The Columbia Valley Greenways Trail Alliance is recruiting for a Maestro of Events & Volunteer Champion. The CVGTA, a registered charity, is building the Westside Legacy Trail – a world-class recreational asset for the Columbia Valley. We require a contract Maestro of Events & Volunteer Champion to work with the Executive Director, Fundraising Committee, and the Volunteer Board. Responsibilities will include (but not limited to):
- Lead the coordination/organization of various fundraising events;
- Working in a team environment to coordinate activities of volunteers and partners to successfully execute all aspects of fundraising events;
- Assisting with researching and liaising with outside event suppliers and venues;
- Working with the Social Media & Website Guru to support social media for volunteer recruitment, fundraising, and event awareness.
The Ideal candidate:
- Has experience in event management and fundraising;
- Is passionate about the many benefits the Westside Legacy Trail will provide for the Columbia Valley;
- Is a strategic thinker with the ability to sell ideas and influence/inspire others (members of the public, volunteers and donors);
- Is a team player who can work collaboratively with all levels of volunteers, staff, and the general public;
- Has their own technology and the ability to be self-sufficient and adaptable to whatever changes.
- Experience in coaching and leading teams of volunteers;
- Experience creating and working within a budget;
- Experience working with computerized software, including various MS Office suite;
- General social media literacy (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Google+ etc.);
- Strong oral and written communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills;
- Ability to work effectively in a team environment and independently (with minimal supervision);
- Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to manage competing priorities.
*Preference will be given to candidates who possess a Bachelors degree in a field relevant to the position (marketing, public relations, communications etc.)