We Believe: Let's Move Forward Together

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Thank you to everyone who helped make our 2018 fundraising gala, We Believe: Let’s Move Forward Together, the incredible evening that it was. Since our inaugural fundraising gala five years ago, each year’s event has been bigger and better than the last and 2018’s We Believe: Let’s Move Forward Together was no exception.

From the beginning, the We Believe Gala has been about community; recognizing those within Edmonton who are champions of SACE; rallying together to show survivors of sexual violence that we believe and support them; and focusing on how we can move forward together in order to prevent sexual violence from happening within our communities. Although there is still much work to be done, this event was dedicated to celebrating how far we have come, and inspiring hope for how much further we can go in the future. We are so grateful to the incredible performers, Karimah, Lady Vanessa and Nasra Adem, our live painter, Amanda Schutz, and keynote speaker, Tarana Burke, who left us with messages of determination, strength and community connection.

We were humbled by the overwhelming show of support that we received yet again this year. The room was filled with nearly 500 of our community partners, funders, clients, volunteers and friends and family. We are grateful to everyone who was able to attend, as well as those who contributed to the success of the event in other ways, through their volunteerism, with silent auction donations, and generous sponsorships.

Together we were able to raise over $70,000, all of which will go directly to supporting SACE programs such as individual and group counselling, public education, and our 24-Hour Support & Information Line.

We Are Hiring

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Communications Coordinator, Community Engagement

Thank you for your interest. This position is now closed.

This is a full-time position under the supervision of the Director of Community Engagement and Director of Communications and Development. All work at the Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton (SACE) will reflect the Mission Statement and philosophical beliefs of the organization. The Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton (SACE) is a not-for-profit, charitable organization that supports children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced sexual abuse or assault, and educates the public about sexual violence. We offer a friendly and warm work environment and are looking for someone in this position to work weekly Monday – Thursday. Flexibility to work weekday evenings and weekends is a requirement.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordination and maintenance of SACE social media accounts as part of a team
  • Ongoing content development for SACE website, social media, and print materials
  • Writing and editing (grants, social media, educational content, copywriting, short articles)
  • Administration (funding databases, donor stewardship, digital file management)
  • Fundraising coordination (social media acknowledgements, database tracking)
  • Light design (Adobe Creative Suite and online program called Canva, working with templates and small edits)
  • Public relations administration (tracking media coverage, preparing news releases, creating media kit)
  • Event coordination and support (support of annual gala and other fundraising/agency events)
  • Development and maintenance of a quarterly newsletter
  • Support through the 24-Hour Support and Information Line (training will be provided as part of the SACE Volunteer Program)

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in humanities, social work, education, communications, public relations, or related education or experience
  • Familiarity with databases and with Microsoft Office
  • Strong writing skills for a variety of mediums and audiences
  • Strong listening, empathy, and support abilities
  • An eye for design and detail
  • Experience in fund development, event planning, website management, social media management, design, and/or database management

The ideal candidate:

  • Is familiar with the issue of sexualized violence and with feminist approaches to support and violence prevention
  • Is familiar with anti-oppression principles and practices
  • Is able to work and develop relationships with a wide range of people, both within and outside of the organization, in collaborative, consultative, and/or support capacities
  • Is a self-starter with research, project, and time management skills
  • Is creative and innovative in developing new and unique ways to improve the communications and development program and create new opportunities

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter outlining why you think you are the right candidate for this position, along with a resume and 3 professional references. We also invite submissions of writing or design samples. Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.

SACE is committed to hiring practices that support diversity, equity and inclusion. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. We encourage First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to a diversity of ideas and practice at the Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton, to apply.

Closing Date: July 11, 2018 (interviews in late July)

Negotiable Position Start Date: August 15, 2018

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to info@sace.ca OR mail to SACE, Attn: Selection Committee – Communications Coordinator

We thank all who apply; only those selected to be interviewed will be contacted.