Events Specialist (Volunteer Recruitment)
Starting Date Sep 2020
Starting Date Sep 2020
Employ to Empower (ETE) supports residents in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) community by providing access to development and entrepreneurial resources. Our resources include affordable microloans and business mentorship, with the goal of having a long-term impact on our members’ personal and economic well-being. We also actively advocate for creating positive social change in the DTES.
Title Description: Events Specialist (Volunteer Recruitment)
Reporting To: Charissa Landicho, Community Outreach
Location: Vancouver (or able to commute to Vancouver when needed)
Desired Start Date: September 2020 (Minimum 1-year commitment)
Commitment: 6-8 hours/week (including two 1 hour meetings a week; note: hours may increase leading up to the event)
Position Type: Volunteer
The Events Specialist (Volunteer Recruitment) will work directly with the Community Outreach and is responsible for the organization of a team of dedicated event-specific volunteer and donation sorting volunteers (30 people ideally) to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of each Advocacy event (Street Store, Cardboard Project, + another event TBD) of Employ to Empower. The Events Specialist (Volunteer Recruitment) is responsible for the recruitment, training, role description, and assigning, as well as being the lead volunteer on the ground the day of the event. Tasks will include ensuring that the volunteers are working diligently through their tasks (set-up, tear-down, as well as any event-specific tasks), as well as ensuring that each volunteer is meeting the values of the Employ to Empower organization. The Events Specialist (Volunteer Recruitment) will also be responsible for any event-specific task involving outside volunteers such as recruiting Donation Champions for the Street Store and organizing donation collection. The Events Specialist (Volunteer Recruitment) will work in direct communication with the Events Specialist (Venue Logistics) to ensure that the Day-of Volunteers are in the loop of major tasks, and work in line with the event logistics. The Events Specialist (Volunteer Recruitment) will also work with the Marketing Coordinators to help in expanding our recruitment reach.
The Events Specialist (Volunteer Recruitment) will work alongside the Advocacy team to create events that align with our mission: empowering the residents of the DTES with a Hand-up approach, providing a platform to share their strength and resilience, and educating the Vancouver community around the stigmas in the DTES. The goal of this position is to advance the work of Employ to Empower by executing our goals with great efficiency, as well as bringing new ideas to fruition.
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