Campus Events: Charity Ball – Fundraising and Promotions Chair

Volunteer (Student)
1 week

This posting will close Sunday, October 1, 2023

The Campus Events Department provides the McMaster community with a diverse range of programming throughout the year including concerts, speakers, Charity Ball and other activities.

Each year the McMaster Students Union (MSU) hosts a gala event known as the McMaster Charity Ball. Nearly 2,000 McMaster students, faculty, staff and community members attend this annual evening, filled with dining, dancing and live entertainment. This is the largest student-run formal at McMaster University. For 25 years, MSU Charity Ball has worked to raise money for deserving Hamilton charities.

The Fundraising & Promotions Chair(s)’s role is to work with the Charity Ball Coordinator and the general committee to determine the strategy for soliciting donations in a monetary and product value, create and implement innovative fundraising events, publicize and promote the event, the charities, and any other events or functions related to the promotions of Charity Ball.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Organizational and time management skills
  • An ability to work under tight timelines
  • Strong communication skills
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team
  • A working knowledge of Hamilton community is an asset

Effort & Responsibility

  • Attention to detail and excellent delegation skills
  • Assistance in other areas of Charity Ball, not just the promotions & fundraising realm

Working Conditions

  • Time demands may exceed hours stated, especially as the event draws nearer

Training and Education

  • Marketing and/or public relations experience is an asset
  • Fundraising experience is an asset
  • Leadership and teamwork experience


  • Personal computer
  • Shared office phone

Please find the job description Campus Events – Charity Ball Fundraising & Promotions Chair – updated EB 17-25 (1)to see a full listing of the duties & responsibilities.

We thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position, and advise that only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

The McMaster Students Union (MSU) is strongly committed to employment equity within its community and to recruiting a diverse staff. The MSU encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons, members of racialized communities and 2SLGBTQIA-identified persons. If you require any form of accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact the Human Resources Director by email at Please note that the MSU is an independently incorporated students’ union operating within the McMaster University community; this is not a McMaster University position.

Job Features

Job CategoryOpen
TermCurrent - Feb 2024
SupervisorCharity Ball Coordinator
HoursApprox 5 hrs/week Sept - Dec, 15 hrs/wk in January
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