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Development Officer, Signature Events, RFT

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Mission: One Team - Two Sites: Serving Chatham & Rural Kent
Vision: Together, Growing a Healthier Community
Values: CKHA CARES - Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, Excellence, Safety


Development Officer, Signature Events


Regular Full-Time


POSTING DATE: 13 November 2019


The Development Officer, Signature Events plays a key role contributing to the growth and success of the signature events portfolio at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation ("CKHAF") from both a tactical perspective and long term strategic planning perspective.

Fundraising - The key objectives for these events is to maximize fundraising opportunities, provide a platform for highlighting the Foundation/Hospital brand, and develop relationships with sponsors, donors, internal stakeholders, and volunteers in support of CKHA.

Volunteer Management - Effectively recruit, train, and manage a network of volunteers to support event execution needs, with a focus on delivering a high-quality and personalized event experience.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Skill, Experience)
- Post-secondary degree in a related field required. A certification in a discipline such as fundraising or event management is considered a strong asset.
- Minimum 3 years' experience working in an events, sponsorship, or fundraising role in a professional setting - non-profit sector preferred
- Experience in managing multiple priorities in a fast paced, time constrained environment
- Strong background in recruiting and managing volunteers to support event execution.
- Proven track record of sponsorship solicitation that has met or exceeded revenue goals.
- Computer experience and proficiency with Windows, Microsoft Office Suite.
- Working knowledge of Raiser's Edge is preferred.
- Knowledge of philanthropic community.

ESSENTIAL COMPETENCIES (Personal Skills and Attributes)
-Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization, and
members of the public.
- Effective time management, organization skills, and the ability to manage multiple tasks with similar deadlines without compromising quality or accuracy.
- Ability to develop superior relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
- Can work well independently and within a team environment.
- Ability to assess situations to determine importance, urgency, and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely, and in the best interest of CKHA

ACCOUNTABILITIES (Major Responsibilities of the Position)
Reports to:
- Manager, Development

Key Functional Relationships:
Works with:
- Leadership team
- CKHAF Board of Directors
- Foundation Staff
- Volunteers
- Donors
- Sponsors
- Community stakeholders
- Hospital leaders and staff
- Vendors (suppliers, venues, etc.)

Fundraising & Events:
- Responsible for the planning, implementation, execution, and evaluation of all Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation events that meet and exceed event
revenue goals.
- Work with Manager of Development to develop and implement new and innovative event concepts and refresh signature events, completing evaluations that
include market feasibility research.
- Create detailed strategic business plans and critical paths for Foundation events.
- Develop comprehensive sponsorship opportunities and effectively solicit sponsor participation to meet and exceed event sponsorship objectives.
- Develop critical paths, event schedules, and site set-up plans ensuring high-quality execution of fundraising events, and integration with Foundation team, volunteers, and event participants.
- Develop donor and vendor recognition opportunities in conjunction with sponsorship commitments and fulfillment.
- Solicit gift-in-kind donations to support live & silent auctions or other event needs.
- Conduct post-event evaluations, feedback sessions, and present analysis to senior leadership.
- Work with the Marketing & Community Relations Officer develop a strategy that will effectively promote signature events and sponsorship opportunities.
- Contribute to event webpage content and other communications to create awareness of signature events within the community
- Liaise with third party suppliers such as venues, d├ęcor companies, equipment rentals, etc.
- Work collaboratively with the Foundation team to increase attendance at Signature Events.

Volunteer Recruitment & Management:
- Conduct a volunteer needs assessment for all signature events and present the results as part of the annual signature events strategy and event critical path.
-Develop, implement, and lead a plan for volunteer recruitment that will support the identified volunteer needs for each event.
- Create a comprehensive volunteer orientation & training process to ensure volunteers are knowledgeable on CKHAF policies & practices, as well as event
plans and volunteer roles & responsibilities
- Manage and facilitate event volunteers throughout their full event experience (orientation, training, pre-event responsibilities, event day responsibilities, etc.)
- Develop and implement a volunteer recognition program to support retention and engagement of all Foundation volunteers
- Actively engage volunteers in CKHAF mission and continuously identify opportunities for event volunteers to further integrate within the Foundation's
programs and fundraising initiatives
- Represents CKHA Foundation within the community at various volunteer recruitment events when required, acting as a spokesperson for the Foundation,
participating as a guest or developing and delivering presentations.
- Work in collaboration with the Marketing & Community Relations Officer to identify opportunities to leverage the CKHAF Ambassador program to support
signature event volunteer needs.
- Establishes and maintains a wide network of external relationships with volunteers, community groups, or other organizations who support the Foundation
through donation of their personal time.
- Develops a compelling case for volunteers to engage with CKHAF and can effectively present the rationale for supporting CKHAF in a way that evokes

Other Responsibilities:
- Act as an Ambassador throughout the Community, positively representing the Hospital and the Foundation.
- Work as a team player promoting a positive and professional work environment and conduct role with integrity and respect
- Other duties as assigned from time to time in order to meet the overall goals and objectives of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation
- Abide by the policies and procedures of the CKHA and CKHAF.
- Abide by the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and work in a manner that is safe, reporting incidents immediately to direct supervisor.
- Operates within culture and core values of the organization.

CKHA is an equal opportunity employer committed to fair and accessible employment practices. Should you require accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources.