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Special Events Manager

Company: Women’s Center
Date Posted: June 1, 2018

Women's Center

Job Summary:

The primary role of the Special Events Manager, under the supervision of and in consultation with the Director of Development, is to coordinate all Women’s Center special events and community based fundraising, and donor relation activities done on the Center’s behalf.

Specific Job Functions

       Serve as staff liaison with fundraising event committees

       Maintain the event databases used for the Gala and SafeWalk. Data entry of auction items and  

         registration. Generate reports, exports and any other collection data as needed

       In coordination with the Development Team, maintain a comprehensive annual special events calendar

       Coordinate all facets of event activities, including contracts for goods and services

       Support event Chairs and sub-committees

       Serve as contact person for third party fundraising events benefiting the Center

       Manage event volunteers

       Coordinate fundraising and donor cultivation events associated with the enrichment campaign

       Organize thank-you events for fundraising event volunteers

 Additional Responsibilities

       Participate in professional development activities such as webinars and conferences

       Perform other duties as assigned to support the overall goals and activities of the development office

      Attend quarterly All Staff meetings

       Responsible to read emails and staff intranet in a timely manner to ensure you are up to date with  

         current information pertaining to organizational activities/information

       Some travel may be required for this position


       Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 3 years of experience in fundraising and special events activities 

       Must have strong computer and internet skills, with high degree of proficiency in donor development

        systems, GiftWorks and Microsoft programs

       Demonstrated ability to manage confidential and privileged information with discretion

       Ability and willingness to relate to persons from diverse backgrounds 

       Must have strong oral and written communication, interpersonal and organizational skills

       Ability to work as an individual as well as a team member

       Attention to detail

       Ability to be flexible and juggle multiple demands

       Willingness to attend event-related meetings and events outside of normal business hours as required


The Development Director will supervise the Special Events Manager and provide guidance, oversight and evaluation of work performed on an on-going basis, with written evaluation provided annually. 

Hours of work: 35 hours/week

Classification: Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Annual Salary: $40,000 - $45,000

Please email, fax or mail your resume, with cover letter, to the attention of the Director of Administration & Human Resources at, 203-731-5207 or 2 West Street, Danbury, CT 06810.