Outreach and Learning Coordinator - MEC

Post date: Jan. 10, 2017

Application Deadline: Jan. 26, 2017

Position Start Date: Mar. 6, 2017

Outreach and Learning Coordinator - 1 year contract

Location: Winnipeg Store Job Code: 1431 Closing Date: 26/01/17 Employment Status: Contract Expected Start Date:  March 2017 Expected End Date: March 2018

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MEC stores are more than bricks and mortar. And they're more than places to buy hats and backpacks. They're hubs for the outdoor community. People step through our doors to connect, learn, find gear and get inspired.

As an Outreach and Learning Coordinator, you’ll bring events, festivals, clinics and programs to life. Some will be in store, others will be on trails, roads and water. You’ll use your positive attitude and project management experience every day – when plan A doesn’t work, you’ll find creative ways to make plan B (or C, D, E, F, G) fly.

You’ll work with an inclusive, hands-on, collaborative group that connects people with quality products to encourage active outdoor lives. You’ll always be learning, and there’s a good chance your co-workers will inspire you to try something new, like riding in a Fondo, bouldering or paddleboarding.

What you do:

  • Run (or help run) successful MEC community outreach programs, including MEC Bikefest, Paddlefest or Snowfest, member clinics, and activity clubs (such as running or cycling clubs).
  • Deliver and coordinate sponsored events and programs, including MEC-sponsored runs and member activities or training offered by partners.
  • Help out with store-level community projects and member service activities.
  • Coordinate learning programs and skills programs for staff to try new activities and products .
  • Tailor learning materials to the store and give feedback to improve learning materials.
  • Think about the big picture, strategize, problem solve, and make things happen with the store manager and senior staff team.
  • Work on ways to make store processes and services even better.
  • Open and close the store, along with other senior staff duties.

What you bring:

  • 1 to 3 years of related experience (such as an event organizer or planner), and a post-secondary degree or certificate.
  • An outgoing and enthusiastic personality. You’re influential and inspire those around you to do great stuff.
  • Great communication – you listen first, then share knowledge. This goes for both speaking and writing.
  • Strong presentation skills. When you’re leading a group, people listen.
  • Experience working with the media.
  • You can manage projects, timelines and nitty-gritty details while keeping cool.
  • You’re stoked on something: you love to build trails, log miles, organize hut trips, lean into corners, climb splitters or do something outside every day.

Bonus points if…

  • Have event planning or teaching experience
  • Love managing projects! Especially event management.
  • You are known for networking skills.

We've described the essentials of what it takes to make things happen in this role. We strive to make it possible for people with disabilities to succeed here too, so if you have a disability, let us know what extra support you need, and we'll make reasonable accommodations.



    Type of Position: Full Time
    Employment Type: Employee
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    Contact Details

    Contact Name: Ken Berg
    Location: Winnipeg
    303 Portage Avenue
    Winnipeg, MB R3B 2B4
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    Web Address: https://www.mec.ca/en/explore/careers/Apply by Email