Event Management and Assistance

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Virtual work: 
Yes
Position description: 

The Canadian Centre for Men and Families is a unique mental health and social service facility serving as a hub of programs for boys, men, fathers and their families. Through services, workshops, research, advocacy, outreach and public education, we further a vision which focuses on three critical areas: 

1. Reduce suicide among men at high-risk through intervention programs that confront the barriers that men face in seeking help. 

2. Empower fathers undergoing separation and divorce through legal clinics and fathering groups that strengthen the father-child relationship, while working to promote positive social attitudes toward fatherhood.

3. Support men who are experiencing domestic abuse and other forms of trauma while working with other agencies to improve services for this population.

Deliverables/Duties: 

We're looking for volunteers to assists our Vancouver team in organizing and hosting important events exploring men's health and other men's issues.

Major areas of concern:
* Boys crises – Education, drop out, under-enrolment * Workplace Issues eg. Workplace safety * Men’s Health * Family law/Fathers rights * Men and Violence (domestic violent, warfare) * Crime and Punishment/Legal Biases against Men * Media, Social and Cultural Misandry * Academic Misandry We provide current evidence-based research and balanced information.

Responsibilities

  • Event planning, design and production while managing all project delivery elements within tight deadlines
  • Liaise with clients to identify their needs and to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Conduct market research, gather information and negotiate contracts prior to closing any deals
  • Provide feedback and periodic reports to stakeholders
  • Propose ideas to improve provided services and event quality
  • Organize facilities and manage all event’s details such as decor, catering, entertainment, transportation, location, invitee list, special guests, equipment, promotional material etc
  • Ensure compliance with insurance, legal, health and safety obligations
  • Specify staff requirements and coordinate their activities
  • Cooperate with marketing and PR to promote and publicize event
  • Proactively handle any arising issues and troubleshoot any emerging problems on the event day
  • Conduct pre- and post – event evaluations and report on outcomes
  • Research market, identify event opportunities and generate interest 
Qualifications: 
  • Proven experience as an events planner or organizer
  • Impressive portfolio of previously managed events (weddings, meetings, parties, corporate events)
  • Excellent time management and communication skills
  • Sales skills and ability to build productive business relationships
  • Ability to manage multiple projects independently
  • MS Office proficiency
  • Willing to submit references from previous clients
  • BS in Event Management or related field
Role is suitable for: 
Student
Adult
Senior
How to apply: 
Please email your resume and cover letter to Justin Trottier, Executive Director. Use subject line "CCMF Vancouver Volunteer Application"
Contact person: 
Justin Trottier
Other Volunteer Opportunities: 

The Canadian Centre for Men and Families is a unique mental health and social service facility serving as a hub of programs for boys, men, fathers and their families. Through services, workshops, research, advocacy, outreach and public education, we further a vision which focuses on three critical areas: 

1. Reduce suicide among men at high-risk through intervention programs that confront the barriers that men face in seeking help. 

Volunteer skills: 
Social Media
Education

The Canadian Centre for Men and Families is a unique mental health and social service facility serving as a hub of programs for boys, men, fathers and their families. Through services, workshops, research, advocacy, outreach and public education, we further a vision which focuses on three critical areas: 

1. Reduce suicide among men at high-risk through intervention programs that confront the barriers that men face in seeking help. 

Volunteer skills: 
Administration
Project Management

The Canadian Centre for Men and Families is a unique mental health and social service facility serving as a hub of programs for boys, men, fathers and their families. Through services, workshops, research, advocacy, outreach and public education, we further a vision which focuses on three critical areas: 

1. Reduce suicide among men at high-risk through intervention programs that confront the barriers that men face in seeking help. 

Volunteer skills: 
Writing, Editing
Fundraising
Volunteer Centre: 
Cause Tags: 
Family & Children
Health, Social Services
Law, Advocacy & Politics
Mission:
The Canadian Centre for Men and Families is the first facility of its kind. We’re an open, inclusive and safe space serving as a hub for services, workshops, research, advocacy, outreach and public education all focused on the health and wellbeing of boys, men, fathers and families. Our vision focuses on three critical areas: 1. Reduce suicide among men at high-risk through intervention programs that confront the barriers that men face in seeking help. 2. Empower fathers undergoing separation and digorce through legal clinics and fathering groups that strengthen the father-child relationship, while working to promote positive social attitudes toward fatherhood 3. Support men who are experiencing domestic abuse and other forms of trauma while working with other agencies to improve services for this population.
Position type:
Skilled Role:
Yes
Number of volunteers required:
5
Position start/end date:
12 Mar 2020
Time Committment:
4 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Daytime, Evening, Weekdays, Weekend, Virtual
Work location:
Canadian Centre for Men and Families
Vancouver, BC
Last Updated: March 30, 2020
Posting will Automatically Expire: March 31, 2022