Engagement and Events Officer

  • McGill University
  • Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Mar 15, 2019
Full time Communications Event Management Event Planning Fundraising Marketing Program Management/Planning

Job Description

Engagement and Events Officer (MR0219)

Post Date: Friday, March 15, 2019
McGill University - Human Resources
Position Title:  Engagement & Events Officer (COM2A)
Position Summary: 

Under the direction of the Associate Director – Advancement Programs, University Advancement (UA), Faculty of Medicine, the Engagement & Events Officer will develop and implement the delivery of strategic programs and initiatives, including high-impact events, designed to engage donors, alumni, parents, students and friends in support of the Faculty’s philanthropic programs.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Through strategic programming and event planning, develop new and creative means of engaging and providing contact points for a wide range of audiences by demographic cohort, region, affinity, or other.
  • Offer creative input to help the Faculty engage its global alumni community, solicit new gifts, and convey the impact of philanthropy to a wide range of audiences to foster dialogue, promote engagement and increase philanthropic support.
  • Plan and oversee an annual schedule of events for the purpose of augmenting and nurturing alumni and friend engagement with the Faculty. Work closely with colleagues from internal and external teams to ensure the success of these events and to ensure that advancement-building strategies support overall UA engagement goals and objectives.
  • Oversee and participate when required, the creation of content, such as invitation and other materials required for events and engagement programs, and ensuring that they are consistent with the Faculty’s branding and visual guidelines, and quality standards.
  • Nurture productive and collaborative internal relationships with fundraisers, communications professionals, suppliers, students and other stakeholders across the Faculty to optimize messages and strategies aimed at fostering the Faculty’s relationship and fundraising success with a wide variety of existing and prospective donors.
  • Establish and maintain a budget for engagement programs and events.
  • Support the efforts of volunteers, such as the Parents Committee and Faculty Advancement Board, in planning meetings and events.
  • Contribute significantly to the attainment of the Faculty’s objectives and targets for fundraising and donor engagement.
Minimum Education & Experience

Undergraduate degree

Three (3) years' related experience

Other Qualifying Skills And/Or Abilities
Experience in marketing, program/project management, communications and copywriting, design and photography is a strong asset. Fundraising background or knowledge of the fundraising cycle, especially with high-level donors is an asset. Dynamic, self-motivated, with strong organizational skills, able to effectively prioritize a wide range of responsibilities, able to supervise multiple projects simultaneously and work well under pressure. Ability to meet tight deadlines and demonstrate a high level of professionalism. Service-oriented approach and a proven ability to solve problems. Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and as part of a team. Excellent communications skills in English and French, spoken, written and read.
Reference Number
Reporting To
Managing Director, Development
Salary Range
(Grade 04) $50,800 - $63,500 (midpoint) $82,600
Faculty of Medicine
Position Type
Hours Per Week
Additional Information
Must be available to work outside regular work hours for evening and weekend events. Testing will be administered.
How To Apply

Please submit your application online at http://www.mcgill.ca/medhr/positions-available/apply-now

Click on “APPLY NOW” and clearly indicate the reference number.

The deadline to apply for this position is March 27, 2019 at 5:00 PM.

*Current employees: please indicate your McGill ID number in your application.*

We thank all applicants for their interest in McGill University. However, the Faculty of Medicine will only contact applicants selected for an interview.

McGill applicants, covered by the McGill Non-Unionized, Non-Academic Personnel Policies and Procedures, must apply to a regular M and Excluded position within ten (10) working days of the date of publication to maintain internal priority.
McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated groups to self-identify. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, Professor Angela Campbell, Associate Provost (Equity and Academic Policies) at angela.campbell@mcgill.ca or 514-398-1660.