The #ChildHealthCan team is looking for a Manager, Member Engagement.


Manager, Member Engagement

(Reports to Associate Director, Strategy & Engagement)


Overall job purpose

The Manager, Member Engagement plays a critical role engaging Children’s Healthcare Canada’s valued members, leading several high visibility events and initiatives on behalf of the Association. Specifically, this role will have overall responsibility for planning, promotion, execution and evaluation of face to face and virtual events hosted by or in partnership with Children’s Healthcare Canada.  This role will also coordinate weekly webinars hosted by Children’s Healthcare Canada, as well as manage other special projects as they arise.


Key responsibilities

  • Lead the planning, promotion, execution and evaluation of all major Children’s Healthcare Canada events including, but not limited to:

    • The Annual Conference (Fall)

    • Strategy-driven Ad Hoc Events 

  • With respect to conference and events, responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

    • Lead site selection/contract management (hotel space, food & beverage, A/V, etc)

    • Lead implementation of registration processes

    • Lead onsite logistics (signage, hotel liaison, etc)

    • Collaborate with the Associate Director, Business Development to identify and secure events sponsor (develop sponsorship prospectus, collaborate to identify event sponsors, manage sponsor activities on site, etc)

    • Collaborate with the Communications Strategist to support marketing and promotions for the events

    • For Annual Event, lead content development in partnership w CEO, Associate Director, Strategy and Engagement and Conference Advisory Committee

    • For Annual Event, manage the Conference Advisory Committee calls (agenda development, chair calls, develop action lists)

    • Evaluate event success and prepare report

  • Working closely in partnership with the Sr. Manager, Knowledge Mobilization, lead the scheduling, preparation and evaluation of weekly Spark: Live webinar series.

  • Serve as the liaison to the newly formed Child Health Hubs, coordinating with their respective Chairs to facilitate ad hoc virtual meetings.


Key skills and competencies

All positions have the following core competencies:

  • Demonstrate professionalism in communication with all stakeholders

  • Demonstrate creativity and innovation in all duties assigned

  • Member and Partner Focus

  • Results oriented

  • Demonstrate teamwork and collaboration


In addition to the competencies listed above, other skills, behaviours & competencies required for this position include:

  • Proven experience as an events manager

  • Skilled in project management

  • High level of attention to detail

  • Strong time management skills

  • Strong budgeting skills

  • Flexible, agile, open to change

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work within deadlines

  • Knack for problem solving

  • Ability to leverage technology to engage with a national community

  • Technically proficient (Google suite of tools, MS tools, MailChimp, SurveyMonkey, etc.)

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Proven ability to liaise with senior executives

  • Self motivated

  • Bilingualism (English/French), an asset


Minimum education required: Community college diploma in Event Management, or related field.

Additional Comments:

  • Project management courses an asset



Minimum experience required: 3-5 years                           


Other Comments: While the Manager, Member Engagement ultimately reports to the Associate Director, Strategy and Engagement, as a member on a small team, the successful candidate will be required to collaborate with colleagues across the organization to successfully execute on defined responsibilities. Most notably, this position will work closely with the Communications Specialist, the Sr Manager, Knowledge Mobilization and the Associate Director, Business Development.

Please send a cover letter and CV to Lisa Stromquist ( before July 12th.

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