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Job (Calgary): Outreach and Development Coordinator – Making Treaty 7

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Job (Calgary): Outreach and Development Coordinator – Making Treaty 7




About Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society

The Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society (MT7) was founded in March 2013 with the mandate to promote a greater understanding of the history, contemporary relevance and cultural significance of Treaty 7 to all people of Southern Alberta and beyond. MT7 is creating a major theatrical and cultural work that explores the historical significance, and contemporary relevance of Treaty 7, the founding event of modern Southern Alberta.

Job Description

The Outreach and Development Coordinator role is a permanent, full-time position responsible for supporting multiple aspects of Making Treaty 7 including, but not limited to assisting the Executive Director, crafting external communications, preparing grant applications, and facilitating community activities and special events.
  • Identify and research prospective donors;
  • Create schedule to monitor application and reporting deadlines;
  • Developing and writing grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making organizations, persuasively communicating the organization’s mission and programs to potential funders;
  • Ensure that all legal reporting requirements are satisfied;
  • Track organizational statistics required for funding reports.
Event Facilitation
  • Coordinate, attend and record all event planning sessions;
  • Manage registration process, preparation, and dissemination of all materials including entering/modifying registration data, producing reports and registration lists;
  • Assisting and responding to attendee inquiries via phone and email in a timely manner;
  • Management of all onsite volunteers – creating processes and documents for a smooth process onsite;
  • Assist Event Managers with event logistics which include: menu selection, event rentals, recruiting and confirming volunteers, on-site event support, event data entry and other event production elements.
Office Support
  • Monitor, screen, respond to and distribute communications;
  • Prepare and edit correspondence, communications, presentations and other documents;
  • Produce reports, presentations, and briefs;
  • Develop and maintain contact mailing lists;
  • Diagnose and resolve technical hardware and software issues.


The ideal candidate will possess:
  • A post-secondary degree and/or 3 years related experience in arts administration, event planning and/or fundraising;
  • Ability to relate to First Nations, culturally diverse & mainstream community and colleagues; 
  • Sensitivity and interest in the Indigenous and Treaty 7 First Nations traditions and community issues; 
  • Knowledge and/or experience in the operations of not-for-profit arts organizations in general, particularly the performing arts; 
  • Excellent communication skills, organizational/strategic planning, presentation and interpersonal skills;
  • Competency in the use of Mac software and Microsoft Office software. Knowledge of programs like WordPress, InDesign, Hootsuite, Constant Contact, and Survey Monkey is considered an asset; 
  • Excellent conceptualization, problem-solving & project leadership skills.



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