Coordinator: Events - Ottawa Humane Society

Jul 16, 2024
Nepean, Ontario


The Coordinator: Events is responsible for supporting the fundraising programs of the Ottawa Humane Society (OHS) by coordinating and executing fundraising and community engagement events


  • Support the planning and execution of OHS and community events
  • Create materials to promote the OHS and its events
  • Steward community event partners
  • Seek sponsorships and other forms of support for OHS events
  • Maintain, stock, and order event materials, and maintain event floats
  • Maintain key contacts and manage records through online software and services databases
  • Ensure that event funds are collected and accounted for
  • Perform event evaluation and create reports
  • Prepare and deliver written and oral presentations
  • Support relationships with OHS donors and community partners
  • Maintain and coordinate event resources
  • Support the activities of coworkers, volunteers, students and work placements and provide orientation and training as required
  • Be thoroughly familiar with pertinent legislation, regulations, guidelines, OHS policies, procedures, and collective agreement
  • Produce and maintain accurate reports, records, and files  
  • Participate in supervision, evaluation, training and other meetings as required 
  • Participate in the identification and evaluation of OHS program goals and objectives
  • Participate in professional development opportunities 
  • Represent the OHS in a professional manner 
  • Participate in public relations and promotional activities as required
  • May be required to assume some of the responsibilities of the Manager: Events


  • Post-secondary school degree, diploma or certificate – event management or fundraising preferred
  • Minimum of two years’ experience working in event coordination, preferably in a not-for-profit environment 
  • Experience working with, and managing, volunteers 
  • Experience with CRM database, preferably Raiser’s Edge is an asset
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite 
  • Full professional proficiency in spoken English and professional working proficiency in written English is required


  • Employee will be required to work evening, holiday and weekend shifts 
  • Employment is conditional upon successful completion and maintenance of current Standard First Aid CPR-C and AED certification
  • Employment is conditional upon having and maintaining a valid driver’s license
  • Employment is conditional upon maintaining confidentiality of OHS information
  • Employment is conditional upon the ability to work around all species of animals safely

The Ottawa Humane Society is an equal opportunity employer. The OHS offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you are contacted by the OHS regarding a job opportunity, please advise prior to the interview if you require accommodation.


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