OverviewSt. Michael’s Hospital Manager Special Events Foundation Full Time in Toronto, ON
St. Michael’s Hospital
Branch Toronto ON CA
Manager Special Events Foundation
Will oversee Special Events Coordinator and Special Events Associate. Demonstrated proficiency in developing and monitoring special event programs….
St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation, through its philanthropic activities, assists St. Michael’s Hospital in attracting the resources required to fulfill and enhance its mission. The Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors including members of the business and professional community. Funds are used to support priority areas as defined by the hospital including the purchasing of equipment, renovations, new facilities, research and educational priorities. The Foundation raises funds from a variety of initiatives: annual giving; special events; major and planned gifts.
The Special Events department is responsible for developing and implementing the foundation’s signature events such as the Angel Ball Gala (every three years), the annual Urban Angel Golf Tournament as well as third-party events undertaken by individuals or corporations who want to raise money for St. Michael’s Foundation. The department is also responsible for events and initiatives to recognize the outstanding contributions of donors.
Reporting to the Associate Vice President, Special Events & Annual Programs, the Manager, Special Events is responsible for:
Overseeing the fundraising, cultivation and stewardship events of S. Michael’s Foundation and has a critical role in achieving the overall revenue strategy of the foundation through generating up to $5 million in revenue from various events/activities organized throughout the year.
DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Manager, Special Events is responsible for developing, planning, analysis, budgeting, expense tracking, management, and evaluation of the Foundations signature and third party events and serve as the Foundation’s practice leader in the field of special events, monitoring trends to ensure that the Foundation benefits from current knowledge, resources and technique.
Will oversee Special Events Coordinator and Special Events Associate. The development and coaching of direct reports will be critical component of this role.
Supervises the work of suppliers and staff who do not report directly to this position on an ongoing basis during the preparation/execution of an event.
Create new and innovative approaches to fundraising to maximize revenue within all special events activities
Works closely with donors and volunteers, and developing relationships that can further the foundation’s goals while providing a satisfying experience for volunteers.
Support, strategize, plan and manage existing signature fundraising events, third party fundraising events and donor recognition events from concept to completion, ensuring they operate smoothly, efficiently and generate maximum revenue and exposure.
Is the on-site support, problem solver at events to ensure smooth execution and responsible for interaction with audience to field questions and handle complaints.
Organizes, develops and implements all logistical and other details associated with the planning and execution of successful events, including formulating and monitoring the budget, developing and overseeing critical paths, ticket sales, catering, day-of-event logistics, appropriate donor recognition, donations processing and acknowledgements.
Generate and evaluate concepts for innovative, interesting and profitable new fundraising events to maximize revenue generation.
Develop marketing and communications strategy and collateral in conjunction/collaboration with the Communications Team (creative, media, night of requirements, social media).
Minimum of 5 years of experience in planning and executing high-profile events and fundraising experience at a management level, preferably with a health-related charitable organization.
Minimum 2 years in a management or supervisory experience in a leadership role.
A university education is preferable, or a combination of comparable skills and experience.
Demonstrated proficiency in developing and monitoring special event programs
Demonstrated proficiency in operational and financial management skills
Demonstrated ability to set and exceed goals with track record for success in leading and motivating a team
Project management, organizational and prioritizing skills; problem solving and crisis management skills are imperative
Demonstrated proficiency working with microcomputer applications in a Windows environment (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, electronic mail/scheduling, internet)
Excellent organizational, communications (verbal/written), interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities and be self-motivated in a high pressure and demanding work environment.
Experience with special events, committee management and sponsorship solicitation and stewardship
Experience in planning and implementing events including expertise in attracting and stewarding sponsors; proven track record in developing and implementing promotion plans associated with fundraising events
Strong initiative and customer service orientation; volunteer management skills an asset
Previous experience working for a not-for-profit organization is an asset.
Previous experience working with Raiser’s Edge is an asset.
Demonstrated commitment to and understanding of the mission and values of St. Michael’s Hospital.
Occasionally, Foundation staff are required to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends.
Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Toronto, ON, CA
Posted on: 2015-01-25