Posted On: 2019-09-09
Closing On: 2019-09-20
Location: Toronto, ON
Effective: September 2019
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Senior
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Job Description

Humber River Hospital Foundation

Senior Development Coordinator, Signature & Partnership Events

Job Description: Senior Development Coordinator, Signature & Partnership Events


Reinventing Patient Care. Humber River Hospital stands apart. As North America’s most digital hospital, our state-of-the-art facility is enabling our physicians and staff to deliver healthcare in new and innovative ways and is a model of efficiency for hospitals around the world. Everything we do is designed to enhance not only outcomes but also the experiences of our patients and their families.

Humber River Hospital Foundation raises funds to invest in the programs, technologies and equipment that make our Hospital’s superior patient care a reality. Since the day we opened our new facility we’ve proudly stayed ahead of a changing world, always innovating to continue reinventing patient care well into the future. This spirit of innovation is powered by the Foundation’s donors and volunteers, who share our vision for better healthcare and who recognize that investment is always needed for the next innovation as much as the last one.

Please refer to the Foundation and the Humber River Hospital website for additional information.


Working For Humber River Hospital Foundation

Working for HRHF means you will be part of a high performing, dynamic team of individuals who think entrepreneurially and work collaboratively to achieve our collective goal of reinventing patient care.

As a member of the Foundation team, the Senior Development Coordinator, Signature & Partnership Events would receive a competitive salary and benefits package, professional development opportunities and an opportunity to join an innovative team with an ambitious future vision.

Position Summary:

As a key member of the Annual, Donor Relations and Marketing team, the Senior Development Coordinator, Signature & Partnership Events is responsible for coordinating and implementing the logistics, execution and production of the Foundation’s Signature events. The position monitors timelines, event implementation and builds relationships with external suppliers to ensure best service and pricing. The Senior Coordinator builds relationships to support event committees and also works with sponsors to successfully implement sponsorship fulfillment, provide excellent customer service and steward these relationships.

Reports To:

Manager, Signature & Partnership Events

Direct Reports:

Not Applicable


Key Responsibilities:

Signature Events:  50%

  • Effectively monitor project timelines to ensure event execution remains on schedule, resources managed efficiently and on budget, and event implementation a success exceeding guest and sponsor expectations
  • In conjunction with the Manager, conduct research, make site visits and find resources to make informed decisions about event opportunities
  • Serve as the liaison with vendors on event-related matters and manage supplier relationships to ensure exceptional quality, budget and delivery timing objectives are met
  • Coordinate and execute all logistical elements of signature events including data requirements, invitations, RSVPs, participant registration, room layout, venue and catering requirements, technical requirements, décor, signage, raffle requirements, volunteers, auction items, collection and reconciliation of payments and thank you letters
  • Update marketing pieces related to events including registration forms, guest information, forms, one-pagers, auction request letters, etc.
  • Support the implementation and development of marketing and creative material including working with internal and external suppliers
  • In collaboration with the Digital Media Specialist, create, schedule and deploy all pre-event digital marketing pieces including, but not limited to social media posts, mail chimp e-blasts and internal Hospital communications
  • Manage the planning and execution of launch or promotional events tied to signature events such as launch and closing dinners, gala launch events, etc.
  • Manage on-site production and tear down for Signature events
  • Continuously assess and make recommendations to improve event planning, execution processes and outcomes
  • Utilize Raiser’s Edge to create and update donor records as well as record event-related information and data including participant registration, sponsorships, gift-in-kind, auction items and attendance


Sponsorship, Stewardship and Relationship Management:  40%

  • Build relationships with committee members to provide sales support, and gather feedback as required for event development and implementation
  • Liaise with committee members and event chairs to provide event updates as they come and supporting material they require including request letters and custom packages
  • In collaboration with Manager, prepare event committee meeting materials and attend event committee meetings to record minutes. Provide timely customer service and support to sponsors and committee members
  • Ensure that systems and processes are in place to provide superior customer service to both internal and external stakeholders including participants/attendees, sponsors, suppliers, volunteers and staff
  • Lead the creation of all post-event stewardship material including thank you letters and fulfillment packages


Giving Circles and Development Support: 10%

  • Work with development team members to create memorable experiences and events related to Foundation giving circles: WINK and Young Professionals
  • Attend planning meetings and take detailed notes
  • Lead event logistics including invitations, RSVPs, participant registration, room layout, venue and catering requirements, technical requirements, décor, signage and other details
  • Provide supporting material for signature events upon request including customized sponsorship packages and letter



  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, verbal and written
  • Excellent administrative skills including solid working experience using relevant technology such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, MailChimp and fundraising software
  • Experience with Raisin program or website design, specifically Content Management Systems, considered an asset
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities from different sources enhanced by problem solving capabilities
  • Strong customer service oriented approach complemented by excellent organizational and time management abilities
  • Ability to use sound judgment and maintain discretion and confidentiality at all times
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle
  • Strong attention to details and the ability to multitask, use good judgment and decision making during high-level, event-intense implementation periods


Related Experience:

  • 3-4 years fundraising event and marketing experience and in the not-for-profit sector with demonstrated success in this area
  • Related education an asset
  • Experience using fundraising software such as Raiser’s Edge


Note: Flexibility is necessary as this position will be required to work some weekends and evenings. Other duties as required

Job Posting Closes: September 20, 2019

Interested applicants are required to apply online at before the closing date. We thank all candidates that apply but only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.


Humber River Hospital Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate your needs under the Ontario Human Rights Code. Upon individual request, hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection processes, please contact the Human Resources Department for assistance.