The Special Events Manager will create and execute special funding events, initiatives, and donor stewardship events to achieve goals. Overall, the Special Events Manager contributes to the CHS high performance culture by exhibiting our values and providing quality results that keep CHS as the premier provider of child, family and behavioral health support services.
Manages and executes fund raising special events to achieve CHS mission priorities and income targets:
Responsible to execute a portfolio of community-based events, with accountability for significant income targets, as well as event-related mission and advocacy activities. Promotes goal achievement through the effective leadership, engagement, empowerment and mobilization of event volunteers.
Accountable for the achievement of income performance targets for a portfolio of community-based events, distinguished events, and other community fundraising events.
Responsible for effectively and efficiently completing activities and meeting target deadlines in order to execute successful events
through time management.
Responsible to implement best practices for event revenue growth; drives and encourages creativity and innovations at the event level.
Responsible to monitor financial expenditures and progress against budgetary plan; take appropriate measures to meet goals providing a high return on investment in meeting revenue targets.
Engage, recruit, train and manage relationships with community volunteers to ensure successful event execution.
Engage the community to drive increased event participation; including but not limited to event committee, teams, team members, sponsors and youth engagement.
Utilize available tools and processes to maximize event results, including online fundraising.
Utilize and respond to customer experience survey, comparative event and success factors data.
Facilitate volunteer retention and provides meaningful volunteer recognition.
Utilize defined processes to provide timely and accurate event data entry.
Verifies compliance with CHS policies, risk management, event and cash handling, and financial controls.
Model and foster behavior that establishes a culture that values the team members/volunteer partnership, and is consistent with the values, goals and objectives of CHS.
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Philanthropy or related degree from an accredited university
Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
Three to five years of experience in fundraising or related field required
Minimum three years experience soliciting corporate sponsorship required
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Raiser's Edge NXT a plus
Strong work ethic and committed to excellence in details
About Children's Home Society of Florida
When children and families face complex challenges, Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS) is there since 1902. Delivering hope to more than 50,000 children and family members across the state, we continue to do more. We are leading the nation in developing and delivering solutions that transform the lives and futures of children and families. With more than 1,800 team members, CHS is the #1 provider of children’s services in the state of Florida.