Posted: 05/02/2018 11:43:07 AM
Title : Event Officer, Community Events
Reporting Relationships : Manager, Events
Sunnybrook is a premier academic health sciences centre, fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, with a vision to invent the future of health care. Our mission is to care for our patients and their families when it matters most.
From our beginnings as a hospital for Canadian veterans, Sunnybrook has flourished into a fully affiliated teaching hospital of the University of Toronto, evolving to meet the needs of our growing community. Today, with 1.2 million patient visits each year, Sunnybrook has established itself across three campuses and is home to Canada’s largest trauma centre.
Our five strategic areas of focus are:
Heart and vascular
High risk maternal and newborn
Image guided brain therapies
Sunnybrook Foundation exists to raise the awareness and funds required to ensure that Sunnybrook achieves its mission. The Event Officer will engage and steward new donors, and raise net revenue through positive community engagement in a strategic event program.
Reporting to the Event Manager, the Event Officer, Community Events will develop, cultivate and steward relationships with event organizers and volunteer committees to support their efforts and maximize fundraising potential. The Event Officer, will provide day-to-day guidance, support and fundraising expertise to community organizers, managing a portfolio of over 50 events annually. In addition, this role will support the Advancement team by executing engaging donor events with event planning excellence.
Manage and build meaningful relationships with community event organizers by providing event expertise to support their efforts in a manner that is consistent with Foundation guidelines
Identify, manage and approach new event prospects and community engagement opportunities
Work closely with volunteer committees, ensuring that the skill, capabilities and strengths of volunteers and volunteer leaders are recognized and maximized
Contribute to the planning and execution of assigned partnership and signature events acting as the overall project lead of the event
Develop comprehensive sponsorship tactics to support partnership events
Collaborate with the Advancement team to execute effective cultivation and stewardship events which engage new donors and steward existing donors
Manage project plans including scope, budgets, schedules and related activities
Develop and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders within the Hospital, Foundation, community groups and organizations in building awareness and retaining their support
Represent the Foundation at external events, including meetings, luncheons, and recognition activities
Mentor and collaborate with team members to work on events and assist with the development and growth of the team
Is a proactive, detail oriented committed member of the Events team
Skills and abilities
Superior event planning skills and ability to drive new event concepts
Ability to work under pressure, handle competing deadlines, respond promptly to donor/volunteer requests
Embrace change and look for opportunities for continuous improvement
Demonstrate self-confidence, flexibility, initiative, perseverance and integrity
Ability to maintain a positive, flexible and responsive attitude, professional image and team-oriented style
Demonstrated ability to work, both as a team member and on your own with minimal supervision
Strong time-management skills with the ability to prioritize multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
Flexibility to work weekends and evenings when necessary
Minimum college and / or university degree or equivalent
Minimum 2-3 years’ experience managing sponsorship strategy
Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in a non-profit environment
Experience leading the planning of a large event
Volunteer management experience including working with volunteer committees
Strong computer skills using Microsoft Office Suite
Understanding of Raiser’s Edge is an asset
If you would like to apply for this role, please send a cover letter and a current resume listing your qualifications and experience by May 17, 2018 to
Please quote “Event Officer, Community Events” in the subject line of your e-mail. We thank all applicants in advance. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Sunnybrook Foundation is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (‘AODA’). If you require accommodations for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.
Sunnybrook Foundation is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.
Sunnybrook Foundation is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
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