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Women's College Hospital Foundation

Manager, Events & Community Engagement

Posted On: May 6, 2022
Closing On: May 18, 2022

Location: Toronto
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: management
Salary Range: $80,000 - $85,000. Eligibility for merit pay and comprehensive benefits including Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan enrollment

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 Manager, Events & Community Engagement

1 Full-Time Position

Women’s College Hospital Foundation


Women’s College Hospital

For more than 135 years, Women’s College Hospital has been developing revolutionary advances in healthcare. Now more than ever we know how important it is to address issues related to population health, patient experience, and system costs. At Women’s we advocate for healthcare equity because we know that a healthy society requires a level playing field where everyone has access to timely, high quality, efficient and compassionate care. Today, Women’s is a world leader in revolutionizing healthcare for women and advancing health system solutions for all. Learn more about WCH, visit: / @WCHospital.

Women’s College Hospital Foundation

Through the generosity of the community, the Foundation fuels the Hospital’s excellence in research and health care. Women’s is at the leading edge of fundamental changes in the healthcare system and the Foundation plays a critical role in advancing this agenda by supporting the Hospital and its extended mandate. With a long and proven history, Women’s is building on its established success to continue its role as a trailblazer. Donors have been, and continue to be, paramount to the success of progressive healthcare.

The Opportunity

The position of Manager, Events & Community Engagement is responsible for executing the strategic and operational plans for the portfolio on a year-to-year basis. The incumbent must have both management and fundraising event experience, be a strategic thinker and a collaborative leader, and be able to work in a fast-paced environment with flexibility.

Commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access is a necessity for this role, as this is a guiding principle at WCHF.

Women’s College Hospital Foundation values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, racialized people, LGBTQ2+ individuals, people with disabilities, and foreign-born residents to apply.

The Role:

Reporting to the VP, Events & Community Engagement. The Manager, Events & Community Engagement is primarily responsible for leading a team of two through the operational delivery of the Events portfolio, while providing strategic direction on growth opportunities. The Manager also provides input on improving internal processes, shares best practices and acts as a subject matter expert in the fundraising event field.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage the end-to-end strategic planning and execution of all Events within the portfolio (virtual and in person), including Fundraising, Stewardship & Cultivation and Community Education Events.
  • Monitor event goals and budget: gather and track ROI, engagement analytics, and feedback to consistently assess and implement opportunities for improvement.
  • Drive revenue generation through the enhancement of existing, and the development of new activations and assets within events.
  • Develop, manage and report on operations, revenue, and post event analytics for all Foundation Events.
  • Partner with internal cross-functional teams to create event agendas, sponsorship support, and content that meet established targets.
  • Effectively mentor and coach two direct reports to foster professional growth and positive team building.

Additional Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Proactively provide strategic recommendations to optimize the portfolio’s contribution to the Foundation’s strategic goals.
  • Source and manage relationships with external partners and vendors for multiple event needs, including negotiation and contract review.
  • Act as primary liaison for select event committees
  • Identify and cultivate prospects for community outreach, event participants and attendees
  • Ensure all internal events are implemented in accordance with Hospital policy and procedures in collaboration with the hospital Strategic Communications team

Specific to the delivery of Foundation events: 

  • May be responsible for setup and strike of furniture and equipment for meeting and events, which may require lifting of heavy objects at times
  • Some evening and weekend work is required
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s License an asset
  • Access to a vehicle is preferable


  • 6-8 years in an event role with demonstrated success managing people in a fundraising environment
  • Experience working with senior leaders and volunteer committees
  • Proven creativity & superior organizational skills
  • Comprehensive understanding of budgeting and accounting principles
  • Demonstrated initiative and collaboration skills with an emphasis on leading cross-functionally
  • Solid working knowledge of Teams, Zoom, Webex Meetings and other industry technology, including virtual event delivery methods and web-based tools such as NXT, CVENT and RAISIN.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and efficiently on multiple initiatives at various stages of development simultaneously
  • Experience dealing with potential for tight deadlines and competing priorities
  • Post-secondary education in a relevant field, PMP designation would be considered an asset

Salary Range: $80,000 – $85,000. Eligibility for merit pay and comprehensive benefits including Healthcare Ontario Pension Plan enrollment

Qualified applicants are invited to submit resume and cover letter by Tuesday May 18, 2022
To submit your application, please CLICK HERE and click on the “I am Interested” button at the bottom of the page.

As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to the Hospital’s Occupational Health, Safety & Wellness department.

We thank all applicants for their interest; we will contact only those applicants selected for further considerations. Please note that submissions will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, and therefore early submission is encouraged.

Women’s College Hospital Foundation is committed to fairness and equity in employment and our recruitment and selection practices. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, members of racialized groups, women and any others who may contribute to the further diversification of our Foundation and Hospital community. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under our Access for People with Disabilities policy. Applicants are asked to make their requirements known in advance.