Headquartered on a 22-acre campus in Ontario and fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, Baycrest is the global leader in developing anproviding innovations in aging and brain health.
Baycrest is unique in the world, combining a comprehensive system of care for aging patients, one of the world's top research institutes in cognitive neuroscience, dedicated centres focused on mitigating the impact of age-related illness and impairment, and unmatched global knowledge exchange and commercialization capacity.
Baycrest is the global leader in developing and providing innovations in aging and brain health. Baycrest is unique in the world, combining a comprehensive system of care for aging patients, one of the world's top research institutes in cognitive neuroscience, dedicated centres focused on mitigating the impact of age-related illness and impairment, and unmatched global knowledge exchange and commercialization capacity.
Fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, Baycrest is playing an important role in training and enlightening future professionals who will have the responsibility of caring for our aging population. Each year we provide students with practical on-site training in almost every health-care discipline.
The Baycrest Innovation Engine develops, evaluates and transfers new practices, knowledge and products from our health sciences platform to the division at Baycrest responsible for bringing products to market, and has a system-wide impact on care delivery, quality of life and health and wellness.
Baycrest, a world-class leader in innovation in aging, provides care through a unique continuum of care system ranging from wellness programs, residential housing and outpatient clinics to a 472-bed nursing home, and a 300 bed complex continuing care facility.
The mission of the Baycrest Foundation is to enrich the quality of life of our community by supporting programs and services that promote excellence in care, research, and education in the field of aging.
Baycrest is reinforcing its commitment to advancing the field of aging on a global scale. The Baycrest Foundation will embark on a major global fundraising campaign to support The Next Generation of Baycrest, perhaps the most ambitious campaign ever undertaken in support of aging and brain health. The campaign will not only be transformative to Baycrest, but will have the potential to transform geriatric medicine and patient care delivery to seniors around the world.
The newest campaign, which is to raise $600 million over the next 10 years, is the largest ever in Baycrest Foundation history!
The Baycrest Foundation has an opportunity for a MANAGER, EVENTS
Full Time Temporary (Approximately 14 months)
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY This position oversees the Foundation Event Department. The incumbent will be responsible for managing the Foundation’s event team, including overseeing the execution of all event initiatives, providing leadership to members of the event team as well as participating in the Foundation Senior Leadership Team strategic planning sessions. The role will be responsible for maintaining the momentum of current planned events, as well as suggesting new events to ensure that the revenue targets for the department are met in keeping with the strategy of the overall Foundation.
This position works collaboratively with senior leadership, internal departments, donors, prospects and board members on all event initiatives that bring in funds, increase awareness, cultivate new donors and create ambassadors for Baycrest.
RESPONSIBILITIES Event Management • Leading and mentoring a team of eight to take ownership and be accountable for their events. • Ensuring that assigned tasks given to staff and colleagues are successfully completed on time and on budget. • Ensuring that assigned tasks given to staff and colleagues are successfully completed on time and on budget. • Responsible for efficiently and effectively monitoring all planned events for the fiscal year and for developing strategy to carry those events into the following fiscal year. • Recommending and developing new cultivation initiatives for increasing awareness and donations to Baycrest. • Creating and ensuring commitment to the development and adherence of event critical paths and budgets. • Overseeing strategy with the communication team to create and implement unique marketing plans as they pertain to Foundation events. • Compiling post event audits and recommending directional changes to strategy and planning year over year with the goal of increasing awareness and donors. • Working closely with other senior managers to leverage corporate support and engagement across all events. • Contributing to strategy planning for the Foundation as a whole, attending monthly Board Meetings and bi-weekly Senior Leadership Team meetings to provide input from the Event Department. • Ensuring that the larger goals of the Foundation are being aided by the goals and strategies laid out for the Event Team.
Donor Cultivation and Stewardship • Ensuring that donor information is updated and accurate in Raiser’s Edge and event websites, and that proper capture of data is incorporated into each event for the year. • Working collaboratively with the Major Gift and Annual Giving teams to ensure that a steady flow of event prospects are identified and handed over for cultivation.
Budget • Developing and maintaining all departmental budgets. • Assisting in finding creative ways to save costs and finding efficiencies where possible. • Working with the Finance Department to reconcile final accounting of each departmental budget.
Other • Attending other Foundation events to promote the mission of the Baycrest Foundation. • Assisting with other Foundation initiatives as needed.
QUALIFICATIONS • Completion of a University degree. • Certification as a Fundraising Executive (‘CFRE’) is an asset. • Minimum of 8 years of progressive experience including senior level event management experience. • Previous experience managing a team of staff including performance management and mentorship. • Experience planning both c-level events and significant events with guest counts above 500. • Experience with events that cultivate and steward high net worth individuals. • Previous experience with budget management, financial reporting and business plans. • Experience creating new event concepts would be an asset. • Experience stewarding donors for a charitable foundation is an asset. • Strong interpersonal skills. • Established connections with Toronto event suppliers. • Proficient in Raiser’s Edge, Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. • Excellent verbal and written skills. • Outstanding organizational skills. • Strong relationship building skills. • Effective presentation skills, and the ability to present to Board, Senior Leadership and committees. • Proven ability to multi-task with competing priorities to ensure all responsibilities are completed on time.
Qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume quoting job posting number 12-0734 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Baycrest appreciates all applications to this position, only those candidates that are selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you!
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