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Events Specialist - Girl Scouts - On HOLD 2-15-21
Summary
Title:Events Specialist - Girl Scouts - On HOLD 2-15-21
ID:6146
Job Status :Full Time
Company :Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho (GSEWNI)
Description

Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho (GSEWNI) is looking for a Events Specialist.

45k to 50k per year

GSEWNI is a non-profit organization. The GSEWNI council serves an area comprised of 19 counties in central and eastern Washington, and 10 counties in northern Idaho for a total of 29 counties covering 67,000 square miles. The council is headquartered in Spokane, Washington and has regional field staff located in the Tri-Cities, Washington and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. GSEWNI serves approximately 4,000 girls in kindergarten through 12th grade with the help of 2,000 dedicated adult volunteers. Girls are at the center of everything we do as a council. Girl Scouts is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, the leading authority on girls’ healthy development and we are working daily with girls and women to transform the leadership landscape for girls into the next century

GSEWNI offers competitive benefit including medical, dental, vision, life and paid time off.


POSITION SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, this position is responsible for management and execution of special events for fundraising, including: prospect development, sponsor collaboration, donor stewardship and recognition. In addition, this position helps cultivate prospective corporate donors, solicitation and stewardship of corporate donors in order to secure annual corporate commitments and carrying out the overall strategic plans for GSEWNI. This position provides a range of event services and works closely with staff, volunteers, community members, sponsors, donors, and Girl Scouts.


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION:

  • Assists the Director of Philanthropy with yearly philanthropic strategic planning
  • Assists the Director of Philanthropy securing corporate donors and prospective corporate donors for event sponsorships and in kind donations.
  • Coordinates with Director of Philanthropy to ensure proper credit of gifts and pledges received.
  • Manages event budgets and prospects new event donors and participants (meet all fundraising and budget goals for each event). Manages logistics and productions (events).
  • Collaborates with the Director of Marketing on creating event and corporate giving collateral including: prospect materials, invitations, signage, sponsor recognition, programs, and other event and corporate giving materials.
  • Researches and implements new activities and special events as directed by supervisor.
  • Effectively communicates, collaborates, and maintains relationships with clients and team participants (including volunteers, girls, and vendors).
  • Assists CEO and Director of Philanthropy with thank you letters to event donors, and providing information to Director of Philanthropy additions/updates of constituent records, preparing various reports and supporting our Council fund development database management.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or related field; experience in philanthropy, fundraising, and event management required.
  • Three (3) or more years of experience in special event management and production. At least three (3) years of experience with fundraising preferred; work within a non-profit setting strongly preferred.  Experience with wide variety of events, event committee leadership, as well as, donor cultivation highly desired. Major event (300+ attendees) and remote location event experience a significant plus.
  • Ability to grasp the landscape within an organization, show passion for working with Girl Scouts and the nonprofit environment and expertise in using various communication vehicles that engage girls, volunteers, parents, donors and the community.
  • Active driver’s license and proof of insurance required.
  • Must be experienced in the use of computers, including word processing, Outlook, spreadsheets, and the internet. Must be able to compile information and develop related reports, using council software. Experience with a donor database software system such as Donor Perfect or Raiser’s Edge a plus.
  • Willingness to subscribe to the principles of the Girl Scout movement, including acceptance of the Girl Scout philosophy and willingness to maintain membership in the Girl Scouts USA.
 

Work Environment:   

 While performing the essential duties/responsibilities of this job, the employee is exposed to typical office environment conditions and noise levels.  Multi-tasking in a fast paced environment is an integral part of this position, as is the ability to work with high-stress situations based on the nature of GSEWNI mission and daily work. Some travel required.
 

The management of this organization believes that every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from discrimination. It is our policy to hire, compensate, promote, train, transfer, discipline, discharge, and make all other employment-related decisions without consideration of an employee's race, color, creed, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religion, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, marital status or any other basis prohibited by local, state or federal law. All employees of this Council are prohibited from engaging in unlawful discrimination. All staff are provided a safe and inclusive work environment.

 
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