Event Coordinator

Dress for Success Toronto is looking to hire an Event Coordinator to support staff with administrative and the operational tasks required to execute our annual Mastering Your Job Search (MYJS) and Youth Employment Summit (YES) events. This position will run for 8 weeks from May 20, 2024 to July 12, 2024

Job Description

The primary responsibility of the Event Coordinator is to support staff with administrative and the operational tasks required to execute Dress for Success Toronto’s annual Mastering Your Job Search (MYJS) and Youth Employment Summit (YES) events.

Length of Contract

  • This position will run for 8 weeks from May 20, 2024 to July 12, 2024
  • Working Days: Monday to Friday, 8 hour\day, 40 hours/week
    • Monday-Thursday in-person | Fridays Virtual
  • Salary: $16.55 per hour

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Engage in data entry and maintain inventory lists
  • Lead set up and tear down of the “Shoe Boutique” for Mastering Your Job Search
  • Collaborate implementing pre-planning and post event duties
  • Communicate with vendors, support event logistics, organize event resources
  • Complete on-site venue visits to ensure event preparations and coordination of event components run smoothly
  • Other administrative tasks as assigned to support event duties


  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word and Excel
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills (verbal and written)
  • Organized and able to complete assigned tasks in timely manner
  • Capable working both collaboratively and independently
  • Ability to respectfully interact with people of all ages and cultural backgrounds
  • Previous retail and/or inventory experience an asset
  • Previous experience planning special events an asset
  • Comfort working in a hybrid environment (virtual and in-person)

Benefits & Recognition

The Event Coordinator will access a wide variety of experiences, projects, and assignments in a hybrid office work environment. The student in this role will work with a diverse staff team and gain valuable skills focused on communication, organization, event planning and teamwork.

This is a meaningful opportunity for individuals with an interest in exploring a professional role in the non-profit sector or in the social justice field; and anyone with a passion for helping women with career and work goals. Students are a highly valued members of the DFS Toronto team and contribute to making a significant difference in our ability to execute our mission. 

Supervision, Training & Support

The Event Coordinator is part of the Programs Team and reports to the Manager, Programs. Students will participate in weekly all-staff meetings and attend weekly one-to-one check-ins with their supervisor. Supervisors will support the development of role related skills and specific goals as indicated by the student.

As part of DFS Toronto’s ongoing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Learning Journey all staff, students and Volunteers are required to participate in three online learning modules focused on an Introduction to Human Rights and Equity. The purpose of this series is to solidify the awareness of issues of equity and inclusion through key definitions and scenarios to better equip students to contribute to safer, braver, and more inclusive spaces in their role with DFS Toronto and beyond. 

Important Note

To be eligible for a Canada Summer Jobs role you must meet the following criteria. To apply, you must be:

  • Between 15 and 30 years of age.
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada (which means you must have a valid Social Insurance Number)

To express interest in this role please submit an online application form before 11:59pm Sunday, May 12. We appreciate all submissions but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.