Better Living Charitable Foundation has an exciting and challenging opportunity for the position of Special Events Manager. We are seeking a dynamic individual with a strong background in organizing special events. The Special Events Manager will be responsible for overseeing events such as golf tournaments, hikes/walks, galas and third party events. This position requires hands-on experience in event planning and execution, sponsorship, marketing and volunteer management. The role reports to the Director of Development.
The successful candidate for this position must have the following qualifications:
Post-Secondary education in fundraising, non-profit management, or event management or equivalent experience
Certified Fund Raising Executive (C.F.R.E.) an asset
A minimum of 3 years of event planning or fundraising experience or transferrable experience
Exposure to non-profit sector, specifically for special event strategies and sponsorship fundraising
Proven success in fostering and stewarding corporate and individual event sponsors and community partners
Proficient use of computers, including Microsoft Office Suite
Familiarity with fundraising applications, including Raiser’s Edge is an asset
Excellent project management skills and superb attention to detail
Positive leadership abilities and ability to coach and influence stakeholders
Ability to handle prospect / donor information with confidentiality
Ability to work independently, meet deadlines and thrive while coordinating a number of projects/tasks
Excellent communication skills and professional etiquette
Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
Successful completion of a Vulnerable Sector Screening within one month of employment
The successful candidate for this position must be able to:
Plan fundraising and execute events and engagement activities for Better Living Charitable Foundation.
Develop special event project plans and manage critical path deliverables to ensure successful outcomes.
Collaborate with the marketing team to create promotional materials and website updates.
Comprehend and direct event by overseeing the site survey, city permits, décor, food and beverage, audio, lighting, and staging, program and entertainment schedule.
Research potential vendors, call for quotes, secure services and provide instructions.
Manage event set up and tear down. Craft and prepare post event communiqués and thank you letters.
Prepare sponsorship packages; deliver presentations/proposals to engage corporate and individual supporters.
Support event and senior leadership volunteers and have the readiness to work side by side with the Volunteer Department to oversee volunteer recruitment, screening, coaching and stewardship.
Direct health and safety, harassment, privacy, accessibility, inclusiveness, site management, crowd control, admission, financial control, loss prevention and food services management.
Understand how to manage operation costs and budget, while ensuring events are delivered to Better Living quality standard.
Adhere to Fundraising Code of Ethical Principles and Standards, and Donor Bill of Rights.
Willingness to work non-regular business hours if needed.
Ability to travel between Toronto and Newmarket offices as required.
Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle for the purposes of business travel.
Please email or fax your cover letter and resume to Human Resources by 5:00 pm, July 18, 2019:
Please quote “Special Event Manager” on the cover letter and e-mail subject line.
Better Living is an equal opportunity employer and is in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Employment Standards Act and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Applicants need to make their request for accommodation known when contacted. Thank you to all who express interest in this position and we welcome all resumes however only those granted an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. Thank you.
About Better Living Health and Community Services
Better Living Health and Community Services has been delivering community support services in the Don Mills area since 1976.
Better Living Health and Community Services is committed to our mission by helping adults and seniors, at all stages, experience a better quality of life. We provide essential services that assist seniors and disabled adults wishing to live independently at home and allow respite for people in a care giving role.