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The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation is committed to increasing cancer survivorship in Eastern Ontario and is the only local charitable organization dedicated exclusively to cancer. Working to transform the cancer experience, the Cancer Foundation has partnered with local hospitals and service providers to ensure residents have the best possible care close to home, shorter wait times, access to the latest research and new therapies and overall improved quality of life- which includes Canada’s first Centre for Cancer Survivorship.  The Centre offers “Cancer Coaching”, an innovative health service that actively engages survivors in their own health and well-being, connects them to the information and services they need to meet the challenges of their disease, improve their overall quality of life.  For more information about the Cancer Foundation, please visit

Current Openings:

Director of Events (1 position available)

Volunteer, Part-Time (3 positions available)



Position: Director of Events

Position Summary:

The Director of Events is responsible for achieving the Foundation’s events fundraising goals by guiding and managing the events team. The Director of Events oversees signature events, which includes developing plans, recruiting leadership teams and volunteers, managing logistics and, securing sponsorships as well as overseeing the expansion and growth of the Event Partners portfolio.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Lead the development and execution of the Foundation’s overall event plans;
  2. Provide advice to the VP, Philanthropy on event opportunities, and, as such, share responsibility for ensuring that the Foundation fulfills its mandate and objectives efficiently and effectively;
  3. Lead and work closely with Leadership Committees to define event goals, objectives and ensure the execution of specific implementation plans;
  4. Work with the team to create participant recruitment plans in order to meet or exceed targets and to create a logistics plan;
  5. Work with the team to develop a sponsorship plan; demonstrate strong selling skills by ability to prospect and qualify leads, identify sponsors needs, negotiate, and close agreements.
  6. Work closely with the VP, Marketing and Communications to effectively promote events to target audiences and prepare event materials;
  7. Maintain staff and volunteer motivation and focus on goals and priorities throughout the year.  Take action that results in a high level of motivation among team members and volunteers.
  8. Create and adhere to realistic budgets in a manner that helps achieve the organization's objectives. Tracks expenses against the budget frequently enough to make adjustments at the optimum time. Communicates budget concerns and adjustments to all appropriate stakeholders so that they can adapt their plans and expectations;
  9. Prepare event reports showing event participation and fundraising results and distribute as required to sponsors, participants and others;
  10. Direct the development, modification and implementation of policies, procedures, systems and practices on event issues;
  11. Train and coach new hires, interns and volunteers on required policies and procedures to perform their tasks;
  12. Other duties as business needs dictate.

Qualifications and Key Competencies:

Education:  University Degree or College Diploma in a related field (marketing, communications, event planning, fundraising)

Experience: 5 years progressive experience in event planning, fundraising, marketing/communications, project management, working with volunteers and stakeholders; Not-for-profit environment

Language:  English and French


  • Work independently in a changing and multitasking environment with numerous deadlines
  • Influence and coordinate the efforts of other team members in support of events
  • Exceptional communications skills (verbal and written)
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects concurrently and to meet deadlines
  • Above average attention to detail, accuracy and thoroughness
  • Proactive approach to anticipating and preventing problems
  • Demonstrated customer-service orientation
  • Effective time management, organizational and leadership skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Results orientation
  • Highly self-motivated
  • Positive attitude, passion and enthusiasm
  • Strong general computer literacy including:  Raiser’s Edge, Microsoft Office, Sphere
  • Extensive knowledge of social media tools


We are currently considering candidates who are available to work full time hours, 37.5 hours per week for a one year contract.

If you are interested in applying for this position please send your cover letter and resume no later than 5pm, April 2nd 2014.

Please submit your application by mail, email or fax to:



Attention: Samantha Webster, Human Resources           
Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation                                 
1500 Alta Vista Dr
Ottawa, ON – K1G 3Y9




Position: Volunteer, part-time (3 positions available)

Position Summary

This position reports to Vice-President, Corporate Services.


Responsible for the overall cleanliness, tidiness and functioning of the Maplesoft Centre. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Stocking supplies
  • Monitoring the temperature
  • Filling water coolers
  • Maintaining the water feature
  • Completing minor repairs and installations and ensuring proper systems are up and running at the change of season (water/BBQ/Fireplace/AC)
  • Disposing of equipment
  • Act as back-up for removal of snow and ice throughout the winter months
  • Develop a tool kit
  • Monitor logs for keys
  • Monitor and cleaning
  • Act as Health and Safety Representative
  • Maintaining the organization of storage spaces
  • Moving furniture for events and special functions
  • Inventory equipment
  • Performs routine inspections to ensure contractor performance and property site conditions are in keeping with all company policies, procedures and quality assurance.


  • Minimum of 2 years experience in Property Management would be preferred.
  • Experience in contract management an asset.
  • Knowledge of software MS Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel).
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work on several issues at a time.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • General knowledge of building systems, construction practices and related code/legislative requirements would be an asset.

Given that the position needs to be filled immediately we will begin reviewing résumés upon receipt. Please send your résumé no later than March 20th at 5 p.m. indicating the position of interest “Volunteer -Custodian/Facilities Coordinator” in the subject line.

The recruitment process will include a few screening steps including but not limited to prospective candidates providing a current police records check. Only qualified candidates will be contacted by email or phone for an interview.

Please submit resume by mail, email or fax to:



Attention: Samantha Webster, Human Resources           
Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation                                 
1500 Alta Vista Dr
Ottawa, ON – K1G 3Y9



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