Posted On: 2018-03-01
Closing On: 2018-03-31
Location: Richmond Hill, ON
Effective: ASAP
Employment Type: Full-Time

Job Description


With the mission ‘We inspire inspirational gifts’, Mackenzie Health Foundation has raised more than $111 million for capital projects, medical equipment, technology and educational opportunities for Mackenzie Health. The Foundation is embarking on a $250-million fundraising campaign – the largest to date for a community hospital in Canada – to advance patient care at Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital and raise the community portion of funding to build and equip the future state-of-the-art Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital. The Foundation supports Mackenzie Health’s vision and mission to create a world-class health experience and to relentlessly improve care to create healthier communities. As we work toward achieving our exciting mandate, we are seeking to grow our inspired team with a full-time Community Engagement Coordinator.

Reporting to the Director, Advancement, the Community Engagement Coordinator is a vital part of the Philanthropy team, and is responsible for the coordination and implementation of the Foundation’s Community Engagement Portfolio through the solicitation and engagement of service clubs, local companies and third party/community event organizers, both through direct response mechanisms and face-to-face.

The Coordinator develops, cultivates and stewards relationships with community event organizers and community leaders to assist them in creating and executing their events to maximize the event revenue potential while providing the best possible event experience. The Coordinator will be responsible for stewarding, retaining and upgrading existing community events and acquiring new opportunities.

We are looking for a confident, organized and social individual with strong verbal (public speaking) and written communication skills who will act as our active voice and brand champion across these target groups. In co-operation with your Director, priorities include the development and execution of a corporate plan and the development of internal processes and procedures as related to community events.

In addition, this role works cross-functionally supporting all Foundation portfolios to help achieve and advance the Foundation’s overall goals and objectives.


  • Coordinates the organization and delivery of a portfolio of community events while supporting the execution of the Foundation’s annual business plan.
  • Recruits and nurtures relationships with a network of local supporters, organizations and community leaders who are willing to undertake fundraising initiatives and events to further the Foundation’s mission in the community.
  • Develops strategies and identifies opportunities to retain existing business and grow community event revenue with an emphasis on recruitment, coaching and support, and stewardship.
  • Provides direct support and strategic direction to community event organizers – including fundraising strategies, logistical support, training, and attending organizing committee meetings.
  • Acts as an Ambassador and attends events as required.
  • Supports the appropriate recognition and stewardship of donors in a timely manner.


  • Diploma or degree in fundraising, marketing or related program.
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience providing community event support in a Foundation environment.
  • Experience working in a not-for-profit or healthcare environment is an asset.
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills with an ability to manage time effectively.
  • Self-motivated and reliable with a demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Experience working with donors, volunteers and volunteer committees/boards.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and demonstrate sound judgment in determining appropriate course of action quickly (including when to escalate issues for resolution).
  • Ability to work independently and positively in a team environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills displaying confidence in dealing with sensitive issues while interacting with donors.
  • Strong influence and relationship building skills with an ability to interact effectively with vendors, donors, organizations and community leaders.
  • Aptitude for dealing professionally with a broad cross-section of donors and Hospital and Foundation representatives.
  • Familiarity with peer to peer fundraising platforms an asset
  • Aptitude for computers and ability to learn new systems quickly.
  • Computer proficiency using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, and the Internet.
  • Working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge.
  • Experience with social media.
  • Demonstrated ability for accuracy and thoroughness with an exceptional attention to detail.
  • Able to work cross-functionally and cross-culturally to achieve optimal results.
  • Proactive, with ability to anticipate, communicate, and resolve issues in a professional and tactful manner.
  • Able to maintain and work with confidential information.
  • Demonstrated patience and effective listening skills in support of understanding the needs of others.
  • Adaptable with an ability to be positive and flexible.
  • Possesses a team attitude to work with internal and external constituencies and a good sense of humor.
  • Prepared to respond to a fast-paced changing environment requiring flexibility and adaptability with respect to working hours such as evening and weekend hours when required.
  • A vehicle and driver’s license is required.
  • Proven attendance record.
  • Demonstrates understanding and complies with patient and staff safety policies and procedures that foster a safe and inclusive environment for all.
  • Ability to perform the essential duties of the job.

Mackenzie Health Foundation is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer committed to providing accommodations for applicants upon request at any stage of the recruitment process in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code.