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Manager of Special Events
Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center
350 South Dahlia Street
Denver, CO 80246
To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Cathy Sanders at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Manager of Special Events is integral to the success of the JCC and plays a vital role in advancing the goals of the Philanthropy Department. Special events represent approximately 25% of revenue for the philanthropy department. This position reports directly to the Chief Development Officer and directs and manages special events to ensure the development of fundraising goals. This position requires strong project management skills, a proven relationship-building track record with event sponsors, excellent written and verbal communications skills, attention to detail, high energy, and a passion for the JCC and its mission.
Role and Responsibilities
- In support of the JCC mission, work with the CDO, Board Fundraising Committee, and event committees to develop a strategy and approach for each event.
- Provide project management leadership for each event ensuring all components are successfully executed.
- Create and execute stewardship plan for all event sponsors.
- Create and maintain event budgets; efficiently manage to ensure that established revenue goals are met while staying within the approved budgets. Manage event expenses to achieve acceptable costs to raise a dollar.
- Strong event committee management and recruitment skills to ensure accountability and success of each event.
- Strong negotiation skills to ensure the JCC receives the most advantageous financial outcomes.
- Work closely with other Development team members to ensure a holistic approach for special event sponsors.
- Work closely with Marketing & Communications team to develop and implement the marketing, advertising, and social media plans for all events.
- Provide monthly reporting to CDO.
- Ensure all required licenses and liability/insurance forms are secured in a timely manner.
- Provide a thorough analysis of each event following the event.
- Create and execute multi-year donor-hosted events.
- Execute a stewardship/relationship-building plan for donor event hosts/sponsors.
- Oversee the development and execution of a multi-year volunteer plan to support JCC fundraising goals and strategy.
Qualifications and Education Requirements
- Bachelors Degree required. Degree in business, public relations, communications and/or marketing preferred.
- Minimum of ten years overall work experience with a minimum of five years experience planning large special events for a non-profit required.
- Strong strategic, economic thinking, and project management skills required.
- Proven track record of success with special events fundraising demonstrating creation, execution and growth of events.
- Proven track record of leading volunteer groups to achieve event and fundraising goals.
- Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize while completing multiple assignments. Strict attention to detail is required. Excellent communication, presentation, assessment, problem solving, and time management skills.
- Excellent computer skills and knowledge of non-profit software programs and Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with Raisers Edge a plus.
- Ability to work under pressure, meet multiple deadlines, and manage projects independently.
- Available to work occasional long hours, including evenings and weekends, to reach goals and complete activities.
- Critical characteristics for this position include dependability, tactfulness, honesty, flexibility, trustworthiness and professionalism.
Physical/Mental Requirements (ADA Compliance)
There will be some light physical demands (i.e. spending hours listening and talking; working on the computer and phone; driving to appointments and events; lifting light pieces of equipment and materials; and occasionally working long days, nights or weekends).
This full-time position is benefits-eligible. The JCC contributes a portion of medical, dental and vision plan premiums and pays for Basic Life Insurance & AD&D, Short-Term Disability and Long-Term Disability. There are additional voluntary benefit plans available. The JCC has a 401(K) Plan available for elective deferral contributions for employees over 21 years of age, with no waiting period. Paid Time Off is a day-one benefit, accrued based on years of service and in compliance with the Colorado Healthy Families & Workplaces Act.
Note: This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive statement of every duty and responsibility which will ever be required of an employee in this position; however, the employee will be held responsible for all duties assigned.
The Jewish Community Center values diversity and inclusiveness and is an equal opportunity employer
$65,000 - $75,000
Celebrating its 100th year in the Denver community, the Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center is a vibrant and inclusive family and social gathering place that provides educational, cultural and recreational programs to serve and strengthen the community, guided by timeless Jewish values.