Community Engagement Coordinator


Since 1987, Phoenix has been dedicated to supporting youth and contributing to a vibrant community. Phoenix’s ten locations in Halifax, N.S. provide a continuum of care for youth ages 11-24 and their families. We offer important services and programs including shelter, food, housing support, health care, parenting support, recreation, education and employment services, and clinical therapy. Our team of caring professionals recognizes that each person who comes to us has individual needs as well as strengths. People are the leaders in their own lives; Phoenix is a leader in supporting them. To learn more about Phoenix Youth Programs, visit: Phoenix serves hundreds of youth who collectively offer great diversity to the organization. To better serve the youth we aim to reflect their diversity in our staff contingent. ______________________________________________________________________________ Job Summary: Reporting to the Sr. Director of Development the Community Engagement Coordinator manages the volunteer program, third party events and student field placements. The Coordinator recruits, places and supports volunteers in Phoenix’s programs, arranges volunteers to support Phoenix’s signature events and supports the engagement of corporate and community volunteer groups. Coordinating the student field placements involves collaboration with post-secondary schools and placing students throughout the agency. The Coordinator receives all third party event inquiries and supports those groups in the execution of their events. We are looking for someone who has an advanced understanding of community engagement and the benefits of aligning volunteerism with public education and fund development. The incumbent must have an understanding of the concept and value of corporate and community group social responsibility. We are looking for someone who has experience managing volunteers and working in fund development for a non-profit organization. The coordinator must have enthusiasm for creating and nurturing community relationships and the motivation to offer rewarding experiences while meeting Phoenix’s goals.

Compensation: A competitive salary, comprehensive group insurance plan, Employee and Family Assistance Program, RRSP contribution, three weeks of vacation in the first year and four in the second, in-house trainings and professional development opportunities. Hours of Work: This is a full time, permanent position. The work hours generally fall between Monday and Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. with some weekend and evening work as necessary to meet the responsibilities of the position.

Screening Requirements: This position is subject to a satisfactory criminal record check with a vulnerable sector search, a child abuse register check and proof of education.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES - Manage all aspects of the volunteer and student placement program including program development and implementation, community development, financial management, communication and evaluation. - Manage the volunteer program including recruitment, screening, orientation, referrals, recognition, personnel files and a database. - Manage relationships with corporations who engage their employees in community volunteer contributions. - Manage all aspects of third party events Phoenix engages in and support their success. - Manage the student field placement program including acting as the liaison with educational institutions, the placement of students and management of their personnel files. - Provide support, leadership and training to Phoenix’s volunteer supervisors and student supervisors. - Participate on the Senior Management Team to support Phoenix‘s strategic planning and to ensure that the position’s activities are integrated with other Phoenix programs. - Conduct public education presentations about Phoenix and the work we do.

QUALIFICATIONS - Undergraduate degree in a social science or equivalent. - A minimum of two years’ experience managing a volunteer program. - A minimum of two years’ experience developing and implementing programs. - Experience facilitating workshops, presentations and public speaking. - Demonstrated success in cultivating and stewarding relationships with volunteers. - Understanding of the benefits, issues and trends of volunteerism in the non-profit and private sectors. - Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. - Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and social media. - Knowledge and experience working with Raisers Edge is an asset. - Experience working in a non-profit environment and a keen understanding of donor-centred stewardship is an asset.

TO APPLY * Please note that interviews may take place during the posting period. Please forward a resume and a cover letter (in Word or as a PDF document) with pertinent information about your qualifications by Sunday, July 17, 2016, to: Karen Damtoft, Human Resources Manager with the subject line “Community Engagement Coord”

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