BC Children’s Hospital Foundation

Since 1982, BC Children's Hospital Foundation has worked with children, families, caregivers and hundreds of thousands of British Columbians to raise funds to support BC Children's Hospital, Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children and the BC Children's Hospital Research Institute. BC Children's Hospital Foundation also works with Sunny Hill's Board of Directors to manage the Sunny Hill Foundation for Children.

BC Children’s Hospital Foundation Vancouver, BC, Canada
Jan 17, 2019
Full time
Event Assistant   Requisition # 1819-34-2318346 Job Location Canada-British Columbia-Vancouver Job Stream Event Planning Job Type Permanent, Full-Time Number of Positions Open 1 Start Date of Employment ASAP Posting Date 16-Jan-2019 Travel Required Not Required Educational Requirements College Diploma Languages Required English Job Description What we do At BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, we’re on a quest to ensure every kid in the province receives the best health care imaginable. As a fundraising organization, we inspire communities and people to support BC Children’s Hospital, along with its world-class research institute, mental health facility and rehabilitation centre.   Our work makes a profound difference. From helping get the boldest research ideas off the ground to supporting the most advanced equipment, together we are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in children’s health care. This is no small task—which is why we’re looking for passionate people to join our team and help propel our mission forward.   What you’ll do We are seeking an events professional who is inspired by our cause, demonstrates a high level of motivation, is willing to accept new challenges, and has the ability to balance diverse workloads to meet deadlines despite pressure and periodic interruptions. Reporting to the Event Manager, and working directly with the Event Coordinator for Jeans Day, the Event Assistant will assist with the administrative and logistical elements for one of BCCHF’s signature events. In addition, this candidate will offer support to our signature galas and donor recognition events as needed.   More specifically, as the Event Assistant, you will: Provide event administration and logistical support to the Event Manager and Coordinator and Jeans Day volunteer committee through the coordination of committee meetings; prepare meeting materials, set up for meeting and minutes Organize and execute community outreach. Coordinate on-site event logistics with volunteers. Plan and write content for proposals and reports. Prepare and code cheque requisitions. Provide exceptional customer service to Jeans Day champions, take and process new button orders. Work collaboratively with Foundation departments. Process donations and ensure they are recorded correctly on reports and in the database.  Respond to routine enquiries in a timely manner. Prepare donor/supporter communications.   What you bring As the successful candidate you have three years of previous experience in an administrative support and/or event logistics role, and a diploma or certification in an applicable discipline (e.g, administration, marketing, fundraising etc). Previous experience working in a not for profit is an asset. In addition to the qualifications, our ideal candidate has: Superior organizational skills and attention to detail. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and orally), including integrity with sensitive and confidential information. Excellent customer service ethic. Passion for storytelling and advocating for a cause. Ability to multitask diverse workloads and projects. Proven ability to work successfully with volunteers and in fundraising event production. Familiarity with accounting as it relates to monitoring budgets and expenses. A track record of initiating and completing projects in a timely basis. A professional and outgoing manner and ability to interact tactfully and diplomatically with a wide variety of people. The ability to work within a team environment but also to work autonomously. Strong skills using Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint) Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge 7 or other fundraising database is an asset. A valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License. Flexibility with work schedule to allow for some meetings and events that may be held outside of normal working hours (early mornings, evenings and weekends)   Join Us We believe that anything is possible. And that permeates every action we take. As a team, we push ourselves to constantly aim higher in our work. We try new things and challenge the status quo. We respect each other and act from a place of compassion in everything we do.   While we take our work seriously, we’re also big on taking care of our team. We offer perks like a nine-day fortnight schedule and flexible hours, topnotch health and dental benefits, and a commitment to professional development.   We think it’s a pretty amazing place. Others agree—we’re proud to say that we’ve been recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers for nine years in a row.   Seem like the right place for you? Join us and help kids shine. Apply online at www.bcchf.ca/careers by January 30, 2019.