Job Posting 93925

Coordinator, Events
Canuck Place Children's Hospice
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closed 2 days ago (Mon, 29 May)
full time - temporary / contract  •  $51,865 - $61,427

Coordinator, Events

Location: Vancouver Office, hybrid working options available  

Reporting to: Associate Director, Events & Sponsorship

Job status: Temporary, full-time 1.0 FTE (75 hours bi-weekly)

Start Date: July 2023

End Date: October 2024

Compensation: $51,865 - $61,427

We want our staff to “thrive” not just survive, so Canuck Place is committed to living our values of care exceeding not just minimum wage but living wage in B.C. This means that regardless of role our entry level salary is a minimum of $25.64 per hour equivalent to $50,000 full-time annually.



Canuck Place Children’s Hospice (CPCH) is British Columbia’s recognized pediatric palliative care provider. For over two decades, through the many programs and services we provide, we have made a significant difference in the lives of children with life-threatening illnesses and the families who love them. Be part of a talented and innovative team that takes pride in supporting and providing the highest quality pediatric palliative care.

It is the expectation for all roles across the organization to know the organization’s philosophy of pediatric palliative care and uphold a commitment to further ones knowledge. Our philosophy of pediatric palliative care is as follows: Pediatric palliative care improves quality of life, promotes comfort, and reduces suffering for children with life-threatening conditions (serious illness) and their families through a holistic approach addressing; physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs. It is collaborative person & family-centered care delivered using a team-based approach throughout the continuum of care across all ages and stages of illness, including bereavement. It values choice and honest and compassionate communication.

At Canuck Place we understand that uniqueness is powerful. We hold each other accountable for an inclusive environment where employees feel empowered to share their experiences and ideas and know that they belong. We believe diversity drives innovation and the best pediatric palliative care for children and their families therefore we welcome that every person brings an individual perspective and experience to advance our mission. We have more work to do to advance diversity and inclusion and we are building a culture where difference is valued. We have a commitment to inclusion across gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity and disability status, to ensure our team members are empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. All staff are encouraged to contribute their perspective and lived experience through our internal employee groups such as Care 4 the Caregiver, Culture, DEIB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging), Green Team, Truth and Reconciliation and Wellness Committees.



Canuck Place careers are full of connection, community, and care. We aim to nurture a supportive culture rooted in compassion, collaboration and support while providing expert care to children and families. Our team includes individuals with a special blend of sensitivity, compassion, and appreciation for life. Canuck Place is where no moment is missed. A place where you can make a difference.

We offer competitive compensation and a benefits package focusing on wellness and self-care that includes:

  • 20 days’ vacation (pro-rated to your full-time equivalency)to start with ongoing annual anniversary increases up to an organizational maximum of 45 days
  • Up to two paid mandatory wellness days a year
  • Generous paid leave including compassionate and special leave when you need it
  • Municipal Pension Plan (MPP)
  • 100% employer paid benefits package from your first day which includes extended health and dental and $1,500 annually for counselling
  • Health and Wellness Spending account that provides up to $1,000 annually to ensure you can focus on the benefits that are important to you and your family
  • Flexible working options
  • Free meals on-site at the hospices
  • Continuous paid training and development opportunities so everyone has the opportunity to learn new skills and grow
  • Ongoing parental support including top up for maternity and parental leave and paid leave for new grandparents



The Coordinator, Events is an essential and active member of the high-performing Marketing, Communications, and Events team. Working closely with internal and external stakeholders, the Coordinator leads and delivers CPCH gala silent auction programs, provides pivotal support to gala ticket sales strategy and execution, manages logistics and execution of CPCH stewardship events, coordinates volunteers, and maintains strict accuracy in our databases.

The Coordinator, Events is a forward-thinking team player who thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. They are self-aware, professional, and innovative with a passion for achieving results while doing meaningful work.



  • Develop and deliver the silent auction strategy for gala events with a focus on meticulous data management, tracking, and follow through, as well as creativity, relationship building, logistics, and collateral development.
  • Support the development and execution of event ticket sales strategies including list and invitation development, website updates, payment processing, guest information collection, and tax receipting.
  • Execute operational plans for CPCH stewardship events including sourcing and booking vendors, developing site plans, and coordinating logistics with internal teams.
  • Co-lead and execute Canuck Place’s participation as a partner charity in the BMO Vancouver Marathon RUN4HOPE including recruiting and coordinating volunteers.
  • Assist with event sponsorship administration, data tracking, and delivery of sponsor benefits.
  • Work closely with the Donor Services team to ensure accuracy and quality in donor database management.
  • Represent Canuck Place in a professional and respectful manner when liaising with stakeholders and at committee meetings and events.
  • Contribute to CPCH’s success by assisting with other projects and tasks as assigned.



  • 3+ years of experience in event coordination or fundraising, preferably in a non-profit organization; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and coordinate effective, efficient, and dedicated work plans in a dynamic environment.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptional technical skills using Microsoft Office Suite (with focus on Outlook and Excel).
  • Experience working on silent auction solicitation, processing, and execution preferred.
  • Familiarity with Givergy, Raiser’s Edge, Trello, WordPress and/or Adobe InDesign considered an asset.
  • Clear and valid BC driver’s license and access to a vehicle.



What you bring to the role:

  • You have the passion and ability to achieve excellent results in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
  • You are proactive, and utilize forward-thinking skills to manage projects and prioritize effectively
  • You have high integrity and take pride in representing yourself and the organization professionally at all times
  • You love learning new software platforms and tackle proficiency quickly
  • You recognize the value in the fine details of a project and take pride in accurate data input
  • You are a pro at reviewing data for deficiencies or errors, correcting any incompatibilities, and checking output
  • You are resourceful and creative, which allows you to face both challenges and opportunities with balance, good judgment, and objectivity
  • You thrive when collaborating on a team and are equally as comfortable taking initiative independently
  • You are flexible and enjoying wearing many hats to support a high-performing team and meaningful work.

You have:

  • High integrity; creativity; balance, good judgment and objectivity; high vision and conceptual capabilities; consultative, facilitate and collaborative; sense of humor.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Demonstrates flexibility that allows you to work with high energy, creative people.
  • Able to thrive and effectively manage priorities in a changing, ambiguous environment.

Please note:

  • Evidence of Health Canada approved vaccinations must be provided prior to your first day of work.
  • Flexibility is necessary, as this position may require occasional weekend and evening work and travel within and outside the Lower Mainland.



We understand that the recruitment process is not a one size fits all, our inclusion values and flexibility extend to your hiring experience.  Canuck Place is committed to providing inclusive access and accommodations throughout the application and selection process. We are continuously working to improve our systems, policies, and practices to ensure our employees, in all their diversity, can succeed. Should you require accessibility accommodation through the recruitment process, please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equality and diversity within its community and to a welcoming and inclusive workplace. We especially welcome applications from Indigenous persons, visible minority group members, persons with disabilities, people of all sexual orientations, genders and gender identities, members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.



Please submit your cover letter and your resume at by May 21, 2023. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates who have been short-listed will be contacted.

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