The Arkansas Chapter is seeking to hire a Special Events Coordinator to manage fundraising activities and special events within the region. This position reports to the Associate Director of Development and is based in Bentonville.
Essential Job Functions
Plan, coordinate and implement all aspects of all assigned fundraising events.
Assist in sponsor cultivation and solicitation, promotion and marketing activities and corporate initiatives.
Identify, recruit, train and manage high impact volunteers for fundraising events who will assist the organization in increasing concern and awareness as well as growing revenue.
Prepare presentations, materials, and reports.
Prepare and distribute communications to volunteers and donors - via email, print, and telephone-based on the Association's communications timeline and additional needs.
Manage, evaluate, and expand fundraising programs under the direction of the Development Director.
Assist and maintain database for all event participants and donors.
Responsible for maintaining accurate financial records for each event, establish budgets, work plans and timelines.
Represent the Association at public events, conferences, workshops and media events.
Bachelor's degree in business, communication, marketing or related field.
3+ years experience in fundraising or relationship based sales.
Ability to effectively multi-task, establish priorities, and work in a fast paced environment. High efficiency in time management and ability to meet deadlines under pressure.
Excellent computer skills, especially Microsoft Office.
Outstanding verbal and written communications skills.
Detail oriented, adaptable, organized and able to successfully manage multiple projects and tasks.
High level of integrity, diplomacy and initiative.
Ability to work evenings and weekends and to travel as needed to perform job duties.