Events Coordinator - $50,178 USD plus benefits

Washington D.C.
$50,178 USD plus benefits
May 04, 2018
May 20, 2018
Career Level
Entry Level
Full Time

Under the general supervision of the Head of the Events Production Team, the Events Coordinator provides administrative, financial, and program support for the section, including such tasks as, helping to organize a variety of Embassy and third party events, preparing and paying invoices, assisting with the management of the calendar, and performing other duties as required.  The incumbent is often required to work independently in an environment with many competing events and changing priorities, and is thus required to exercise flexibility, adaptability and the judgement necessary to ensure that the Embassy is well represented and that the all Embassy events run smoothly.

Position title: Events Coordinator
Section: Events Production Team
Location: Embassy of Canada, Washington, D.C.
Position no: EXT-309532
Level: LE-05
Starting salary: $50,178 USD plus benefits
Competition no: 2350
Date posted: 05/04/2018
Closing date: 05/20/2018 06:00:00 PM EST.
Employment Tenure: Indeterminate
This staffing process may be used to create an eligibility list of qualified candidates for this position and similar positions with various tenures, including indeterminate, term, assignment/ transfer, and acting opportunities at the Embassy.


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Open to:

  • Persons living in the greater Washington Metropolitan area.
  • Employees of the Embassy of Canada in Washington, DC.
  • Employees of any Canadian Mission in the United States. Relocation will not be paid in any circumstance.
  • Spouses and dependents of Canada-based staff at the Embassy of Canada.

All applicants must:

  • Have independent work authorization in the United States and status in accordance with United States protocol directives for foreign missions.
  • Reside in the United States.
  • Meet all of the Essential Requirements stated below.
  • Submit resumes and cover letters by the closing date. The covering letter must:
    • Demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements under language, education and experience;
    • Confirm residency in the United States;
    • Confirm independent work authorization in the United States.

Note: Failure to provide any of the information required above will result in your application being rejected. All communication relating to this process, including email correspondence may be used in the assessment of

Condition of employment (must be met):

  • Eligibility for a Government of Canada Reliability Status which includes a criminal and credit background check; and
  • Independent work authorization in the United States and status in accordance with U.S. protocol directives for foreign missions.

Essential requirements:

Candidates must demonstrate clearly how they meet the Education and Experience requirements listed below:


English (The ability to work in French would be an asset.)


A degree from an accredited university or college; or an acceptable combination of relevant experience, education, and training related to the duties and specific areas of competence required by the position.


  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in an automated office environment;
  • Experience organising events and/or visits;
  • Experience dealing with the public and providing excellent client and customer service;
  • Experience in records and data management;
  • Experience in financial administration, budgets and the preparation of reports; and
  • Extensive experience using Microsoft Office.

Rated requirements:

Candidates who meet the Education and Experience requirements will be assessed on the following qualifications. The assessment may be a written test, an interview, an in-basket exercise, a skills test, or any combination of these methods.


  • Knowledge of general office procedures and practices, including correspondence;
  • Knowledge of data management; and
  • Knowledge of Internet research.


  • Communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing;
  • Provide excellent customer and client service in person, through email, and by telephone;
  • Assist with the organization and implementation of multiple events, while meeting tight timelines;
  • Manage multiple competing demands, organize time, and work effectively;
  • Analyze and evaluate information effectively;
  • Work independently as well as to be a part of a larger team; and
  • Work with computer software, such as Excel, Word, Databases.

Personal Suitability:

  • Highly organized and detail oriented;
  • Flexible;
  • Dependable;
  • Initiative;
  • Sound judgment; and
  • Discretion and tact.

Asset Qualifications:

  • The ability to work in French would be an asset.

Selection procedure:

The staffing process will consist of a review of all applications to ensure that applicants meet the essential requirements. Failure to meet any of the essential requirements eliminates candidates from further consideration in the competition. Only those applicants who meet these will be contacted by the Human Resources Section for an interview or other form of assessment of the Rated Requirements.

The assessment may include an interview, a written test and other tests that will consist of a series of questions designed to evaluate each applicant's knowledge, abilities and personal suitability for the position.

The Embassy offers a competitive salary, generous leave and a strong benefits package to include medical, dental, long term and short term disability, and a retirement savings plan to name a few.

The Embassy is committed to conducting inclusive, barrier-free selection processes.

Method of application:

Apply online at

Hours of work:

Normal hours of work for this position are in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of Employment for Locally Engaged Staff (LES) in the United States of 37.5 hours per week. The incumbent will be required to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends on an as-needed basis. The incumbent may be required to work hours in excess of 37.5 hours some weeks.



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