Spinal Cord Injury Ontario Toronto, ON, Canada
Aug 23, 2019Full time
MANAGER, SPECIAL EVENTS & PARTNERSHIPS The Organization When you are sitting at your desk are you thinking you would rather be pitching your charities vision to a prospect? Are you always hunting for your next big donor? Are you matching individual’s needs to your charity’s vision? Or vice versa? Do you love big events or major gift calls more? After your grand event is over, do you consider your work done? If you answered yes to any of these questions above, we want to talk to you! Our high impact charity has an amazing 74-year history of innovation to make Ontario more accessibly and equitable. We support people living with spinal cord injuries to live the life they choose in a fully inclusive Ontario. What we do Every day, our staff works towards SCIO’s vision of making Ontario a more accessible and inclusive community. We believe in the power of choice, for all, and we want to change the way the world sees people with disabilities. Our founders envisioned a better, healthier, more inclusive life for people with spinal cord injury and set out to make it so. We are honoured to carry forth that tradition every day in Ontario, as we work for and with people with SCI to live the life they choose. Job Summary As part of a dynamic provincial office team, the Manager, Special Events & Partnerships will plan, manage and execute fundraising event initiatives while developing and maintaining relationships with donors, volunteers and sponsors. As the supervisor of one direct report and three volunteer committees, this position will also identify key partners and lead sponsors for multi-year support and expand current event sponsor involvement to other events, revenue streams and opportunities with partnership proposals. Reporting to the Director, Development you will : • Lead SCI hosted and third-party events including 2 signature events • Secure fundraising event sponsorship through stewardship activities, warm calls, and face to face meetings; as well as supporting three event committees’ sponsorship activities • Manage fundraising event support services i.e.: committee development, marketing materials, participant and volunteer recruitment • Coordinates media presence and materials in conjunction with Manager of Marketing & Communications • Plan, recruit, direct, delegate and monitor activities of special event volunteers • Develop and manage budget and business plans for each event • Solicits for multi-year support from current event donors and new prospects • Identifies lead sponsors, with a focus on multi-year agreement and lifetime giving value • Develops and delivers an effective partnership strategy and plan Your skills include : • Post-secondary Degree or Diploma in a related discipline (Fund Development, Event Planning, Public or Community Relations) • Minimum 5 years fundraising experience (with a specific focus on events management, fund development, marketing and public relations); with a minimum of 2 years in management • AFP membership, a definite asset • Superior volunteer management/development skills • Proven ability to evaluate, motivate and manage prospects and donors • Strong organizational and analytical skills with project management experience • Ability to prioritize and work independently • Strong written and oral communications skills • Demonstrated experience working within MS Office and Raisers Edge database or RENXT • Willingness to work non-traditional work hours, as may be required • Valid driver’s license, with access to a reliable vehicle Your professional disposition, exceptional relationship-building and service skills coupled with a solid record of dependability and commitment will make you the ideal candidate for this position. Given the essence of Spinal Cord Injury Ontario, lived spinal cord injury experience will always be considered an important criterion among the criteria that are part of any given search. SCI Ontario is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to achieving accessibility in employment for persons with disabilities, while ensuring inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. Reasonable and appropriate accommodation will be provided during the recruitment process upon request and addressed confidentially. We thank all applicants; however, only those under consideration will be contacted. Upon request, this position will require a Criminal Reference Check and credentials verification. If you would like to join our team, please forward your resume and corresponding cover letter, outlining your professional competencies and salary expectations in confidence by September 4, 2019 to: Human Resources, SCI Ontario, 520 Sutherland Drive, Toronto, ON M4G 3V9, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org . We thank all applicants; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.