Working at the Canadian Diabetes Association offers our employees with so much more than just a job; we offer an opportunity to make a difference. Every day, every employee has a direct impact on improving the lives of millions of people, with the ultimate goal of a world free of the effects of diabetes.
A career at the Canadian Diabetes Association delivers access to meaningful work, and positive work-life balance – so that employees are able to perform at their best, contribute to their communities and focus on cultivating deeper relationships with our partners.
Every year, the Canadian Diabetes Association provides services in more than 150 Canadian communities, supporting people living with diabetes through Research, advocacy, education and services.
The organization 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.
Reporting to the Regional Director, the Manager, Community Engagement is responsible identify, coordinate and execute projects (fundraising events. programs, expos) that resonate with our sponsors, donors and aligns with our mission and deliverable commitments. Includes the promotion and rollout of national projects at the regional level.
This position will provide management, supervision and support to the Community Engagement Staff in the BC region.
About The Manager, Community Engagement Role
Some highlights of the Manager, Community Engagement role include:
- Work with the Regional Director to implement a regional business plan to achieve revenue and targets for programs and events; including stewarding relationships across the region
- Event planning, coordination and execution to achieve optimal return within budget
- Maximize event revenue generation opportunities to meet fundraising goals and objectives
- Develop strategies for growing community presence and reach through fundraising and promotional initiatives as well as strengthening corporate, workplace and employee giving relationships to leverage fundraising initiatives
- Evaluate events and make improvements to achieve higher impact and return
- Solicit, leverage and engage volunteers and 3rd party organizations to plan, coordinate and execute CDA events.
- Champion CDA events and programs within the community and region
- Recruit, hire, orient, direct and evaluate employees reporting to him/her. Manages the human resources according to Canadian Diabetes Association Human Resources policies and procedures and ensures they fully conform to current laws and regulations. Uses a performance-based, team-building, facilitative approach and provides appropriate support, development opportunities, recognition, challenge and motivation for employees within available resources
- Consistent with the values of the Association, maintain a high degree of respect, integrity, excellence and innovation while fostering a collaborative approach with colleagues across Canada. In conjunction with the Regional Director, steward fundraising relationships across the region. Other duties as assigned
As the successful candidate for the Manager, Community Engagement role you will have:
- Post-secondary education in marketing, business or equivalent work experience
- 3-5 years of event management or fundraising experience
- Accreditation and/or equivalent project management experience
- Demonstrable experience managing large events for 250+ guests, providing superior service to participants, volunteers, sponsors and other key stakeholders.
- Non-for-profit experience an asset
- Able to multitask and successfully manage multiple priorities and meet competing deadlines while producing a consistently high quality of work, meeting targets, goals and maintaining and building effective relationships
- Superior communication (written/oral) and interpersonal skills
- Experience with recruiting and managing volunteers and staff
- Computer proficiency, preferably including experience with social media
- Driver’s license
- Ability to develop effective, motivated volunteers and volunteer teams to achieve common goals.
- Ability to handle flexible working hours, with occasional evening and weekend work when required
- Able to resolve problems quickly and effectively
- Proven track record in revenue growth
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Strong leadership skills with ability to motivate, coach, lead and direct others
What The Canadian Diabetes Association Can Offer You
- Comprehensive health benefits
- Opportunity to be involved in CDA events that help your communities
What You Need To Know
- Must be legally eligible to work in Canada at the location(s) specified above and, where applicable, must have a valid work permit or study permit that allows the candidate to fulfill the requirements of the role
- At the Canadian Diabetes Association, we encourage applications from all qualified individuals, and value a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.
- The Canadian Diabetes Association 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, email applications will not be considered.