Special Events Manager

Job Type

Full Time

Published

08/06/2018

Address

Bellevue
Washington
United States

Description

The Special Events Manager will be responsible for partnering with the Deputy Executive Director to lead the Special Events programs for the Crohn’s & Colitis Northwest Chapter, including its Annual Benefit Luncheon, Flag Football Tournament and Microsoft 5K run/walk. This results driven Special Events Manager will be responsible for $725,000 in event revenue and for developing strategies and implementing event best practices to ensure the Chapter meets and exceeds this goal annually.


Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • In partnership with Deputy Executive Director, recruit, train, and cultivate high impact volunteers across all special events. This includes event chairs, committee leadership, committee members, and event day volunteers
  • Cultivate a pipeline of future volunteer committee chairs and honorees for all special events
  • Work with chapter on special event strategies as it relates to identifying and cultivating major gift and sponsorship prospects
  • Plan and execute strategies for developing and soliciting sponsorships to grow corporate support
  • Work with corporate donors to fulfill sponsorship benefits; Create Return on Investment reports post-event to cultivate corporate relationships
  • Oversee all aspects of major fundraising event implementation, including: securing and stewarding table captains and Flag Football teams, securing and organizing auction donations and packages; working with volunteer leadership to secure the venue, food, decorations, marketing materials and event day volunteers; acting as liaison to vendors and sponsors; managing run of show at events
  • Oversee all aspects of the Foundation’s role in its community partnership with the Microsoft 5K run/walk, including acting as charity lead with the Microsoft core planning team


Core Competencies:

  • Highly driven Special Events Fundraiser who will develop strategies and implement event best practices that will lead to profitable special events programs within the chapter.
  • Capable of building and sustaining relationships with a variety of individuals and businesses
  • Successful track record in fundraising, specifically in special events and corporate sponsorships
  • Strong leadership skills in volunteer management and development
  • Ability to assess and prioritize key deliverable's while managing multiple projects


Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree with relevant experience
  • Minimum 3 years in not-for-profit fundraising, preferably within a health-related organization
  • Travel is required during some weeknights and weekends for meetings.


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement


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