Job Opportunity: Event & Outreach Coordinator

Event and Outreach Coordinator

Location: Downtown St Catharines 80 King Street, St. Catharines, Ontario

Level of Education: Post-Secondary career-related (Event planning, Community developer…)

Hours: Flexible Approx 110 hours/month Wages: $22-24/hour (depending upon experience)

The St. Catharines Downtown Association (SCDA) is a non-profit organization that represents over 500 members including commercial property owners, retailers, restaurants and professional offices in the designated BIA (Business Improvement Area).

The mandate of the St. Catharines Downtown Association includes participating in programs aimed at the physical improvement and beautification of the core, as well as the promotion of the Downtown as a great place in which to shop, work, dine, play, meet, live and explore.

Position Summary: Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate and plan events in Downtown St Catharines.
    • Work with local small businesses to ensure they benefit from the events and they are involved in the creation of events
    • Grant writing and attracting and collaborating with sponsors
    • Manage volunteers, vendors, performers and suppliers
  • Assist with community outreach
  • Coordinate and plan workshops and networking events 
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills preferred:

  • Self-starter, organized professional that works well as part of a team
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills and client service skills
  • Strong commitment to excellence and attention to detail
  • Proven problem solver with solid analytical skills
  • Exceptional time-management skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Creative and collaborative and able to take direction from committee
  • Relationships with local community and art groups an asset
  • Experience with Grant Writing and obtaining sponsors
  • Community outreach skills
  • Able to work with diverse community members in a respectful manner

Application Deadline: March 15th, 2023Please send applications to Rachel Braithwaite at with your resume. Please reference the job title in the subject line. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.