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MS Society of Canada

Manager, Cultivation Events and Initiatives

Posted On: July 14, 2022
Closing On: July 29, 2022

Location: Anywhere in Canada
Effective: ASAP
Employment Type: contract
Level: intermediate
Salary Range: $62,100-$70,000

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Are you someone who is passionate about the work that you do? Do you want your next adventure to be part of a great cause? If so, look no further than the MS Society of Canada! Our team is looking for a Manager, Cultivation Events and Initiatives located anywhere in Canada on a 14-month contract working 35 hours per week.

Who we are

We have a bold vision of a world free of multiple sclerosis (MS). Our mission is to connect and empower the MS community to create positive change and you can be part of that!

Canada has one of the highest rates of MS in the world, with an estimated 90,000 Canadians living with the disease.

We are privileged to be a part of a determined group of change agents who are working tirelessly to create a world free of MS. Some 1500 Canadians affected by MS serve as leadership volunteers on division and chapter councils and committees and an estimated 13,500 volunteers work tirelessly delivering programs, fundraising events, public awareness campaigns and social action activities.

Through discoveries, innovation, and collective action, we will work together to alleviate the uncertainty that MS causes, help provide accessible options for disease management, and reach out to partners to eliminate physical and social barriers in our communities.

Our strategy not only lays out the roadmap in our journey to create a world free of MS, but we hope it also provides inspiration for all in the MS community to connect and collaborate in order to advance treatment and care, enhance well-being, understand and halt disease progression, and prevent MS from happening. Discover. Innovate. Act.

What we offer

At the MS Society of Canada, we have a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, an employee and family assistance program (EFAP) and travel insurance, to name a few. Not only do we close between Christmas and New Years, but we also have half day Friday’s before long weekends! On top of that, we offer flexible working arrangements and opportunities to work remotely as well! Who wouldn’t want all of that?

The role you will play

The Manager, Cultivation Events and Initiatives plans, designs and implements strategies for cultivating prospective donors and existing donors through consistent and compelling events and outreach in support of the MS Society’s Mission.

Key Areas of Impact:

  • Responsible for the planning, coordinating, and executing of an annual calendar of signature and high-level cultivation events across Canada.
  • Works with the Major Gift Team to create, implement and advance non-event related cultivation strategies that highlight the MS Society’s research, programs and convey the positive impact the Society has on those living with MS and their families across Canada.
  • Works collaboratively across the MS Society including members of the Board of Directors, Volunteer Community, Executive Team, Philanthropy Team, and Staff.

What you will bring

Are you someone who:

  • Has three to six years of experience planning and implementing successful cultivation events and initiatives?
  • Has strong experience working closely with senior volunteers and senior staff leadership?
  • Works well across multiple teams in a cooperative and supportive manner to achieve shared goals?
  • Develops internal and external trusting and professional relationships?
  • Can handle and prioritize multiple requests?
  • Has effective communication skills?
  • Enables the process of change and transition while helping others deal with the effects of change?
  • Effectively and appropriately interacts with others to build relationships, influence others, and facilitate the sharing of ideas and information?
  • Thinks beyond the confines of traditional ways of doing things to recognize opportunities and find new and better approaches?

If this sounds like you, then we want to hear from you!

If everything you have read so far has made you want to be part of this fantastic team, please send your application that includes your resume, cover letter and salary expectations to Human Resources at by July 29, 2022. Applications without salary expectations will not be considered.

All positions at the MS Society of Canada will require a criminal background check.

The MS Society is dedicated to encouraging a supportive and inclusive culture amongst the whole workforce where people from all backgrounds can thrive.

To protect the health and safety of our employees and the MS community, the MS Society is requiring employees be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or obtain an approved exemption. Upon hire, we would need proof of vaccination or an approved exemption.

Our aim is to ensure that all employees, volunteers and those interested in joining our team are given equal opportunity and that our organization is representative of all sections of society. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

We are committed to accommodating applicants’ needs throughout the selection process. Please contact should you need accommodation.

To learn more about the MS Society of Canada and the great work that we do, we encourage you to visit