Job Posting 96851

Manager, Events & Sponsorship
Canuck Place Children's Hospice
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closes in 5 days (Sun, 1 Oct)
full time  •  $70,000 - $80,000

Manager, Events & Sponsorship

Location: Vancouver Granville Office, hybrid

Reporting to: Associate Director, Events & Sponsorship

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

Compensation: $70,000 - $80,000

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 Manager, Events & Sponsorship is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Canuck Place’s signature event fundraising initiatives including sponsorship, auction, and tickets sales. A significant part of this role is managing and executing the signature event sponsorship strategy, from package design, solicitation, and negotiation to benefit activation and stewardship. The manager also collaborates closely with gala committees, provides direction and mentorship to two direct reports, manages donor stewardship events, and supports Canuck for Kids Fund initiatives.



  • Manage all aspects of the signature event sponsorship program to achieve financial targets, including package design, cultivation, solicitation, negotiation, benefit fulfillment, reporting, and stewardship, with support from the Coordinator, Events & Sponsorship
  • Provide oversight and support for the development and execution of Gift of Time and Gift of Love auction and ticket sales strategies, with assistance from the Coordinator, Events
  • Collaborates with gala committees in reaching their objectives with emphasis on providing exceptional communication, resources, and support during planning and execution
  • Provides direction, guidance, and mentorship to both the Coordinator, Events & Sponsorship and the Coordinator, Events.
  • Oversees the strategy, planning, and development of guest communications for all fundraising and stewardship events
  • Oversee pre-event and on-site fundraising initiatives including gala raffles and the Enjoy it Now Wine Program
  • Supports the development of signature event design concepts and décor
  • Assist in creating the guest journey for all events to mitigate risk and establish contingency plans
  • Manage post-event donor stewardship and impact reporting in collaboration with internal teams
  • Work closely with CPCH Volunteer Services to manage volunteer recruitment, training, and execution for all events
  • Manages the budget, contracts, and logistics for donor stewardship events, working closely with the Development team to define objectives, event concepts, invitation processes, and volunteer requirements
  • Works closely with the CPCH Donor Services and Finance teams on data management, payment processing, tax receipting, and donor inquiries
  • Support Canucks for Kids Fund activations including Community Corner game nights, the CFKF Telethon, Vancouver and Abbotsford Canucks player visits to the hospices, and volunteer opportunities such as Live 2 Give Day.
  • Oversees CPCH involvement/partnership in BMO Vancouver Marathon RUN4HOPE



Post-secondary degree or diploma in event planning, marketing, or communications. A minimum of 7+ years’ experience in event management, particularly in planning and executing fundraising events; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 



What you bring to the role:

  • Experience supporting the planning and execution of large-scale fundraising events ($500k+ in revenue)
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute an effective sponsorship strategy including identifying sponsorship opportunities, negotiating agreements, tracking and delivering benefits, and providing exceptional stewardship to build long-term relationships
  • Experience in designing compelling sponsorship packages that align with sponsors' objectives and provide tangible benefits, ensuring a mutually beneficial partnership
  • A track record of successfully executing effective fundraising strategies to achieve financial targets
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven experience in leading and motivating a team, providing clear direction, and fostering a supportive, collaborative, and high-performance work environment
  • Established project management skills to oversee all aspects of events, including budgeting, logistics, and timelines
  • A commitment to maintaining high standards of quality and accuracy in all event-related materials, communications, and deliverables, even when working under tight deadlines.
  • Proven strategic, creative, and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to be a collaborative team player who is able to establish and maintain positive, effective working relationships, both internally and externally in a hybrid work environment
  • Excellent organization and time management skills, and the ability to be flexible around changing priorities
  • Proven capability to remain composed and make effective decisions when facing tight deadlines, unexpected challenges, or high-pressure situations
  • Clear and valid BC driver’s license and access to a vehicle are required
  • Proficiency in Trello, Raiser’s Edge, Givergy, Adobe InDesign, and WordPress are an asset


Please note:

  • Evidence of Health Canada approved vaccinations must be provided prior to your first day of work.
  • Flexibility is necessary, as this position requires occasional weekend and evening work and travel within 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 October 1, 2023. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates who have been short-listed will be contacted.

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