WHO WE ARE
The Moose Hide Campaign is an Indigenous-led grassroots movement seeking to engage men and boys, alongside all Canadians, to work together to end violence against women and children. As one of Canada’s most recognizable reconciliation initiatives, the Moose Hide Campaign continues to spread across the country. The movement seeks to engage people from all sectors, cultures, provinces, and territories to learn together, work together, and take personal responsibility and collective action.
Our story is one of passion and possibility. Our heart-centered team is on a mission.
We want to gift moose hide pins to every Canadian.
We want to grow our national Moose Hide Campaign Day ceremony to realize one million Canadians fasting together, in ceremony, across the country
to end violence against women and children.
Our small, close-knit team completes their inspirational work in offices located in the Songhees Innovation Centre, on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen (Songhees) People.
WHO YOU ARE
You are highly organized with demonstrated expertise in event coordination. You find it easy to work independently and take the initiative where needed. You take pleasure in working with others and helping them achieve success. You are excellent at prioritizing and managing multiple tasks and deliverables; you are good under stress, and you know how to ask for help when needed. You are tactful, emotionally intelligent, are eager to make a positive impact, have a passion to help others, and crave meaningful work.
Position: Lead Event Coordinator – Moose Hide Campaign Day
Reports to: General Manager
Location: Victoria, BC preferred, but we are open to candidates from across Canada
Start Date: January 4, 2023
Salary range: $70 – 80,000 per annum (negotiable, commensurate with experience)
Status: Full-Time, Temporary Position with possibility of extension (January 4th, 2023 – June 9th, 2023) (there can be flexibility with the hours for this position depending on where the candidate is located)
The Lead Event Coordinator will be responsible for the coordination of Moose Hide Campaign Day. This yearly ceremony is quickly becoming one of Canada’s most high-profile, recognized and attended reconciliation events with broad reach into thousands of communities and organizations across the country. This year Moose Hide Campaign Day will take place on May 11, 2023 and will be a hybrid event with offerings in-person in Victoria, BC and online. The in-person gathering in Victoria will include cultural protocols, sharing circles, a Walk to End Violence to the BC Legislature, workshops, and a community feast. The online gathering will include a livestream of the events happening in Victoria as well as online workshops for virtual participants. The successful candidate must have a solid grasp of Indigenous issues and reconciliation, social wellness, and gender issues and dynamics. The campaign is committed to providing an innovative, heart-centered, highly professional, culturally grounded and solution focused organizational culture and is committed to ensuring that everyone on the team is well supported to achieve their best results
Working closely with the Moose Hide Campaign Team:
- Develops and manages the event workplan and budget for Moose Hide Campaign Day to ensure all tasks are moving forward on time and on budget. Oversees a broad range of planning functions for Moose Hide Campaign Day including but not limited to delegate registration, workshop logistics and registration, volunteer coordination, keynote speakers, audio-visual, food and beverage, site logistics for the Victoria Conference Centre and the BC Legislature, and other general event logistics. Acts as a liaison and support to Moose Hide Campaign department teams and stakeholders to support coordination and engagement for Moose Hide Campaign Day. Develops and manages key relationships necessary for successful event coordination. Addresses urgent event-related situations or challenges as they arise and proactively works to navigate positive outcomes. Oversees an Assistant Event Coordinator. Maintains a knowledge of Moose Hide Campaign’s vision, mission, strategy, and activities.
Other related duties as required.
Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skill Sets and Competencies
- Strong experience in event coordination including experience leading the development of event workplans and budgets. Previous working knowledge and experience working with Indigenous organizations and communities is a definite asset. Well organized; able to effectively multitask while maintaining professionalism and composure. Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively, and to balance competing demands and priorities in a fast-paced environment. Positive, dynamic and solution focused disposition who manages well in stressful situations Experience overseeing staff and volunteers. Excellent oral and written communications skills in English. Ability to work within a team while demonstrating self-motivation and personal responsibility.
- Strong personal interest and commitment to the Moose Hide Campaign’s mission and vision required.
- Demonstrated commitment to personal wellness.
- Practical experience and strong facility with Microsoft Office applications required.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, December 2, at 5:00pm PST.
- A letter of interest, outlining how your previous experience and education would support this position. A recent C.V. Contact information for two references.
As this is a unique opportunity we welcome and are open to discuss flexible arrangements. We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
For more information regarding our organization, please visit our website at:
Persons of Indigenous ancestry will be given preference. s16(1) CHRA.