;
  • Coordinate with all vendors taking part in events;
  • Evaluate reputational impact and financial return on investment for events and prepare reporting for senior leadership and the Board of Directors as required;
  • Work with Communications by providing event details to allow for event promotion, creation of marketing materials, and speaking notes as required;
  • Event Follow-Up: prepares timely post-event evaluations and debriefs with stewardship opportunities for sponsors and guests;
  • Create opportunities for new signature events to bring awareness to the work EHS does and engage the community in our work.

Third-party Fundraisers

  • Collaborate on third-party fundraising opportunities and execution strategies for current third-party events;
  • Create opportunities for new third-party events to bring awareness to the work EHS does and engage the community in our work;
  • Ensure fundraisers are aligned with EHS’s vision, mission, and values, and do not contravene any of our position statements and to set policy, standards, guidelines, and expectations for EHS participation in Third-party fundraisers;

Event Administration

  • Create individual event budgets;
  • Inform and communicate with EHS leadership team on all events;
  • Create reports on relevant event information as required;
  • Create event volunteer roles, training, and documentation as required.

Education & Requirements

  • A certificate, diploma, or degree in a related field (fund development, business administration, marketing, communications, public relations, event planning).
  • A minimum of 3 years of hands-on experience in an event planning role is required as demonstrated success through multiple events.
  • Volunteer/staff management experience required.
  • Experience with cultivating relationships with event attendees, third-party fundraiser hosts, vendors, volunteers, and donors is preferred.

Final Thoughts

As the ideal candidate, you will have a passion for people, performance, and diversity within the lens of animal welfare. You will have strong planning, organizational, and project management skills, as well as the ability to work independently and as part of a team. You will have the ability to exercise tact, good judgment, confidentiality, and discretion while upholding high standards of performance and accountability in a multitasking environment. 


In addition, you will have strong customer service is a must to ensure all who attend, are involved with and volunteer for signature and third-party events have a positive experience with EHS.


A lifelong learner with a commitment to personal and professional development will find success in this position by employing a passionate and committed approach to fund development practice.

Compensation & Hours

  • Compensation: EHS offers a competitive not-for-profit compensation package which includes a comprehensive benefits package, and a strong work-life balance.
  • Hours: 40 hours a week; however, is expected to work hours as required to fulfill department responsibilities. Some evenings and weekends may be required.

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