Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) invites applications for a Events & Engagement Officer to join our dedicated and talented Marketing & Development team in our mission to create business solutions to poverty!
MEDA’s work is built on a foundation of Mennonite business roots and faith-based values, within the global context of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We believe business solutions are effective interventions to address poverty. Through a market-systems approach and strategic partnerships, MEDA enables access to finance and provides business and technical expertise to build transformative agri-food market systems that create decent jobs, allowing traditionally excluded groups to become active participants in a sustainable economy. MEDA welcomes all who share our values and want to join us in our mission.
To find out more about MEDA, please visit our website at www.meda.org.
(Hybrid) Lancaster, PA or Waterloo, Ontario.
The Constituent Engagement Department strives to understand the philanthropic interests of members to create, communicate and deliver engagement opportunities on a broad scale effectively. For our private donors and members these are ways that they can apply their values, as expression of their Christian faith, in their daily work by volunteering their time, talent and treasure in support of MEDA’s mission.
As a part of this team, the Events & Engagement (Constituent Engagement) Officer’s primary focus is the MEDA Network and Network Events. The Officer’s goal is to engage MEDA’s Network of supporter groups throughout North America with networking and engagement opportunities and the provision of resources that focus on Christian faith in the workplace while promoting the ideals of responsible management of material, financial and human resources.
The Officer provides event support, presentations and young professional engagement. This role works diligently to create opportunities for engagement and an exceptional, inclusive and welcoming experiences for all current and potential MEDA constituents whether in person, on the phone, or online.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
This role proactively looks for opportunities to improve MEDA’s presentation to the public, and works to create inclusive opportunities for volunteerism, connection, and community around MEDA’s shared values of collaboration, accountability, respect, and entrepreneurship.
The incumbent will be responsible for the oversight and management of the Network Hubs including strategy development and implementation, the creation and delivery of programming materials, supporting, developing and nurturing relationships with hub leadership, planning and event logistics, reporting and marketing support, and identifying areas for network growth.
This role also provides oversight of planning and logistics for other events led by MEDA volunteer groups as well as logistical and marketing support for donor cultivation events where required (Inside MEDA events, special events, etc.).
Based on location, some administrative duties are also required.
University degree preferred in business, communications, marketing, or related field.
In addition to educational requirements, we’re looking for a people person who is able to make relationships and connections easily. You’re an ideal candidate if you have a minimum four years of experience in volunteer management or event fundraising and demonstrated experience providing superior customer service including excellent communication and interpersonal skills with both external contacts as well as colleagues. You’ll have an eye for detail and proven ability to manage multiple competing priorities and timelines.
Experience using fundraising and or marketing software considered an asset.
MEDA is an equal opportunity employer and accommodations are available during all phases of the recruitment process. We ask that any applicants requiring accommodation make their needs known in advance.
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