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.
Supporting innovative programs and services that promote excellence in care, research, and education in the field of aging, the Baycrest Foundation enriches the quality of life of seniors in our community and around the globe.
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 Baycrest Foundation has an opportunity for an EVENTS SPECIALIST who will oversee the planning and execution of all Foundation stewardship & cultivation events. The incumbent will be responsible for planning and managing any newly conceived cultivation events that will be added to the portfolio moving forward.
This position works collaboratively with internal departments, donors, prospects and board members on new event initiatives that bring in funds, increase awareness, cultivate new donors and create ambassadors for Baycrest.
RESPONSIBILITIES Event Management • Managing all aspects of assigned stewardship and cultivation events. • 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. • Ensuring that assigned tasks given to staff & colleagues are successfully completed on time and on budget. • Working with the Communications team to create and implement unique event websites and social media plans as they pertain to assigned events. • Compiling post event reports and recommending directional changes to strategy and planning year over year with the goal of increasing awareness and donors. • Identifying and meeting with prospective event sponsors, and developing customized solicitation and event benefit plans. • Managing, negotiating and maintaining close relationships with event sponsors to ensure agreement fulfillment.
Donor Cultivation and Stewardship • Ensuring that donor information is updated and accurate in Raiser’s Edge and on event websites.
Budget • Creating and maintaining event 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 event.
Other • Communicating regularly and working with the Foundation Senior Leadership Team. • Attending other Foundation events to promote the mission of the Baycrest Foundation. • Assisting with other Foundation initiatives as needed.
Qualifications: • Undergraduate degree. • Post-graduate diploma in events management is an asset. • Certified Fund Raising Executive (‘CFRE’) certification is an asset. • Minimum five (5) years of progressive experience in a professional event planning/fundraising environment. • Experience planning small – mid-sized events with a guest count of 5 – 100. • Experience with events that cultivate and steward high net worth individuals. • Experience in budget management and supplier negotiations. • Experience creating new event concepts would be an asset. • Experience stewarding donors for a charitable foundation an asset. • Management of at least one (1) direct report. • Strong interpersonal skills. • Established connections with Toronto event suppliers. • Proficient in Raiser’s Edge, Microsoft word, Excel and Outlook. • Outstanding organizational skills. • Excellent verbal & written skills. • 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 13-0032 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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