West Park Healthcare Centre Toronto, ON, Canada
Dec 05, 2019Full time
Officer, Signature & Special Events Competition #: 000242 The Position is: Full-Time Hours of Work (shifts): Days Description A nationally recognized leader in rehabilitation and complex care, West Park Healthcare Centre helps people recovering from serious injury and illness get their lives back. The specialized rehabilitation provided at West Park empowers patients with the skills, knowledge and confidence to lead productive and independent lives in the community. To meet the rising demand for its services, West Park is redeveloping its 27-acre Toronto campus, including construction of a new, state-of-the-art hospital slated to open its doors in 2023. West Park Foundation has launched the $80 million Get Your Life Back Campaign – the largest fundraising endeavour in the history of West Park – to support the capital costs of the new hospital. The Foundation is looking for a highly-motivated, creative individual to join its team. Reporting to the Director, Annual Programs & Planned Giving, the Officer, Signature & Special Events will help to organize, execute and fundraise for the organization’s three revenue generating signature events and various community events. They will be a key member of the foundation team, working to achieve special events objectives as well as the organization’s overall goals through event logistics, design and marketing support. Accountabilities Work with the Director, Annual Programs & Planned Giving to manage and execute the Foundation’s signature events (UNCORK UNTAP UNWIND, Golf Classic and Tournament of Stars), including development and maintenance of a critical path; volunteer recruitment and management; selection of and coordination with external vendors; and delivering a stellar guest experience while keeping to the established budget. Develop and design event marketing materials and provide design support for other fundraising programs as required (ie. lottery, annual programs) Participate in event-related solicitation to drive sponsorship, ticket sales and GIK (silent and live auction) donations. Assist with the development and maintenance of prospect lists, guest lists and other event reporting. Recording all donor actions and notes in Raiser’s Edge and pulling reports on an as-needed basis. Under the direction of the Director, liaise with event volunteer leaders and committee members to promote their engagement and coordinate their support of the events. Manage the community events portfolio, maintaining relationships with event organizers and providing support and guidance as required. Coordinate event sponsor invoicing as well as implementing post-event stewardship of event sponsors and attendees. Provide event expertise and support for Campaign, Stewardship and Annual portfolios on the planning and execution of stewardship and cultivation events. Skills Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills Strong skills in using MS Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign) Working knowledge of AKA Raisin or other online/mobile fundraising platforms as well as web-based email marketing systems (ie. MailChimp) Excellent attention to detail and ability to plan and prioritize multiple tasks in order to meet specific goals and deadlines with composure and patience Demonstrated proactive approach in anticipating needs and resolving issues in a professional and tactful manner Familiarity with sector trends and event planning innovations. Working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge software Photography skills an asset Ability to work in a manner that exemplifies the core values of West Park: Excellence, Respect, Trust, Collaboration and Accountability Experience & Requirements University degree required 3 to 5 years of experience in event planning, logistics and sponsorships Experience in a healthcare fundraising environment desirable Submit your resume and cover letter to: FoundationJobs@westpark.org Please include ‘Officer, Signature & Special Events’ in the subject line. Closing Date: December 27 th , 2019 Applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada. We thank all who apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.