Development Events Coordinator

Posted by
The Doe Fund
New York, NY

The Doe Fund

Published 29 days ago

November 9, 2020
$65,000 - $70,000USD

The Doe Fund is a nationally acclaimed nonprofit organization which provides economic opportunity, transitional and supportive housing, and comprehensive social services to underserved populations including the formerly homeless and incarcerated, disconnected youth, and people living with HIV/AIDS. 

Its flagship transitional work program—Ready, Willing & Able—integrates paid work, occupational training, and holistic supportive services to facilitate an individual’s return to mainstream society. The Doe Fund has an annual operating budget of $60 million and a full-time staff of 400. 

The Doe Fund’s Development Department seeks a business-minded, mission-driven, and creative individual to assist the team in conceptualizing and executing events that support and further the mission of the organization. They must possess a high level of customer service, vendor relations, strong organizational skills and the ability to adapt quickly to problem-solve. 

The Doe Fund’s Gala raises an average of $1.6M dollars annually, while other Doe Fund events top $250,000 annually. The Development Department seeks an individual who has experience organizing both in-person and virtual events. As we shift to virtual events, we are seeking someone who has strong experience with producing and maximizing an online event and savvy with social media promotion in order to attract donors and successfully fundraise at levels that have been done at off-site venues. 


  • Under the guidance of the Vice President of Development, assist with planning, coordinating and executing logistics for internal, off-site and virtual events including the annual fall gala, spring fundraiser, graduation ceremony, cultivation, and real estate events.
  • Responsible for creating proposals of timeline for event collateral, including but not limited to invitation production, social media campaigns, other mail/online outreach
  • Manage the creation and dissemination of invitations and maintain guest lists in Raiser’s Edge. Work closely with internal department partners and stakeholders as well as external vendors to support event logistics and objectives. 
  • Demonstrated ability to raise substantial funds for both in-person and online events.
  • Ensure consistent high quality service and execution standards when working with donors and staff. A strong attention to detail is essential for the successful implementation and maintenance of timelines, collateral materials, mailing lists, event attendees, seating and table arrangements, event Run of Show, day of details, income tracking and donor acknowledgements. 
  • Responsibilities also include developing events and providing support for The Doe Fund’s Young Professional Council. Complete other relevant tasks as assigned. 


  • Bachelor’s degree and event planning background required.  Minimum of two year’s administrative experience, non-profit preferred. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills. 
  • Ability to provide effective and high-touch customer service for donors and internal and external vendors. Ability to work with diplomacy and tact and maintain confidentiality. Knowledge of Google and Microsoft suites, internet proficiency and research databases required. 
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge a plus. 
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite & Graphic Design a plus. 
  • Knowledge and skill with Zoom, Google Video Meet, other virtual meet programs
  • Strong customer service, time management, and creative thinking skills. Ability to work under pressure and adapt to changing needs, maintain deadlines and effectively manage multiple projects. 
  • Ability to function in a team-oriented environment as well as independently. 
  • Must be willing to work nights and weekends as determined by event needs. 
  • Please provide a cover letter, resume, and portfolio of design work.


Submit your application for review.

Before you go, we want to assure you that we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace reflective of individuals who share our mission and who want to join us in working on the cutting-edge of important social issues.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we highly encourage applications from candidates regardless of race, color, citizenship, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran or reservist status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

The Doe Fund is a nationally acclaimed nonprofit organization which provides economic opportunity, transitional and supportive housing, and comprehensive social services to underserved populations including the formerly homeless…

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  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional


New York, NY

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