Career: Community Outreach Associate - 2 Permanent Positions

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Career, Habitat For Humanity Waterloo

Who We Are

Founded in 1988, Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region is a non-profit organization working toward a world where everyone has a decent and affordable place to call home. We work to bring our community together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership. With the help of volunteers, donors and community partners, we provide a solid foundation for low-income families in Waterloo Region.

We are launching an exciting 5-year strategic plan, focused on MAXIMIZING our Impact, BUILDING Community, BEING a Partner of Choice, and SUPPORTING our Learning Organization. These next few years will be full of growth and change and we are looking for two members for our Community Outreach Team.
  • These are full time positions at 37.5 hours per week.

  • Occasional evening and extra weekend work may be required

Community Outreach Team

The Community Outreach Team is responsible for telling our story to the community and then seeking and supporting partners who choose to volunteer with or donate to us. The Community Outreach Associates, reporting to the Director of Community Outreach, will work collaboratively with each other and rest of the HabitatWR staff to create and manage dynamic communication plans, support fundraising efforts, and host events that promote the work of HabitatWR and celebrate its partners.

While there are creative and administrative pieces to these positions, the foundation of our success is based in relationship. The Community Outreach Team accomplishes the following work throughout the year:

  • Engaging with the local community through advertising, presentations and fairs or expos;
  • Stewarding the relationships we currently have – thank you cards, recognition events, etc;
  • Researching prospective donors and supporting the active solicitation program;
  • Support and help grow the Team build and Women Build programs;
  • Ensuring donations are received, tracked, receipted and recognized with the use of our CRM;
  • Identifying granting opportunities and overseeing application processes;
  • Mobilizing the Waterloo Region expression of National fundraising initiatives (such as Meaning of Home creative writing contest);
  • Determining and leading an overall communications strategy including the development and management of all content for HabitatWR social media platforms;
  • Providing program leadership on our fundraising events – Golf Tournament and Big House Party;
  • Ensuring branding guidelines are adhered to with our print collateral and messaging;
  • Designing and implementing our annual Direct mail and online fundraising campaigns;
  • Tracking and analyzing trends relating to communications and donations;
  • Providing support to the rest of the staff regarding communications and events;

What you bring

  • A desire to make a positive impact in our community.
  • An understanding of the non-profit, voluntary and social services sector.
  • A passion for people and a strong team player.
  • An exceptional communicator both verbally and in written form.
  • An ability to work independently and pay attention to detail.
  • An excitement about discussing the big picture and your role in it.
  • A willingness to learn and grow individually and as part of a team.
  • An ability to thrive in an environment with multiple projects and competing deadlines.

What we offer

  • A dedicated staff team, working towards the same goals.
  • A competitive compensation package.
  • A flexible schedule within our core business hours.
  • A learning organization, with a focus on personal and professional development.

Role Specifications

Qualifications we are seeking

  • Post-secondary education in a related field.
  • 1-3 years of relevant experience.
  • Sound computer skills including word processing and database management (Adobe, Salesforce, and html experience considered an asset).
  • Proven ability to build relationship internally and externally.
  • Access to reliable transportation.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.

Other Requirements

  • Provide proof of an acceptable Police Records Check working with vulnerable populations to ensure the safety and security of our youth and elderly volunteers.
  • Provide proof of a valid Ontario Driver’s License, adequate insurance and a clear driving record.

Risk Assessment

  • Low level risks associated with this position include: dealing with the public and working alone occasionally with access to personal information.

Training and Supervision

  • Basic orientation will be provided in the first week of employment.
  • Specific training on our culture, policies and procedure will be self-directed with some specific on-line and in-person modules available.

Application Deadline

February 2, 2020 at 11:59 PM

HabitatWR is committed to being a leader in supporting and valuing the diversity of the people, organizations, and communities it serves. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

HabitatWR is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). We will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.

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