Events Assistant, Co-op Placement

  • Canuck Place Children's Hospice
  • Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Apr 12, 2019
Co-op Adminstration Event Coordination Event Planning Logistics Special Events

Job Description

Events Assistant, Co-op Placement

Location: Granville Office

Reporting to: Manager, Events & Communications

Job status: 4 days per week

Hourly Rate: $15.50

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice (CPCH) is British Columbia’s recognized pediatric palliative care provider. For over two decades, through the many programs and services we provide, we have made a significant difference in the lives of children with life-threatening illnesses and the families who love them. Be part of a talented and innovative team that takes pride in supporting and providing the highest quality pediatric palliative care.


Reporting to the Manager, Events & Communications, and as an active member of our Events & Communications team, the focus of this role is to support the development and execution of Canuck Place Children’s Hospice (CPCH) signature events including the Gift of Time Gala and the Gift of Love Gala as well as stewardship and other fundraising events as required.


  • Post-Secondary course work in Event Management, Fundraising, or Communications is preferred
  • Ability to work independently and in a collaborative team environment
  • Clear, effective communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge, Auction Tracker, and/or Convio TeamRaiser considered an asset.


  • Provide administrative and logistical support throughout the planning and coordination of all CPCH signature fundraising and stewardship events
  • Support the auction strategy, process, and resources for gala events
  • Lead Canuck Place’s participation as partner charities in the BMO Vancouver Marathon RUN4HOPE and Scotiabank Half Marathon & 5K Charity Challenge
  • Assist with volunteer communication and coordination
  • Support the development and maintenance of event databases
  • Liaise with staff in various departments as well as external vendors and suppliers
  • Contribute to CPCH’s success by assisting with other projects and tasks as assigned.


What you bring to the role:

You have:

  • High integrity; creativity; balance, good judgment and objectivity; high vision and conceptual capabilities; consultative, facilitate and collaborative; sense of humor.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Demonstrates flexibility that allows you to work with high energy, creative people.
  • Able to thrive and effectively manage priorities in a changing, ambiguous environment.

Note: Flexibility is necessary, as this position may require occasional weekend and evening work and travel within and outside the Lower Mainland.

At the discretion of Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, the information in this job description may be reviewed and revised, as required, to meet the needs of the organization.

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equality and diversity within its community and to a welcoming and inclusive workplace. We especially welcome applications from Indigenous persons, visible minority group members, persons with disabilities, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.


Please submit your cover letter and your resume to by April 29, 2019. Please indicate where you discovered this job posting and specify which role you are applying for in the subject line of your email. We recognize the importance of a diversified workforce, and we encourage First Nations, Inuit and Metis candidates, members of visible minorities and persons with disabilities to apply.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates who have been short-listed will be contacted.