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Events & Community Outreach Coordinator - BC Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund

Vancouver, BC

Job Description

Overview
The BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund is looking for an enthusiastic Events & Community Outreach Coordinator to manage a diverse portfolio of charitable and educational events.  Reporting to the Executive Director and/or designate, the Events & Community Outreach Coordinator is responsible for the overall strategy and execution of Burn Fund events. This position is ideal for a highly organized, adaptable and resourceful individual who will approach the role with an entrepreneurial mindset.

What We Do
The BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund is the charity of the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Association. The Burn Fund’s mission is to empower burn survivors through support and programing, and to prevent victims through education and prevention campaigns. The Burn Fund’s signature charitable events include Bright Nights in Stanley Park, an iconic Christmas tradition which has welcomed more than 200,000 visitors annually since opening in 1997, and the annual Responder Dinner, a gala fundraiser hosted at the Terminal City Club. Next year will also bring the largest burn survivor conference to Vancouver for the first time. Hosted by the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund, the 2020 Blue Skies Burn Survivors Conference will welcome burn survivors, fire fighters, and the medical community.

More than 4,000 fire fighters from 53 local fire fighter associations across the province work together to raise funds and increase burn awareness on behalf of the Burn Fund. The Event Coordinator will work with representatives of these locals to support events, from charitable galas to sporting tournaments, and everything in between.

The Event Coordinator will work closely with members of the Burn Fund team, fire fighter
representatives across the province, corporate partners, donors, and other members of the Burn Fund community to support and coordinate charitable events.

Job Requirements

Specific Accountabilities:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive annual plan for Burn Fund events
  • Lead Burn Fund event planning, manage event budgets, volunteers and logistics
  • Lead event planning for select BC Professional Fire Fighter Association events
  • Work collaboratively with the Director of Communications to promote events
  • Work closely with the Burn Fund’s Survivor Services Coordinator to plan Future 
  • Mine adult burn survivor event programming
  • Manage and coordinate event logistics with external vendors
  • Provide on-site event management, coordinating volunteers and vendors
  • Manage and promptly respond to third party donor event requests, providing resources and event support

Qualifications:

  • Minimum two to four years of experience in event planning or fundraising, preferably in a not-for-profit setting
  • University undergraduate degree or post-secondary diploma in a relevant discipline
  • Core knowledge of fundraising principles
  • Proven ability to work successfully with volunteers and vendors
  • Experience building and managing event budgets
  • Knowledge and experience with sponsorship fulfillment
  • Excellent computer skills including working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Google G-suite applications, and social media tools
  • Knowledge of graphic design principles
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Excellent organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail
  • The ability to take initiative and deliver projects under tight deadlines
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work well both independently and cooperatively
  • Occasional evening and weekend work may be required

How To Apply

Details:
❖ (32.5 hrs min.) Flex scheduling
❖ Moveup Union Category 3
❖ Comprehensive benefit program
❖ Application Deadline: October 6th, 2019
❖ Email Cover letter & Resume: hr@burnfund.org