Sunshine Foundation

Job Opportunity: Manager, Special Events & Volunteers

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

The Sunshine Foundation of Canada is a national charity dedicated to fulfilling the dreams of children across Canada living with severe physical disabilities or life-threatening illnesses. Sunshine is a mid-sized not for profit organization headquartered in London, Ontario.

Sunshine employees possess an entrepreneurial curiosity, a collaborative spirit, have a keen interest in professional development, and a genuine passion to make a difference.  Sunshine’s organizational culture is rooted in teamwork, achievement, employee engagement and skill development.

Position: Manager, Special Events & Volunteers
Location: London, Ontario

The Manager, Special Events and Volunteers manages the special event portfolio for Sunshine and lends expertise to community based events.  The manager provides strategic oversight for the volunteer program and supervises volunteer engagement.  

Overall Duties and Responsibilities:

  • As a member of the management team participate in, and actively support, the annual planning process and budget preparation. Develop the annual plan for the special events and volunteer portfolios, including budget preparation.
  • Work with marketing and communications team to develop event and volunteer program marketing strategies and oversee implementation.
  • Explore and develop collaborative partnership opportunities with key community partners to effectively implement strategies for the special events and volunteer portfolios.
  • Build, retain and steward relationships with key stakeholders within the event and volunteer portfolios
  • Work with peers in the recruitment, assignment and training of development team contract employees.
  • Utilize effective project management strategies to manage resources, risks and timelines.
  • Thoroughly understand, uphold and articulate the organization’s mission, vision and values collaborating internally and externally.
  • Support other activities within the Canadian National Office, as required.
  • Work collaboratively with all members of the staff as a functional member of the Management Team.

Additional Duties & Responsibilities and Qualifications are listed in the attached PDF. 

Job Description

How to Apply:

If you are excited about this opportunity to join the Sunshine team, please send your resume and cover letter (including salary expectations) outlining how you meet the specific requirements of the position to careers [at] by Friday, September 13, 2019.

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  The Sunshine Foundation of Canada is an equal opportunity employer.

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