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Western Canada Summer Games 2015 Wood Buffalo

Application Deadline: January 31, 2013   Starting Date: March 1, 2013

Position: Director, Friends of the Games and Sponsorship

Job Description:

The Western Canada Summer Games 2015 Wood Buffalo is seeking a Director, Friends of the Games and Sponsorship with hands-on experience in multi-sport games organization and fundraising. The Director of Friends of the Games and Sponsorship is the senior staff person that provides the management and leadership for the coordination, integration, planning, development and operations support for the respective Friends of the Games/Sponsorship portfolio for the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games.

The successful candidate will need to:

• Have 10 years experience in a senior administrative role with in a successful Sponsorship/fundraising campaign
• Have an adaptable attitude and a friendly personality
• Have sound judgement with the ability to multitask and have proven problem-solving skills
• Have advanced Outlook, Word and Excel skills and computer literacy skills, including CAD would be an asset
• Have excellent oral and written communication skills
• Have strong organizational skills
• Have a flexible work schedule
• Participate in the development and execution of all programs associated with the Friends of the Games Division, including and not limited to sponsorship research, development & fulfillment, and Friends of the Games Program.
• Develop sponsor contracts and oversee all sponsor servicing related activities.
• Conduct research on potential national sponsors to personalize the sponsors pitch document.
• Coordinate and deliver major components of the strategy including special marketing/fundraising activities such as the Friends of the Games, Major Sponsors and Official Supplier programs
• Assist in finalizing venue signage plans and arrangements for production of signage.
• To ensure sponsor benefits/servicing is met, including tickets, signage, advertising, etc.
• To ensure the organization and implementation of sponsor conferences.
• To ensure the organization of other related special events or programs.
• National level games experience would be a definite asset

The ideal candidate will have well-developed skills in administration, a proven record in managing within a volunteer organization and fundraising success, a history of effective planning, reporting and communications. The position will begin in the March, 2013 and run until September 2015. The Western Canada Summer Games will be hosted within the Municipality of Wood Buffalo from August 7 – August 15, 2015.

Please email your resume in complete confidence to the Games Manager with the title of the job in the subject line to:

Kim Rizzi
Games Manager, Western Canada Summer Games 2015 Wood Buffalo
Fort McMurray, AB

Closing date: January 31, 2013

We thank all applicants, however only those under consideration will be contacted. The 2015 Western Canada Summer Games is seeking corporate partners to support this major event and who may be looking for career development opportunities for their employees. Potential employees seeking a secondment from their organization are appreciated and encouraged to apply.

Salary Range: Negotiable

Type of Position:
Full Time - Employee

Contact Information:
Kim Rizzi
Western Canada Summer Games 2015 Wood Buffalo
9909 Franklin Ave.
Fort McMurray , AB
T9H 2K4
Tel. 780-799-8638
Fax. 780-743-7028


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