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City of Toronto Toronto, ON, Canada
Jul 17, 2018
Contract
Supervisor, Special Events (Sponsorship)   Job Classification Title SUPERVISOR SPECIAL EVENTS Job ID # 2307342 X Division & Section Economic Development & Culture , Program Support Work Location CITY HALL, 100 QUEEN ST W Job Type & Duration Temporary, Full-Time , 18  Months Salary/Rate $81,390.40 - $95,604.60 / Year Shift Information Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week Number of Positions Open 2 Posting Period 16-Jul-2018  to  30-Jul-2018 Job Description   Reporting to the Manager of Sponsorship, the Sponsorship Supervisor is responsible for securing significant cash sponsorships to offset the operational budgets for key Divisional projects including but not limited to arts and culture events, business and entrepreneurship programs, museum and heritage events, culinary programs and capital campaigns for heritage facilities.   Major Responsibilities: Generates significant revenue to enhance and grow the operational budget for key Divisional projects, events and programs. This includes securing corporate cash and in-kind services as well as government and foundation grants through a strategic approach. Develops innovative sponsorship strategies for projects, events, and programs to achieve desired revenue targets. This includes the creation of sponsorship structures featuring customized or structured levels of sponsorship, marketing and on-site benefits at competitive rights fees. Researches and develops targeted prospecting lists that effectively align Corporate Canada with Divisional projects, events and programs. Develops enticing presentations to effectively integrate corporate partners and their marketing objectives into Divisional projects, events and programs. Negotiates and closes significant sponsorships with key corporate decision-makers (CEOs, CAOs and Senior VPs) and develops final agreements and legal contracts with their staff for cash and in-kind products and services. Negotiates leveraging opportunities that will support Divisional projects, events and programs. Cultivates and retains strategic relationships with corporate representatives, local businesses, politicians and internal senior level management. Assists with pre-event, on-site and post-event benefit fulfillment and contractual obligations with sponsorship clients. Provides supervision and direction to staff to ensure the delivery of effective and quality service relating to the responsibilities of Sponsorship Economic Development & Culture Division. Ensures that work is carried out in accordance with provincial statutes, regulations, City and Divisional policies accurately and in a timely manner. Supervises, motivates and trains assigned staff, ensuring effective teamwork, high standards of work quality and organizational performance, continuous learning and encourages innovation in others. Supervises the day to day operation of all assigned staff including the scheduling, assigning and reviewing of work. Authorizes and coordinates vacation and overtime requests. Monitors and evaluates staff performance, approves salary increments, hears grievances and recommends disciplinary action when necessary. Key Qualifications: Post-secondary education in special events, event management or a related discipline or equivalent combination of experience and education. Extensive management and current industry experience pertinent to the duties listed above, such as policies and procedures relating to event marketing and sponsorship. Extensive experience in securing significant cash sponsorships and grants. Extensive experience in event marketing and sponsorship; including on-site benefit fulfillment. Extensive experience in project management from inception to completion and leading sponsorship initiatives for events and programs. Extensive experience in developing and sustaining partnerships with other staff, business community, agencies and volunteers. Excellent written and verbal communication, including pitch presentations, post client reporting, and grant submissions. Interpersonal skills with the ability to work with business stakeholders to deliver successful events. Superior customer service skills and ability to effectively support all stakeholders, including elected officials, other staff, key contacts, clients' diverse interest groups and the public. Flexibility and the ability to take initiative and thrive in a high-stress creative environment with frequent and competing deadlines. Ability to lead, motivate and supervise a team. Strong attention to detail, establishes performance objectives and measures to continuously improve performance and the standard of excellence in the organization.  Strong MS Office Suite skills, in particular Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Current knowledge of trends in sponsorship, marketing and events. Familiarity with relevant government legislation, such as in the area of occupational health and safety, labour relations and collective agreements.   Accommodation:  If you are an individual who requires accommodation, due to disability under the Ontario Human Rights Code, to apply for this position, please email us at applaccomodation@toronto.ca , quoting job ID #2307342 and the job classification title.  The City is committed to providing Code-protected accommodation throughout its hiring process. Please visit Hiring Policies and Statements for further details.