JOB OPPORTUNITY: Event Coordinator

Position: Event Coordinator
Reports To: Director of Fund Development and Communications


Special Olympics Alberta is part of the world’s largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities: with more than 4.5 million athletes in 170 countries -- and millions more volunteers and supporters. Special Olympics delivers world-class sport programs to people with intellectual disabilities of all ages and a wide range of abilities daily in communities and schools across Alberta. Special Olympics believes that people with intellectual disabilities can, and will, succeed when given the opportunity – we are leveling the playing field. Special Olympics Alberta offers sports programs in more than 160 communities around the province, and since being founded in 1980, has grown from an organization with only a few dozen athletes, to one in which approximately 3,200 athletes compete in 18 official sports. 

The Opportunity

Special Olympics Alberta is currently seeking applications for the position of Events Coordinator.  Reporting to the Director of Fund Development and Communications, this position will help strengthen events and establish new and existing relationships with corporate and individual donors.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Act as the primary liaison between Law Enforcement Torch Run and Special Olympics Alberta.
  • Provide support in organizing the annual provincial Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) conference.
  • Providing administrative support to LETR Regional and Provincial.
  • Serve as the liaison between Special Olympics Alberta and the LETR Executive Council.
  • Engage with volunteers to support their growth and contributions to the development of strong fundraising events.
  • Understanding of the challenges faced by volunteers who are largely drawn from the law enforcement sector, while remaining focused on the goals for program delivery.
  • Applies event management principles and processes to oversee the full cycle of events for LETR.
  • Responsible for ensuring all event revenue is accounted for and received, event expenses are paid, and funding proceeds are distributed.
  • Develop and assess pertinent resources and promotional materials for LETR events.
  • Support the LETR’s online presence including their webpage and social media accounts.
  • Create newsletters, posters, webpages etc. for LETR.
  • Identifies and inspires potential corporate and individual donors.
  • Develop strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements / Qualifications:

  • 2+ years experience in event planning or project management.
  • Strong relationship-building skills, including the ability to engage with people at all levels of seniority.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as an integral member of a team with a customer-service focus high-performer who is driven, detailed, and personable.
  • Strong organizational, and time management skills and the ability to work individually and in a team environment.
  • Proficient with Microsoft office, online meeting platforms (Zoom, Teams, etc.), social media platforms and CRM.
  • Experience with organizing and motivating volunteers.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Evenings, weekends, and provincial travel will be required to support events (20%)

Not required but beneficial:

  • Post-secondary diploma or degree in a related field such as event management, marketing, business.
  • Experience working in a not-for-profit or charity-based organization.
  • Experience working with individuals with a disability an asset.
  • Experience with managing contractors and vendors.
  • Experience in Fund Development or corporate sponsorship.
  • Experience working with law enforcement.
  • Comfortable in sharing ideas and taking the initiative.
  • Understanding the hierarchy of law enforcement.
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite.


Special Olympics Alberta Office

Edmonton, Alberta (hybrid model)


  • The salary range for this position is $40,000 - $50,000 based on experience.
  • Comprehensive benefit program, including health and dental upon successful completion of probation period.
  • RRSP matching program.

Application Details:

Candidates who wish to be considered for this position are asked to submit their resume and cover letter of interest to and tell us why you would be a great fit for Special Olympics Alberta. Attn: Kimberley Banford - Director of Fund Development and Communications.

Must be able to satisfactorily pass a Police Information Check and Vulnerable Sector check.

Deadline:  August 3, 2022, or until a suitable candidate is found.

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We thank all applicants for applying however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.