Events Manager

Events Manager2019-12-09T12:23:21+00:00

We are currently seeking an Events Manager who will be responsible for managing and organizing aspects of fundraising and mission related events.  This position is responsible for pre-planning, implementation and post-event activities, as well as ensuring each event has the appropriate staff and/or committees. Ideal candidate is a manager who thrives in a fast-paced environment and enjoys creating memorable events with the ability to successfully execute events on time and within budget. Ability to problem solve and work independently in a changing and multitasking environment with numerous deadlines. Experience with non-profits and prior experience organizing major events is required. Must be comfortable around animals and have the ability to handle animals.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage and facilitate aspects of fundraising and mission related events.
  • Assist with management of event revenue and expenses.
  • Research prospects, identify and support the solicitation of companies for event sponsorships and in-kind donations.
  • Work with the Sr. Events Manager, managing venues, vendors, facility staff, A/V needs, food and beverage service, rental companies, event technology, contracts, etc.
  • Manage auction outreach and tracking with Events Coordinator – includes management of donated items, management of Givergy Auction system, responsible for reconciliation and fulfillment.
  • Oversee Marathon and Half Marathon (registration requests, team members’ needs, plans Marathon luncheon and conference calls).
  • Work with the Events Coordinator to setup fundraising emails.
  • Research, plan and facilitate new mission-related and fundraising events and fundraising ideas.
  • Develop and manage event work plans and timelines.
  • Work with Sr. Events Manager to troubleshoot and smooth issues related to the successful execution of the event program while planning, as well as day of event.
  • Work with appropriate departments (Communications, Shelter Operations, Web team, etc.) to develop marketing materials and social media messaging for events to showcase our organization and brand in a positive, professional, and consistent manner following approved guidelines and style guide.
  • Work with Sr. Events Manager to identify and recruit volunteers to serve on event committees or event volunteers, recruiting from both constituents and the community.
  • Schedule and prepare for post event debriefing sessions and after-action meetings.

Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor degree required, and a minimum of 3 years’ experience in Events or related field is required.
  • Ability to develop professional relationships in all aspects of the position that result in stable, consistent, reliable and courteous communication externally, as well as internally.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, planning, project management skills and attention to detail.
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office including word, excel and power point and understanding of InDesign and event management technology, (Givergy) a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare accurate budgets and effectively manage expenses.
  • Ability to handle multiple jobs simultaneously and respond to changing deadlines and priorities.
  • Must be able to work occasional weekends and evenings.
  • Must be able to carry heavy items.

We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, and much more. For consideration, interested candidates can forward their resume and cover letter, along with salary requirements to [email protected]