Coordinate and plan events for the Multicultural Muslim community, interacting with and reaching out to various stakeholders, and developing relationships with other organizations and individuals. There are two focuses of this position. The first will be to put together an event for the Multicultural Muslim community that celebrates the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation. The second will be to organize sport, recreation and cultural events throughout the summer months for the multi-culturally diverse Muslim community and other multicultural communities. Responsibilities may include though are not limited to the following:
Researching and booking venue(s) for workshops, sports activities, and social activities.Reserving and arranging for equipment (tables, chairs, microphones, etc)Inviting relevant individuals and participants (speakers, MC, etc)Determining and managing means of registration for event (free admission, at the door payment, tickets in advance, etc)
Planning financing activities to help support event costsBudgeting event expenses, and supply needsEffectively planning and predicting event revenuesRecording all transactions from operating activities related to the event(s)
Planning marketing strategy to focus on target audienceProducing and distributing marketing materialRunning a social media campaign and using technologically relevant means of marketingDeveloping sponsorship and partnership relationships and packages
The selected applicant should be passionate about both the Canadian and Muslim aspects of diverse identity, and use their knowledge of both to appeal to Canadian Muslims living in Ottawa. Candidates should possess effective communication skills, and be able to complete task efficiently and effectively. Problem solving and organizational skills will also be required. Previous experience in event planning is considered an asset.
KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
Some college or suitable combination of education and experience Masters level of university is considered as asset. Knowledge of youth development and mental health issues. Ability to motivate youth, community members and volunteers. Ability to recruit, train, supervise, and motivate staff. Ability to deal with the general public. Ability to plan and implement quality programs. Ability to organize and supervise members in a safe environment. Excellent organizational and administrative skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Proven ability to coordinate multiple projects and tasks. Knowledge of event planning and implementation is an asset. Familiarity with the operation of not-for-profit organizations is an asset. Self-starter and ability to work independently. Computer skills with Microsoft Office, email, Internet and web-based technology. Familiarity and experience working with marginalized and at-risk youth, and/or youth from a visible minority community. Bilingualism is an asset and required for some positions. language skills: Excellent grasp of verbal and written English is a must, while French is a primary asset speaking Arabic,Urdu, Hindi, Somali, Dari, or Farsi are also secondary assets.