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Special Events & Community Engagement Manager

Big Brothers & Big Sisters Services, Inc.

The Special Events & Community Engagement Manager is responsible for soliciting and securing sponsors for fundraising and programmatic events throughout the service territory; managing committees, vendors and logistics; building multidimensional relationships with corporate partners; and driving strong community engagement consistent with Board of Directors policies and long-range objectives. This role will partner with BBBS leadership to ensure success for long & short-term growth.

SPECIAL EVENTS (approx. 75% of time)
• Solicit and secure event sponsors
• Manage and grow fundraising committee
• Plan and implement annual fundraisers throughout service area – Greater Richmond, Tri-Cities, Greater Virginia Peninsula, & Hampton Roads
• Recruit and engage attendees in events including, but not limited to, selling tickets/teams, and promoting on-site funding opportunities
• Manage outside vendors for events
• Steward event participants and sponsors
• Promote organization through awareness and recruitment events as needed
• Participate in agency goal setting, budgeting, and planning
• Perform other duties as assigned

>>Annual Fundraisers:
• Bowl for Kids’ Sake (peer-to-peer fundraiser in multiple locations) – March/April
• Fall Fundraiser (auction and band party) – October
• Dancing with the Williamsburg Stars (Dance competition– assistance to external group) – March

>>Third-Party Fundraisers & Major Program Events:
• Restaurant/retail give back nights
• Facebook fundraisers
• Coordination with corporate partners
• 30 Bigs in 30 Days for National Mentoring Month – January
• Big of the Year – June/July

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT (approx. 25% of time)
• Build multi-dimensional relationships with corporate partners to solicit sponsorships, recruit volunteers and engage in strategic partnerships
• Create awareness of Big Brothers Big Sister through corporate recruitment presentations, agency information sessions, open houses, and community partner events both on- and off- site
• Align goals and actions with strategic plan
• Maintain effective communication and positive relationships with relevant stakeholders
• Participate in Agency events and perform additional tasks as assigned
• Track and evaluate results of community engagement efforts

Required Qualifications:
Requirements: • Bachelor’s degree required – preference for nonprofit management, marketing or related field • Goal driven and detail oriented • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication • Self-starter who can work independently and take initiative • Anticipate obstacles which could impact revenue, expenses or service delivery • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with external stakeholders • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and adaptability to Customer Relationship Management software • Availability to attend functions outside of normal operating hours • Availability to travel within the service region (Richmond, Tri-Cities, Williamsburg, Newport News, Norfolk, Virginia Beach) up to 25%
$32,000 - $36,000
What You Can Expect from Big Brothers Big Sisters: • 2 weeks vacation • 9 paid holidays • Paid leave between Christmas and New Year’s • Health, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance
How to apply:
Send a cover letter and resume to Diane Brown, at dbrown@bigbrobigsis.com with subject line BBBS Special Events & Community Engagement Manager. Applications due by midnight Sunday, October 6. No phone calls.
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Posting Organization:
Big Brothers & Big Sisters Services, Inc.