Events Specialist

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The American Red Cross is seeking an Events Specialist who will be responsible for the success of Chapter fundraising events. You will plan, coordinate and implement events in collaboration with staff and volunteer leadership.  Our events are designed to raise funds for and promote community awareness of Red Cross services.  You will also develop and execute plans to identify, cultivate, solicit and recognize event underwriters/sponsors and other event participants and provision of staff support for relevant committees. This is a non-exempt position and will work with our fundraising team.


  1. Research and donor development:  Researches, identifies, cultivates and solicits new and existing donors for monetary and/or in-kind gifts to support chapter special events. Recognizes potential for increased donor involvement and capitalizes on opportunities to grow existing relationships. Identifies event sponsors for potential enhanced or increased partnership opportunities with the chapter.
  2. Relationship development:  Develops effective working relationships with donors, volunteers, government and foundation representatives to nurture their connections to ARC.  May oversee collaboration with internal communications and marketing groups for strategies and materials.
  3. Provides leadership and guidance to assigned event chairs and committees.  Directs the activities of and serves as the primary staff liaison to the volunteer committees for assigned chapter special events.
  4. Event planning project development:  Creates and collaborates with other development staff on special events project plans & participates in budget development. Monitors event outcomes including revenue and expenses and results in order to increase special event program growth.  Manages implementation, and production of all fundraising events including vendor relationships, budgets, and event logistics.

The salary range for this position is $20.50-21.50/hr. It is a full time position with benefits.

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