Development - General, Donor Relations/Stewardship, Special Events
4 Year Degree
MISSION STATEMENT To provide an exemplary early childhood program to instill and foster the social, emotional, physical, intellectual, and spiritual growth of economically at-risk children and their families.
POSITION SUMMARY Plan and execute all aspects of goal-oriented annual fundraising events in collaboration with Event Chairs and/or Advisory Boards.
Reasonable Accommodations Statement To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Essential Functions Statement(s)
Plan and coordinate four annual fundraising events, which raise approximately one-half of Small Steps' current operating budget.
Identify, cultivate, and nurture relationships with current and potential event chairs, planning committee members, donors, and attendees.
Contract with and coordinate all aspects of fundraising events, including vendors, logistics, and order of program, from planning stages to day of.
Work with Director of Advancement to create, meet, and track budget for each fundraising event.
Work with Small Steps' Board of Directors, event chairs, planning committees, and other supporters to promote event and meet event goals.
Maintain complete and accurate records of event donations, expenses, and other correspondence, including in donor management system, Raiser’s Edge.
Schedule and run meetings of event chairs, planning committees, and vendors.
Appropriately and timely thank and recognize event donors.
Collaborate in the management of volunteers for fundraising events.
Participate in the meetings and activities of the development team.
Represent Small Steps at third party events.
Lead informational campus tours.
Provide program support as needed.
Perform other duties as requested.
Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method ofperforming a task.
Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
Time Management - Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work withingiven deadlines.
Project Management - Ability to organize and direct a project to completion.
Strategic Planning - Ability to develop a vision for the future and create a culture in which thelong range goals can be achieved.
SKILLS & ABILITIES
Education: Bachelor's Degree (four year college or technical school): Required
Experience: 3 plus years of experience in Event Coordination
Computer Skills: Microsoft Office, daily use of Outlook, Word, and Excel
Passion for the mission of Small Steps Nurturing Center, which is to provide an exemplary early childhood program to instill and foster the social, emotional, physical, intellectual, and spiritual growth of economically at-risk children and their families.
Preschool Environment: The Events Manager will office at our preschool located at 2902 Jensen Drive in the inner city of Houston.
Work Schedule: The position requires some evening and weekend commitments throughout the year.
About Small Steps Nurturing Center
Small Steps mission is to provide an exemplary early childhood program to instill and foster the social, emotional, physical, intellectual, and spiritual growth of economically at-risk children and their families.