Volunteer Opportunity

GALA DIRECTOR - EDMONTON, AB - STEM PROGRAM - Volunteer Role

Remote
Volunteer must be in Canada
New
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Published 1 month ago

Details at a Glance

Schedule
Weekdays
Time Commitment
A few hours per week
Recurrence
Recurring

Description

STEM Montessori Academy of Canada (SMAC) is a regional STEM program open to all students with the mission to deliver top-notch STEM literacy and application. The STEM program will educate students from preschool to high school. SMAC will specialize in an advanced, bar-none STEM-based educational curriculum that emphasizes the interconnected subject areas of science, technology, engineering, and math.


STEM is currently recruiting a Gala Director, to work alongside our Event Director and Project Manager to oversee our finale Gala for our STEM Innovation events in July and August. Join us in a volunteer role. In collaboration with the Board of Directors, the ideal candidate will execute and maintain our values and organizational goals while managing continual efficient operations.


To apply for this role, you must reside in Canada, and be present for the Award Galas in July or August.


What’s in it for You?

Gain experience as an Event and Gala Director and Event Management

Learn and develop new strategies in a continuous learning environment

Travel compensation (if required)

Build new networks and associations in the field

Contribute to the future of the next generation

Flexible hours (2-4 hours per week)


Key Responsibilities:

Overseeing the full planning and execution of our Awards Gala's to take place in July.

Manage all of the planning and execution of the event including sourcing awards, volunteers, keynote speakers, food, music and overall agenda for the evening.

Continual communication with Event Director and Project Manager relating to the gala planning progress.

Oversee and improve the efficiency of support departments.

Monitoring of day-to-day operations of the event planning to ensure coordination and communication between all functions.

Lead and manage event gala teams in focused initiatives providing support and guidance within organizational goals and values.

Lead gala event meetings and take ownership of the event critical path.

Communicates to event stakeholders and maintain on time delivery of event tasks.


Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in business, events, or related field

Demonstrated ability to manage budgets

Excellent written/verbal communication skills.

Proficient in all Microsoft applications.

Experience operations management, and organizational effectiveness, implementing best practices.

Demonstrated leadership and collaboration under critical time constraints and ability to prioritize and delegate tasks.

Ability to motivate and display a strong work ethic and team initiatives in a diverse and ethical workplace.

Committed to continued learning in a stimulating environment.


Knowledge working with a non-profit organization is considered an asset.


With all hands and hearts on deck, we have the opportunity to make an even greater impact on our community than ever before.


This STEM Innovation Program is not just about tasks - it's about commitment, dedication, and delivering results that will change lives. Together, we have the power to create positive change and leave a lasting legacy in our community.


This is your chance to be part of something truly special and meaningful. Whether you're a seasoned volunteer or new to the team, we need your passion, skills, and enthusiasm to make this program a success.


*Please note, that you must be available for the next 3 months if you commit to a position listed above. All volunteers on board for this project must be available to attend weekly team meetings on any ONE of the following days:


- Thursday evenings 8 pm Eastern - 40 - 60 minutes, OR

- Sunday evenings 8 pm Eastern - 40 - 60 minutes, OR

- Wednesday noon Eastern - 40 - 60 minutes

**Only ONE of these times listed above needs to work with your schedule.


We are strongly committed to equity and diversity within our community. We welcome and encourage applications from all religious backgrounds, persons of color, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, and others who can contribute to the diversification of our community. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a resume to volunteer@stemcanada.ca


We thank you for your interest in this opportunity; however, only those candidates selected will be contacted.


Interested individuals should submit their resume for immediate consideration.

STEM Montessori Academy of Canada (SMAC) is a regional STEM program open to all students with the mission to deliver top-notch STEM literacy and application. The STEM program will educate students from preschool to high school. SMAC will…

Location

Remote
Volunteer must be in Canada
Associated Location
24 Alexander St, Brampton, ON L6V 1H6, Canada

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