Search for Common Ground: Events Coordinator

Summary of Position

The Events Coordinator will work in a team environment to create and implement special event fundraising and cultivation strategies to help meet fundraising goals.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for the planning, execution, budget management, logistics and production of a myriad of events that include house parties, fundraising luncheons, cocktail parties, educational forums, dinner galas, international investor trips, and educational speaker opportunities.

The Events Coordinator will report to the Strategic Development Director. The Strategic Development team is responsible for fundraising from individuals, foundations, and corporations to support the core and unrestricted funding needs of a global organization. It is an exciting time of growth, opportunity, and new challenges for the department as we dramatically expand the core revenue of the organization to ensure world class systems that can support the rapid program growth the organization has seen over the last 5 years.

Minimum Qualifications

Essential:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field
  • Minimum 2 years in nonprofit fundraising, with demonstrated event planning experience
  • Excellent time management skills, attention to detail, organizational skills
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and proven ability to multi-task
  • Ability to identify and solve problems on an immediate basis
  • Ability to work flexible hours that include evenings and weekends
  • Proven success in maintaining volunteer relationships
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to relate well and work effectively with diverse constituencies and audiences
  • Team player committed to developing and working within a collaborative environment to ensure the highest donor and volunteer-service experience
  • Highly motivated and energetic, with an alert and positive customer service attitude
  • Computer literacy proficiency, including solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google applications (Gmail, Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Hangouts) and Internet research skills
Desirable:
  • Interest and knowledge of conflict resolution, passion for the mission
  • Experience working in a conflict resolution setting
  • Salary: Commensurate with education and experience, with excellent benefits
To Apply:
Application Deadline: January 15, 2016. Please send a cover letter and resume through our application system at https://sfcg.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=396. Projected start date is January 2016. No phone calls please. Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. Please see our web site www.sfcg.org for full details of our work
Crossposted from PCDN
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