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Community Events Specialist

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Jul 6, 2016
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Jun 8, 2016
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The Town of Okotoks

The Town of Okotoks is located 15 minutes south of Calgary. Our vibrant and growing Town has many things to offer; shorter commutes, unique shopping and dining opportunities, a flourishing cultural community, abundant outdoor trails and parks, extensive recreational facilities, and attractive family oriented neighbourhoods.

Surrounded by magnificent Rocky Mountain views, bountiful rolling hills and the splendid Sheep River Valley, Okotoks is a dynamic, fast growing community of 28,000+ that has been recognized for its innovation and commitment to sustainable development practices. As an organization we are results oriented, value innovation, and consider teamwork an important component of our future success.

We’re proud of our community and have an empowered municipal workforce that is guided by our core values that create an environment for continuous improvement and customer service excellence.  Come and experience Okotoks way of life!

Community Events Specialist

The Town of Okotoks has an opportunity for a multi-talented individual with the ability to plan and implement events that inspire the appreciation and enjoyment of community and special events in Okotoks, such as Light-Up Night, Annual Parade, and recreation-related grand openings, etc. You are mandated to develop community initiatives that meet the needs of residents, businesses and visitors, and to liaise with stakeholders to achieve their goals. Advocating sponsorship within the community and administering fund raising and grant applications is a regular function of this position. Monitoring activities within the Specialist’s purview on a regular basis is paramount, ensuring the Event Management Plan is progressing appropriately. Risk and hazard assessment of community events on an on-going basis is required.

A degree/diploma in Recreation Administration or Public Relations plus at least 5 years directly related experience ensures the incumbent’s success. A combination of equivalent education and experience may be considered. Excellent public relations, event planning & coordinating, interpersonal & oral communication skills are required, plus the ability to prioritize workload. Computer application literacy is an asset.

We offer competitive salary, a comprehensive benefit package and participation in LAPP pension plan. Actual start date in the position is negotiable, respecting existing vacation plans of the successful applicant.

Interested applicants are invited to apply online at www.okotoks.ca/careers  by July 6, 2016. Applicants from the previous posting are still in consideration, and need not reapply.

We thank all applicants for their interest; only those invited to an interview will be contacted.