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Development and Communications Coordinator - Mission Possible

Sep 20, 2020
Vancouver, British Columbia
Summer, Internship, Work While Studying, Co-op

About Mission Possible:

Mission Possible is a non-profit organization located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. We support individuals who have experienced homelessness, poverty, mental health crises, addiction, trauma, and other significant challenges by providing a supportive, transitional work opportunity through our Employment Readiness Program. We run two social enterprises, MP Maintenance and MP Neighbours. 

Working conditions:

This role is team-based. The Development and Communications Coordinator will be supervised by the Director of Partnerships, and will work closely with other members of the Development Team and other Mission Possible staff. They will interact with donors of all levels, volunteers, program participants, and other supporters of our organization. Much work will take place in the Mission Possible office (following pandemic safety protocols), and require a great deal of multi-tasking, efficiency, and flexibility. Some off-site work will occur, including events, venue site visits, donor meetings, and donation pick-ups. 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Manage all social media accounts for the organization, including content development, planning, and execution to maximize engagement and reach
  • Interview past and present program participants for marketing and awareness collateral
  • Assist with website updates, blog posts, monthly e-blasts, and newsletters
  • Provide administrative and logistical support to the planning of an online fundraising gala as well as other events as needed
  • Provide support to a volunteer organizing committee, including helping to organize meetings, taking notes, answering questions, and helping them with tasks as needed
  • Assist with auction management including securing and tracking silent auction and raffle prizes, managing correspondence with prize donors during the planning stage and with prize winners after the event
  • Assist with the recruitment of volunteers and ensure volunteers have the information and support they need to perform their role
  • Assist with wrapping up the last month of the Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon virtual race
  • Correspond with donors by phone, email, and/or mail 
  • Grant writing and research support
  • Other tasks as assigned by the leadership team

Planning and Strategic Development:

  • Participate in weekly meetings
  • Set quarterly goals with supervisor

Required Skills:

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Superior organizational skills and an astute attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask and balance a varied workload
  • A professional and outgoing manner and ability to interact respectfully with all individuals 
  • The ability to work well within a team environment but also independently
  • Schedule flexibility to accommodate for meetings and events on evenings and weekends as needed
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications and Google Suite
  • Graphic design experience an asset
  • Valid BC driver’s license an asset
Education and Experience:
  • Previous experience working in non-profit environment, fundraising and/or communications
  • Previous experience with grant writing and research an asset
  • Relevant post-secondary education is an asset
Rate of Pay: 
$17-19 per hour, commensurate on candidate’s experience
Hours of Work: 
16-24 hours per week, days and working hours are flexible
We will be interviewing applicants on a rolling basis until we find our successful candidate, so please submit your application as soon as possible. We thank all interested individuals for their application, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Thanks for your interest!
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