Agape has a current opening for an Events Specialist. This role will be responsible for planning and executing Agape’s annual events that maximize fundraising and awareness of the mission of Agape. Support the Marketing and Communications team with social media posting and engagement. Collaborates with the Director of Development and the Director of Marketing and Communications to ensure events and/or projects meet the brand standards, strategic initiatives, and goals on time and within budget.
-Manage and implement annual fundraising events and agency special projects that are consistent with Agape’s mission and supportive of the strategic goals of the organization.
-Assist with securing sponsorships for all fundraising events.
-Solicit in-kind goods and services as needed (includes special requests from Powerlines Community Network (PCN) and Families In Transition (FIT) program areas.
-Recruit volunteers for events and resource development projects and supervise them as needed.
-Manage Agape’s social media accounts and create original content for social media campaigns.
-Design, create, and manage all community event flyers and/or promotional and social media ads.
-In collaboration with the Director of Marketing & Communications acquire and manage advertising (television, radio, digital, etc.) for Agency fundraising events.
-In collaboration with the Volunteer Team, manage seasonal volunteer opportunities and volunteer recognition events.
-Manage and maintain agency special events calendar.
-Schedule and document post-event debriefings.
-Assist the Director of Development with maintaining and developing donor relationships.
-Continually improve professional knowledge and skills by attending fundraising professionals meetings, workshops, and conferences, as approved or planned by the agency.
-Participate in weekly staff meetings, bi-weekly development meetings, and in-service training provided by the agency.
-Participate in agency planning and development.
-Will perform all other duties, within the general scope of this position, as requested by the Director of Development, Director of Marketing and Communications, or Chief Executive Officer.
-Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working at a computer.
-Prolonged walking and standing, especially during special events.
-Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds at a time.
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience (at least 4 years of work experience in lieu of a degree), which provides the required knowledge, skills or abilities for this position and at least 2 years of relevant experience in fundraising, special events coordination, and social media management. The ideal candidate must be professional and resourceful, with the ability to work both independently and as a team player. Must have excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to engage and handle relationships well, as well as respond to requests in a timely manner. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat, and navigating social media platforms, including analytics. Candidate must thrive in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a professional demeanor. High energy and passion for the Agape mission, vision, and values. Should possess outstanding organizational and management skills and be detailed and results-oriented. Capable of working with both volunteers and staff while exercising maturity, good judgment, confidence, and remaining poised in a dynamic environment. Must have an automobile available for business use and maintain a current driver’s license and current auto insurance with acceptable levels of coverage.
Will be required to work a flexible schedule, to include evenings and weekends as needed. Candidate must be willing to engage in Agape’s Performance Quality and Improvement (also known as Continuous Quality Improvement) standards of quality & excellence.