Happy City Events Coordinator Job Ad (Canada
The Events Coordinator
will be responsible for development and execution of Happy
City's summer outreach and engagement events in St. John's.
Tasks/Responsibilities will include outreach to and coordination
with community partners and stakeholders, volunteer coordination,
bookings and logistics, promotion through social and traditional
media, set up and takedown at events, and representation of Happy
City and partners to the community.
A supervisory group including Rob Nolan, Chair
of the Happy City Board, and two other Board Members will regularly
meet with the Coordinator to lay out plans for the week's work and
check in on their progress. The student will also meet periodically
with the whole board to set the broad goals of their work. A member
of the board will be reachable at any time during work hours in
case of an urgent matter or emergency.
Orientation to the organization, ongoing
projects and resources will be provided by the supervisory group at
the start of the employment period. Feedback will be provided by
the supervisory group on an ongoing basis and by the Board at three
dates over the summer. There will be a comprehensive wrap-up and
review in the final week of the placement. The student is expected
to benefit from exposure to a variety of public consultation
activities and civic issues.
The Coordinator will be responsible for research
related to and planning of events such as the upcoming
Neighbourhood Summit, a Happy City event which will bring St.
John's residents together to learn about and discuss what makes a
neighbourhood, how to develop and formalize neighbourhood
associations, and how to interact with municipal and provincial
government at a neighbourhood level.
Note: this position is funded by Canada
Summer Jobs, and applicants must therefore be aged 15 to
30 years and pursuing full-time students with the intent to return
to their studies in the next school year.
St. John's - various. Happy City is a member of
Common Ground, a co-working office and meeting space on Harvey
Road. The Events Coordinator will work
from this space as needed.
Developing a 2018-2019 events plan in
consultation with the Happy City Board, based on research
conducted, and feedback from consultation sessions;
Assisting with the implementation of Happy City
projects including Summer outreach events, public engagement
activities, and preparation for future events such as the
Developing a "Neighbourhood Education Plan" to
help community groups organize;
Developing and conducting citizen feedback
surveys for outreach activities;
Preparing short, accessible summaries, blog
posts, and infographics outlining the results of events and
Organizing, attending and, as required,
coordinating Happy City volunteers at local meetings and summer
outreach events (e.g. Farmers' Market, Lantern
Monitoring and maintaining Happy City social
media and web presence; and,
Liaising with other organizational
Required Skills and
Experience with event planning
Comfort with research and surveying
Strong interest in local issues
Understanding of community
Excellent written and oral communication
Punctuality and adherence to
Comfort with working independently
Strong understanding of local networks,
governance, and services
Social media literacy (particularly brand
Government relations and advocacy
Experience with volunteer
Experience with grant-writing
Please forward a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org before 5 PM on
Monday, May 14th.