Events Manager
Egale Canada Human Rights Trust - Toronto, ON

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Organization: Egale Canada Human Rights Trust
Position Title: Events Manager
Position Term: Full-time, 3 month probationary period, 1 year contract
Salary Range: $30,000 – $35,000 annual, plus benefits
Career Level: Entry level/Experienced hire
Start date: As soon as possible
Application Deadline: January 30, 2013

About the organization:

ECHRT is Canada’s only national charity promoting lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) human rights through research, education and community engagement. Through initiatives such as and Report Homophobic Violence, Period (RHVP), ECHRT is working to create a Canada free of homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and all other forms of discrimination so that every person can achieve their full potential, unencumbered by hatred and bias.

Recent accomplishments include:

  • Conducted Canada’s first and only national survey on homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in Canadian high schools.
  • Hosted Canada’s first national/international LGBTQ youth suicide prevention summit with Ryerson University.
  • Successfully trained all Principals, Vice Principals, Guidance Counsellors and school board administrators in LGBT safer and more accepting schools for the Newfoundland & Labrador Department of Education.
  • Under contract to the Yukon Department of Education, provided LGBTQ safer and more accepting schools training to teams from across the territory.
  • Under contract to the Ontario Ministry of Education to provide LGBTQ accepting schools training to teams from every school (elementary, middle and high school) in the province.
  • Trained Police Officers from 20 police services across Canada.

Upcoming projects include:

  • Co-hosting Outshine with the Toronto District School Board, Canada’s first national gay straight alliance (GSA) summit in May 2013.
  • Working with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to tour the Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals: 1933-1945 exhibit across Canada in Fall 2013.
  • Conducting residence safety seminars in universities and colleges across Ontario.
  • Working with Canada’s aboriginal communities to create an LGBTQ and two-spirit specific hate crime awareness and prevention program.

About the position:

Reporting to the Director of Operations, this position works with multiple project teams and coordinates logistical, operational, implementation and post-event activities for a variety of events. The Events Manager will also be responsible for all logistical, operational, implementation and post-event activities.

Work closely with internal and external contacts to define event objectives, and specific implementation plans that promote ECHRT’s vision.

Work with project managers to develop concepts for each event, establish venues, entertainment, ambiance, theme, food and beverage, auction items, gifts, etc.

Assist/lead in determining and planning new events

Develop and produce high-quality event materials

Successful event execution and management, including all communication planning, briefing and review, logistics, and trouble-shooting, usage of required systems/technology for registration,
tracking and implementation

Keep events under budget. Provide post-event analysis, post budget and participant feedback.

Assist in coordinating donor cultivation and appreciation events, including an annual signature gala.

Other projects as determined.

Qualifications & Skills:
A university degree or equivalent work experience.

Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

A comfort and facility with communicating by telephone, including solicitations.

Demonstrated precise attention to detail.

Ability to cultivate relationships with and confidently interact with agents, venues, sponsors, committees and granting agencies.

Comfort and expertise working in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and with databases.

A self-starter with a willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done on time and on budget.

Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) certification
Previous fundraising experience
Experience in event management
French language proficiency
Strong computer skills and expertise using event management tools

Please note that this position entails work on evenings, weekends and holidays.

This is a full-time salaried position with benefits. ECHRT has a collaborative, ambitious and entrepreneurial culture, as such, the position is very much what you make of it and in particular, it will certainly be amenable to taking on greater responsibilities and advancing within one’s career.

Egale Canada Human Rights Trust is committed to ensuring that members of traditionally marginalized groups, from a broad range of communities feel empowered to apply for positions within the organization. We encourage qualified applicants to consider work and volunteer opportunities with Egale as we recognize that a diverse work force and volunteer base are critical to accomplishing our mission. The organization is dedicated to taking proactive steps to overcome historical patterns of discrimination in our society which have created barriers of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, language, class, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression for some individuals and have resulted in the denial of their full participation in society.

Egale Canada Human Rights Trust thanks all applicants in advance, but only those considered for an interview will be contacted.