Development/Special Events Coordinator

Salary commensurate w/experience + health benefits/retirement
Feb 26, 2019
Mar 28, 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level

Job Title:  Development/Special Events Coordinator 

Reports To:  Development Director 

FTE:  Full Time

FLSA:  Exempt


Position Purpose:  The Development/Special Events Coordinator drives revenue and enhances donor relationships through special events for The ALS Association Georgia Chapter. The position will also coordinator assigned aspects of the Walk to Defeat ALS™ program and supporting events.

Job Responsibilities:

Walk to Defeat ALS – Recruit and steward corporate walk teams and corporate walk sponsors. Participate in peer-to-peer fundraising, as assigned. Solicit and secure In-Kind donations for the Walk & other Chapter events. Recruit and communicate with Walk and/or special event volunteers. Manage event logistics with assistance from committee/volunteers.

Event Project Management – Serve as primary point of contact for third party and Chapter events. Provide excellent customer service to patrons and sponsors.  Provide tools necessary to maximize event revenue.  Cultivate third party event organizers to ensure repeatable success. Current Chapter events include:

  • Heroes Among Us Luncheon – serve as primary point person for corporate sponsors and benefit fulfillment, ensuring this event increases in revenue generated year over year.
  • Annual ALS Educational Symposium events – works collaboratively with the Care Services team in identifying and securing corporate/vendor sponsorships and participants at these events throughout the State.

Marketing –  Manage aspects of the Chapter’s communications needs and assets as assigned.  This may include its photo library, logo library, infographics, design files, print and digital collateral. Provide assets to other departments as needed and ensure proper branding. 

Web Presence & Content – Responsible for managing, supporting, enhancing and developing web-based tools (Convio & Salesforce) which includes cross departmental functions such as fundraising, events, awareness, advocacy, patient programs and community building. 

Reporting – Work with database administrator to ensure that donor files, records and revenues are recorded and maintained accurately and reconciled monthly.  Prepare reports for Board and committee meetings, as required, and assure materials are stored in an orderly fashion. Prepare queries and data reports to assist the Development Director in donor stewardship.

Administrative Functions - Ensure that all materials provided and utilized are in accordance with National policy and best practices. Impeccable grammar/proof reading, detail oriented and ability to format letters, memoranda, and reports using Microsoft Office programs.

Maintain a polished professional demeanor, excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with all staff, Board members, organization clients, private corporations and/or public offices.  Excellent organizational and time management skills are essential.

Actively promote the Chapter’s mission, services, programs and events in the community.

Other projects as assigned.

Qualifications and Key Skills:

  •   1-3 years’ experience, minimum, in fundraising (especially peer-to-peer fundraising), managing special events, & donor cultivation.
  •   Bachelor’s degree required.
  •   Documented track record of fundraising success.
  •   Experience with volunteer management required.
  •   Good computer skills – Windows, Microsoft Office, Donor Pro database system.
  •   Personable, yet professional and confidential.  Must have a mature work attitude, reliable and resourceful. 
  •   Commitment to accuracy, excellent attention to detail, highly efficient and conscientious about thorough follow-up.  Impeccable spelling, grammar, punctuation skills.
  •   Highly organized.
  •   Skilled communicator, with superior interpersonal, verbal and written skills.
  •   Able to handle confidential information and maintain high confidentiality.
  •   Some travel required.
  •   Some nights and weekends required.
  •   High degree of initiative, self-motivated, resourceful.
  •   Ability to work under and comply with continuous & multiple deadlines and evolving priorities.
  •   Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  •   Team player who enjoys interaction with professionals, peers, volunteers and those served by the organization.
  •   Patience and good humor.


Personal Characteristics:

  •   Demonstrate excellent judgment.
  •   A person with integrity.
  •   A team-player, enthusiastic about promoting the growth and success of ALSA-Georgia.
  •   Empathetic and understanding of the challenges faced by the clients ALSA-Georgia serves, while remaining focused on the chapter goals for program delivery.
  •   A good listener, able to balance diverse agendas and points of view, while maintaining a sense of common purpose and organizational vision.
  •   A strategist, who is organized, creative, politically aware and financially astute.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by most people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and requirements.


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