Manager, Community Events
Manager, Community Events | 13-month contract
Sinai Health Foundation raises and stewards funds to support Sinai Health. Sinai Health is Canada’s leading integrated health system and comprises Circle of Care; Hennick Bridgepoint Hospital; Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute; and Mount Sinai Hospital, Joseph & Wolf Lebovic Health Complex. The generous support of our community fuels everything we do from seamless care to scientific discovery.
People are excited to come to work every day at Sinai Health Foundation. As a world-class institution, we have a unique and rich personality. We are driven to make a positive impact for patients, their families and society.
We love the clash of ideas that lead to better solutions. Challenging the status quo is encouraged. Collaborating will allow us to push forward.
We recognize that the pace of change continues to accelerate and understand flexibility is vital. We take our work seriously and have a lot of fun doing it! Laughter echoes throughout our organization.
We embrace and celebrate differences. We look for diversity and inclusion when we hire top talent. We have great respect for our strengths, perspectives, opinions and lifestyles.
We have high expectations of each other, but even higher expectations of ourselves. We are not hampered by rules and processes, we trust in each other.
We do all that we can do…and then we find a way to do a little bit more. We embody creativity, imagination and a fierce determination to make the world a better place.
Reporting to the Vice President, Engagement and Partnerships, the Manager, Community Events will guide, facilitate and support the work of volunteers that choose to hold third party events, partner events, DIY peer-to-peer fundraisers, roving events, and other community initiatives.
The Manager, Community Events will represent Sinai Health Foundation, ensuring that all community events and initiatives align with Sinai Health Foundation’s strategic plan, that the Foundation’s policies and processes are followed and that all projects are on track by continuously evaluating and assessing activities.
The ideal candidate is a fundraising event professional with a solid track record of executing a range of exceptional quality fundraising events. The Manager, Community Events will have extensive people-management experience, and a demonstrated ability to lead, mentor and inspire.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Setting goals and measuring success of the community event and initiatives portfolio relative to key performance indicators: revenue goals are met, highest quality event execution, portfolio growth is on track, new audiences are introduced to the foundation
- Being an ambassador for Sinai Health and Sinai Health Foundation; building strong relationships with community event chairs and/or organizers
- Stewarding and supporting the work of volunteers and partnering with event chairs and event committees to develop successful community events and initiatives
- Advising community event chair and/or organizers on CRA guidelines, Sinai Health Foundation receipting policies and fundraising event best practices
- Resourcing community events team to ensure proper support for all activities and volunteers as required
- Developing and managing activity budgets
- Attending events and activities as required (includes some evening and weekend work)
- Escalating sensitive and or challenging situations to the Vice-President, as appropriate.
- A minimum of 5 years of fundraising event and team management, preferably within a large dynamic non-for-profit environment. Experience as a volunteer board or committee chair, and/or as a community event organizer is an asset
- Successful completion of a degree or diploma in a related field from an accredited educational institution. Proven equivalent and recent related education, training and experience may be considered
- Strong understanding of executing fundraising events
- Strong familiarity with Canada Revenue Agency’s guidelines
- Exceptional verbal and written communication skills with excellent interpersonal skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Teams and Raiser’s Edge
- Ability to handle matters of a sensitive and confidential nature with extraordinary problem-solving skills; an innovative, creative thinking person with demonstrated financial acumen
- Diplomatic in managing expectations of a wide range of stakeholders
- Self-starter with a bias for action; solutions oriented; able to plan, organize and prioritize work while handling multiple tasks and interruptions
- Ability to work collaboratively within a team, as well as independently with minimal supervision
- A professional aligned with Sinai Health Foundation’s five values: collaboration, flexibility, fun, respect and trust.