Rêves d’enfants Canada

Rêves d’enfants Canada


Make-A-Wish® creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We are on a quest to bring every eligible child's wish to life, because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. As an independently operating affiliate of Make-A-Wish International, Make-A-Wish Canada is part of the network of the world’s leading children’s wish-granting organization. We serve children in every community in Canada, and in more than 50 countries worldwide.

Since 1983, Make-A-Wish Canada has granted over 36,000 wishes across the country, over 900 last year alone. For more information about Make-A-Wish Canada, visit makeawish.ca.

Salary Range:$52,000 to $65.000


Job description:

Join our team as a:

Manager, Fundraising Events
Montreal (Temporarily working remotely during COVID-19 Pandemic)
Full Time, Regular
Reference #: MAW088


This position is responsible for the management and execution of Make-A-Wish Canada’s signature and community events in the Quebec marketplace, including and not limited to their largest fundraising event, the 48-Hour Ride.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, event asset management, participant and sponsor care, website and registration, contest management, logistical and schedule planning, expense tracking, volunteer management, entertainment, and post-event communications.

Reporting to the VP, Development (Quebec), the Event Manager is directly accountable for ensuring the success of the 48-Hour Ride in partnership with an external event producer.


  • In partnership with the Vice President (Development) and an external Event Producer, develops strategies to meet targeted revenue for the 48-Hour Ride which contributes to the overall fundraising goals of the organization;
  • Supports other community and third-party event fundraisers as required;
  • Works collaboratively with the Chapter Advisory Board to identify prospective sponsors and participants from within and outside of MAWC’s existing network;
  • Manages event websites and registration sites and supports participants through the registration process;
  • In conjunction with Communications, identifies the need for, and creates, event printed and digital assets;
  • Manages effective systems for tracking activity through Salesforce and Donor Drive enabling MAWC to grow and/or maintain ongoing relationships with current and past donors;
  • Manages the application for and implementation of event contesting with the province of Quebec;
  • Meticulously documents event activity including revenue and expenses
  • Using the Make-A-Wish database, recruits and manages volunteers required for events;
  • Books and manages event entertainment as required;
  • Participates in the planning and implementation meetings across multiple Make-A-Wish departments;
  • Plans and executes post-event recognition and stewardship programs;
  • Acts as a representative for MAWC by conducting presentations at various meetings and events as required;
  • Works in compliance with the provisions of The Occupational Health & Safety Act in the applicable province of employment and its regulations and complies with MAWC’s Health & Safety Policy;
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Post-secondary education or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Strong understanding of charity sector and not-for-profit fundraising events,
  • Minimum 5 years of experience of fundraising event management and execution,
  • Highly self-motivated and directed,
  • Strong ability to multi-task, and document activity,
  • High attention to detail,
  • Demonstrated ability to manage large numbers of volunteers
  • Experience in the direct ask role with proven results in successfully cultivating and soliciting event participants and sponsors,
  • Strong relationship building skills, with the ability to motivate and persuade with tact and diplomacy,
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office, with knowledge of Salesforce and Donor Drive
  • Ability to handle sensitive, confidential information appropriately and to demonstrate excellent judgement when communicating with and about donors and/or prospects.
  • Valid Driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle is a requirement for this position
  • This position requires the ability to communicate professionally in both written and oral in French and English.
  • CFRE or professional equivalent professional designation an asset.


  • Primary accountabilities are carried out remotely or in the Chapter Office, however, will be routinely required to perform event related duties throughout the city of Montreal and be present at 48-Hour Ride and other regional events as required.
  • This position requires work outside or beyond traditional office hours and thus requires a flexible schedule year-round.


  • Works under pressure of tight deadlines, with high volume workload, and with multiple demands and changing priorities.
  • Demonstrates emotional resiliency to be able to work with multiple stakeholders, participants and sponsors.
  • May be exposed with sensitive situations with respect to Wish Children and families, as well as donors.
  • A Criminal Background Check is required


Make-A-Wish® Canada offers meaningful opportunities to make an impact.  We are committed to fostering a culture that aims to change lives, foster compassion and better humanity.

In return for your contributions, we offer an attractive compensation package that encompasses a competitive salary, excellent benefits and the opportunity to have a rewarding employment experience where your contributions can make a true difference every day.


If your skills, experience and qualifications are aligned with the requirements of this role, we encourage you to apply now. Please click the following link to apply, application deadline is 22 April 2022.


We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

Interested in other career opportunities with Make-A-Wish® Canada? Please visit our careers page to see all current career opportunities.

Make-A-Wish® Canada provides equal opportunity in employment and encourages applications from all qualified persons. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

All new Make-A-Wish® Canada employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 at least 14 days prior to their first day of work, subject to relevant accommodations or exemptions.


For more information on how you can support Make-A-Wish® Canada or get involved please visit our website at makeawish.ca.

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