Events Assistant – Guelph

Job Title:

Events Assistant


Big Brothers Big Sisters Centre Wellington

Company Description:

Our Mission is to enable life-changing mentoring relationships to ignite the power and potential of young people. Our Vision is that all young people realize their full potential. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Centre Wellington is a non-profit agency. We are committed to enhancing the social emotional competence, mental health and well being and educational engagement and employee readiness. Big Brothers Big Sisters is a leader in mentoring youth and providing ongoing support through a variety of engaging programs. Join us and make a positive difference in the lives of others in the community. Why it’s great to work with us Big Brothers Big Sisters of Centre Wellington is a friendly, inclusive and committed team who offers their employees vacation days and paid health days and provide a health care spending account after one year. As well, we provide our employees with a professional development allocation and various learning opportunities. Ignite your full potential with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Centre Wellington! Is this you? You are passionate about helping plan events that are detailed, with a committee of volunteers and an end game of optimizing net revenues to help make our programs happen. Your role is supportive to the fund development team so this is a great role for someone wanting to get into the event planning world with little experience but a great attitude and desire to learn. You are detail oriented and excited to learn and grow with us. You think through things logistically, noting how things impact each other.

Job Type:

Full Time

Close to Public Transit:


Start Date:



25 Hr/Wk


What you will be doing: • Supporting fundraising event planning, event execution and volunteer management • Assisting with organization of materials and delivery of program resources to participants, as needed • Provide courteous, professional and prompt customer service over the telephone or by email • Exhibit professional phone manner, excellent listening skills and a knowledge of the agency and the events being executed (product specifications, price, details) • Actively develop and maintain relationships with vendors, clients and volunteers • Follow and maintain budgets • Effective and gracious volunteer management


What you bring: • Strong self-motivator with ability to work independently, with some guidance • Also a team player who likes to be a part of the wins • Very organized and excellent attention to detail • Excellent people skills and a friendly, responsible, service-oriented attitude • Strong communication, both verbally and written • Tech savviness is a benefit (Microsoft office, Google docs, social media platforms etc.) • Able to problem solve effectively and calmly • Mandatory reference, Family and Children’s Services Check, and police checks • Certified First Aid Level C and CPR is preferred but not mandatory • Drivers licence and access to a car is preferred

How to Apply:

If this position sounds like you, please let us know why by submitting your resume and cover letter to by January 14 • Please use the Subject Line: Events Assistant Application • Applications will be reviewed as they are received so we encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible.


What we offer: • An opportunity to do meaningful work and make a positive impact in the community • A supportive, positive and engaging work environment • 25 hrs/week (can be flexible with timing but prefer 9am to 2pm) • Work in office alongside our team • $18/hr to start with opportunity to have additional quarterly bonuses • This is a 25 hour per week position which can be flexible but prefer it to be 9am to 2pm, Monday to Friday. Some weekend or evening work may be required at peak times. • For this position the candidate must be fully vaccinated. Accommodations will be considered upon request.