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You don’t want just any job; you want a meaningful career that allows you to make a positive difference in the lives of young Canadians.

Is this an accurate depiction of your career goal? If so, we want to hear from you! As one of the world’s leading youth organizations, 4-H Canada offers the chance for passionate, enthusiastic, and dedicated individuals to help support, empower, and engage today’s youth.

If you are interested in joining our team, please check out our current job postings:

 

Position: Events Coordinator
Description:

Reporting directly to the Director of Business Development and working alongside the Sponsorship and Marketing Communications teams, the Events Coordinator is responsible for deepening 4-H stakeholder engagement and growing unrestricted revenue.

As a key member of the Business Development team, the Events Coordinator oversees the customer database and coordinates programs and events to engage alumni and generate unrestricted funds, including our signature 4-H Leadership Awards and auction. He or she will collaborate closely with the Marketing and Communications team to ensure effective promotions to hit our acquisition and revenue objectives.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinates events to engage alumni and recognize achievements, including the 4-H Leadership Awards and virtual job fair.
  • Supports the Director of Business Development to coordinate fundraising initiatives for the Canadian 4-H Foundation, including a national 4-H fundraiser and online auction.
  • Collaborates internally and with provincial 4-H stakeholders on the deployment of the alumni acquisition strategy to grow the database.
  • Executes call and email campaigns to share the 4-H value proposition with stakeholders to secure membership and advertising commitments.
  • Processes membership, donation and purchase transactions.
  • Maintains an up-to-date database of alumni, customers, members and donors.
  • Assists in the execution of the retail sales strategy. Identifies relevant and appealing product opportunities and works closely with the Marketing Manager and retail supplier to grow event and online store sales. Tracks and analyzes online sales results and provides performance reports and insights to the team.
  • Supports the Director of Business Development in recognizing donors as gifts are received; and helps coordinate stewardship activities as applicable.
  • Liaises with a variety of stakeholders including provincial partners, customers, suppliers, alumni, donors, corporate sponsors and public partners.
  • Report to Director of Business Development on budget associated with retail programs and alumni activities.
  • Coordinates event evaluations and makes recommendations for improvements.
  • Carries out other duties as determined from time to time by the Director of Business Development, and/or CEO.
  • Represents 4-H in a positive light to internal and external opportunities.

Qualifications

  • Preferred degree/diploma in event management, communication, marketing or public relations, or a combination of experience and education.
  • Minimum two years of communications experience in the charitable, youth or agriculture sector.
  • Experience in a customer service role working with donors and/customers.
  • Confident in phone and face-to-face communications.
  • Proven ability in working with a wide range of stakeholders, including committees, organizations and ideally, youth.
  • Demonstrated leadership in working collaboratively as a team member.
  • Able to work under pressure and demonstrates strong organizational, planning and goal-setting skills as well as a keen attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate projects with multiple priorities on time and within budget.
  • Excellent computer skills and experience using databases – software proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications and donor database or CRM software.
  • Bilingualism is preferred.
  • Ability to travel occasionally.
  • Accommodates flexible hours, attending events.

Reports to

Director of Business Development

Timeframe

One-year parental leave coverage contract commencing May 1, 2019

Applications

To apply for this position, please submit your application through Charity Village at charityvillage.com.

Please address your cover letter and CV to:

Jennifer Christie
Director of Business Development
4-H Canada

Deadline to apply:
Sunday, April 28, 2019
Description:

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the staff person responsible for Risk Management and Accreditation is accountable for developing and maintaining a sound framework of practice in order for the 4-H movement in Canada to continue to achieve its mission and deliver world-class programming. As a member of the senior leadership team, he/she improves business intelligence, advising the CEO on risk files, and works to support, motivate and inspire all key stakeholders to succeed in this role.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure 4-H has a robust risk management framework in place that aims to keep youth and leaders safe
  • Steward the development and implementation of a national incident reporting database
  • Evaluate 4-H operations, analyze incident/claim data to identify actual and potential exposures and provide recommendations
  • Provides leadership and support with provincial members, senior leadership and stakeholders to ensure sound incident management, effective communication and prudent responses are implemented
  • Implement a national accreditation program and collaborate with provincial partners to support their operations in exceeding national standards and being successful in acquiring accreditation
  • Review, monitor and respond to health and safety requirements, including regulatory (e.g., OSHA) and insurance-related obligations and claims, maintain a relationship with insurance brokers and agencies
  • Work with provincial stakeholders and senior leadership to provide training, thus building capacity and increasing the appetite for creating a culture that is risk aware and has continuity and consistency in excellent youth practices 
  • Carry out other duties as determined from time to time by the CEO

Position Requirements

Required Experience and Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university preferably in education, youth protection, risk management or related field
  • Understanding and well-versed in experiential education settings
  • Commitment to working positively and energetically in a fast-paced, collaborative, cross-functional environment
  • At least 5 to 8 years of senior leadership experience working in the youth industry with expertise in best practices
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities including coaching and conflict resolution with an ability to work both strategically and operationally
  • Understanding of the legal framework pertaining to child and youth safety combined with an understanding of the fundamentals of risk management
  • Excellent writing, communications and networking skills
  • Demonstrated ability to make complex decisions and develop plans based on facts and evidence-based approaches and develop plans or make recommendations
  • Experience with not-for-profit organizations, boards and executive teams

Desired Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Self-directed, with demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
  • High degree of efficiency, attention to detail and accuracy
  • High degree of discretion and professionalism
  • Strong analytical, organizational and time-management skills
  • Ability to address concerns, within the scope of position, with effective conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule and travel
  • Bilingualism is preferred
  • Experience with or knowledge of the 4-H program specifically is an asset

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

Applications

To apply for this position, please submit your application through Charity Village at charityvillage.com

Please address your cover letter and CV to:
Shannon Benner
Chief Executive Officer
4-H Canada

Deadline to apply:
Friday, April 12, 2019
Description:

Purpose

As one of the most well respected youth-serving organizations in the country, 4-H Canada delivers world-class positive youth development programming in areas relevant to today’s youth. 4-H Canada’s Sponsorships department strives to generate the support needed to deliver programming that nurtures responsible, caring and contributing youth leaders who are committed to positively impacting their communities across Canada and around the world.

The Manager of Corporate Giving and Sponsorships is responsible for developing and implementing a sponsorship and partnership plan that builds and sustains support from corporate partners and national foundation granters. The manager will actively support department revenue goals that contribute to 4-H Canada’s revenue growth and mission.

Responsibilities

  • Identify funding opportunities with private-sector organizations, corporations and national foundations and lead efforts to successfully secure restricted funds
  • Establish new business pipeline, develop revenue projections for sponsored programs, and manage progress and reporting to meet goals
  • Develop and execute a business and accounts plan to explore avenues of potential growth and recommendations for new programs
  • Write key documents including strategic proposals, reports, and briefing notes
  • Work collaboratively with 4-H departments to write and establish a suite of compelling materials (proposals, applications, hand-outs, PowerPoint presentations, reports, other) needed to secure funding and steward donors
  • Negotiate program terms, initiate letters of agreement or contracts, and manage contract process through approval
  • Lead cross-departmental project teams to successfully activate partners, ensuring strategic initiatives and business objectives are achieved for all groups and corporate partners
  • Ensure 4-H standards are met, and that program performance meets the terms and conditions outlined in letters of agreement or contracts related to sponsorships, grants and funding partnerships
  • Coordinate donor stewardship and recognition activities
  • Provide Director with greater insights to strengthen program and brand position – addressing the changing dynamics of 4-H Canada’s assets and markets
  • Manage database and records associated with sponsor and stakeholder relationships
  • Represent 4-H in a positive manner during any internal and external opportunities and assignments
  • Carry out other duties as determined by supervisor.

Position Requirements

Experience and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • At least 5 years of professional experience working in a fundraising or development capacity for an organization with significant national recognition
  • A minimum of 5 years of relationship management experience, including establishing and growing relationships between private and non-profit sectors
  • Proven ability to meet revenue goals
  • Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge or equivalent fundraising and CRM software preferred
  • Demonstrated interest in the field of positive youth development and experience within the youth industry
  • Ability to provide a clear criminal background check

Skills and abilities:

  • Excellent written skills in English and outstanding attention to detail
  • Exceptional oral communication, presentation, negotiation and relationship management abilities to engage and successfully work with partners, supporters and senior volunteers
  • Self-directed, with demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
  • Strong analytical, organizational and time management skills
  • High degree of discretion and professionalism
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule and to travel at times

Reports to

Director of Sponsorships

Applications

To apply for this position, please submit your application through Charity Village at charityvillage.com

Please address your cover letter and CV to:

Megan Bomberry
Director of Sponsorships
4-H Canada

 

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Deadline to apply:
Monday, May 6, 2019