Opportunities

Opportunities

Employment

Auditor, CPA

POSITION SUMMARY

 

Working with as a team of public practice accountants, you will be part of a unique financial audit program providing audit engagements to non-profit organizations. You are focused, enthusiastic, flexible and a proactive individual who can work as a sole practitioner and at the same time, you want to be part of a team of public practices supporting community-based organizations.  As a Canadian Professional Accountant (CPA), with the ability to open your own public practice, you will work with a team of audit technicians to deliver audit services to a portfolio of established clients.

 

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

 

Audit Services

  • Provide audit and tax engagement services to non-profits and charities who exclusively use Part III of the Handbook
    • Plan and perform non-profit and charitable organization audits
    • Ensure the completion of audit working papers and audit programs
    • Communicate findings directly to clients and support their financial literacy and learning
    • Provide quotes for new clients as requested
  • Manage a portfolio of audit clients
  • Mentoring, coaching and supervision of the audit support staff

 

Consultation and Educational Services

  • Plan, develop, implement (or ensure implementation) and evaluate relevant workshops and seminars on financial management, fund raising and grants acquisition
  • Write articles of interest and value to non-profits

 

Additional Responsibilities

  • Provide feedback and support to other public practices
  • Assist in maintaining the Quality Control Manual and implementing feedback from the Practice Reviews
  • Recommend operational controls and process improvements

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Meet the requirements to register a public practice in your name (recognized accounting designation along with 5 years of progressive assurance and tax experience in a public practice)
  • Ability to establish a practice public accounting firm and audit under the Regulated Accounting Profession Act Demonstrated technical understanding of Part III of the CPA Handbook

 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

 

  • Ability to work with tight deadlines and to deliver services on-time
  • Not-for-profit audit experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of GST for both non-profit and charities
  • Proficiency in Caseware and Caseview
  • Microsoft Word and Excel and cloud-based case management software.
  • Knowledge of Simply Accounting, Quickbooks and other off the shelf accounting programs an asset
  • Excellent oral and written communication, organization, and time management skills
  • Experience in public speaking and group facilitation
  • Ability to work effectively independently, or as part of a team and able to build positive working relationships

 

HOURS OF WORK

 

  • 40 hours per week. Some evening and weekend work might be required particularly during peak periods.
  • Compressed work week available, with flexible hours

 

SALARY

The Federation offers a competitive compensation and benefits package and offers work life balance and learning opportunities for our employees.


Please send your electronic résumé and cover letter ALONG with your salary expectations to
: Leslie Evans, Executive Director leslie.evans@calgarycommunities.com.

 

Please note that only candidates invited for a preliminary interview will be contacted.

 

NOTE:  This is an employment opportunity.  Public Practices looking to expand their own  practices will NOT be considered.

 

IT and Database Analyst
Digital Marketing Coordinate

Job Title:                     Digital Marketing Coordinator

Department:               Engagement Team

Reports To:                 Executive Director

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Working with the Engagement Manager, you will be able to help create and implement marketing and communications strategies that will position the Federation as a capacity builder within the non-profit sector.  You are a detailed orientated digital marketing professional who is a creative individual who thinks of new ways to find and convert customers.  You love automation and know how to leverage technology to improve our marketing reach.   You have initiative and are ready to put your skills to work inviting, not only our existing following of over 3,000 volunteers, but others across Canada to Be Part of It!

Marketing

  • Assist in reorganization and positioning of our services to increase access to our offerings
  • Create and deploy marketing and communications strategies for the Federation, including but not limited to: online learning opportunities, business directory, events, and service offerings.
  • Develop and execute strategies to deepen our relationship with our current members and that attract leads outside our membership base with the goal of expanding our online learning and other fee for service offerings.
  • Develop strategies to fine tune our digital marketing efforts using analytics to inform our marketing, programs and services
  • Develop marketing content and collateral
  • Assist in designing and launching new e-commerce service offerings
  • In collaboration with other staff, write content and design resources for the resource library, email marketing campaigns and other initiatives.

 

Administrative responsibilities

  • Update the database daily
  • Prepare and provide summary reports as requested
  • Contribute to organizational strategy and policy development
  • Take actions to minimize risks and maximize opportunities for the organization.
  • Work with the Communications Coordinator to ensure brand elements are maintained
  • Assist in all Federation events
  • Other duties as required

 

Skills and Attributes:

  • At least 2 years work experience in digital marketing including drip marketing and funnels
  • Experience in e-commerce
  • 2 years’ experience marketing content writing
  • Experience in social media marketing
  • Good knowledge of SEO and digital marketing best practices
  • Experience with online lead generation
  • Strong design skills and experience with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign

 

Also considered an asset:

  • Knowledge of WordPress, marketing automation software, and other web tools
  • Experience using CRM and Marketing Automation software
  • Basic video creation and editing skills
  • A degree, diploma, or certificate in digital marketing or marketing
  • Experience working in a digital marketing or professional services setting
  • Solid work experience with email marketing tools and content management systems
  • Experience with the social media on a professional level
  • Solid experience working across multiple stakeholders, managing and enhancing workflows
  • Strong ability to generate correct and insightful reports for making effective business decisions
  • Possess strong critical thinking skill, and ability to apply it to analyzing data and solving problems
  • Strong experience with direct marketing
  • Expertise with Excel and other Microsoft Office products
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented, with strong ability to manage several competing tasks simultaneously
  • Highly motivated self-starter with proven ability to work independently with little supervision on projects, but produce great results
  • Excellent ability to communicate both verbally and in writing across several stakeholder groups
  • Proven ability to work effectively with internal teams to complete assigned tasks and projects before deadline
  • Knowledge of HTML and experience with analytical tools, analysis, reporting, and researching.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education in Marketing, Digital Marketing or related field; a Bachelor’s Degree in these areas would be an asset

HOURS OF WORK:

8:30am to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Thursday – 9:00 a.m. to noon Fridays.  Some evening and weekend work.

SALARY:

Please indicate salary expectation in your cover letter.

The Federation offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.

The Federation is an equal opportunity employer, where personnel are recruited and employed without discrimination based on race, religious beliefs, colour, gender, physical disability, mental disability, age, ancestry, place of origin, sexual orientation, marital status, source of income, or family status.

Engagement Coordinator

Job Title: Engagement Coordinator

Department: Engagement

Reports to: Executive Director

POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to the Engagement Manager, this role has three major responsibility areas: event management, member stewardship and grant coordination.  As an event planner, you will be responsible for promoting the mission of the organization through the planning and execution of our networking, engagement, and recognition events.  As an ambassador for the organization, you will lead membership development by executing a stewardship program.  Finally, you will administrate all grant programs that support member organizations.  The successful candidate will be an extravert with exceptional people skills, detailed focused, organized, responsive and motivated

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

Support our efforts around fundraising, networking, engagement and recognition events

  • Develop event plans, critical paths, and production schedule for each event
  • Manage event logistics during all stages of the production process
  • Work with communications to develop and execute marketing and communications for each initiative
  • Recruit and coordinate event volunteers
  • Develop and manage event-specific budgets
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward special event sponsors and silent auction/fundraiser partners
  • Ensures database is maintained and up to date, tracks all gift & donor groupings, recognition, donor history and prospect information of the fund development programs
  • Conduct research on potential prospects, identify appropriate contacts and make initial contacts – begin developing a relationship
  • Complete post-event reports that measure results against objectives

 

Engage new and existing members to ensure they understand our services and how to access them.

  • Execute on the membership stewardship plan
  • Review data to identify gaps in access and reach out to members that are underutilizing our services
  • Onboard new members
  • Work with marketing and communications to develop promotional information and registration

 

Administer numerous micro grant programs to support member organizations.

  • Administer our microgrant programs
  • Organize and vet grant applications for review by committee
  • Communicate with grant recipients
  • Organize documentation for reimbursements, reports, etc.
  • Organize grants committee, set dates and communicate with members
  • Write final reports

 

Administrative responsibilities

  • Assist to ensure the databases and timesheets are updated daily
  • Capture great stories and/or minutes from networking and share with communications or, depending on situation engage our social media directly
  • Prepare and provide summary reports of programs, services and connections, including recommendations for future improvement and change
  • Contribute to organizational strategy and policy development
  • Take actions to minimize risks and maximize opportunities for the organization.
  • Assist in the recruitment, training and supervision of volunteers and staff
  • Provide backup support to the Membership Coordinator

 

SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong desire to promote the value of community
  • Skill sets include: a natural connector, problem solving, organization, strategic thinking, facilitation, training and planning.
  • Strong ability to communicate both written and verbal and the ability to present to a variety of audiences.
  • Computer software skills, especially MS office and Access
  • This position will require occasional evening and weekend work as needed

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in event planning and organizing people
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Proficiency in Office 365
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Not-for-Profit Studies, Management, Communication or related field an asset

 

HOURS OF WORK:

8:30am to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Thursday – 9:00 a.m. to noon Fridays.  Evening and weekend work may be required.

SALARY:

Commensurate with experience. The Federation offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Please send your electronic résumé and cover letter to: Leslie Evans, Executive Director

Deadline:  July 9, 2021

Volunteer

Board of Directors
Internal Committees

The Federation of Calgary Communities has a few internal committees organized to provide support to the board of directors. A Federation of Calgary Communities board member chairs each committee, with the members being other Federation of Calgary Communities board members or interested individuals from the community at large who have skills or expertise in the following areas:

  1. Finance – to review current financial policies and develop policies that will meet the future financial needs to sustain a healthy organization.
  2. Stakeholder Engagement – to focus on communications and fund development efforts with the organization’s various stakeholders.
  3. Urban Planning – to work with staff to address planning-related matters that have citywide implications and provide education and resources to community associations (note that many individual community associations have planning, transportation or environment committees and are also seeking volunteers).
  4. Nominations– to solicit appropriate and qualified candidates to serve on the Federation of Calgary Communities Board of Directors.

If you find one of the above committees of interest and would like to be considered as member, please contact our office at (403) 244-4111 or send an e-mail for more information.

External Committees

The Federation of Calgary Communities has representation on a number of external committees with mandates related to community and the quality of life in Calgary. Staff members represent the Federation on some committees, and board members or other volunteers on others. If you are interested in our external committees, please contact our office at (403) 244-4111 or send an e-mail.

Casino Volunteering

Once every 18 months, the Federation of Calgary Communities receives a license to host a Casino. It takes 40 volunteers to fill the positions for a two-day casino. There are three shift options: the DAY SHIFT is from 11:00 am to 7:30 pm, the NIGHT SHIFT is from 7:00 pm to 3:30 am, and the COUNTROOM SHIFT is from 11:15 pm to 3:30 am. If you are interested in assisting us, please call our office at (403) 244-4111 or email your name and telephone number to be included in our casino database. Since this is an annual event, we keep your information on file.

Urban Planning

Interested in volunteering with our Urban Planners? Please send an expression of interest and a resume to fedyyc@calgarycommunities.com