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Job Posting: Event and Sponsorship Coordinator at Full Circle

Monday, July 31, 2017 10:09 AM | GVPTA (Administrator)

Full Circle has an opening for an Event and Sponsorship Coordinator Term position (September 2017- March 2018 possibility of extension)

Title: Event and Sponsorship Coordinator

Location: 1425 Charles Street, Vancouver B.C. V5L 2S7

Status: Contract position, part-time

Closing Date: August 22, 2017

Full Circle: First Nations Performance is a non-profit society and registered charity that creates opportunities for Indigenous artists.


The Event and Sponsorship Coordinator assists in developing the fundraising strategy for Signature Events, as well as managing logistics, budgeting and follow-up processes for these events. They will also play a key role in developing innovative stewardship events and experiences. The Event and Sponsorship Coordinator will have fundraising experience as well as a demonstrated track record of project management, internal communications and delegation, and an excellent ability to manage external relationships.

 Event Management (50% of Time):

  • Develops and executes an annual strategic event plan
  • Creates and manages events’ annual budgetary plan
  • Negotiates and manages vendor relationships
  • Develops relationships internally and externally and leverages partnerships to assist with the creation, delivery and selling of events
  • Leads in the planning, development and execution of Signature Events
  • Volunteer management and engagement at Signature Events

Sponsorship Management (40% of Time):

  • Creates event and campaign sponsorship model and strategy
  • Works with Corporate Partnership Team to solicit new sponsors for events and campaigns and transitions event sponsors into long term partners
  • Engages new sponsors in multi-year agreements for ongoing events Job

Systems and Support (10% of Time):

  • Creates templates (critical path, budget) to be used across the office for events
  • Reviews all event critical paths, budgets
  • As the in-house event expert, provides guidance to other staff members leading events
  • Develops, manages and reports on a pipeline of event and sponsorship opportunities

Qualifications: University degree in any of the following areas; fundraising, business management, marketing or related field


  • 5 years or more progressive experience in corporate or non-profit fundraising event management
  • Demonstrated success in securing sponsorship for events and programs
  • Ability to own the strategic event planning process, while leading and managing a team through project planning and execution
  • Track record of developing, growing and executing successful events
  • Experience developing and customizing high end stewardship events

Knowledge/Skills Required:

·    Excellent working knowledge of the media landscape, understanding of social media activation and community engagement

·       Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

·       Attention to detail in planning large events

·       Strong verbal and written communication skills

·       Good team work ethic, and also capable of working independently

·       Able to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines within budget

·       Decision making skills


If you are interested in this opportunity, please forward your resume to info@fullcircle.ca attention Duane Grant.

Full Circle: First Nations Performance would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.

We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia.


The Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance (GVPTA) strives to strengthen the local theatre industry. We do this through providing services, promotion of member news and community events, opportunities to connect and network, and our annual theatre conference. Together with our members we are raising the profile of local theatre and building community.

At GVPTA, we acknowledge that our organization is located on the traditional, unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.