Hiring: Event Development Specialist | Carolinian Canada

Hiring: Event Development Specialist

Monday, January 5, 2015 - 7:00pm

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Event Development Specialist

Carolinian Canada Contract Position

Contract: 12-16 weeks, PT

Deadline:  January 20, 2015

Starting: Immediately

Compensation:  Commensurate with experience

To Apply:  Send resumee and references to admin@carolinian.org

Primary Focus: Partnership development (exhibitors and corporate partners), support for event logistics, marketing and volunteer engagement. Ideal applicant will have experience developing and supporting Corporate Partnership relationships and large scale event management.


The Carolinian Canada Event Development Specialist will effectively work as part of a team to develop, organize and deliver Go Wild - Grow Wild a new large-scale event for the Carolinian Life Zone to build capacity for habitat, species and ecosystem recovery in southern Ontario.   The event is based in London Ontario and will attract an audience from Windsor to Toronto.


  • Take a leadership role in recruiting and stewarding corporate and ngo sponsors and partners to reach event goals
  • 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
  • Graduation from college or university in a related field
  • Ability to travel as needed within and beyond London
  • Familiarity with Carolinian Canada, nature stewardship, sustainable tourism, native plants and related groups an asset

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