Lawrence Park Community Church (LPCC), a congregation in the United Church of Canada, will launch a weekly music, lecture, and catered-meal program in September 2019 that will focus on a generous spirituality for Toronto and community building. We are searching for a person to plan and administer this project, as well as help LPCC plan our current annual events, full-time, beginning this Spring.
Candidates from all faith backgrounds are invited to apply. Candidates must be respectful of the spiritual aims of the church. A competitive salary will be commensurate with education and experience. LPCC is a LGBTQ-affirming congregation and equal opportunity employer.
- Provide planning and marketing support for all church programs.
- First, to work with a mostly-volunteer Launch Team to plan a weekly Sunday-Evening Meal/Music/Lecture/Breakout program.
- Help locate and enroll speakers and musicians for this program.
- Actively manage allocated budget.
- Second, to work with staff and volunteers to design, organize, market and run other annual events, including: Art Show, Christmas Market, Homecoming.
- Provide both print and social media marketing direction and hands-on support for all events, maintaining our social-media presence on multiple platforms.
- Onsite lead for all events. Responsible for managing set up, catering, AV, and signage.
- Maintain program playbooks to streamline future planning.
- Plan programming with the help of a team-based software suite.
- Events require frequent weekend work.
- A strong background in the spiritual and cultural dimensions of Canadian life.
- Experience negotiating with high-level speakers from education, entertainment or industry.
- Certificate in Event Planning or equivalent education or experience.
- Deep familiarity with Office-like software suites.
- Excellent writing and interpersonal communication skill.
- Familiarity with SEO, webpage design and construction.
- Demonstrated experience building, tracking and reporting on a social media following on key platforms for a non-profit organization or business entity, ideally including experience with Hoot Suite or similar software.
- A multi-tasker able to adapt to changing priorities and duties.
- Team player who can work with and take directions from a volunteer organizing committee.
- Self-starter who can take initiative when required.
- Desirable: Strong public and motivational speaking ability.
Please send applications to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 30. We will review applications as they arrive.