Reporting to the Director of Philanthropy, the Special Events Coordinator has primary responsibility for planning and execution of two major donor cultivation, stewardship and brand-raising events per year in addition to handling logistics for five-seven small donor cultivation and stewardship events around the state of Michigan.
The Special Events Coordinator works closely with the Development and Communications departments, vendors, and special volunteers.
The ideal candidate for this part-time position (approximately 21 hours/week) is an adept project manager used to working within and across multi-disciplinary teams. They love storytelling, helping donors achieve their passions through investment in the mission and understand the strategic use of events to take relationships to the next level.
Event Planning & Project Management:
Annual Dinner (approx. 700 attendees, Southeast Michigan): ? Plan, implement, and evaluate all aspects of the annual dinner in conjunction with a crossdepartmental team.
Annual Luncheon (approx.. 450 attendees, Grand Rapids): ? In addition to duties listed above, cultivate, support, and grow a group of table captains who assist in audience building.
Stewardship Events (approx.. 20-30 people, in various locations throughout Michigan, including northern Michigan): ? Manage logistics for 5 regional stewardship events around the state.
Special Cultivation Events (approx.. 20-30 people, in various locations throughout Michigan, including northern Michigan): ? Along with other staff, plan and execute special cultivation events as needed.
? Ensure accurate reporting, recording and coordination of all data, interactions, thank you’s, acknowledgements, tax letters and other materials related to special events are carried out and recorded timely in the organization CRM system.
COMMITMENT TO EQUITY AND INCLUSION The ACLU of Michigan is an equal opportunity employer and takes a personal approach to diversity, equity and inclusion that values the individual and respects differences. The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or express, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, and record of arrest or conviction.
Find full job description at www.aclumich.org/open-positions
Please submit, in digital form, a detailed letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references to ACLU of Michigan Director of Philanthropy at EventsJob@aclumich.org. Include “Events Job” and your name in the subject line of the email.
Application review begins October 15, 2018. Position will remain open until filled.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: ? Three or more years of event planning experience;
? The ability to keep many plates spinning simultaneously and to lead large projects with many moving parts;
? Solid written and verbal communications;
PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: ? Enjoys collaboration across teams and departments;
? Maintains a cool head and customer service mindset in stressful situations;
? Organized and detail-oriented;
? A proactive mindset and ability to own your work and meet deadlines;
? Commitment to social justice; ? Experience working with diverse communities.
Additional Salary Information: Excellent benefits including health insurance and a 401(k) plan. This is a Part-Time, Band II a position.
About ACLU of Michigan
The ACLU of Michigan, founded in 1958 as the Michigan affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, is a strong, growing organization looking for event planning talent to join our Development team.