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Shoebox Project for Women (The), No Physical Address, Simcoe and Grey County Chapter
Owen Sound
Primary Duties & Responsibilities  
 
The primary role of a local community coordinator is to identify shelters and resource centres for women in need, identify suitable drop-off locations, market/advertise the drive to your community, fundraise, manage other volunteers, collect, inspect and deliver Shoeboxes to the shelters at a mutually agreed time.  
 
Other aspects of the role include, but are not limited to: 
Act as an ambassador of The Shoebox Project in your community  
Identify and develop a network of shelters and resource centres to partner with  
Manage Chapter specific email inquiries from interested donors, individuals and companies wanting to contribute to the various national fundraisers throughout the entire year (not isolated to holiday season) 
Communicate with the national staff on a regular basis regarding your progress (seeking assistance when necessary)  
Fundraise: Organize activities to raise funds or otherwise solicit and gather monetary donations to cover chapter expenses  
Facilitate corporate, community and school drives 
Reach out to local press and community leaders for support 
Manage monetary donations and expenses in accordance with organizational procedure  
Recruit and manage a committee of volunteers to assist in various duties as needed 
Coordinate inspections, storage, transportation and delivery of boxes from drop-off locations to shelters  
 
Qualifications  
Interest in issues related to women’s homelessness and desire to give back to your community  
Ability to recruit and manage a team of volunteers through a committee format or otherwise  
Fundraising & special event planning experience a definite asset 
Excellent communication skills – Coordinator is expected to respond to inquiries from community members, coordinate details with shelter staff, work with other local volunteers, corporate and community/school groups, reach out to local press and community leaders and potentially solicit donations from local businesses  
Computer savvy (specifically Google based applications), comfortable communicating via email and connecting through social media platforms 
Basic understanding of creating, managing and tracking budgets and expenses