Special Events Coordinator (8-week contract)

Position: Special Events Coordinator (8-week contract)

Employer: Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC)

Location: Toronto, ON (working virtually)

Deadline: May 18, 2021

Employment Type: Internship

Position Level: Entry Level

Salary Range:

Closing Date: May 18, 2021

Full Description

Brief Description:

Term: 8-week contract
Deadline: May 18, 2021 at 9:00am EDT
Position type: Paid Internship at $15.25/hr
Interviews: May 25 - 26, 2021
Location: Toronto, ON (working virtually)
Beginning: June 2021

The Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC) is an expanding community of Ontario-based international development and global education organizations and individual associate members working globally for social justice. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Special Events Coordinator will work closely with OCIC staff, members and key stakeholders to support our efforts to enhance the capacity building, public engagement, networking and advocacy needs of the international cooperation and global citizenship/education sectors across Ontario and Canada. This position allows for a maximum of 35 hours per week for 8 weeks during June – July 2021. We anticipate this being 5 days a week, working virtually.

Position Description:
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to help enhance OCIC's work to build capacity, convene multi-sectoral dialogue, and influence and inspire key decision makers in collaboration with our membership.

Scope of Work:
Specific duties include providing support to the OCIC Executive Director, the Board of Directors and staff of the Council by: Client Service
• Assisting with the planning and coordination of the Council’s Institutes, Symposiums and Forums
• Assisting in facilitating broad-based participation in event planning committees Teamwork
• Providing logistical and administrative support to maximize engagement of the international cooperation sector and other key stakeholders in Council events
• Participating in staff meetings and organizational planning meetings

• Assisting with media relations, including engaging with media outlets, relevant organizations, and other non-traditional media channels across Ontario
• Responding to general inquiries Digital Skills
• Researching and maintaining and a database of new sponsorship opportunities and potential partners Leadership
• Ensuring the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP) action areas, as well as gender equality and anti-oppression themes and results are integrated into activities as outlined in our funding agreements and organizational policies

• Helping to document and report on good practices and lessons learned
• Supporting the preparation of qualitative, quantitative and financial reporting items, as necessary
• Other duties, as assigned

Desired Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have:
• Relevant experience in any or a combination of event logistics, stakeholder participation, public engagement, communications and/or outreach fields
• Interest and/or experience with stakeholder and member relations with charitable or non-profit organization
• Experience in and knowledge of international development issues, social justice and global cooperation efforts
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse groups
• Detail-oriented, with a demonstrated ability to organize work, set priorities, meet deadlines, monitor progress towards goals, and track information
• Strong writing, formatting and editing skills
• Creative ideas
• Computer proficiency
• Dynamic team player with a ready sense of humour, compassion for others, and capacity to work at home
• A demonstrated ability to work independently on assigned duties and projects
• Experience and/or interest in the NGO sector
• Post-secondary education is preferred; equivalent lived experience will also be considered COVID-19 Precautions:
All OCIC staff are currently working from home. The successful candidate must have access to a computer and high speed internet connection, and must be able to work virtually. Modest compensation will be offered for use of one’s own computer and internet while working for OCIC.

To apply:
This position is funded by the Government of Canada through the Canada Summer Jobs program. Candidates must meet the following eligibility requirements to be considered:
• Be between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
• Be a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and
• Be legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations. (International students on a work/study permit are not eligible for the Canada Summer Jobs program. Recent immigrants are eligible if they are Canadian Citizens or permanent residents.)
Please complete OCIC’s application form and attach your cover letter and CV here by no later than 9:00am EDT, May 18 2021: https://form.jotform.com/211295224103039

Interviews will be conducted online via Zoom May 25-26, 2021.

Values in Practice:
OCIC’s work, both internally and as a collective of members, is grounded in a shared vision of global social justice, human dignity and participation for all, and is guided by ideals about anti-oppression, human rights, international cooperation, and the appropriate meeting of human needs articulated in a multitude of places by multilateral bodies, states, and civil society groups.

OCIC is committed to the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment. All OCIC staff, Board, volunteers, members, partners, funders, contracted parties and representatives engaged or working with or for OCIC to provide services on behalf of the Council are required to comply fully with our Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment Policy and Code of Conduct.

As an equity seeking organization, OCIC encourages applications from individuals that represent the full diversity of communities in Canada, including complexities of intersecting identities such as ability, age, class, gender, race and sexual orientation.
Please contact info@ocic.on.ca if you require any accommodations during the application process.

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