Special Events Manager

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $55,000
Maximum: $58,000




889 Harrison Avenue
United States


Are you looking to apply your development skills at one of the most-highly regarded nonprofits in Boston? Is social justice and the advancement of women important to you? Then you may have a place at Rosie's Place, the first women’s shelter in the United States. What started out as safe place for poor and homeless women to get a bed and a meal in Boston 44 years ago has grown into a multi-faceted community center serving 12,000 women a year.


OBJECTIVE: The Special Events Manager at Rosie’s Place will oversee all fundraising and planning for the annual events portfolio that raises nearly $1.5M gross annually. The Special Events Manager will serve as a point person, working in conjunction with other Development team members on other Rosie’s Place events and other cultivation events. Plan, implement and/or manage special cause-related marketing and fundraising campaigns.



·        Oversee all fundraising and planning for Funny Women…Serious Business

·        Oversee fundraising and planning for Safe & Sound Gala

·        Manage In-Kind giving

·        Manage 3rd party events, including the Boston Marathon, WBUR’s A Christmas Carol, etc.

·        Manage the Friends of Rosie’s Place young professionals group

·        Supervise interns and volunteers

·        Perform any additional duties as assigned by the Director of Fundraising.



·        Bachelor's Degree

·        Minimum of three (3) years fundraising event planning experience

·        Track record of demonstrating strong fundraising results along with solid organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities

·        Proven communication skills including excellent writing and editing, and public speaking skills

·        Ability to learn new applications

·        Sound judgment and the ability to manage relationships with many individuals, including board members, corporate and individual donors, vendors and volunteers

·        Ability to work independently

·        Knowledge of Raisers Edge and Microsoft Office programs a plus

·        Ability to be flexible and to work some nights, weekends and holidays

·        Ability to sit for long periods of time

·        Availability as necessary for occasional evening meetings and weekend events

·        Ability to utilize a PC, phone, fax and copier

·        Sensitivity to poverty and its impact on women.



Job is performed in an office environment. Day-to-day work includes paper and computer work as well as interaction with staff, guests, and volunteers. The position may require travel between facilities or community locations.

REPORTS TO: Director of Fundraising.

Occasional evening and weekend work required as determined by Director. 


Eligible for Health, Dental and Vision Insurance first day of employment as well as enrollment in 403(b) retirement plan. First year of employment your entitled to: (15) Vacation days, (12) Sick days, and (10) Holidays. After one year of employment employees are automatically enrolled in Short/Long term disability and Life Insurance and are eligible for employer contribution towards pension plan.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

http://www. rosiesplace.org

A resume and cover letter are required for consideration. Please email to hr@rosiesplace.org and write “Manager, Special Events” in the subject line of your email.

Rosie’s Place is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity. Rosie’s Place strongly encourages people of color, people with disabilities and homeless/formerly homeless people to apply.