Event and Engagement Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time


Details: DOE - Salary



Start Date


Application Deadline



700 Dearborn Place South
United States


Job Summary

The Event and Engagement Coordinator plans and executes special events and engagement opportunities for Seattle Goodwill. Partner with internal and external stakeholders to increase community awareness, engagement, and support for Seattle Goodwill's mission and to enhance fundraising efforts. This role coordinates and provides direction to contractors, vendors, interns, staff, and volunteers.


Essential Functions

Work with the Philanthropy Leadership Team to develop the strategic vision of fundraising and community engagement events throughout the year.

Manage all event planning logistics, including site selection, contract negotiation, staffing needs, catering, decorations, collateral, printing, procurement, prize acquisition, and more.

Engage partnering organizations, donors, volunteers, and fashion enthusiasts through event participation.

Manage the annual Glitter Gala & Fashion Show, including but not limited to: event logistics, venue selection, marketing and communication, budgeting, the fashion show, cocktail hour activities, vendor management, and all event dcor.

Book and coordinate public and private Vintage Fashion Collection events.

Evaluate events and make recommendations for improvements.

Represent Goodwill at community events.

Demonstrate safe work practices through awareness and observation in support of a safety culture; report any potential hazards or accidents.

Perform other duties as assigned.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The essential functions listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Minimum Job Requirements

Education: Preferred Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent experience.

Experience: Minimum of 3 years' experience overseeing large scale events with ability to act quickly to resolve problems and the ability to negotiate with vendors for most favorable terms. Relevant fields include event management, fundraising, hospitality, and community engagement. Candidates with fashion industry/fashion history experience and experience working with volunteers are preferred.

Specific Skills/Knowledge: Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel. Experience with CRM and/or event management software programs a plus. Positive demeanor and demonstrated follow through. Public speaking and presentation skills.


Essential Physical Abilities:

Lifting and carrying 25 pounds; Developed fine motor control (grasp, handle, manipulate objects with fingers).

Regular bending, kneeling, reaching, stooping, squatting, pushing and climbing ladders. Able to travel across a variety of surfaces (stairs, ramps, uneven terrain).


Essential Mental/Sensory Abilities:

Problem Solving

Time Management


Interpreting data


Communicating with the public

Written and verbal communication skills

Internal/external customer service


Working Conditions:

Retail/Production and office working environment, moderate noise level and dust. Must have reliable transportation as this position requires regular travel to off-site meetings and events.


Proficiency with Experience:

Skilled (demonstrates ample knowledge and skills of duties, with a minimum of 3 years of related experience).

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


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