At Boyle Street Community Services we work to connect people living in poverty with the same things everyone needs: somewhere to live, someone to talk to and something to do. As an inner-city agency, we provide the programs and opportunities that build on the strengths and respect the cultural background of our community members.
The Volunteer and Events Coordinator will be responsible for managing Boyle Street’s volunteer program which will include recruiting and supporting internal and external volunteers but with a primary focus on developing our internal (with our clients) volunteer programming. They will also be responsible for coordinating and implementing community events. This position reports to the Director of Operations.
- Identify the volunteer opportunities at Boyle Street and write brief job descriptions.
- Work closely with the Drop-In Co-ordinator to develop volunteer led activities in the drop-in.
- Committed and has experience in finding effective and creative ways to involve the clients in the planning and delivery of programs.
- Support and mentor internal volunteers.
- De-escalate tense inter-personal and group situations.
- Recruit, place, orientate, supervise, support and evaluate external and internal volunteers at Boyle Street.
- Provide managers with appropriate training and support to support volunteers in their department.
- Ensure all volunteer data collection; outcome surveys and reporting are carried out in an efficient and timely manner.
- Keep up to date with current volunteering best practices.
- Be the initial point of contact for post- secondary educational institutions providing Boyle Street with practicum work experience students.
- Lead in planning and execution of volunteer recognition events.
- Develop and support volunteering opportunities with Faith Communities especially non-Christian faith communities, including facilitating their events at Boyle Street (e.g the annual Eid Dinner).
- Lead on the organization of the annual Boyle Street events such as Thanksgiving and the annual Roast Beef dinner.
- Coordinate and organize Boyle Street’s gaming activities.
- Use the media and networks to promote and advertise Boyle Street as a positive place to volunteer when required.
- Degree or equivalent. Candidates without a degree but who have post-secondary education and/or relevant and related experience will also be considered.
- Proven ability to meet targets and deadlines.
- Excellent communication skills, written and oral.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Experience working with diverse communities and a commitment to fostering diverse workplaces.
- Relationship-oriented with excellent people skills.
- Motivated, goal-oriented and creative.
- Calm, adaptable and solution-oriented.
- Team oriented with the ability to take initiative.
- A sense of humour.
- Able to work in a stressful environment and deal with difficult, sometimes abusive, clients.
- Experience with training, supervising and motivating volunteers
- Experience with event planning.
- At least 2 years’ experience of delivering community based services.
- Experience of report writing is essential.
- Knowledge of volunteering good practice is essential.
- Possess robust mental health and a commitment to self-care.
- Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).
- Experience working with non-profits.
- Experience of working as a volunteer co-coordinator.
- Experience of networking with a range of partners and stakeholders.
- Experience of working at all levels across teams and/or departments within an organization.
- Excellent knowledge and understanding of poverty related issues and trends particularly in
- Knowledge and experience of Aboriginal culture.
Compensation: $41,000-$48,000 per annum plus benefits
Please email your resume and cover letter .
Application Dead line: By 5pm on May 21, 2014
We thank all applicants for their interest in working with the Boyle Street Community Services. Please note that only candidates short-listed for this position will be contacted.
Boyle Street Community Services values diversity and welcomes applications from Aboriginal, New Canadian, visible minority, disabled and LGBTQ communities.