As the first point of contact in Community Relations, this role represents the corporate citizenship and community relations policies and practices of the broader corporation to its stakeholders. The incumbent is responsible and accountable for general office management, front line coordination, and senior administrative support for Community Relations. General responsibilities include responding to enquiries, financial management and reporting of the department’s operational and corporate donations budgets, timely triaging of incoming requests from internal and external stakeholders, and administration of a specialized Community Relations data base.
- Communicating funding decisions, co-ordinating sponsorship benefits and arranging appropriate company representation at community functions
- Management and development of the Community Relations department operating/expense budget, monthly monitoring, expense reconciliation and variance reporting
- Annual allocation and budgeting, cheque processing, and monthly monitoring and reconciliation of national and community-based donations and sponsorships
- Preparation of charitable and business expense tax receipts
- Respond to all department correspondence and enquiries, including positioning funding decisions
- Database management and reporting using Excel and grant management software
- Administer comprehensive records and file management coupled with general department operations
- Organize department travel arrangements and related expenses, along with timely and accurate coordination of communication tactics (e.g. logo treatments, signage)
- Coordination of sponsor benefits as assigned (e.g. complimentary tickets and staff incentives) and arranges for appropriate company representation at community functions as assigned
Qualifications and Competencies
- Bachelor degree or business-related community college diploma in Business or Office Administration, Finance, or equivalent relevant experience.
- Minimum of two or more years’ relevant experience.
- Knowledge of community relations programs and broader corporate social responsibility values
- Exceptional organizational skills; ability to manage competing and changing priorities, heavy workload, and demands.
- Proven office skills and exceptional financial and budget management using spreadsheets, databases and grant management software.
- Maturity and sound judgment; ability to anticipate situations, to influence positive outcomes,
- Proven ability to recognize and handle confidential financial and sensitive information, with integrity and without compromise.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively independently, in teams, and in support roles.
- We offer a challenging, team-oriented work environment, competitive income and benefits, and opportunities for professional and personal development and growth.
We offer a challenging, team-oriented work environment, competitive income and benefits, and opportunities for professional and personal development and growth.
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Together Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life serve the financial security needs of 12 million people across Canada, with additional operations in Europe and the United States. As members of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies, we’re one of Canada’s leading insurers with interests in life insurance, health insurance, investment and retirement savings. We offer a broad portfolio of financial and benefit plan solutions for individuals, families, businesses and organizations.
We are committed to providing an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and to creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach their potential.
Candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.