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Craft For Heart Workshop Lead - Thunder Bay

Be a Leader on the Craft for Heart Committee

Overview:

The Heart and Stroke Foundation, a volunteer-based health charity, leads in eliminating heart disease and stroke and reducing their impact through the advancement of research and its application, the promotion of healthy living, and advocacy. 

As the Craft For Heart Workshop Lead, you will hold a leadership role on the Craft For Heart Committee. Craft For Heart is a signature Heart & Stroke fundraising event in Thunder Bay. 

You will recruit, schedule, and steward 3-6 Craft Facilitators who will lead 30-35-minute “Make n’ Take” workshops as volunteers on Saturday, February 3, 2018.

Primary responsibilities: 
  • Provide expertise, support, and leadership to the 2018 Craft for Heart event as a key Committee Member.
  • Participate in Craft for Heart Committee phone meetings. Meeting schedule is flexible and will be determined in conjunction with Area Manager and other Committee members.  
  • Recruit qualified craftspeople in the Thunder Bay area to facilitate 30-35-minute “Make n’ Take” workshops as volunteers.
  • Manage a database of contacts, requests and outcomes.
  • Coordinate workshop schedule and details for event day. 
  • Steward Craft Facilitators through event preparations and execution, and thank Craft Facilitators post-event. 
  • Effectively organize and communicate workshop details to Area Manager and other Committee members.
  • Understand and follow Heart & Stroke’s confidentiality guidelines to protect supporter privacy and personal information.
  • Role model leadership and capacity building by engaging with personal networks.
Location: 

This is position that can be conducted either from the Area Office or from home.

Your staff supervisor and the Thunder Bay Area Office are located at: 
979 Alloy Drive, Suite 104, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5Z8

Nearest Transit Stop: Alloy Drive at Tungsten Street

Craft For Heart will occur on Saturday, February 3 at the CLE - Coliseum Building:
425 Northern Ave, Thunder Bay, ON P7C 2V7

Nearest Transit Stop: 
Northern Avenue at CLE 

We are committed to fostering an inclusive, barrier-free and accessible environment.  If you have been contacted for an interview and require an accommodation due to disability to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise us and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Commitment:

5-10 hours/ month (September – February 2018)

Successful candidate is encouraged to volunteer on event day (Saturday, February 3). Lunch, dinner, snacks and breaks on event day will be provided.

Qualities you’ll need for this role:
  • Proven ability to build a strong rapport with craftspeople, volunteers, and/or community groups.
  • Exceptional communication skills: excellent phone manner and email aptitude.
  • Detail oriented, organized, and focused.
  • Comfortable on the computer (PC environment): familiar with MS Excel, MS Word, online search engines, and email.
  • Experience facilitating cooperation and achieving results.
  • Able to follow written and spoken instructions accurately.
  • Experience in fundraising or event organization is an asset.
What you’ll get from the experience:
  • Opportunities to gain real-world professional skills with a leading non-profit organization.
  • Opportunities to network with other passionate volunteers and staff members.
  • Evidence of your impact in the local community.
  • Lunch, dinner and snacks on event day. 
  • Orientation to the venue, team, and position from an event organizer.
  • Role-specific training and detailed written descriptions of tasks.
  • Regular check-in conversations with your Supervisor.
  • Ongoing training and mentorship.
To Apply:

Email your professional resume and cover letter to jessica.pangparks@heartandstroke.ca