Full Time

Event Manager

UJA Federation of Greater Toronto 4600 Bathurst Street, Toronto ON

About UJA Federation of Greater Toronto

At UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, our vision is to lead the most vibrant Jewish community in North America - a community characterized by its diversity, unity, compassion, generosity and commitment to Jewish values. Together with our philanthropic, volunteer and professional leadership, we’re changing lives.

As one of North America’s leading Jewish non-profits, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto works to preserve and strengthen the quality of Jewish life in Greater Toronto, Canada, Israel and around the world. UJA advances this mission through fundraising, programs, and research focused on our strategic pillars: fighting poverty and improving well-being, growing Jewish education and identity, countering antisemitism and hate, and strengthening connections with Israel and Jewish communities worldwide.

The Opportunity

Situated within UJA’s Integrated Development Department, the Marketing Team is a leader in the voice and brand of the entire organization, using creative content, design, multimedia, and experiences to engage community members in UJA’s mission.

Reporting to the VP, Marketing and Brand Strategy, we’re seeking a creative, adaptable and detail-oriented Event Manager to be manage all facets of event planning and coordination for small and large-scale event. The ideal candidate has excellent organizational and communication skills and the ability to multitask, meet deadlines and adhere to a budget. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Event concept and ideation for both virtual and in-person events, working closely with Project Lead and Marketing Managers
  • Event Management responsibilities including but not limited to event logistics, venue site inspections and selections, vendor sourcing, risk management and contingency planning, contract negotiation, obtaining permits when needed, creative design and development for décor elements, onsite event execution, post-event surveys and de-briefs, etc.
  • Talent / speaker and entertainment booking
  • Establishing event KPI’s and outcomes
  • Works closely with the Director of Events to establish event strategy
  • Prepares and manages event budgets and workback schedules
  • Processes invoices and tracks all expenses accordingly
  • Works closely with Marketing Team to develop promotional plan, marketing assets and event materials
  • Interfacing with donors, volunteers, and event Chairs
  • Management of multiple events at any given time
  • Onsite event management and execution including logistics documents, schedules, registration, set-up, tear-down, etc.
  • Collects data and information from internal and external sources to create and present a thorough post-event analysis, reporting on ROI and key learnings


  • Post-secondary degree in or related field, or equivalent experience
  • 5-8 years’ relevant, full scope event planning experience
  • Must be willing to work off-hours as required, including evenings or weekends during event times.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to quickly build rapport with colleagues [and stakeholders, donors, lay leadership, community, etc.]
  • Proactive with excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Experience in project management and budgeting
  • Strong problem-solving, decision-making and analytical capabilities with excellent attention to detail; strategic thinker
  • Enthusiasm, creativity, innovation and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Maintain a high degree of discretion and confidentiality
  • Familiarity with a non-profit/fundraising organization considered an asset
  • Driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle

* This is a full-time permanent position, Union Level E. At UJA we support a flexible work schedule and all of our employees engage in hybrid work. Engagement and connection are key to supporting the best employee experience and we want to ensure that this puts balance and well-being at the forefront of our approach to ways of working. In addition to a rich time off policy, UJA’s offices are closed on all Jewish holy days (yom tov) and we support early office closures to observe the Jewish Sabbath (Shabbat). 

We look forward to connecting with you to understanding what you can bring to the UJA team and how we can support your career goals. Qualified applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume. Please click here to apply. Only those applicants invited for interview will be contacted.

Commitment to Inclusion and Accessibility:

UJA Federation supports a diverse candidate and employment experience. We are proud of our dynamic professional team, which reflects the diversity of the Jewish community and general community alike in Greater Toronto. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applicants from all communities. We encourage you to follow us to get regular updates on open roles. We are committed to creating an inclusive and accessible workplace and believe this is essential to ensure that every member of our team can thrive.

We adhere to barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. #LI-IM1  #LI-HYBRID