Summer Foundation Assistant
Mackenzie Health
Vaughan, ON
Job Description

With the mission ‘We inspire inspirational gifts’, Mackenzie Health Foundation has raised more than $142 million for capital projects, medical equipment, technology and educational opportunities for Mackenzie Health. The Foundation is spearheading a $250-million fundraising campaign – the largest to date for a community hospital in Canada – to advance patient care at Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital and raise the community portion of funding to build and equip the future state-of-the-art Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital. The Foundation supports Mackenzie Health’s vision and mission to create a world-class health experience and to relentlessly improve care to create healthier communities. As we work toward achieving our exciting mandate, we are seeking to grow our inspired team with a Summer Foundation Assistant.

Under the mentorship of the Senior Manager, Campaign Operations, the Summer Foundation Assistant will assist with a variety of fundraising activities and events in support of the Foundation’s new fundraising campaign. Components of the role include assisting the Campaign, Communications, Community Giving & Development teams with activities associated with committees, meetings, preparing a variety of correspondence and working with volunteers. The Summer Foundation Assistant will provide assistance with project activities across all portfolios as needed in support of the shared service mandate and donor-focused culture that exemplifies Mackenzie Health Foundation’s values and professionalism.


Assists the Campaign, Communications, Community Giving & Development teams with all Campaign cultivation, recognition and stewardship events and programs.
Assists the teams in preparing drafts, proofs, correspondence, proposals, presentations, gift agreements and with requests for information that often contain sensitive financial information.
Assists the teams with activities associated with the committees, meetings and events.
Assists the teams in working with volunteers.
Assists the teams with project activities as required.

Current registration in a college or university program from a recognized academic institution.

Must be eligible for the Canada Summer Jobs grant position:
be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and
have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.
Experience with fundraising events preferred.
Strong communication skills, both verbal and written combined with a customer focus approach and ability to handle requests in a professional, diplomatic and tactful manner.
Professional demeanor combined with outstanding interpersonal skills, with the ability to relate effectively with a diverse group of donors, volunteers and staff.
Good organizational and problem solving skills.
High attention to detail with the ability to multi-task.
Must be able to work cooperatively in a team environment, self-motivated and works effectively in a fast-paced environment with deadlines and multiple workflows.
Computer proficiency using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and the Internet.
Able to maintain and work with confidential information.
Adaptable with an ability to be positive and flexible.
Prepared to respond to a fast-paced changing environment requiring flexibility and adaptability with respect to working hours such as evening and weekend hours.
Proven attendance record.
Demonstrates understanding and complies with patient and staff safety policies and procedures that foster a safe and inclusive environment for all.
Ability to perform the essential duties of the job.
Effectively uses empathy in interactions with others.
Models behaviour that is aligned with the values of Mackenzie Health Foundation – Excellence, Leadership and Integrity.
Commitment to providing an exceptional experience for staff and clients within a challenging and exciting health care environment.
Mackenzie Health Foundation is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer committed to providing accommodations for applicants upon request at any stage of the recruitment process in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code.