FT Development Coordinator

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Atlanta, Georgia
Apr 20, 2021
May 20, 2021
Focus Areas
Housing / Shelter
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Experience Level

PURPOSE OF POSITION:  The Development Coordinator supports the Development Team by organizing and planning logistics for multiple events, including venue and vendor selection, in-kind savings for events, managing vendor relations, strategic planning and budgeting, and managing our women’s volunteer guild. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Covenant House Georgia reserves the right to unilaterally modify, remove, or add to any of the following:

  • Coordinates logistics for multiple events, including our million dollar gala, A Night of Broadway Stars, Sleep Out events, Covenant House Georgia’s 20th Anniversary Party, and additional events as needed.
  • Researches, recommends, and negotiates contracts for event venues and walks sites
  • Investigates, selects, and negotiates vendor contracts and permits
  • Plans all logistics for events including, catering needs, event/room set-up, risk management (police, fire, EMS), a/v equipment, transportation, and hotel as needed
  • Prepares budgets and forecasts and compiles summaries of total event costs
  • Manages event inventory, including purchasing and delivery to event site
  • Responsible for event emergency plans, insurance documents, contact lists
  • Provides onsite management of events to include oversight of vendors
  • Maintains a working knowledge of Covenant House Georgia’s mission and programs to promote fundraising.
  • Manages Women’s Guild, The Covey Guild, by working closely with guild leadership
  • Creates meaningful relationships and engagement opportunities for the guild
  • Increases women guild’s membership year over year by recruitment and retention of members
  • Upholds Covenant House Georgia standards of conduct, policies and procedures at all times.
  • Models appropriate, professional behavior for staff to establish and maintain superior services to youth in a safe and inviting atmosphere.
  • Ensures that all buildings and surrounding areas are safe and free from any conditions that may cause harm or danger to youth, staff, volunteers, or visitors.
  • Ensures compliance of files in accordance to specific city, state and Federal guidelines.
  • Participates in other CHGA programs and activities as required.
  • Establishes and maintains an effective working relationship with co-workers, supervisors, representatives of other agencies, and the public.
  • Effectively communicates, verbally and in writing, with both internal and external individuals and/or businesses.
  • Responds in a timely manner to emergencies and resolve issues.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY DUTIES:  There are no supervisory duties assigned to this position


  • Bachelor’s Degree Required in a related field required; Minimum of 1-2 years of experience in event planning, non-profit, volunteer management


  • Excellent organization skills, detail oriented
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Collaborative work style
  • Highly organized with the ability to prioritize multiple requests
  • Good decision-making skills, tactful, good listener, willingness to search out answers, ability to recognize when others need to be involved in activities or decisions
  • Creativity, curiosity, sense of humor, high energy level, and an enthusiasm for meeting and working with a wide range of individuals
  • Understanding of individual donor needs and perceptions
  • Working professionally and effectively in a team environment
  • Adhering to multiple timelines and deadlines
  • Working flexible hours as required in order to meet client needs during events which may take place outside of regular Monday-Friday business hours; this may include evenings, weekends and early mornings.
  • Strong communication & interpersonal skills
  • Flexible, amiable, & willing to work as a team player
  • Strong computer skills


  • Ability to work a flexible schedule as needed.
  • Ability to work standing, walking, and/or sitting a minimum of 8 hours per day/shift.
  • Ability to drive agency or personal vehicles to transport items and/or persons.
  • Valid Georgia Driver’s License with acceptable driving record.
  • Ability to travel as needed for training or to fulfill job requirements.

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