Events Coordinator

University Health Network - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Do you want to be on a dynamic team that will Conquer Cancer In Our Lifetime?

We are looking for a proactive individual who is outgoing and personable, to engage with our campaign participants. You will be primarily responsible for responding to any request for information via email and on the phone and supporting the delivery of each program.

This is not just about the role itself, but is equally about the opportunity for impact. This role presents a unique opportunity to join one of the top fundraising teams in Canada as we advance on our vision (which will be your vision): To Conquer Cancer in Our Lifetime.

About The Organization – The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation

The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation (The PMCF) is one of the world’s leading cancer charities. Our vision is to Conquer Cancer In Our Lifetime. The PMCF raises funds for Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world, to deliver future care now. For more than a decade, The PMCF has been on an aggressive growth trajectory. In 2018, we raised $112 million—our best year ever—and we are on track to raise even more in 2019.

Setting daring and audacious goals is a mindset that is driven by PMCF’s culture and passion to perform. We have pioneered many successful fundraising programs, including our world-leading Princess Margaret Home Lottery, and some of the world’s largest cancer fundraising events, including:

Rexall OneWalk to Conquer Cancer
Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer
Scotiabank Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer

The PMCF has a strong track record of securing and stewarding major and estate gifts. We engage our supporters through annual campaigns, leadership and tribute giving, and more than 100 community events and ethnocultural programs.

Through our diverse and complementary portfolio of fundraising events, we attract over 300,000 gifts, 250,000 unique lottery purchasers, and 15,000 event participants and volunteers each year. And we engage with hundreds of corporate partners and their employees.

The PMCF has a distinguished board that engages in fundraising, and provides governance and support through a number of very active committees. Princess Margaret is a proud member of University Health Network, Canada’s largest research hospital network, which also includes Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto Rehab Institute and The Michener Institute for Education. The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation is relentless in its pursuit to fulfill its vision to Conquer Cancer In Our Lifetime.

The PMCF is pursuing a bold and ambitious agenda. If you have a passion for our cause, are a team player with a can-do attitude, have the right skills, and you would like to be part of the team that’s making the impossible possible—we would like to hear from you.

Background about the Campaigns

Colour To Conquer is a bold and engaging fundraising program that invites Canadians to colour their hair

and raise funds to help Conquer Cancer In Our Lifetime. This program celebrates diversity, inspires creativity and engages people across the country to be bold, choose their hair colour, raise funds for cancer research and challenge others.

Northern Pass is Muskoka’s Premier Cycling Event that has raised nearly $1million dollars for Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Funds raised through the Northern Pass supports Medicine research, treatment advances, education and new standards of care at The Princess Margaret, across Ontario and around the world.

Key Responsibilities

Working closely with the Manager of Strategic Events, the intern(s) will be responsible for the following:

Assist with participant recruitment and engagement via email and phone
Respond to all participant requests for information and assist with participant fundraising pages
Assist with all event logistics and supplier management
Assist with Experiential Marketing activations
Motivated to inspire and coach participants over the phone and on email to exceed personal fundraising goals
Other duties as assigned


Strong verbal and written communication skills
French bilingual is an asset
Donor-service focused with strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to positively interact with team members and donors
Event planning experience is an asset
Ability to learn quickly and adapt to change
Ability to prioritize and multi-task
Ability to work independently and as a part of a team
Access to a vehicle is required
Travel within Ontario may be required

Work Environment

Willingness to work flexible hours. After-hours and weekend work will be required
Work will take place primarily at our offices at 700 University Avenue, Toronto

POSTED DATE: November 27, 2019 CLOSING DATE: until filled

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.