Rewarding Opportunities

There are many rewarding opportunities to get involved with the Foundation and support Guelph General Hospital. Currently, we are hiring a Fundraising Events & Lottery Specialist, accepting applications for new board numbers, and looking for event day volunteers. Scroll down to see more.

Fundraising Events & Lottery Management

Your next career move awaits!

If you are looking for a next step in your career that allows you to maximize your initiative and build on your organizational skills and event coordination experience, please consider submitting your application for this position.

Our collaborative team is looking for a member to take on responsibility for planning and executing our two signature fundraising events, supporting community-led events, and managing our monthly online 50-50 Hospital Lottery. With support from your supervisor (the Manager of Annual Giving, Marketing and Communications) and your colleagues, you will draw on your strong project management and relationship management skills.

About the Team

At The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital, our success is rooted in teamwork and accountability. Teamwork is especially demonstrated leading up to our signature events when the entire office rolls up their sleeves to jump in and help. We are a highly accountable team – accountable for the success of the programs we manage; accountable to each other; to our donors; to our volunteers; and to the staff, caregivers and patients that we support at Guelph General Hospital.

About The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital

At The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital, our purpose is ‘to save lives and improve health, together with our community.’ How? By raising funds – matching the dreams of our donors with the mission of our Hospital.

It’s so important. Every piece of patient care equipment at Guelph General Hospital is funded by the generous support of our community.

The Opportunity

This is a full-time 18-month contract. Extended health and dental plan are offered plus an option to join the HOOP pension plan. It also offers some flexibility in hours and the option to work from home some days. The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital promotes a healthy and respectful workplace.

Specific Responsibilities

Manage the Foundation’s Signature Events

  • With strategic direction provided by the Manager of Annual Giving, Marketing & Communications, act as Lead Project Manager, accountable for planning and executing all logistical requirements of Black Tie Bingo and Tour de Guelph
  • Prepare, track and update planning documents including status reports, marketing plans, critical paths, others as needed
  • Manage website and registration system set up and manage guest registration, acting as primary contact for registrant comments and questions
  • Monitor and document event expenses and revenue
  • Manage production of event related marketing, promotional and sponsorship materials
  • Provide leadership to volunteer event committees and oversee volunteer management, including recruitment of volunteers, selection, placement, development of training materials and orientation, communication and stewardship
  • Support strategic communication needs as identified each year, such as video production, email set up and deployment, and social media

Manage the 50/50 Hospital Lottery

  • With strategic direction provided by the Manager of Annual Giving, Marketing & Communications, develop the annual plan for the 50/50 Hospital Lottery
  • Manage all aspects of lottery license process from application to reporting
  • Manage all aspects of the 50/50 Hospital marketing plan
  • Ensure all sponsorships are executed as agreed between FGGH and the sponsor
  • Manage the online Lottery platform and webpage
  • Ensure lottery draws are completed as planned and as advertised in the Rules of Play
  • Track financials

Manage the community led fundraising events program

  • Execute strategies for engaging with the community to encourage community led fundraisers
  • Manage and promote the P2P online fundraising platform as a tool for community fundraisers
  • Act as primary liaison between FGGH and community members and organizations who are leading a fundraiser in support of FGGH
  • Promoting community led fundraisers through FGGH channels
  • Steward past community led fundraisers to encourage year over year participation
  • Support and steward community-led toy drives and drives for other patient comfort items within the holiday season

Support communications and logistical requirements of donor cultivation and stewardship events across all of the Foundation’s donor programs.


  • Post-secondary education or equivalent experience.
  • Self-starter who takes initiative, welcomes responsibility and enjoys being challenged.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate successful events, ideally fundraising events.
  • Strong organizational, time management, and problem solving skills to deal with complex tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Knowledge and comfort with all Microsoft Office applications (especially Excel).

Desirable Attributes:

  • Minimum three years of relevant experience in an event manager role and/or fundraising professional, preferably in a non-profit or health care environment.
  • Ability to collaborate with multiple stakeholders, and understand the importance of relationship building.


  • Experience using Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge and Adobe Creative Suite will be considered an asset.
  • Experience working with online software applications for managing online lotteries and event registration.
  • Good understanding of financial reporting.

Work Environment:

We work in a fast-paced, service and results oriented environment with some amount of activity outside the office in meetings with volunteers and providers. Regular work hours are Monday through Friday, along with occasional evenings and weekends.

Position Available: This is an 18-month contract full-time position.

Salary and Benefits: $47,500 – $57,500 per year. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience. An excellent extended health and dental benefit package is included plus option to join the HOOP pension plan.

We welcome and encourage the broad range of experiences, skills and knowledge that applicants with diverse abilities, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, and ethnicity bring.

Learn more about the Foundation by browsing our website

To Apply:

Please forward your resume with cover letter as one document to [email protected] with the subject line: Fundraising Events & Lottery Management.

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. We will be reviewing applications on an on-going basis. The posting will remain active until the position is filled.

We thank all applicants for their interest in The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital. Resumes will be held in strict confidence, and only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Join our Board

At The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital, we say we save lives and improve health, together with our community. We do this by working with donors to inspire donations to fund every piece of patient-care equipment at Guelph General Hospital. Equipment as essential as IV pumps, surgical scopes and diagnostic scanners are available only because of generous financial gifts from within the community.

The Foundation is recruiting candidates to join our volunteer Board of Directors.

We are seeking results oriented leaders from a broad range of backgrounds who can help us meet our primary mission of raising funds. Applications are welcome from all interested candidates, and we particularly welcome applications from those with the following attributes:

  • legal expertise
  • governance experience (Chartered Director designation)
  • networking and fundraising experience.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The Foundation Board: makes planning and policy decisions; provides financial stewardship related to budget, investments and granting; becomes active in the fundraising process of identification, cultivation and solicitation of donors and volunteers; and approves and monitors implementation of the strategic and annual plans. Board members serve as enthusiastic, positive, knowledgeable advocates for Guelph General Hospital and The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital.

Board members hold a three-year term, renewable once.  During that time, board members are expected to:

  • Prepare for and attend bi-monthly board meetings and participate fully in all discussions. Meetings are currently the third Monday of every other month at 8am.
  • Participate on at least one Foundation Committee or Task Force
  • Attend special events and fundraisers and represent the Foundation at community events.
  • Make an annual financial commitment commensurate with financial means.

The total time commitment is approximately 4-6 hours a month

We welcome and encourage the broad range of experiences, skills and knowledge that applicants with diverse abilities, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, and ethnicity bring.

Learn more about the Foundation and our work here. Interested candidates are asked to complete the application form which can be found below.  Those who have questions may contact the Foundation’s CEO, Julie Byczynski, at 519-837-6440 x2350 or [email protected].


Event Day Volunteer

We have a number of fundraising events throughout the year and each and every one of them relies on our ability to attract dedicated volunteers to help out on the day of the event. Our primary events include Black Tie Bingo and Tour de Guelph, each of which relies on close to 100 volunteers to ensure their success.

If you’re interested in joining our team of event-day volunteers, please email [email protected].