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Position: 2156 - FUNdraising and Special Events Coordinator
Organization: ActiveChefs
Position Address: Varies within the western GTA
Location: Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon, Virtual
Accessibility: Unknown
Ideal for: Individual, Group, Co-Op Placements, Newcomers, Older Adults
Description
We seek dynamic, energetic individuals to:
> Help develop, plan, and organize SPECIAL EVENTS and support our organizational FUNDRAISING activities
> Work with other team members to identify, solicit, and connect ActiveChefs to potential donors, sponsors, future invested stakeholders, and related prospects
> Assist in creation of communications (eg. eblasts, newsletters, etc.), mailing lists, promotional, and marketing materials
> Support other initiatives such as our annual gala, anniversary celebrations, event programming, volunteer and alumni relations, PLUS PR and special campaigns, as needed and assigned, to raise our community service awareness, 'profile' and 'brand'
> To meet ongoing objectives (reaching directly into the community), travel likely will be involved

Goal
ActiveChefs is a not-for-profit charitable organization (Canadian registered charity) dedicated to promoting health and well-being of children. Volunteers who donate their time, effort, expertise, and invaluable experience are part of the essential foundation of our effective community service, PLUS our organization's ongoing and future success.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT remains a crucial need for every charitable organization, and is always a work-in-progress. ActiveChefs looks to dynamic, passionate volunteers with leadership qualities within the communities that we serve to build our capacity and outreach through securing support from established supporters, PLUS attracting new donors, sponsors, commitments, and benefactors who will come to recognize/endorse the important contributions that we make.

Such is the CHALLENGE, and we invite you to join us in building our children's futures by enhancing the quality and experience of their education and learning.

Benefits
+ Volunteers who donate their time, effort, expertise, and experience are the foundation and immensely valuable assets within ActiveChefs
+ ActiveChefs offers supportive and exciting opportunities for volunteers, and WE APPRECIATE your incredible contributions in helping us make a difference in the lives of children and in our community!
+ Those interested in exploring or pursuing a career associated with early childhood education are encouraged to explore becoming involved with ActiveChefs
+ Excellent opportunity in 'event planning', 'fundraising', 'brand' promotion, and related 'roles' to bring your varied talent/skills/experience to a highly regarded community service organization! Add to your resume, while building a solid foundation for ActiveChefs!
+ 'Network' with dedicated volunteers and stakeholders in elementary public/separate school education, PLUS build your 'connectivity'
+ Enjoy the fun and satisfaction of helping children grow and prosper under ActiveChefs' community outreach and programs!
+ Secondary school students have the opportunity to earn hours towards their '40 hours' community service graduation requirement

Position Qualifications
● Understanding and commitment to ActiveChefs' vision and mission
● Committed to community engagement ('networking') that focuses upon HIGH VISIBILITY EVENT PLANNING and FUNDRAISING
● Excellent oral/written English (fluency in additional languages welcome)
● Computer literate in applications typically associated with event planning/management and fundraising
● Prior experience in the not-for-profit sector preferred (but not required)
● High degree of CONFIDENCE in reaching into the community for financial support (identification/cultivation of donors, sponsors, supporters)
● Creative, yet organized, with attention to detail, project-oriented (adherence to deadlines), goal/target driven
● Collaborative as part of a dynamic, dedicated team of volunteers and professionals, plus capable of volunteering independently
● Respect for privacy/confidentiality






Min Age: 16    Police Check: Yes

Time Commitment
Duration:Any Duration
Start Date:2019-09-23
Anytime
FLEXIBLE work schedule > Meetings, volunteering from home, promotion/solicitation in-the-field, event attendance, etc.
(Typically, there is crossover between event planning/execution and fundraising initiatives. Depending upon the specific 'role', volunteers may expect to be involved with an event target date and/or fundraising project/campaign deadline(s). The nature of these important activities necessitates a preference for extensive commitment > more than 6 months, in order to promote continuity and allow adequate time for effective planning and quality delivery, meeting of targets/goals/objectives.)

Training
Orientation ; Training is provided ; Scheduled training ; Training during your volunteer engagement

Area(s) of Interest: Fundraising, Office Administration, Information Technology, Event Planning, Finance, Social Media, Holiday & Festive, Information & Referral Services, Marketing/Promotion, Program Coordination, Volunteer Coordination
How to Contact
: Send an Email Message
Social Media
: http://www.ActiveChefs.ca
: https://www.facebook.com/ActiveChefs
: https://twitter.com/ActiveChefs
: https://ca.linkedin.com/company/activechefs-
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