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Director, Special Events
Reports to:
Associate Vice President, Special Events
Permanent, Full Time
The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation’s Special Events team is a dynamic
group who support more than 100 community events annually as well as our own signature and
partnership events to raise money for breakthrough research and patient care at Princess
Margaret Cancer Centre - one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world. The Princess
Margaret Cancer Centre is part of the University Health Network.
Job Summary: The Director, Special Events is a newly created position on the Special Events
Team. You will develop, oversee, deliver, and monitor Special Events programs which will include
galas, golf tournaments, dinners, fashion and sports events and other events.
Key Responsibilities:
Leadership role for the team
Direct reports within the Special Events team, includes coaching, mentoring and
managing performance expectations
Manage a portfolio of existing events as well as the creation of new events from concept
to execution
Monitor event budgets for all events in your portfolio as well as Coordinator portfolio’s to
ensure targets are met
Develop and monitor critical path, timelines and checklists for events and ensure
deadlines are met as required for your events and Coordinators and volunteers
Develop and present sponsorship opportunities for the events in your portfolio
Monitor and develop social media accounts for projects you work on
Work with volunteer committees
Develop and manage relationships with vendors, internal and external suppliers,
negotiating contracts as necessary
Prepare and present presentations, proposals and thank you speeches as necessary
Demonstrated ability to create and execute an event
Demonstrated leadership skills
Demonstrated ability to coordinate and motivate volunteers and staff
Strategic planning, prioritization and goal setting for events
Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
Demonstrated ability to be a resourceful, creative and innovative thinker
Ability to work independently and as a team member
Excellent written and verbal skills, including presentation skills
Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office applications
Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge
Knowledge of on line fundraising tools (AKA Raisin)
 University degree or community college diploma in marketing, business, event
management or fundraising.
 10 years or more experience in event coordination with direct experience working with a
not-for-profit organization demonstrating increasing responsibilities
 Experience working with web fundraising tools and social media is essential
 Experience working with and managing volunteer committees and volunteers
 Willingness to work non-traditional hours
 CFRE accreditation is an asset
To Apply:
To apply, please send your resume to [email protected] by July 22, 2016
For more information about the Foundation, please visit
The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation Special Events Team thanks all applicants, however, only those
selected for an interview will be contacted after the posting has closed.
Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation has a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer