Job Posting 90244

Director, Signature & Third-Party Events
Diabetes Canada
Work From Home - Toronto Metro area
closed 2 days ago (Mon, 30 Jan)
full time

A world free of the effects of diabetes is our vision. That’s why we’re working together to improve the quality of life of people living with diabetes. We’re sharing knowledge and creating connections for individuals and the health-care professionals who care for them; advocating through public policy; and funding research to improve treatments and find a cure to end diabetes.  

Join our dedicated, talented Diabetes Canada team and together, #LetsEndDiabetes!

Role Overview

The Director, Signature & Third-Party Events reports to the Executive Director, Community Fundraising & Events (CFE). They will work closely with the CFE Regional Directors to enhance Diabetes Canada’s Signature & Third-Party Event (S&TP Events) pillar by providing strategic and effective leadership to the S&TP Events team. They will also provide partnership, and guidance to regional CFE team members, and volunteers.  This position also works cross-functionally with internal partners on the fund development (FD) team and with other key enablers in Marketing, IT, Finance, Procurement, and external vendors, with the goal of increasing revenue and strengthening constituent retention within the portfolio.

This is a people leader role, with 2 direct reports: Manager, Signature & Third-Party Events and Digital Events Specialist.

Location: A flexible work agreement policy is in place which allows employees to work on a hybrid schedule., Accepting applications from residents across Canada, as this role can be fully remote, if candidates are able to meet the needs of a national team. Employees must be willing to travel for meetings and events when needed.

What You’ll Be Doing:

Strategic Planning:

  • Develop and implement the overarching strategy for S&TP Events through the understanding and use of data and past program performance, industry insights and research into best practice, trends, and target audiences
  • Ensure the strategies in place are aligning with the organization's current strategic plan while also generating, evaluating, and implementing innovation strategies to grow the portfolio
  • Collaborate with the FD team to develop and enhance S&TP Events strategies and revenues

Revenue Generation:

  • Lead the activation strategy for Signature Event sponsors and ensure all accountabilities have been executed
  • Identify and solicit potential sponsors for national signature events in collaboration with DC’s Corporate Partnerships team
  • Working with fund development and other key enablers, e.g., IT and Marketing & Communications to develop online event fundraising systems and strategies.
  • Evaluate event performance relating to revenue and participation levels and make recommendations for continuous improvement.

Program Development:

  • Develop business plans and budgets for Lace Up to End Diabetes, My Diabetes Fundraiser and, new business development
  • Develop tools, guides, and collateral to facilitate bringing new Third-Party Events into our portfolio and support their success
  • Work closely with the CFE and Corporate Partnerships teams in the development of the tools, and information they need to implement program strategies
  • Monitor performance metrics and work with the CFE Regional Directors across Canada to achieve performance goals

Constituent Experience:

  • Lead the development of participant, donor and volunteer experience plans for the S&TP Events team
  • Ensure all S&TP Event plans are aligned with the volunteer engagement strategy and constituent experience plans

Operations Business Planning and Budget Management:

  • Complete a detailed monthly review of department spending against budget and ensure accurate and timely accounting and reporting of expenses, analyzing and resolving variances
  • Work with enablers such as IT to integrate technology into all processes and develop tracking systems and dashboards toward creating increased efficiency and accuracy.

Our Ideal Candidate    

  • 5-7 years of progressive experience in fundraising or sales direct to consumer or leading in the for profit or not-for-profit sector.
  • Post-secondary diploma/degree, in a related field with related experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Specialized knowledge related to Third-Party Fundraising or other community giving fundraising events.
  • Specialized knowledge related to Peer-to-Peer fundraising tools and methodologies
  • Proven ability to strategically drive fundraising through a variety of channels with a strong focus on digital programs and user experience.
  • Inclusive cross-functional team player: experience collaborating with cross-functional teams including product/project management and analytics; experience managing relationships and gaining alignment
  • Strong organizational, project management and analytical skills with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Professional presence with excellent verbal and written communication skills; you have a knack for creating compelling PowerPoint presentations and the ability to convey complex ideas in a way that broad audiences can understand.
  • Ability to set priorities, demonstrate a positive attitude, troubleshoot and problem solve independently using sound judgement.

What Diabetes Canada Can Offer You:

  • A meaningful role, making a difference every day for people living with or at risk of diabetes.
  • An entrepreneurial environment, working for a national organization where you feel valued, recognized, and rewarded.
  • A high-performing, collaborative team environment with proven leadership and highly skilled colleagues and commitment to excellent work culture.
  • Competitive paid time-off benefits and a comprehensive group benefits plan, including health/dental, life insurance, disability, EFAP, and company-match Pension/RRSP.
  • Flexible work agreement policy in place allows employees to work regularly remote and/or hybrid schedule.  

At Diabetes Canada, we are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, or other legally protected status. We are dedicated to a high-performance, diverse, and inclusive workplace. We strongly believe that having a diverse organization with various skills and abilities will inspire creativity, drive innovation, and promote belonging. We are committed to building a team representative of different backgrounds and perspectives, and we encourage applications from all qualified candidates who represent the full diversity of communities across Canada. 

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Applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada and, where applicable, must have a valid work permit or study permit that allows the candidate to fulfill the requirements of the role. We thank all interested applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Diabetes Canada is not accepting recruitment agency/firm referrals.

Safe Place to Work - Diabetes Canada is committed to protecting the health and safety of our stakeholders and mitigating the risk of COVID-19 spread. A mandatory COVID-19 vaccination program is in place and provides direction on the conditions under which individuals are permitted to be employed with DC.

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