Position Opening: Coordinator

Background: Now in its 29th year, Arts Awards Waterloo Region is a non-profit organization committed to a mission of bringing arts to the center of community life. It accomplishes that mission through initiatives that focus on recognizing excellence in the Waterloo Region arts sector, arts advocacy, and programs that nurture and support our local artists and arts organizations.

Position Available: Arts Awards Waterloo Region seeks a dynamic, collaborative and experienced leader to serve as Coordinator to advance the mission of the organization. As Coordinator, the successful candidate will provide operational support to our Board of Directors and will be responsible for executing the agenda set forth by the Board in order to best serve our stakeholders.

Responsibilities: The Coordinator serves as the chief operating officer of Arts Awards Waterloo Region, working closely with and reporting to the Chair and the Board of Directors. The Coordinator directs and administers all programs, operations and policies in addition to working in collaboration with volunteer staff.

Primary areas of responsibility include:

  • Operational Support – attends meetings of the Board of Director and Committees to take meeting minutes, provide administrative support and circulates meeting agenda, minutes and other communications and information to the Board.
  • Program Development and Management – develops, implements and supervises programs and services that are consistent with the organization’s mission and at the direction of the Board of Directors.
  • Community Relations – develops effective working relationships within the community (both within the arts community and elsewhere) to ensure that the arts are represented in the community-at-large and for the constituency that Arts Awards Waterloo Region serves.
  • Advocacy – Manage external communications with relevant partners and stakeholders and assist with the marketing and public relations initiatives of the organization; articulates and communicates the value of the arts in improving our quality of life, and promotes community support of the arts and Arts Awards Waterloo Region.
  • Conducts all business at the highest standard of integrity ensuring that all activities are legal and ethical.
  • Experience/Qualifications:

  • Degree, post-secondary certificate or 3+ years of related experience
  • Comprehensive knowledge of event and office management, coordinating various tasks and projects associated with not-for-profit organizations, administrative support.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Google Drive, Dropbox, social media platforms, email applications; experience with contact databases an asset; excellent communication skills both written and verbal; strong interpersonal skills.
  • Compensation: $26.00 hourly, hours logged electronically based on time worked and salary remunerated monthly. Approximately 30 hours per month.

    Starting Date: January 2018

    Please send cover letter and resume to cj@artsawardswaterlooregion.ca by December 20, 2017. Only applicants asked for an interview will be contacted.