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Pancreatic Cancer Canada

Manager, Events and Community Development (Full Time, Permanent)

Posted On: December 22, 2021
Closing On: January 22, 2022

Location: Toronto, Ontario
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: intermediate
Salary Range: $53,000 - $58,000

Manager, Events and Community Development (Full Time, Permanent)


Pancreatic Cancer Canada (PCC) is a vibrant, progressive organization taking on the world’s toughest cancer. We know just how aggressive we must be in taking on the fight for so many Canadian lives. With devastating statistics and an unjust lack of progress over the past 40+ years, our patients and their families need all of us fighting for them. Being told to go home and get their affairs in order is not enough. Fundamental advancements in cancer are happening every day – the time is now for pancreatic cancer. That is why our fundraising and awareness efforts are bold and unapologetic. Saying sorry doesn’t save lives but people do! We dare to set ourselves apart by taking chances with attention-grabbing campaigns and unique partnerships. Led by a visionary Chief Executive Officer, governed by an influential board of directors, and driven by a staff team with passion and expertise, we are taking on pancreatic cancer with an ultimate goal to save more lives. Our new strategic plan starts in 2022 and we have set significant goals to expand our reach and deepen our impact. Imagine doing what you love while also being part of a legacy that changes the history on a deadly cancer!

Position Overview

The Manager, Events and Community Development, is an essential role with a high-energy team environment at an ambitious Canadian non-profit. The Officer is an integral part of PCC’s dynamic fund development team, who support bold efforts to raise the survival rate of this devastating disease.

Reporting directly to the Senior Manager, Events and Community Development, the Manager is responsible for the growth and expansion of a diverse portfolio of fundraising events nationwide. Pre-pandemic, events played a critical role in PCC’s success, both from a fundraising and community engagement perspective. Despite the change in landscape, and the addition of virtual formats for many events, there remains an important place for both in-person and virtual events in PCC’s future.

The Manager will plan and execute a wide variety of PCC-run events, several with aggressive expansion goals over the next two years. Additionally, the Manager is responsible for building relationships with third party event organizers to maximize engagement from this dedicated and diverse community. The Manager will assist the broader development team with stewardship and relationship management activities and play a role in business development initiatives resulting from event organizers, participants, and sponsors.

Key responsibilities of the role:

  • Working closely with the Senior Manager, Events and Community Development, is responsible for the growth and development of PCC’s annual signature events with the goal of maximizing revenue; oversees all aspects of events from planning to execution. Signature events encompasses both peer to peer and partnership fundraising models, and includes running and cycling events, golf tournaments, cocktail receptions, and gala style fundraisers
  • Works directly to steward contacts, participants, and Ensures sponsor fulfillment for events
  • Builds relationships with and provides support to large and small third party fundraisers to deepen their connection to the organization and mission
  • Analyzes third party events portfolio and provides recommendations for growth
  • Oversees sales, tax receipting and financial reconciliation processes


  • University Degree or Community College Diploma with 3 – 5 years of experience in a non-profit, events-based environment
  • A valid Class G driver’s license is required
  • Experience using Blackbaud products, including Luminate and Raiser’s Edge in an event-related capacity
  • Proven event planning and logistics skills
  • Knowledge of sponsorship processes
  • Excellent client relationship management skills
  • Organized with high attention to detail
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently in a fast-paced, high pressure, professional environment
  • Self-starter with ability to deal independently with external clients
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities with overlapping deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Special Considerations:

  • Required to work evenings and weekends as necessary
  • Physical demands of special events including packing, lifting carrying and loading
  • Constraints of weather elements at sites during special events
  • Travel within North America may be required


Pancreatic Cancer Canada provides its employees with a highly competitive, comprehensive benefit package. The package includes participation in a defined benefit plan (HOOPP – Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan), coverage for drugs, dental, vision and travel insurance, as well as access to an Employee Assistance Plan. In addition, PCC offers a Health Spending Account for services not covered by standard plans (eg. massage, acupuncture, physio, chiropractic care etc). PCC offers considerable paid time off, as well as opportunities for paid professional development.

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

If you are interested in this opportunity, please forward your resume with a cover letter, including salary expectations, before January 12, 2022.

Amy Lewis

Vice President, Partnerships & Development

Only those candidates being considered will be contacted. Outreach to candidates may be conducted before close of job posting.