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Greater Tucson Leadership is seeking a full-time Special Events and Community Outreach Coordinator who is motivated, creative, community-minded, and who is passionate about event planning and fundraising.

In this position you will:

  • Be responsible for the planning, promotion and execution of all GTL special events and play an active role in implementing new events.
  • In partnership with the executive director, coordinate community fundraiser outreach efforts and be responsible for the creation and maintenance of Corporate Sponsor relationships on behalf of GTL
  • Participate in brainstorming with and integrating feedback from GTL participants, alumni, and community stakeholders
  • Will help to identify and facilitate discussion and decisions about issues affecting events; and will synthesize the different experiences and perspectives of GTL participants to inform donation outreach efforts and event planning

This position requires high energy; excellent communication skills; the ability to be proactive; the ability to form positive relationships with stakeholders; and the ability to meaningfully engage with diverse communities to be successful in achieving the goals of GTL.

Salary: $40,000-$45,000

Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Flexibility is needed to work evenings/weekends during events. Must be available to work 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Proactively creates and tracks all details of event plans and meets all deadlines
  • Plan, develop and implement all special events, which includes: Man and Woman of the Year and Founders Award Gala and alumni events
  • Working closely with Executive Director and volunteer committees to achieve specific fundraising goals and plan all details of the events
  • Prepares all printed and electronic materials (invitations, signage, save-the-dates, etc.) for events in collaboration with the Executive Director
  • Visualizing and executing all decor and implementing all communications for the event
  • Ability to work successfully with venue, registration and merchandise vendors and manages GTL’s relationship with them
  • Act as primary contact and coordinator for community fundraising events, corporate contacts and sponsorships
  • Track all community fundraising event paperwork and corporate sponsors
  • Proactively reaches out to community fundraisers for needed supplies or other donations, corporate sponsors and new potential community fundraising prospects
  • Coordinate all corporate sponsorship fulfillment activities and ensures they are up-to-date
  • Create and send corporate sponsorship fulfillment packets
  • Other duties as assigned or requested

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’ degree in marketing, public relations or business preferred, Two years of experience, Or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience
  • Experience preferred in event planning and working with donors and volunteers, networking and connecting in the Pima County community
  • Excellent communication skills

 

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES  

  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Excellent skills in prioritization and organization
  • Excellent attention to detail and highly organized
  • Commitment and ability to meet multiple deadlines simultaneously
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Understand the mechanisms and the application of Facebook and other social media
  • Proven skills managing large projects
  • Experience with events planning and coordination
  • Excellent internal and external customer service and communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time
  • Must be able to lift up to thirty pounds
  • Visual acuity and hand dexterity to work with computer systems (monitor, keyboard), reports, and other data sources, reading/entering/processing data and figures
  • Ability to use basic office equipment

 

Deadline to apply is Wednesday, September 25. Resume and cover letter should be emailed to GTL Executive Director Kasey Hill at khill@greatertucsonleadership.org.