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Company Name:
Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Calgary, Alberta
Social Services
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
High School or equivalent

Resource Development Third Party Events Coordinator

The Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter (CWES) is looking for an individual that believes change is possible, and will thrive in an environment that nurtures families impacted by violence and abuse. Working in a culture of respect and trust together we will build healthy families in our community.

Purpose of the Position

This position works under the direction of the Director of Resource Development and Communications (RDC) to achieve specific assigned resource development objectives. The Resource Development Third Party Events Coordinator manages all aspects of assigned areas, including third party events and the development and maintenance of effective relationships with the community.  As part of the responsibility of achieving established resource development goals in assigned areas, the incumbent will help with activities of RDC volunteers, communicate the value of the organization to various publics, and help coordinate fundraising and stakeholder engagement activities and events.

As part of the RDC team, the incumbent will contribute to the development and implementation of a comprehensive Resource Development strategy to enable CWES to meet its strategic goals. This position is responsible for the following areas of the overall RDC plan:

Duties and Responsibilities will include, but may not be limited to:

Third Party Events*

  • Develop annual third party event strategy and plan.
  • Establish measurable targets for third party events, which meet fiscal objectives of RDC Budget.
  • Oversee the acceptance of, and relationships with, third party fundraising events, which include researching, follow up, and conducting necessary evaluations on event effectiveness.
  • Ensure third party events comply with all CWES ethics and standards, including the processing and documentation of all third party events.
  • Prepare and submit monthly reporting requirements to Director, RDC.
  • Attend all CWES and third party events, as required.
  • Work with RDC team to further enhance third party events and donor relations.
  • Emcee third party events, if requested by event organizers, where feasible and worthwhile.
  • Conduct presentations to prospective third party event organizers, when necessary.
  • Collaborate with volunteer coordinator and provide necessary guidance and support to event volunteers.

CWES Events*

  • Participate in the coordination of RDC initiatives, stakeholder and events.
  • Work cooperatively with volunteers, staff, community partners, and other organizations.
  • Create, maintain, analyze and make recommendations based on data and anecdotal information. 
  • Work effectively with the public, donors, and sponsors, and handle any sensitive issues and situations.

*Please note that events may be outside of standard business hours and will require occasional evenings and weekends; a flexible work schedule is essential.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in resource development, project management, and volunteer supervision; preferably in a not-for-profit environment.
  • Possess strong organizational skills to assume the diverse responsibilities and duties of the position, proficient in setting priorities, effective coordination, time management, and multi-tasking in a competent and effective manner.
  • Computer literate, with proficiency in MS Office, specifically Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, and willing to learn new software.
  • Ability to interact within all levels of staff.
  • Has the ability to set priorities and manage workloads with minimal supervision; self-motivated with strong self-management ability.
  • Experience working in a professional and confidential capacity.
  • Proven ability to work well in a team environment and establish strong collaborative working relationships.
  • Demonstrated success in managing third party events.
  • Superb interpersonal and negotiation skills, organizing, planning, time and people management skills.
  • Effective and persuasive writing skills.
  • Excellent oral presentation and written communication skills, and a commitment to service are essential.

Other Information

  • This position requires a valid driver’s license and use of a personal vehicle.  Mileage will be reimbursed.
  • A criminal records search and an intervention record check are conditions of employment.
  • In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.
  • A flexible work schedule is essential, with the ability to work evenings and weekends.


CLOSE DATE: The position will remain open until filled.

The Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all genders, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply.

We thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

We regret that we are unable to accept telephone inquiries.