Project & Community Engagement Coordinator


Project & Community Engagement Coordinator

Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & Kawartha Region
Location: Peterborough, Ontario
Posted: March 11th 2018
Deadline: March 23rd, 2018

Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & Kawartha Region is currently recruiting for a Project & Community Engagement Coordinator. This is a a full-time, six month contract position.

The Project & Community Engagement Coordinator is responsible for helping to coordinate and engage the community in Habitat for Humanity building projects. This position requires an enthusiastic and energetic individual with a demonstrated capacity to build sincere relationships with donors, sponsors and partners while supporting the fund development and volunteer engagement goals of the organization.

Specifically, this role will assist in a community engagement capacity for a two-home project located in Curve Lake First Nation. The incumbent seeks to coordinate and engage key constituent groups and individuals within the community to encourage committed and active volunteer participation. This position will assist in the support and implementation of a strategic approach to fundraising through individual and corporate solicitation campaigns and special event/program initiatives.

The Project & Community Engagement Coordinator will be required to manage diverse and complex administrative, communications and organizational tasks with speed, accuracy, discretion and clarity, while maintaining a focus on the mission of the organization.

Main Duties & Responsiblities

Community Engagement

  • Recruit new volunteers to support the building of two homes in Curve Lake
  • Deliver SHE, orientation, Habitat 101 and other training
  • Responsible for updating database with current volunteer contact information and ensuring volunteer hours are recorded
  • Coordinating the site host program and ensuring build site is equipped with all volunteer supplies
  • Coordinating general special events and outreach events
  • Deliver community presentations when required
  • Speak to media when required
  • Coordinate Women Build Days
  • Coordinate Youth Build Day
  • Recruit and lead a Curve Lake Planning Committee

Corporate Engagement

  • Works with Manager of Philanthropy & Communications to identify and solicit local companies and groups to engage in team building events/initiatives
  • Responsible for helping to coordinate Corporate and Team Build Day program
  • Work on site during Team Build days, helping to facilitate day as well as lead education of Curve Lake history and culture and the importance of safe, stable housing in the building of strong and successful communities
  • Secure donations as they pertain to corporate/team build program (e.g. team lunches)
  • Arrange and facilitate hospitality activities on-site
  • Assists with procurement of and coordination of third party events

Special Projects

  • As assigned by the Manager of Philanthropy & Communications
  • Knowledge of Curve Lake First Nation history, culture and membership is an asset.
  • Preference of 2+ years of related experience engaging and coordinating volunteers.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet Research and Outlook.
  • Knowledge of sound volunteer management practices gained through professional or personal experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills for frequent contact with the public, partners and community stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate tools and techniques.
  • Exceptional customer services skills for the management of public inquiries and referrals to service providers.
  • Extremely detail orientated, precise and organized.
  • Ability to manage time appropriately; show initiative; exercise good judgment, diplomacy, tact and courtesy to determine the appropriate course of action.
  • Works cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems and make decisions.
  • Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.
  • Demonstrated success in a multi-tasking, deadline oriented, quickly-changing environment with the ability to prioritize decisions accurately.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work with significant independence.
  • Ability to be organized and self-directed while working cooperatively in a team setting.
  • Drivers license and access to a vehicle.
Additional Information

Conditions/Physical Environment

  • Work is completed at the affiliate office in Peterborough, in an office in Curve Lake and on the construction sites in Curve Lake.
  • Sensory effort is considered Moderate to High due to high level of written and oral communication.
  • Mental effort is high due to level of concentration and information synthesis required for the preparation of web pages, financial spreadsheets, correspondence, transcription of minutes, entry of donations, issue receipts.
  • Physical effort is moderate.
Contact Information
Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & Kawartha Region
550 Braidwood Avenue,
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
K9J 1W1

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