Events & Projects Coordinator at Calgary Corporate Challenge


 Position: Events & Projects Coordinator at Calgary Corporate Challenge

Application Deadline: February 5, 2019 | Start Date: Flexible on or after February 12, 2019

Schedule: Full-time hours Mon-Fri (37.5 hours/week). Occasional evening and weekend availability. 

About Us

What We Do:

Calgary Corporate Challenge is a nonprofit events company aimed at elevating the experience of working Calgarians while providing the largest scale employee engagement and team-building exercise in Canada. CCC runs several events throughout each year, including our headlining event: the CCC September Games. The Games boast over 10,000 participants from 160+ local companies for 16 days of cross-industry networking and team-building events. The September Games have been a legacy and a cornerstone in the corporate community for over 23 years!

Who We Are:

We’re a small team and as is often the case with small companies, we all tend to wear a lot of hats (figuratively speaking). We work closely and collaboratively as a team on most projects and on all of our events, and we genuinely have a good time doing it. Our slogan is, “Where Work Comes to Play”, and we do our best to live out that motto!

With the help of over 1,100 volunteers, we plan, produce and execute over 2,500 scheduled games at multiple local venues each September, in addition to several other events throughout our off-season (anytime outside of September).

A Little About Our Events:

In September, we host team-building and employee engagement events for local companies of all shapes and sizes. The majority of our events are sports or games-focused (everything from soccer and volleyball to horseshoes and axe throwing).

Outside of September, we get a little bit less sports-y and a little bit more creative, always in support of one or more of our ten charity partners. Our off-season “roster” changes year-to-year, but if you’re interested in learning more, check out our Instagram page to see what we’re getting up to in the next little while. (Human Bonspiel, anyone?!)

About You

What We’re Looking For

  • Individual with knowledge of (and preferably a degree in) event planning and/or sport management who is looking to gain meaningful work experience in the world of event planning, in the nonprofit sector, and/or in sport event management.

  • Self-starter who is highly motivated, dependable and organized. The right candidate will possess exceptional communication skills (we REALLY care about spelling around here), a willingness to step outside of their comfort zone and a strong work AND play ethic.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

  • Preferred: Current CPR & First Aid Certification

What You Can Expect to Do 

  • Produce detailed event plans for all sports and games events that will take place during the upcoming September Games, based on some legacy documents and files.

  • Develop a comprehensive volunteer management program including strategy and processes for onboarding, training, execution and retention.

  • Contribute actively to the planning and development of all CCC’s events by:

    • Scheduling sports, games and special events;

    • Developing event-specific budgets;

    • Reviewing and revising existing event content, including website materials;

    • Liaising with host venues and suppliers to negotiate terms/finalize event details.

  • Assist with the creation of new event-specific content and marketing collateral.

  • Communicate with a variety of stakeholder groups including sponsors, charity partners, participants and volunteers through email, in meetings, and at events.

  • Assist with the set-up, hosting and take-down of CCC events taking place within the timeframe of the internship. 

Why You Should Work With Us

  • Hands-on, practical experience in event planning and execution.

  • Unique opportunities to engage and network with stakeholders in corporate Calgary.

  • Work with a small and dynamic team in a collaborative environment.

  • We'll pay you (obviously!), but we'll also cover the cost of your cell phone, benefits (after the probationary period), and unlimited coffee in the office.

Now What?

Send us your resume along with a cover letter telling us a little bit about yourself. We want to know the somewhat important stuff like what skills and experience you have and what you’re hoping to learn through this experience, but we also want to know the really important stuff like which sports teams you cheer for and whether or not nachos are your favourite food. Yes, really.

Email is the best way to get in touch. See contact info below:

Dave Ford, Executive Director -

Becca Gould