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Contract Position - Event Development Specialist

Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 8:00pm

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Event Development Specialist *Closed*

Carolinian Canada Contract Position

Contract: 7 months, PT

Deadline: August 9, 2015

Starting: September 2015

Compensation: Commensurate with experience

To Apply: Fill out the application below and upload your resume/cover letter

Focus: Partnership development (exhibitors and corporate partners), large-scale event logistics, marketing and volunteer engagement

The Carolinian Canada Event Development Specialist will effectively work as part of a team to develop the second annual "Go Wild - Grow Wild" expo - a new large-scale event to raise awareness of the natural treasures of the Carolinian Life Zone of southern Ontario. The event is based in London Ontario and attracts an audience from Windsor to Toronto.  It provides a showcase for outdoor adventure suppliers and tour companies, ecotourism destinations, conservation authorities, parks agencies, environmental NGOs, native plant experts and nurseries, landscape designers, gardening associations, science educators, outdoor youth programs, wildlife exhibits, and other exciting enterprises and initiatives celebrating the natural environment of our diverse but fragile ecological region.


  • Recruit and steward corporate and NGO sponsors and partners
  • Liaise with exhibitors, vendors and group members to create a successful event
  • Assist in coordinating event logistics
  • Develop strategic partnership opportunities
  • Implement targeted multi-channel marketing strategy as part of a team
  • Assist in volunteer engagement, event communications and reporting
  • Support and liaise with event working group, staff, partners and board as needed
  • Track and evaluate event success
  • Promote the Carolinian Canada principles, especially related to ecosystem recovery, in all aspects of the event
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Proven development skills with corporate partners
  • Proven experience in large-scale event planning and exhibitor liaison
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and meet deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Good leadership, team and organizational skills
  • Ability to travel as needed within and beyond London
  • Familiarity with nature stewardship, sustainable tourism, native plants and related groups an asset
  • Proximity to London an asset

Carolinian Canada Coalition brings together diverse groups and individuals to advance a collaborative conservation strategy for healthy ecosystems and thriving communities in the Carolinian Life Zone. Stretching from Toronto to Windsor, Canada’s Deep South is among North America’s most vibrant and fragile ecoregions. EXPLORE CAROLINIANCANADA.CA (Canadian Registered Charity 83559 4722 RR0001)

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