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North York General Foundation

Senior Events Officer

Posted On: March 31, 2022
Closing On: April 22, 2022

Location: Toronto
Effective: ASAP
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: intermediate
Salary Range: 58,000-75,000

Senior Events Officer

Do you see yourself at a hospital foundation that has been at the forefront of raising funds to address the evolving health needs of the communities we serve and continually excels at providing resources to care for generations of families?  Do you thrive in a setting where innovation, problem solving, determination, compassion and commitment frame your day-to-day activities? Are you a resilient, self-starter who thrives equally well in a work from home setting as you do in a traditional, team office environment?

This is an exciting time to join North York General Foundation (NYGF) as we drive towards the largest fundraising campaign in our history, invest in our brand, and seek staff who are committed to advancing support for our remarkable hospital.

North York General Hospital is one of Newsweek’s top 5 hospitals overall in Canada, the #1 community hospital and among the top 100 globally and we were recently named to the Forbes list of Canada’s Best Employers.

If you can imagine yourself working together to support the hospital’s strategic plan called Thinking Beyond then North York General Foundation may be the place for you.


Constantly redefining what it means to be a ‘community hospital’, our partner, North York General is a multi-site acute, ambulatory and long-term care network for our diverse community, an incubator for applied research, a springboard for innovation in the health care landscape and a destination for philanthropy. Supported by an outstanding board of governors, North York General Foundation is strategically expanding our team in pursuit of new ways to reach our community, demonstrate impact and raise funds for an incredible Hospital.

We are relentless in our quest to secure revenue for strategic campaigns as we ready ourselves for a $1.4B capital expansion.  We are driving towards the future with inspired volunteer leadership and additional staff to champion our growth imperative.


With the return of all three of our signature events in a single year (Heart of Fashion, Masters Golf and Rally in the Ravine) and planning for a cycling event to launch in 2023, the events portfolio is a critical component of our revenue success.  Reporting to the Director of Development and with the support of the Events Coordinator, the Senior Events Officer will project manage the planning and execution of our signature events and oversee logistics.  The Senior Events Officer will be responsible for building, managing, and soliciting their own prospect pool and supporting the event volunteer committees.


Logistics and Administration

  • Create and project manage event critical paths
  • Supported by the MARCOM team, manage initiatives to market and promote events in the community
  • Supported by the Donor Experience team, coordinate the creation and dissemination of all annual/impact and stewardship reports for all event donors/sponsors
  • Working with the Events Coordinator, create sponsorship material for solicitations and briefing notes for staff and volunteers.
  • Working with the Events Coordinator, oversee impact reports and thank you letters for sponsors, donors and participants with the support of donor experience and marketing and communications.
  • Provide logistical support for signature events.

Sponsorship and Fundraising

  • Manage (cultivate, solicit, steward) a portfolio of individual and corporate event donors/ sponsors and proactively prospect for new event partners
  • Secure gift-in-kind donations to reduce event costs and enhance day of fundraising (e.g. auction items)
  • Oversee adherence to all donor/sponsorship benefits, recognition pre, during and post event(s)

Volunteer Management

  • Recruitment and orientation of event committee volunteers across demographics
  • Support of event committee volunteers including material and action tracking
  • Working with the Director of Development, ensure active engagement of volunteers to maintain and increase retention


  • Drive the research for new events as required to supplement or replace existing events depending on marketplace trends, ROI, etc.
  • Contribute to the annual business plan and budget through the development of strategies, tactics, and metrics to support organizational goals.
  • Offer support for other Foundation non-revenue generating events, donor recognition and third-party events.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • College or university degree and/or post graduate event management certification or equivalent combination of education and work experience in related area.
  • 5+ years demonstrated success in all elements of special event planning and execution.
  • Experience with $1M+ high end events and planning and executing prestigious golf tournaments an asset.
  • Highly demonstrated ability to interact in the utmost professional manner with leadership volunteers, hospital staff, consultants, and vendors.
  • Excellent organizational interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Experience with a leading CRM program a must, with preference for Raiser’s Edge.
  • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to think strategically and work independently within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Strong command of Microsoft Software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).


North York General Foundation recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age.

We offer a competitive, comprehensive compensation/benefits package, a flexible working environment, and an opportunity to grow with an organization that is the employer of choice in the not-for-profit sector.  The salary range for this position is $58,000-$75,000.

Please forward your resume and cover letter to by April 22, 2022. Please reference Senior Events Officer in the subject line and you will be contacted if we feel there is a great fit.