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Company Name:
Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Calgary, Alberta
Fundraising and Volunteerism
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
5 - 10 years
Education level:
Associate Degree

Manager, Events and Community Initiatives

The Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation is the official fundraising body for the Alberta Children’s Hospital. As a leader in the not-for-profit sector, the Foundation is dedicated to upholding our “I CARE” values of Integrity, Commitment, Authenticity, Respect and Excellence. Our employees embrace these values and, through their commitment and dedication to excellence, enrich our relationships with our donors, partners, stakeholders, and the community, and support our mission: To inspire our community to invest in excellence in child health, research & family centred care.


Our team truly believes that, together with our community, we can build healthier futures for all our children. We are currently seeking a skilled and dedicated team member to share our vision.



Reporting to and under the guidance of the Vice President, Development (Community Initiatives & Events), the Manager is the lead and project manager for the Foundation’s signature event – Candy Cane Gala, as well as for the RBC Race for the Kids, Radiothon, and other partner events as determined on an annual basis. As Candy Cane Gala is a large scale and distinguished event, the role is accountable for a significant gross income target. The position coordinates both the administrative and logistical aspects of these events and is also responsible for lending support and expertise to other 3rd party events including facilitation and coordination, providing assistance with event logistics, financial oversight, sponsorship and strategic account development as directed and required. As a member of our Fund Development team, the Manager is accountable for the development, growth and stewardship of existing and new donor accounts and sponsorships in support of our mission. The role requires an individual with expertise in large scale event planning coupled with a drive for excellence, achieving outcomes through effective leadership, communication, empowerment, project management, collaboration, and mobilization of appropriate resources.

Key responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to:

  • Project Manager for select Foundation events including the Candy Cane Gala (CCG), RBC Race for the Kids, Radiothon, and other partner events, providing leadership for the external volunteer committees and internal ACHF committees. Oversees all logistics, risk assessment and management, budget/finance, and facilitates the execution of the events through to stewardship of guests, sponsor and volunteers post-event.
  • Develops and provides detailed monthly reports for CCG, RBC Race for the Kids and other assigned events, as well as statistical reports post-event. With a focus on continued improvement and excellence, facilitates ‘EBI’ discussions post-event and provides a summary of discussions and recommendations.
  • Facilitates and manages positive relationships with the Co-Chairs, the Volunteer Committee and sub-committees including: Sponsorship & Ticket Sales, Feature Auction, Wine Auction and any additional sub-committees with a demonstrated ability to empathize, understand other perspectives and influence volunteers into action.
  • Works strategically with third party donors and sponsors, to increase revenue for accounts, enhance and support event logistics, sit on event committees if applicable, and appropriately steward guests/donors and sponsors, as well as actively research new third party event business.
  • Actively pursue new opportunities to connect with and engage donors, sponsors, prospects, and corporate partners in order to drive support for ACH and specific funding areas through event participation and sponsorships.
  • Collaborate with members of the CI team to coordinate, facilitate and lead ACH tours, cheque presentations, lunch and learns, donor specific events, and donor presentations in order to build and drive support, enhance their fundraising efforts, and appropriately steward guests, donors, and sponsors.
  • Build knowledge and understanding of all major programs in order to support donors in their fundraising efforts by providing information about the programs, capital equipment and research needs of the ACH.
    • Oversees all revenue gift coding as well as the management of the Raiser’s Edge Event tab.
    • Compiles and proofs collateral materials; liaises with the ACHF Communications Team on the same.



  • Post-Secondary diploma in Event Management.
  • Five years of direct experience in special events management with a proven ability to consistently achieve revenue targets; suitable combinations of education and experience will be considered.
  • Demonstrated success in scheduling, production, administration and sponsorship, combined with sound knowledge of fund development practices and/or specific fundraising experience.
  • Well-developed understanding of proper etiquette and protocol for special events planning and execution, with the demonstrated ability to coordinate event budgets, develop and maintain correspondence, financial records, tax receipting and statistical reports, records and evaluations. Demonstrated aptitude for monitoring financial expenditures and progress to ensure revenue targets are met or exceeded.
  • High energy level with a drive to achieve outcomes, showing flexibility and creativity in managing multiple events as well as the ability to proactively anticipate and efficiently solve problems.
  • Dependable, professional, and resourceful with excellent interpersonal skills and the proven ability to engage, manage and motivate internal and external teams, including volunteers and community stakeholders, building effective working relationships in order to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in computer applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Database experience; preference will be given to those with Raiser’s Edge experience.



The Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation offers a compassionate and collaborative team environment along with work that is meaningful and focused on excellence. If you are passionate about improving the lives of children and their families, please submit your resume and cover letter along with your salary expectations via our website at:


Applications will be accepted until the close of business on January 15th, 2018.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for interview will be contacted.