OPEN, Independent Contractor, Fundraising Event Coordinator

Employment Application

A banquet hall with many tables and chairs

Fundraising Event Coordinator Job Description

  • Assisting the events team with a high number of events (12 per year), ranging dinner parties, fashion shows, dance contests to auctions and exhibitions.
  • Accompanying Director, Public Relations Specialist, and Fundraising Specialist to both internal and external events.
  • Promoting events across all social media platforms with Social Media Specialist.
  • Supporting the Director with logistical and administrative support.
  • Maintaining records of all bookings e.g. venue and catering and taking payments where necessary.
  • Assisting with creative decisions.
  • Manage reservations and priority seating for VIP diners to ensure customer satisfaction and encourage repeat business.
  • Solicit financial contributions from individuals and corporations through telemarketing, letter-writing campaigns, Facebook, and face-to-face appeals.
  • Create a PowerPoint slide show for demonstration purposes.
  • Attending all meetings to act as a second point of contact.
  • Ad-hoc duties at events including, but not limited to, guest list management, showing guests to tables and taking coats.
  • Helping set up and dismantle events efficiently through to completion.
  • Ensuring all branded items for events arrive on time.
  • Acumen with event documentation after training:

Essential Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in fundraising or related field is desirable, but not essential
  • Proven project management skills
  • Experience in fundraising
  • Familiarity with nonprofit organizations
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Confident with all Microsoft Office packages
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Personality Profile

  • Creative and used to thinking outside the box.
  • Excellent networker
  • Passion for events
  • Able to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Personable and presentable
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Strong project management and problem-solving abilities
  • Creative and innovative mindset
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Eager to contribute new ideas.