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Position Title: Associate Manager, Events
Department: Dev & Comm
Posting Start Date: 1/30/2018
Posting Cut-Off Date: 2/14/2018
Description:
Associate Managers, Events
(two positions, both permanent full-time)

As Canada’s largest agency serving at-risk, homeless and trafficked youth, Covenant House Toronto changes lives by providing the widest range of services and support to as many as 250 youth a day. A national leader, we educate and advocate for change by influencing public policy and delivering prevention and awareness programs. More than a place to stay, we provide 24/7 crisis shelter and transitional housing on-site and in the community, along with comprehensive services including education, counselling, health care, employment assistance, job training and aftercare. To do all this, we rely on donors for more than 80 percent of our $27-million annual operating budget. Our doors are open to youth 16 to 24 regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or the circumstances that have brought them to our doors. Since opening our doors in 1982, Covenant House has served more than 95,000 young people.

The Associate Managers, Events are two (2) new positions within the Development team, necessitated by the success and growth of our peer-to-peer fundraising events. We are looking for motivated, detail-oriented individuals with excellent project management skills to expertly execute our events. They will ensure events are successfully run and meet revenue targets by overseeing operational details, managing suppliers, inspiring participants and motivating volunteers.

The ideal candidates must have at least 5 years of special event management experience of large events, spanning from sporting events to galas, with a demonstrated success in achieving fundraising targets and deadlines. Peer-to-peer fundraising event experience is an asset as each Associate Manager will work directly on agency led peer-to-peer events with revenue targets of over $1M, along with other corporate and community events as necessary. We are looking for individuals with superior relationship building, negotiation and communication skills, who are effective working with venue representatives, suppliers, volunteers and event participants. The candidates must have exceptional written skills and experience developing effective sponsorship proposals and reports. These individuals must be able to work with multiple and conflicting timelines while possessing exceptional organizational skills. Attention to detail and accuracy is required. Proficient in MS Office, AKA Raisin, Raiser’s Edge and Photoshop knowledge would be beneficial.

A competitive salary is available to the successful candidate.


Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and resume to Human Resources, on or before Wednesday February 14, 2018.

Fax: 416.204.7030 • Email: hradmin@covenanthouse.ca • Website: www.covenanthouse.ca

We thank all applicants however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


As an employer, Covenant House is committed to building an organization that reflects the diversity of our clients and the communities we serve. We encourage applications from qualified individuals who represent diverse communities.