Coordinator, Community Engagement

Diabetes Canada - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Diabetes Canada is making the invisible epidemic of diabetes visible and urgent. Eleven million Canadians have diabetes or prediabetes. Now is the time to End Diabetes - its health impacts as well as the blame, shame and misinformation associated with it. Diabetes Canada partners with Canadians to End Diabetes through education and support services, resources for health-care professionals, advocacy to governments, schools and workplaces, and, funding research to improve treatments and find a cure. To learn more about Diabetes Canada and our mandate please visit .

Working at Diabetes Canada offers our employees an opportunity to make a difference. Every day, Diabetes Canada has a direct impact on improving the lives of Canadians affected by diabetes. Our vision is ‘a world free of the effects of diabetes’.

A career at Diabetes Canada provides meaningful work and, positive work-life balance. Employees are supported to perform at their best, contribute to their communities and, focus on cultivating strong relationships with health care providers, people affected by diabetes and members of the diabetes community.

Diabetes Canada employs over 800 people and, is supported by more than 42,000 volunteers. Our mission is to ‘lead the fight against diabetes by helping people with diabetes live healthy lives while we work to find a cure’.

Job Overview

The Coordinator, Community Engagement is responsible for the coordination, execution and delivery of fundraising events and programs at the local level, ensuring that these meet or exceed revenue and attendance targets. This includes national campaigns, expositions, third party initiated campaigns and local community based events in the Greater Toronto Area. This role reports to the Manager, Community Engagement, and is based either in our downtown Toronto or Yorkland office.

Some highlights of the role include:

Fundraising/Revenue Generation:
• Meet or exceed annual fundraising goals by coordinating and executing various fundraising events and programs in alignment with regional and national plans
• Drive attendance at events through cold calling, networking, etc.
• Identify and maximize event revenue generation opportunities; e.g., ticket sales, silent auctions, raffles, table sales etc. to meet or exceed fundraising goals
• Solicit sponsorships up to $5,000

Corporate/Community Engagement and Networking:
• Solicit, leverage and engage volunteers to support and run events
• Source and cultivate strategic partnerships with third party organizations to host a fundraising event with proceeds benefiting Diabetes Canada
• Engage, network and support third party events through sharing of resources, tools and best practices

Event Management:
• Collaborate with the regional and national team to identify fundraising events and develop implementation plans for event maximization and execution at the local level
• Coordinate and execute events within budget while maximizing return
• Evaluate return on investment and implement improvements to achieve higher impact and return at future events
• Anticipate and plan for future events, trends, problems and opportunities

About You
As the successful candidate for the role, you are/have:
• Post-secondary education, preferably in business, project management, fundraising, and/or marketing, or other relevant programs
• Work experience in fundraising, sales, event coordination, marketing and/or not-for-profit
• Demonstrable experience managing large events (250+)
• People and volunteer management experience an asset
• Strong communication skills
• Achievement-oriented goal-setter
• Highly organized with strong attention to detail
• Flexible and responsive
• Collaborative relationship-builder
• Computer proficiency, preferably including experience with social media

What Diabetes Canada Can Offer You
• An organization that is making a meaningful impact in the world and a rewarding career for you – see our Employee Value Proposition
• GoodLife corporate membership discount
• Opportunity to be involved in Diabetes Canada events that help your communities

What You Need To Know
• 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.
• At Diabetes Canada, we encourage applications from all qualified individuals, and value a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.
• Diabetes Canada is committed to accommodating people with disabilities as part of our hiring process. If you have special requirements please advise Human Resources during the recruitment process.
• We thank all interested applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
• No agencies or phone calls please. Apply online; email applications will not be considered.