Position Title: Manager, Events and Projects
Reports to: Executive Director
Status: 14-month maternity leave contract
Location: Work from home in the Greater Toronto Area. Involves some travel.
Closing Date: August 25, 2021
Start Date: September 13, 2021

 You are motivated. You are a self-starter. You enjoy managing and planning events with a keen interest in customer needs, event technology and building programs. You are a seasoned event professional who has managed many events from concept to execution with positive results. You enjoy learning about new event possibilities including new online event platforms, and strive to ensure your events continue to evolve year over year by bringing your new ideas to the planning. 

Overview of the position

Digital Health Canada is looking for a dynamic Manager, Events and Projects with strong leadership abilities, impeccable organizational skills, and extensive, proven event planning experience. Reporting to the Executive Director, Operations, and collaborating with the entire team, the Manager, Events and Projects works with various stakeholders to plan and execute multiple events for our members and partners. This is a fourteen-month full-time maternity leave contract with potential to extend longer.

Digital Health Canada supports 4,000+ professional members from a virtual office –  employees work remotely and commute to downtown Toronto weekly for team meetings (this has been halted due to COVID-19 but may resume in the future). The successful candidate must be an independent self-starter with excellent time management, problem-solving, and communication skills.

Key Responsibilities

The Manager, Events and Projects is responsible for the end-to-end process of event planning and execution, including scheduling, planning, budget and program management, virtual platform, registration, food and beverage, audio-visual, on-site and virtual event execution, and relationship management.

  • Logistics and project management (location, F&B, AV, program schedule)
  • Budgeting and cost tracking
  • Negotiating contracts with suppliers
  • Finding and booking speakers
  • Itinerary management
  • On-site event management
  • Managing sponsor, volunteer, speaker, attendee, and event chair relationships
  • Setting, tracking, and reporting on attendance and budget targets
  • Continuously and proactively look for ways to strengthen event execution
  • Create consistent best practice processes
  • Focus on event improvement and optimization

Desired Skills and Experience

The successful candidate must be able to hit the ground running and be ready to tackle multiple events while contributing ideas on how to establish a great event presence. The Manager, Events and Projects is passionate about offering value to Digital Health Canada members through quality content and well-run events. Candidates must possess:

  • Seven to ten years’ experience planning and organizing events
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma
  • Proven experience setting up and using virtual event platform
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel
  • Project management experience
  • Proven event budgeting and financial skills
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain professional relationships with external and internal stakeholders
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and set priorities
  • Ability to work under pressure, make decisions, solve problems, and meet deadlines
  • Creativity, flexibility, and a positive attitude
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to work under pressure on multiple projects with tight deadlines
  • Self-motivated and entrepreneurial with a proven ability to work independently

Process

  • Apply by email before August 25, 2021 to: HR@digitalhealthcanada.com
  • Interviews will begin the week of August 30, 2021
  • Start date is September 13, 2021

To be considered, submissions MUST include the following:

  • Email subject line “Manager, Events and Projects”
  • Please attach ONE DOCUMENT with the following;
    • Cover letter with summary of relevant experience, salary expectations, evidence of candidate’s ability to work remotely (i.e. private space, Wi-Fi, phone)
    • Resume

Digital Health Canada is a Canadian not-for-profit association with over 4,000 members across the country. Our members are a diverse community of accomplished, influential professionals working to make a difference in advancing healthcare through information technology. Digital Health Canada fosters network growth and connection; brings together ideas from multiple segments for incubation and advocacy; supports members through professional development at the individual and organizational level; and advocates for the Canadian digital health industry.

DIGITAL HEALTH CANADA TEAM VALUES – “We Connect with Intention”

  1. PRACTICE A GROWTH MINDSET
  2. TEAMWORK & COLLABORATION – WORK TOGETHER, OWN YOUR WORK
  3. COMMUNICATE FEARLESSLY & BUILD TRUST
  4. DARE TO BE DIFFERENT: make an impact and leverage diverse perspectives
  5. INNOVATE THROUGH EXPERIMENTATION: have an entrepreneurial spirit