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Cystic Fibrosis Canada

National Associate, Events

Posted On: March 10, 2023
Closing On: April 22, 2023

Location: Greater Toronto Area - Hybrid
Employment Type: contract
Level: beginner
Salary Range: $ 50,000 to $60,000

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National Associate, Events 

Status: Full-Time – 12-month contract 

Location: Hybrid – 1 day in the office 


 Cystic Fibrosis Canada is looking for our next National Associate, Events to take us FURTHER. 

 Further to lengthen life-spans and improve lives. Further in ensuring the care and support needed is available. Further in accessing critical medicines. Further until all people with cystic fibrosis can and do experience everything life has to offer. 

 Are you ready to help us go FURTHER? Apply today and change lives tomorrow. 


 Cystic Fibrosis Canada has dramatically changed the cystic fibrosis story, advancing research and care that has more than doubled life expectancy. Since being founded by parents in 1960, Cystic Fibrosis Canada has grown into a leading organization with a central role engaging people living with cystic fibrosis, parents and caregivers, volunteers, researchers and healthcare professionals, government and donors, all working together to change lives through treatments, research, information and support. Despite remarkable progress, the fight is not yet done; children with cystic fibrosis still have only a 50% chance of living beyond their 50s. The organization’s goal is to keep pushing, keep going further, until all people with cystic fibrosis can and do experience everything life has to offer—and enjoy everything life has to offer. 


 The National Associate, Events, will report to the National Director, Events and work alongside the National Events team, Regional Executive Directors, and their event teams to support, manage and enhance CF Canada’s national events. The National Associate will, first and foremost, be a fundraiser, with a focus on event management, volunteer engagement, program delivery, logistics and stewardship. Internally this position works cross-functionally with other departments (Marcom, IT, Finance, and Mission). Externally this role will work with volunteers, committees, event participants and other event stakeholders. This role will be responsible for the support of growth and sustainability of the National Events department, including but not limited to the Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History (Walk), The Worldwide Trek, Shinerama, Change Makers and Lawn Summer Nights (LSN).   


 Event Support  

  • Develop new and innovative ideas to develop events and programs, including collateral and materials. 
  • Work with regional teams to monitor community event funds and track KPIs, taking feedback for development in increasing performance.  
  • Support with website inquiries for events in support of regional staff.  
  • Oversee and support the development of community events website (content management).  
  • Support participants with logistical information in preparation for their events.  
  • Build and deploy surveys and debriefs and assist in the analysis after event campaigns, including creation of debrief documents, post event meetings and documentation. 
  • Project Manage events, including creation of critical paths, recruitment, logistics, budget, volunteers, and execution.  
  • Develop annual plans for event activity including thorough analysis of existing metrics and future potential.  


  • Coach volunteers and participants with fundraising ideas and tips to reach their revenue goals.  
  • Report on event budgets, providing monthly commentary on event performance. Monitor incoming funds in relation to your events.   
  • Work in collaboration with internal teams across CF to ensure sponsorship benefits are met and post-event debriefs are provided in a timely manner for sponsors  
  • Provide fundraising updates to regional colleagues on event performance.  
  • Achieve event revenue targets through maximizing event participation, donations, GIK donations and sponsorship.  

 Marketing and Comms 

  • Develop and deploy e-communications to event participants.  
  • Develop and curate content for events (LSN, Shinerama, Worldwide Trek, Changemakers) on social media based on social strategy and calendar. 
  • Develop tools and materials to support fundraising and participation in national events (digital). 
  • Oversee website development and updates in partnership with Marcomms for specific events. 
  • Manage participant registrations for CrowdChange and provide local team support. 
  • Creation of stewardship/comms calendar for both participants and volunteers. 


  • Maintain consistent data in Raisers Edge  
  • Other duties as assigned by the National Director, Events.   


  •  Post-secondary certificate/diploma in fundraising, event planning, volunteer management or another related field is a strong asset. 
  • 2-3 years of fundraising and/or operations experience with a proven track record of achieving fundraising goals; working on multiple properties with different teams  
  • Experience working on multiple fundraising events and the ability to multi-task with competing and changing priorities. 
  • Experience with volunteer management and working with volunteer committees. 
  • Strong project management skills: An understanding of how to analyze data and metrics. 
  • Exceptional customer service and relationship management skills (diplomacy, discretion, and tact), with the ability to respond to various levels of expectations from a variety of stakeholders. 
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal); including email copy writing. 
  • A cooperative team player able to work independently, using initiative. 
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications (including SharePoint), databases (Raisers Edge & Crowdchange an asset) as well as graphic programs (ex: Canva, InDesign).  
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as required for events and volunteer committee meetings.  
  • French communication skills are an asset. 


  •  Collaborative, dynamic, and passionate work environment, with colleagues who are driven and motivated for this community.  
  • A company culture rooted in empathy, accountability, collaboration, and innovation. 
  • Flexible working schedule 
  • Hybrid work model offered 


Please submit your resume and cover letter directly through LinkedIn and include your salary expectations.    

Cystic Fibrosis Canada thanks all applicants in advance. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.   

  Cystic Fibrosis Canada is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to culture, ethnicity, race, color, religion, beliefs, gender, gender identify or expression, sexual orientation, nation of origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.  


We will be happy to work with applicants requesting accommodation at all stages of the hiring process.   


For additional information on our values (empathy, accountability, collaboration, and innovation), Cystic Fibrosis Canada and the courageous fight being waged against this disease, please visit