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Events Coordinator

The Salvation Army Metro Atlanta
Norcross, Georgia
Closing date
Nov 7, 2021
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The Salvation Army, an internationally recognized non-profit, faith-based organization, has a job opening for an Events Coordinator for Metro Atlanta Area Command located in Norcross, Georgia.

Job Summary

Assist Development Director in creating strategies to increase identified and potential donor support through event specific venues. For such events or programs, plans, supervises, manages, and monitors the day-to-day operations, staff, and volunteers of special events, i.e., the Annual Luncheon and other major donor functions targeted at reinforcing the William Booth Society, as well as other special events. Provides hands on support to all development departments; plans, coordinates, and organizes the flow of information, manpower, material and other resources; ensures compliance with program policies and procedures; prepares statistical reports as it relates to special events; works in close partnership with Director of Development to enhance donor relationships and increase donor support .through implementation; also works with other management staff, community agencies, corporations, Regional Coordinators, Corps Officers and Department Heads.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of The Salvation Army mission, philosophy, culture, protocol, and organizational structure. Possess excellent project management skills, including the creation and utilization of budgets, timelines, event schedules and other appropriate tools to facilitate organized, well-run events. Knowledge of effective and efficient methods for organizing and maintaining records and ability to perform the same. Ability to plan, develop, and coordinate programs, meetings, and special events as outlined in this job description. Ability to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate a variety of special event strategies to determine their effectiveness in achieving short and long-range goals. Ability to develop and administer a special event budget. Ability to provide leadership to peers, volunteers, and subordinate staff. Ability to supervise, lead, motivate, monitor, and evaluate employees and volunteers. Ability to present a positive and professional image of The Salvation Army. Ability to prepare and maintain reports in an accurate, complete, and timely manner. Ability to work independently and with limited supervision. Ability to build and maintains effective working relationships with Salvation army officers, employees, member of advisory organizations, and the community. Evaluates special events to determine effectiveness and recommend changes for improvements as necessary. Consults with the Director of Development to coordinate and draft department calendar; communicates with departments, staff, and officers to ensure operations are following established event timetables. Captures and records accurate constituent information, including donor records, notes, and event attendee information. Manages the event from start to finish, working with the appropriate development staff, and completes a comprehensive brief on each event. Attends meetings and other community involvements as assigned, which are pertinent to developing new donor prospects, as well as promotion and support of The Salvation Army and enhancing its special events and projects. Participates in continuing education opportunities, conferences, and seminars to enhance professional growth. Present upcoming events plans to the Advisory Board.

Education and Experience

Associate degree from an accredited college or university in an appropriate field, Bachelor’s degree preferred, and A minimum of three years progressively responsible experience demonstrating a record of accomplishment in donor development, special events planning and managing, preferably in a non-profit setting. Or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Licenses and Certifications
Valid Georgia Driver’s license

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

Ability to meet attendance requirements. Ability to read, write, and communicate the English language effectively. Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing, including the providing of clear instructions to employees. Ability to speak before small and large groups of people. Ability to travel safely to various locations to participate in public meetings, conference, etc. Ability to work under the pressure of deadlines and time constraints. Ability to establish goals and objectives and monitor their effective implementation. Ability to apply discretion and independent judgment and exercise confidentiality. Ability to be creative in generating ideas and enhancing development programs, as well as demonstrating and practicing the ability to be a self-starter. Ability to perform all duties with an understanding of the mission, ministry, philosophy, culture, and protocol of The Salvation Army and conducts all duties in accordance with the ministry of the organization and Christian principles; conducts all communications and job duties with the highest level of professionalism and donor care. Duties are usually performed seated. Sitting may be relieved by brief or occasional periods of standing or walking. Limited amount of physical effort required associated with walking, standing, lifting, and carrying light objects (less than 25 lbs.) 5-10% of work time. Work may be performed in an office environment where there are little or no physical discomforts associated with changes in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust, dirt, and the like but not limited to the office environment.


Additional Information

All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.

*Application Submittal Period: 10/04/2021 – 10/24/2021

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


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