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Special Events Manager

Company: Confidential
Location: New York
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Job Description:

Our client is the charity of choice for new product donations made by hundreds of companies in the fashion, home and children's industries. Donating new merchandise provides these companies with a simple and effective way to help people in need. Founded over 30 years ago, this nonprofit organization unites retailers, manufacturers, foundations and individuals to support people affected by poverty and tragedy nationally and abroad. Since 1985, over $1.9 billion of apparel, accessories, shoes, home furnishings, toys, books and other useful items have been distributed through our network of community partners. Special Events Manager The Special Events Manager, working closely with the Director of Development, will have the primary responsibility for activities to enable our client to fulfill or exceed its fundraising goals through the engagement of individual, corporate, and foundation donors and in the planning and execution of special events. Responsibilities: --- Manage the planning and execution of two major annual fundraising events and additional, smaller prospect and donor engagement events. --- Coordinate and manage venues and vendors, event staff, timelines, schedules and logistics. --- Oversee attendee and sponsor attendance. --- Create and own production documents. --- Develop and maintain two event budgets as well as donor engagement event budgets. --- Outreach and solicit sponsorships and ticket sales. --- Liaise with sponsors and enhance relationships. --- Organize volunteer experiences for honorees and speakers affiliated with events. --- Produce regular event reports to enable staff and Board to monitor progress. --- Staff event committees and work closely with the Board and the committees to most effectively engage volunteer leadership in fundraising. --- Achieve revenue and expense targets for events. --- Conduct general prospect research. --- Work closely with the Marketing Department and with vendors on electronic and print materials for both events. --- Passion for community service and social welfare. --- 5 years of event planning experience. --- Positive can-do attitude, with no task too big or too small. --- Creative, tactical, a problem-solver and a self-starter. --- Strong communication skills - both written and oral. --- Comfortable working in a team environment, both taking and giving direction. --- Hard working, and recognize this business does not have set hours. --- Incredibly resourceful. --- Proficiency in Microsoft Office. --- Excellent computer and internet research skills. --- Detail oriented and extremely organized. --- Ability to successfully multi-task, and take full ownership of assigned projects. --- Knowledge of Salesforce is a plus. --- Bachelor's degree required. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Confidential, New York , Special Events Manager, Executive , New York, New York

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