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Special Events/ Corporate Sponsorship Manager

Job Description
Organization: 
National Sports Center for the Disabled
Organization Type: 
501(c)(3)
Job Location: 
Denver Metro
Type of Job: 
Full-time
Job Category: 
Development
Job Description: 

The Special Events/ Corporate Sponsorship Manager position requires a highly organized, creative, detail oriented and motivated person to serve as lead for event planning, revenue generation, management, production, and sponsorship. The position deals with a wide range of responsibilities that include seeking & securing event sponsorships, sponsorship fulfillment, creating event programs, communicating with event attendees & corporate donors, marketing, securing and managing contracts with event vendors, coordinating event logistics and timelines, and managing all tasks as necessary for event production. The Events Manager should have a passion for special event management, provide outstanding communication to NSCD staff, vendors, and event attendees and volunteers, be an enthusiastic professional, and be capable of building strong and positive relationships with donors and partners.

Areas of Responsibility

Job Duties

                The job duties of this position are performed personally, in cooperation with your supervisor, and/or in coordination with other staff. Additional work functions and duties may be assigned.

 

Event Production

  • Manage implementation of all NSCD major events to include sporting, cultural, marketing, and fundraising events. Anticipate 4 major events per calendar year in addition to other NSCD third party and specific fundraising events.
  • Prepare and monitor a budget for each event with expectations of meeting/exceeding revenue and reducing/maintaining expenses to achieve budget success.
  • Control special event expenses through vendor bidding and securing in-kind donations/services.
  • Manage logistical details of all events to include planning, implementation, facility use, procurement, staffing, security, and evaluation.
  • Coordinate the design/production of event materials: web pages, invitations, programs, brochures, posters, etc.
  • Prepare appropriate volunteer and donor acknowledgments for event participation. Responsible for monitoring delivery of invoices/acknowledgement within 72hrs of donor commitment, gift or participation.
  • Communicate with Volunteer Manager regarding level of volunteer assistance that is needed for each event by providing an event outline with specific tasks and time frames volunteers will be utilized at events. 

 

Fundraising

  • Assist Business Development Director in prospecting and securing corporate support for special events and/or identifying viable third-party events and fundraising efforts.
  • Work in tandem with Business Development Director to identify special events grants and provide necessary fulfilment via event credentials per grant agreements.
  • Manage sponsorship fulfillment for all events and other NSCD sponsors.
     

Event Development

  • Responsible for an annual master plan outlining the objectives and timeframe for each event, including schedule of committee meetings and key organizational deadlines.
  • Provide excellent customer service to guests by providing an exceptional experience with true hospitality.
  • Manage special event volunteers and interns as needed.
  • Coordinate with marketing team to develop a timeline and implementation of event related promotional materials and NSCD branding at each special event.

 

Auction Coordination

  • Responsible for silent and live auction management utilizing event bidding software (i.e.: Handbid).
  • Create and implement auction solicitation strategy and direct any volunteers/interns involved in the process of securing auction items.
  • Direct auction set-up and displays and break-down and security of items.
  • Oversee auction checkout and on-site mobile bidding as well as item delivery to winners.
  • Prepare appropriate donor acknowledgments for event participation: auction in-kind donations as well as auction item winners. Responsible for monitoring delivery of invoices/acknowledgement within 72hrs of donor commitment, gift or participation.

 

Professional Performance

  • Adhere to all Personnel Policies and Procedures for the Agency.
  • Maintain professional standards of performance, demeanor, and appearance at all times; act as a “role model” both at and away from the Agency.
  • Maintain a creative, team-building approach to job performance and seek to bring a constructive, problem solving orientation to all tasks.
  • Performs all tasks and responsibilities with attention to detail and in a complete and timely manner, complying with agency policies and standards and conforming to the scheduling requirements of the job and program.
  • Maintain an awareness of the agency’s mission and work to promote the positive individual and social change goals it embodies.
  • Exercise discretion and professional judgment at all times keeping with the responsibilities carried personally and by the agency for the care and welfare of the clients, act with honesty and integrity in all aspects of Agency business.
  • Actively strive to upgrade professional skills through engaging in appropriate professional training and experience.
  • Actively strive to create and maintain a culturally sensitive, and appropriate environment through communication and interaction that demonstrates respect for diversity.  

Physical Requirements: 

  • Dexterity, auditory and visual acuity to operate computers and phones or mobile devices.
  • Auditory and visual acuity to interact with guests, sponsors, donors, and clients on a daily basis. 
  • Able to work for long periods of time without break during the conduct of presentations and events.
  • Physically able to assist guests, students, or clients and manipulate adaptive equipment.
  • Able to lift 25 lbs. with minimal assistance.
  • Able to successfully manage multiple, high priority tasks in a fast-paced environment, varied schedule with days and hours of work, based on NSCD needs.
  • Able to successfully manage multiple, high priority tasks in a fast-paced and often times crowded and noisy environment.
  • Must possess a Colorado Driver’s License, meet background check criteria and criteria regarding clearance to drive the NSCD vehicles.

Other duties may be assigned

 

 

Requirements/Qualifications
  • • Bachelor’s degree in business, non-profit management, liberal arts, marketing, or equivalent
  • • Four years’ experience organizing/managing complex fundraising events
  • • Competency in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, Bloomerang or similar donor database software, and Peer to Peer and auction management/bidding software.
  • • Ability to handle multiple tasks and to assess and change priorities based upon agency needs.
  • • Strategic thinker who communicates professionally and effectively with diverse staff, volunteers, donors, prospects, and community stakeholders.
  • • Ability to work with a high degree of autonomy, initiative and exercise personal judgment in a fast-paced environment with a strong sense of humor and integrity
  • • Superior skills to organize, plan, and execute the full scope of required programs
  • • Ability to implement agency vision, mission, values and strategic plan.
  • • Candidates must possess a Colorado driver’s license, meet background check criteria and criteria regarding clearance to drive NSCD vehicles.
Compensation/Benefits
Compensation: 

The salary range for this position is $50,000 - $55,000.  Actual salaries will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to experience, education, training, and performance.

  NSCD provides a comprehensive benefits plan including employer sponsored medical and dental benefits, employer paid    

  Life insurance and disability benefits, paid vacation, paid sick leave, paid holidays and employees may participate in the

  403b retirement plan. Benefit eligibility varies depending on your employment status and the number of hours you are

  Regularly scheduled to work.

Benefits: 

NSCD provides a comprehensive benefits plan including employer sponsored medical and dental benefits, employer paid    

  Life insurance and disability benefits, paid vacation, paid sick leave, paid holidays and employees may participate in the

  403b retirement plan.

How To Apply

Please submit your resume, cover letter and application to [email protected]. You can find the application at www.nscd.org

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