Reporting to the Director, Corporate Partnerships, the Manager, Special Events is a collaborative, creative, organized and strategic event management professional that is excited to lead the development and implementation of a robust portfolio of special events.  This position is responsible for the logistical execution of a range of peer-to-peer, virtual and in-person fundraising and special events.  Thoughtfully delivering an exceptional and engaging experience, the Manager is dedicated to increasing the profile of the Foundation within our community and corporate network.

The Manager, Special Events will work closely with colleagues across the Foundation on approaches and opportunities that build awareness and inspire support.  As strong planner, this position will lead and implement the entire event lifecycle including the development of innovative ideas, critical paths and budgets, assignment of responsibilities, outreach to suppliers, coordination with event support contracts, management of logistics and execution, and event evaluation.

Salary Range:  $65,000 – $75,000

Posted On:  January 31, 2023

Closing On:  February 17, 2023

Location:  1 King Street West, Suite 702, Hamilton, Ontario

Employment Type:  Full Time

Effective:  ASAP, or after successful candidate’s notice period

Level:  Intermediate

Salary Range:  $65,000 – $75,000


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Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation provides vital funding to enable the best possible patient care. We inspire and motivate gifts that fund medical equipment and patient amenities, innovative research initiatives, essential redevelopment of clinical care spaces, and the education and training of health care providers.

As a registered charitable organization, we proudly support patients and families across south-central Ontario, and from outside the region, who receive specialized care at Hamilton Health Sciences including Hamilton General Hospital, Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre, McMaster Children’s Hospital, and St. Peter’s Hospital. The associated programs at the Regional Rehabilitation Centre, McMaster University Medical Centre and Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre are also included.  The Foundation is committed to the Donor Bill of Rights and to being a donor-centered organization.  All members of The Foundation’s staff team support development activities by ensuring the maintenance of accurate records of information on the Raisers Edge database.  Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation is committed to protecting the privacy of our donors and prospects.

This is an exciting time to join Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation as we build upon a strong foundation of our Culture Code that includes the values of respect, impactful and inspiring.  We believe that relationships and partnerships are the basis of excellence in fundraising and have a vision to see a community of inspired and committed donors who embrace It’s Vital to Care.  Every position in The Foundation contributes to a safe, inclusive environment for all through compliance with The Foundation’s diversity, equity and inclusion philosophy and patient and staff safety policies and procedures.


The Manager, Special Events is required to function independently, exercising a considerable amount of initiative, innovation and resourcefulness to achieve strategic and impactful outcomes to realize the Foundation’s mission and annual goals.

Specific responsibilities include, but may not be limited to:

 Special Event Strategy and Execution

Logistics and Planning

Fundraising and Relationship Management


Marketing and Communications



Accountability:      Direct: Director, Corporate Partnerships

                                    Indirect: Vice President, Development HHSF/MCH

Functional Relationships:

Candidate Qualifications


 Knowledge, Skill, Abilities:

Office Location

Location of work is 1 King Street West, Suite 702, Hamilton ON and the Foundation will follow all public health guidelines with respect to COVID-19.  HHSF team may be required to host donor tours and other meetings at hospital sites.  Remote and Flexible work may be accommodated after three month of employment based on approval of VP.

 Working Conditions

Salary Range

The salary range for this position is between $65,000 and $75,000, commensurate with experience. HHSF provides a competitive benefit package and pension plan (HOOPP).

How to Apply:  Please submit your resume and cover letter to by February 17th, 2023 with the job title in the subject line.  Applications will be reviewed and invited for next stages of the recruitment process, as received. We would like to thank all who apply, but only those selected to move forward will be contacted.

The Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion within HHSF reflects a belief that we will make the greatest impact to our mission when everyone can genuinely and fully participate without barriers or exclusion. We are dedicated to creating a workplace reflective of the community we live, work and serve and welcome applications from diverse and equity-deserving groups.

 The Foundation is committed to providing a barrier-free recruitment process and work environment. Accommodation, if requested, will be provided throughout the recruitment process in accordance with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Should any candidate require accommodation in any phase of the recruitment process, please contact Heather Slye (905.521.2100 x 44624 or for assistance.