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The Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) staff are a high-energy, dedicated team determined to make a difference in the fight against blindness. We are motivated by the profound impact that sight-saving research and education programs have on families living with blinding eye diseases.

The FFB is an equal opportunity employer and supports applicants with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request throughout the recruitment process.

Event Coordinator (5-month Contract)

Event Coordinator

Job Type: 5-month contract with possibility of extension (January 28, 2019 – June 28, 2019)
Hours per Week: 37.5
Compensation Type: Salary
Location: Toronto

Have an impact with the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB):
With the support of our donors, the FFB has invested $34 million to support vision research across Canada. That’s over 200 research grants that have led to over 600 new discoveries in exciting areas of study that support our goal of understanding why vision loss occurs, how it can be slowed or stopped, and how sight can be restored.

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic, go-getter, who wants to make a difference by helping us with our three signature fundraising events that take place across the country – Comic Vision, Cycle for Sight and Ride for Sight.

If you’re hoping to gain some hands-on event experience while having a true impact on people’s lives, then this opportunity might be for you!

Some of your tasks would include:
• Responding to events inquiries (by phone, email and letter)
• Assisting with lead-in events such as promotional events and launch parties
• Tracking and maintaining inventory of merchandise, fundraising awards and event supplies
• Doing data entry, donation processing and other administrative tasks
• Soliciting and tracking in kind event donations
• Sourcing quotes from event vendors
• Compiling and submitting event permit applications
• Helping with all pre-event preparation and providing event day support as required
• Other duties as required

If you’ve got the below, you’ll be a perfect fit:
• 2+ years experience in events, administration, and/or project management
• Diploma or degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in Event Planning, Project Management or Marketing
• A valid Ontario “G” class driver’s license with a clean driving record is an asset
• Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, pleasant phone manners and etiquette
• Excellent time management and organizational skills
• Solid computer skills (proficiency in Microsoft Office)
• Comfortable to learn and use database/software (Raiser’s Edge, Artez, Team Raiser, Mailchimp)
• Able to work autonomously and as a member of a team in a fast-paced, high volume environment
• Adhere to the AFP Fundraising Code of Ethics and the Donor Bill of Rights
Interested applicants should send their resume, with subject line “Event Coordinator” to April Watts, Senior Events Manager at We thank all interested applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.


The FFB has a variety of internship/co-op positions open throughout the year. If you are interested in doing your internship/co-op with us, please do not hesitate to contact Diem Luong at