Michael Garron Hospital provides care from birth to end-of-life, serving 400,000 people in East Toronto. We deliver first-rate care on a first-name basis—90 per cent of the healthcare people need, at a level of excellence rivaling anywhere else in the ci ty. We are also developing tomorrow’s healthcare leaders, with the largest community and family medicine teaching program affiliated with the University of Toronto.
Michael Garron Hospital’s catchment area is unique in Toronto and one of the mo st diverse in Canada. Forty percent of the people we care for are new Canadians. One quarter of our catchment is low income and we are home to the highest proportion of refugees in the city of Toronto. More seniors live alone here than anywhere else in t he city. Poverty and isolation—two of the most critical social determinants of health— disproportionately affect people in our neighbourhoods.
In 2018, Michael Garron Hospital Foundation embarked on the public phase of the Heart of the East Campaign , our $100-million fundraising effort in support of the hospital’s historic $500-million redevelopment. Raising over $90 million to date, the Heart of the East will completely transform our campus, including construction of the new, eight-storey Ken andM arilyn Thomson Patient Care Centre and the dramatic redevelopment of our existing facility. This is an exciting time to join our team to help us equip Michael Garron Hospital to meet the needs of our growing city and our diverse community.
To learn mo re, visit mghf.ca.
Events Officer Position Overview
With an events portfolio valued at up to $2.6 million annually, Michael Garron Hospital Foundation’s signature events portfolio is a key component of the Foundation’s success, attracting support f rom corporate sponsors, philanthropic individuals, and community leaders.
Working under the direction of the Vice President, Annual, Events and Operations, the Events Officer is responsible for building the Foundation’s presence in our community by e xecuting memorable, high-engagement events that drive revenue in support of our strategic priorities, and expand our donor base through broader engagement.
A key member of a three-person events team, the successful candidate will:
- Act as the proj ect lead for two signature event portfolios, overseeing budgeting, fundraising, logistics, planning, execution and post-event analysis
- Act as a primary liaison with two senior volunteer committees
- Support colleagues in the execution of supporting e vents in the portfolio.
The Events Officer will act as the primary fundraising, budget and logistical lead for our biennial (every other year) Laughter is the Best Medicine comedy gala (spring 2021), and our emerging Young Leaders event property. The incumbent will have a key focus on revenue generation through the development and execution of comprehensive sponsorship tactics including identifying prospects, working with colleagues cross-functionally on cultivating and soliciting sponsors and manag ing sponsor relationships.
With support from across the Foundation, the successful candidate will act as the overall project lead, developing unique experiences to acquire donors and deepen donor engagement, and make evidence-based recommendations to improve future events. A key component of this role will be acting as a primary liaison with two senior volunteer committees, overseeing meetings, individually supporting members and working with event chairs on event direction.
- Related education an asset.
- High level of experience and comfort working in Raiser’s Edge to manage the prospect pipeline.
- Experience using AKA Raisin online fundraising software an asset.
- Six or more years fundraising event experience in the not-for-profit sector with demonstrated success in events management and sponsorship.
- Experience working with senior volunteers.
- Experience working in hospital environment and/or health-relate d charity an asset.
- Must be a self-starter who is highly organized with strong multi-tasking skills, able to manage a wide variety of accountabilities all while delivering projects on time and on budget.
- Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills, effective at building relationships and able to work well with volunteers, donors and key Foundation and Hospital stakeholders at all of levels.
- Demonstrated ability to provide superior customer service and apply sound judgment when working with dono rs and volunteers.
- Demonstrated creativity, strong analytical and problem-solving skills, able to identify and act on new opportunities, as well as anticipate challenges and resolve issues as they arise.
- Highly adaptable and flexible, able to prior itize and work comfortably in a fast-paced, changing environment, as part of a small-but-nimble team.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Comprehensive understanding of budget management.
- Familiarity with the East Toronto community and/or Michael Garron Hospital an asset.
- Good work and attendance record is required.
- All employees of Michael Garron Hospital (MGH), a division of Toronto East Health Network (TEHN) [formerly Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH)] agree to work w ithin the legislated practices of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Ontario.
- All employees of MGH are responsible to contribute to a transparent culture of patient and staff safety by adhering to and abiding by patient and staff safety policie s and procedures set by MGH.
- All employees are accountable for protecting the psychological health and safety of themselves and their co-workers through adherence to MGH's policies and practices.
Qualified applicants are invited to submit thei r resume and cover letter, stating salary expectations, by Friday, January 31, 2020. Please note that submissions will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and we will be interviewing as we receive resumes.
We thank all applicants for their interest; we w ill contact only those applicants selected for further consideration.