Program and Events Assistant – Temporary
April 18 – November 30, 2017
Do you enjoy organizing and promoting public events that foster civic pride, environmental responsibility, community involvement and beautification? The City of Brandon is searching for an individual with great organizational and interpersonal skills to work with the Community Development Department on Brandon in Bloom programming. The successful candidate works with volunteers of various ages in various capacities of community development. We are looking for an individual who is energetic, enthusiastic, with basic gardening knowledge and interest in environmental initiatives. The incumbent will be required to engage and motivate volunteers, particularly within the Brandon in Bloom programming. The scope of the position will require a combination of days, evening and weekend shifts.
POSITION DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
•Organize and promote Community Development’s volunteer based programming, with a special focus on Brandon in Bloom programs;
•Support the Environmental Initiatives Coordinator with the work of the Brandon Environmental Committee;
•Create promotional material such as posters, invitations etc;
•Support volunteers in garden maintenance tasks (planting, weeding, watering, pruning, etc.);
•Liaise with other city departments to carry out community development programming;
•Assist with promoting and organizing other volunteer programs and opportunities throughout the community;
•Assist with developing and implementing effective strategies to recruit and develop volunteers for the Brandon in Bloom and other City of Brandon events and programs;
•Participate in team meetings to discuss programming ideas and coordinate ideas;
•Liaise with the necessary government offices to work within any applicable regulations;
•Take registrations as required at events;
•Keep track of number of attendees for each event;
•Write final reports as required;
•Assist in the planning for the 2017 Communities in Bloom competition;
•Promote all Community Development volunteer programs and opportunities throughout the community;
•Support all Community Development volunteers in garden maintenance tasks (planting, weeding, watering, pruning etc.);
•Assist with various events or programs as required;
•Develop and maintain a photo/video library in relation to volunteers, projects, programs and events;
•Perform other duties as assigned or required.
MANDATORY QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
•Demonstrated interest and knowledge in community collaboration;
•Demonstrated ability to positively communicate and interact with people of all ages and cultures;
•Able to work days, evenings and weekends as needed;
•Must possess and hold a valid driver’s licence and access to a vehicle;
•Successful completion of a Criminal Reference Check and Child Abuse Registry Check including Vulnerable Sector Verification.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
•Demonstrated interest and knowledge in gardening;
•Must be energetic and enthusiastic;
•Excellent public relations skills;
•Demonstrated ability to positively communicate and interact with people of all ages;
•Strong organizational and problem solving skills;
•Detail oriented, with considerable attention to order and cleanliness throughout the gardens;
•Willingness to work as part of a team or independently, in all weather conditions.
Competition # 170017
Please apply with a resume and cover letter on-line at: http://jobbank.brandon.ca
Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on March 29, 2017.
Posting Date: March 16, 2017
This opportunity is open to all applicants, however first consideration will be given to current City of Brandon CUPE employees.
Rate of Pay: $15.07 – $16.33 (2016 rates).
Position Conditions: This temporary position of 32 - 40 hours per week will include a variety of days, evenings and weekends and will be offered in accordance with conditions identified in the Collective Agreement between the City of Brandon and CUPE Local 69.
The City of Brandon thanks all applicants for their interest; only those advancing in the competition will be contacted.
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