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Community Events Associate

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Description:  This position:

  • Delivers strong customer service, support and technical assistance to constituents for the planning and implementation of fundraising events.

  • Collaborates with Marketing Communications to ensure Event Directors have all materials needed by deadline.

  • Helps identify opportunities for greater donor prospecting activities among the community event organizers and participants.

  • Coordinates internal activities related to the effective execution of community events, including data and record-keeping, development of print and web-based resource guides and materials for event organizers, support of branding and messaging, and donor cultivation.

  • Provides logistics support including: coordinating event management companies and vendor relationships; Managing event invoices, payments and deposits; Liaising to Accounting and Finance for event-related cash handling; Procuring and tracking necessary event-related licenses, permits, local accounts, certificates of insurance, etc. and assisting with site planning and management.

  • Supports annual fundraising plans and strategies; assisting with securing Sponsorships and underwriting; retaining volunteers and donors; recruiting new team captains and corporate teams; supporting committee chairs and members; and coordinating kick off meetings, orientations, debriefing meetings and recruitment events.

Education & Experience: Bachelor's Degree required. Results-oriented professional with a minimum of three years of successful experience in fundraising, community organizing and/or event management skills preferred. 

Required Skills, Knowledge & Abilities: 

  • Exceptional customer service experience providing support to volunteer fundraisers. 

  • Ability to balance multiple priorities and projects efficiently and effectively in fast-paced work environment. Solid time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines. 

  • Works well with limited supervision. 

  • Creative and independent problem-solver

  • Creative and adaptable to changing environment. 

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills. 

  • Computer and Internet literacy, and Microsoft Office programs. 

  • A desire to educate, motivate, and support volunteers and individuals to accomplish successful events and fundraising goals. Experience with donor database software programs and online fundraising platforms preferred. 

  • Ability to connect with and articulate our  mission to work with constituents at all levels and from various backgrounds. 

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Practice Community Events Associate Interview

  1. Tell me about your current job.

  2. What kind of benefits do you have on your current job?

  3. Do you receive overtime?

  4. Why do you want to leave your current job?

  5. We organize walks for our charity.  You will be responsible for coordinating a minimum of 5 walks.  What is your experience with coordinating walks?

  6. What intimates you or worries you about the job that you're interviewing for?

  7. If you were to meet the Chairperson of each of the walks that you're responsible for coordinating, what is the first question you would ask them?

  8. This concludes the interview, have we missed anything?


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