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Friday, October 18, 2013

Manager, Special Events, Ms. Foundation for Women, New York, NY

Manager, Special Events

Posted on: October 17, 2013
Posted by: Ms. Foundation for Women

The Ms. Foundation for Women fights to eliminate barriers for all women. We fight to keep lawmakers and public figures in check, to protect and fortify our fragile successes, and to secure the same opportunities for all women in the U.S. We strategically target and tear down obstacles that stand in the way of each and every woman's health, safety and economic well-being, with a particular commitment to building the power of low-income communities and women of color. Our fundamental belief is that when even one woman is held back, it diminishes us all.

How do we accomplish all we do? By speaking out and demanding change on the most pressing issues facing women today. By investing funds — and more importantly — time, expertise and training in over 100 trailblazing organizations nationwide. By connecting these groups so they can magnify their impact. By possessing deep knowledge of women's experiences on the ground and advocating for policy solutions on the national stage.

There's more to do — and with your help, we're doing it. Because to secure a better future for ourselves, our families, our communities, this is a fight we can't afford to lose.


The Manager, Special Events reports to the Director, Major Gifts and Events and manages special fundraising events for the Ms. Foundation for Women to raise revenue and brand awareness. This includes the largest annual fundraising event, the "Gloria Awards," as well as fundraising and donor cultivation events of various sizes and scope in cities across the country.

  • Works with the Director, Major Gifts and Events, to manage all facets of the successful execution and growth of the Gloria Awards, the Foundation's annual fundraising event in New York City, including event leadership identification, management of the event planner and venue, work with honorees and guests, and budget management
  • Manages the production of all donor events including all print collateral development including invitations, menus, journals, programs and decorative elements including centerpieces and displays for all events.
  • Manages the promotion for all donor events, including interactive evites, website content, videos, photo distribution and display, and social media opportunities
  • Manages all auction, text to pledge, and raffle opportunities for donor events
  • Creates and manages timelines for all events and review with staff and management on a regular basis
  • Develops persuasive sponsorship, honoree, and table/ ticket sales letters
  • Helps develop benefits that will appeal to potential sponsors
  • Manages regional cultivation and fundraising events, including the identification of leadership and support structures, regional consultants, budget and revenue projections and successful implementation strategies
  • Manages and recruits volunteer staff for special events
  • Manages the maintenance of strong donor database records for events including seating charts and other lists
  • Minimum of two years of experience in non-profit fundraising special events at a Manager level
  • Experience in a national organization preferred but not required
  • College degree required
  • A strong track record in all facets of special events including fundraising
  • Superior communications and organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong creativity and ideas with a proven event portfolio
  • Outstanding writing skills; the ability to develop and edit persuasive letters and materials that compellingly communicate giving opportunities
  • Intellectual curiosity and the ability to learn quickly, ask probing questions, and synthesize information from an array of sources
  • Ability to successfully execute multiple, simultaneous projects on time and with quality results
  • An ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and to work collaboratively
  • A commitment to the mission and values of the Ms. Foundation for Women
Additional information on the Ms. Foundation can be found at


Please submit a cover letter and résumé in confidence to Human Resources:

Please no follow-up phone calls or faxes. We regret it will not to possible to communicate with candidates except those who most closely match our requirements. Thank you.

The Ms. Foundation for Women is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

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