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Manager, Mass Participation (14-month Maternity Leave Contract)

Requisition #2368613
Job LocationCanada-British Columbia-Vancouver
Job StreamFundraising
Job TypeTemporary, Full-Time
Temporary Duration14  Months
Number of Positions1
Start Date of Employment ASAP
Posting Date07-Dec-2021
Travel RequiredOccasionally
Educational RequirementsN/A
Languages RequiredEnglish
Job Description

The BC Cancer Foundation (“BCCF”) is the fundraising partner of BC Cancer and the largest charitable funder for cancer research in B.C. Every dollar we raise stays right here at BC Cancer to advance research and enhance care for the people of B.C.


With over 70 employees working across 5 sites in B.C we are actively working with our 100,000 donors and communities to inspire investment in BC Cancer and our provincial teams of world-leading researchers, oncologists, and care providers.


We are a professional, passionate, and positive team who believe that we can help make a difference in the lives of all British Columbians. Our purpose is to be a catalyst, powering world class innovation while supporting deeply personal cancer journeys.



About the Event


Workout to Conquer Cancer and Lose the Booze are month-long peer-to-peer fundraising challenges that takes place each year in May and January respectively. In the month of May, participants commit to intentional movement every day for Workout to Conquer Cancer and in January, participants of Lose the Booze commit to an alcohol-free month. BC Can Spin-a-thon is a one-day exercise fundraiser to support research and care at BC Cancer.


These programs fuel life-saving research at BC Cancer and play a significant role in both fundraising and awareness for the BC Cancer Foundation.


The Position


The Manager, Mass Participation is a key member of the team that ensures the continued success of our mass-participation movement and fundraisers including the Workout to Conquer Cancer, Lose the Booze and BC CAN Spin-a-thon. The priorities are to drive continuous improvements and innovations in participant experience to increase participation, re-registrations, participant commitment as well as to engage participants with a goal to increase fundraising revenues, and ensure the strength and continuity of participants.


This position provides leadership within the team, building plans and executing short-term strategies.


Reporting to the Community Events Manager, responsibilities of this role will include:

  • Managing the budget, overall workflow and timelines for online mass participation events, Workout to Conquer Cancer and Lose the Booze
  • Managing the budget, overall workflow, committee members, and event day coordination for Community Event, the BC Can Spin-a-thon
  • Support the Marketing & Communications team's Workout to Conquer Cancer initiatives with planning, execution, and tracking of marketing programs such as email, social media, and contest promotions
  • Preparing acquisition and stewardship email correspondence to event participants and donors
  • Interacting and maintaining relationships with community ambassadors and studio partners involved with Workout to Conquer Cancer
  • Relationship development with current top participants and top teams with the goal of increasing participation and fundraising revenues, and to ensure the strength and continuity of participants
  • Interacting directly with event participants over email/phone to answer inquiries or solve issues
  • Provide an exceptional customer service experience for all new inquiries from prospective participants or teams
  • Working collaboratively across the organization to identify top participants and teams with fundraising potential and growth
  • Provide weekly progress reports and highlights



  • The ideal candidate will have minimum five years’ related experience, preferably working within events, program management, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Must be ready and willing to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends and holidays.


Core knowledge + skills

  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate and build strong relationships with partners, committee members, participants, volunteers, and Foundation staff
  • Excellent listening skills as well as oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment
  • Displays compassion, sound and mature judgment, and superior diplomacy
  • Computer skills: demonstrated competence in computer software such as Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience with Luminate Online, Raisers Edge, Asana, and Strava is an asset
  • Uphold and contribute to BCCF’s values of Professional, Passionate, and Positivity


BC Cancer Foundation is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity & inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, language, national or Indigenous origin, family or marital status, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation or socio-economic status.


As an employer, occupational health and safety legislation requires that we protect our workers from health and safety risks in the workplace. BC Cancer Foundation has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy requiring that all staff who work in any of our physical workplaces must be fully vaccinated against COVID 19. Considerations and reasonable accommodations can be taken upon request and will be discussed on a case-by-case basis.