Toronto Coordinator - Sikh Research Institute

The Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI) Canada is a registered charity with the Canada Revenue Agency seeking to develop a principle-driven community by protecting the core and enlarging the resource pool. SikhRI’s mission is to produce educational resources for the Sikh community.  SikhRI is seeking a part-time Toronto Coordinator. The Coordinator will help in the organization and management of major events consisting of fundraising, lectures, workshops, seminars, panel discussions, and private meetings, and all local events throughout Ontario. This position reports to the Events Manager and a SikhRI local board member will be liaison.

 Job Qualifications

  • At least three of years of working experience
  • Proficiency in English and Panjabi
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, work under deadlines, and maintain high level of confidentiality
  • Some familiarity with Sikh culture, history, and religion
  • Excellent attention to detail and outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Self-motivated, creative, flexible, initiator and a good sense of humor
  • Ability to work both independently and as a key member of a team
  • Proficiency in MS Office and online teaching tools


Major Responsibilities

Event Planner:

  • Work directly with SikhRI Team and in preparation of event planning: pre, present and post
  • Assist in developing new programs that will generate maximum gain and exposure
  • Develop budgets for events, identifying all relevant costs and fundraising requirements (Financial and In-Kind)
  • Promotion of events via press release/kits and various community venues
  • Volunteer Recruitment and management: highlighting roles and responsibilities
  • Identify, confirm and manage all event venues and relevant logistics
  • Collect all data/documents scanning and uploading to online platform BOX


  • Explore new funding opportunities
  • Coordinate annual fundraising event
  • Maintain excellent Member and Community Relations
  • Develop and maintain confidential donor & contact database in an appropriate and professional manner
  • Ensure that all donations are properly collected, deposited and receipted
  • Ensure that all expenses are appropriately approved, documented and reimbursed
  • Collect all data/documents scanning and uploading to online platform BOX
  • Write Final Report for every event including information on data/registrants/financial figures/testimonials; and disseminating report to the correct SikhRI Staff
  • Regular communication with Supervisor(s) and/or local liaisons and SikhRI
  • Develop new opportunities to build community awareness

Other Duties as Tasked

  • Other responsibilities as directed
  • Due to the nature of non-profit work, supervisor will assign work as needed


If interested, please send resume and cover letter to for immediate consideration.

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