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Events Coordinator (1-year Term)

Events Coordinator (1-year Term)

Company: Mennonite Central Committee BC
Contact Person: Kristin Cato
201-33933 Gladys Avenue
Abbotsford, British Columbia , V2S 2E8
Phone: 6048506639

Position Description

Reporting to the Advancement Director, the Events Coordinator will provide leadership in the vital area of event-based constituent engagement, fundraising, and donor acquisition. This position is responsible for MCC BC’s signature event, The Festival for World Relief, that generates more than $1m annually, and to support the Run for Water in Abbotsford, an event with which MCC BC partners that generates $300k annually. These major events are crucial to MCC BC’s fundraising strategy. The incumbent is also responsible for Fundraising and Engagement Dinners in the spring of each year, and other events of various size that will provide opportunities for people to learn about, engage with, and financially support the work of MCC BC.

This is a 1-year term position covering a maternity leave and available on a full-time salaried arrangement (37.5 hours per week).

Work hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The nature of this position entails evening and weekend duties, particularly at crucial times such as Festival, constituency dinners, and other key events. Time off in lieu of weekends and evenings worked will be negotiated in advance with the Advancement Director. Based in the Fraser Valley where most of the major events take place, the position will require overnight travel within BC for 10-15 nights per year to locations including Prince George, Fort Saint John, Kelowna and the Okanagan, Victoria through mid-Island, and Powell River. Given the international scope of MCC’s work, there may be occasional overseas travel to gain first-hand knowledge of projects, and to introduce key stakeholders, including donors, to that work.

This role is based in the MCC Centre office in Abbotsford. A mutually agreed upon, in-person/remote, hybrid schedule may also be possible.

MCC is a global, non-profit organization that strives to share God’s love and compassion through relief, development, and peacebuilding.  In joining a faith-based organization from the Anabaptist tradition, the successful applicant will:

  • Maintain a high level of integrity, reflecting Christian respect and Christ’s unconditional love to those with whom you work, including colleagues, partner agencies, and uprooted, vulnerable people around the world and in our community.
  • Model non-violent peacemaking through respectful daily interactions with staff and those whom we serve.
  • Participate in a local faith community, being willing to use personal gifts within this community.
  • Participate in MCC staff meetings and lead and participate in devotional and prayer times, as required.


All MCC workers are expected to exhibit a commitment to: a personal Christian faith and discipleship; active participation in a Christian church or Christian community; and nonviolent peacemaking. MCC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to employment equity. MCC values diversity and invites all qualified candidates to apply.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Creative thinking and problem solving
  • Excellent organizational skills including multi-tasking, time management, and meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and make on the spot decisions
  • Experience in building and maintaining business relationships
  • Commitment to maintain an organizational culture that creates a safe environment for all and that prevents abuses of power
  • Proven success as an event planner or coordinator
  • Education pertinent to event planning and management
  • Valid BC Driver’s Licence along with a satisfactory Driver’s Abstract
  • The ongoing ability to travel by air or other means of public transportation
  • The ongoing ability to meet with colleagues, volunteers, donors, and other stakeholders in public venues such as restaurants and churches, as well as in private residences
  • The ability and willingness to follow MCC policies as applicable to this role

Additional Requirements

  • Commitment to MCC’s vision, purpose, and values
  • Commitment to maintain an organizational culture that creates a safe environment for all and that prevents abuses of power
  • Satisfactory criminal record clearance (required upon hire)
  • Legally able to work in Canada

The candidate assessment will begin on February 27, and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

FOR FULL JOB DESCRIPTION & TO APPLY ONLINEEvents Coordinator (Maternity Leave) | Mennonite Central Committee Canada


Posted: February 15, 2023 | Expires: May 16, 2023
Posted Under: Miscellaneous
Career ID: [ 12227 ]