Community Engagement Coordinator, Poverty Reduction

TERMS: Part-time, contract, 17 hours per week
September 5, 2023 – July 12, 2024

WAGE: $28 per hour

LOCATION: Work from home or at the FUSE coworking hub in Gibsons, Sechelt, or Pender Harbour (Must live on the Lower Sunshine Coast)

CLOSING DATE: August 24, 2023

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Job Summary:

Are you passionate about giving voice to lived experience and making a positive impact?
We’re seeking a dedicated Community Engagement Coordinator to contribute to our dynamic marketing, event planning and engagement initiatives. This role offers the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse team, craft compelling narratives, coordinate impactful events, and ensure effective outreach strategies. Your core tasks as part of this role could encompass:


Marketing Support

● Help create and proofread marketing materials, such as brochures, posters, social media posts, or email newsletters
● Support digital marketing efforts, including social media management and content creation
● Help maintain the project website
● Distribute marketing materials throughout the Coast
● Assist with production by working with the Communications Manager, graphic designers, printers or developers
● Contribute to a communications and marketing strategy for the poverty reduction project
● Assist with the implementation of a digital content marketing plan for the SCRC


Event Coordination

● Assist in the planning and coordination of various events and meetings, including planning
sessions, public engagement, advocacy and public education, or multi-sectoral strategy meetings
● Work with event collaborators to ensure all logistical aspects are properly managed
● Support event promotion and outreach to attract attendees and participants
● Assist in the setup and breakdown of event spaces and manage event-related materials and equipment


Administrative Tasks

● Help to coordinate or host virtual or in-person meetings, including distribution of meeting packages or taking meeting minutes
● Organize event registrations and keep track of customer information
● Handle inquiries and provide support related to marketing and events
● Help with budget tracking and expense reporting for marketing and event initiatives



● Proactively engage with individuals who have lived experience related to the project’s focus, building relationships of trust and empathy.
● Conduct interviews and discussions with people to gather their personal stories and perspectives, applying a trauma-informed approach, ensuring their voices are accurately represented and respected
● Continuously monitor and evaluate the impact of engagement of persons with lived experience and their stories and their impact on the project’s engagement and outreach efforts
● Collaborate with content team to creatively present stories in compelling formats, including written articles, website, print and video



● Background in events and marketing is a requirement for the position
● Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities
● Demonstrates a deep sense of empathy and understanding when interacting with individuals with lived experience of poverty
● Sensitive to a diverse range of perspectives, background and experiences and ability to communicate in a respectful, non-judgemental and inclusive manner
● Strong organizational and time management skills, with a high degree of attention to detail
● Ability to work independently, manage your own schedule, and work on a team
● A commitment to the vision, mission, values and, policies and procedures of the Sunshine Coast Resource Centre
● A passion for poverty reduction on the Lower Sunshine Coast
● Strong written communication skills are an asset for this position
● Proficiency in Google Workspace, WordPress, and Mail Chimp, and familiarity with social media platforms and digital marketing tools are an asset for this position
● Basic understanding of marketing principles and event coordination
● Reliability to meet deadlines
● A high degree of professionalism

To apply

Please apply by midnight on Thursday, August 24, 2023, by sending your cover letter and resume in PDF format to Chris Hergesheimer, Poverty Reduction Project Manager, at povertyreduction@resourcecentre.ca with the subject line, “Community Engagement Coordinator.”


About the Sunshine Coast Resource Centre: The Sunshine Coast Resource Centre is a navigation and advocacy hub which supports clients to have fair access to government, legal, health and social services resources to improve their health and well-being. Our guiding values include inclusion, collaboration, respect and advocacy. The Resource Centre has also led many community development projects, including the Sunshine Coast Poverty Reduction Strategy.

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