Events Manager

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Salary commensurate with experience



Application Deadline



1300 4th Street
Suite 300
Santa Monica
United States


The Events Manager will work closely with the Director of Development and Fundraising as well as the Communications team and is responsible for setting strategy and overseeing management and execution of all major organizational fundraising special events and athletic events for an innovative, high energy non-profit that serves children with serious medical conditions.

This position will focus on key priority areas of planning and implementing strategies and practice for increasingly successful events. Special Events include, but are not limited to: Board led events, Bingo at The Roxy, annual Turtle de Turtle bike ride & Turtle Trek run/walk/roll, the LA Marathon), and the North Los Angeles Regional Board annual BBQ event. At least 3-5 years of fundraising special event experience.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

• Manage and oversee fundraising special events from start to finish which can include, but is not limited to:

o Timeline, communications, marketing, sponsorship, participation, logistics, event website creation, budget o

Mailings and solicitations

o Supplemental lists for email blasts and follow up o Serve as liaison with donors, committees, event

planners/consultants, and volunteers

o Lead pre-event and day of event logistics, alongside event planners/consultants

o Research, build and foster relationships with corporate sponsors in close coordination with Foundations &

Corporate Relations staff 

o Research and solicit guest and participant gifts as requested

o Organize and facilitate staff and volunteer support for day of event o Track event revenue and expenses for

reconciliation and reporting o Manage and update peer-to-peer fundraising tool/website o Manage Team Turtle

Facebook page for athletic events and submit social media requests for main social media pages/channels o

Manage appropriate acknowledgement, relationship building and stewardship of committee members, sponsors,

participants, volunteers, etc.

o Prepare and participate in event and committee meetings as needed

• Develop, prioritize, and implement tactical project plans

• Compile estimated cost models, submit final budget, track budget statistics, and prepare management reports

• Negotiate contracts and maintain relationships with preferred vendors

• Coordinate registration and payment procedures, as well as event best practices

• Organize required catering services and room and audio/visual equipment setup

• Provide project status updates and inform Development team and all Directors of key relationships and opportunities for further event growth and fundraising

About Us: The Painted Turtle has been providing camp experiences to children with serious medical conditions and their families since opening its gates in 2004. The people who work here have big hearts and work tirelessly to ensure we are making a difference. Our culture is fun, emotionally driven, and extremely collaborative. We work by a strong set of core values that guide us in all we do: Community, Trust, Courage, Heart, Vision, Compassion, and most of all Joy! What we do is hard to put into words, but our co-founder Paul Newman sums it up best “It’s not that the children say, ‘Thanks for a wonderful time.’ It’s that they say, ‘Thank you for changing my life.’” Join The Painted Turtle team and you too will experience the magic and power of Camp. 


The Painted Turtle provides medical, dental, vision, 401k, paid parking, a generous holiday schedule and more.

Level of Language Proficiency

Proficient in English.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please submit cover letter and resume to