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Special Events Coordinator

CURE Childhood Cancer
Atlanta, Georgia
Closing date
Jul 31, 2022

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Focus Areas
Diseases & Disorders
Job Function
Development / Fundraising
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
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Special Events Coordinator

CURE Childhood Cancer is seeking an experienced individual to serve as Special Events Coordinator. The successful candidate will join a well-respected and collegial team and will contribute to the mission of the organization, which is to conquer childhood cancer through funding targeted research while supporting patients and their families.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Sr. Director of Events and Initiatives, the Special Events Coordinator will provide broad support for CURE’s signature events, third-party events and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month (September) programs, including but not limited to, managing silent auctions, assisting with event logistics, working with volunteer committees and providing administrative support.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall event support to the Sr. Director of Events and Initiatives and the Special Events Manager, including extensive administrative tasks.
  • Manage large silent auction for Believe Ball, A Tribute to Our Quiet Heroes and Cocktails & CURE, including committee recruitment, management and cultivation.
  • Solicit auction donations, create packages, manage auction technology platform, track items, maintain donor records, acknowledge and recognize donors and produce needed reports.
  • Facilitate in-kind donation pick-ups for all special events.
  • Assist with guest management and provide on-site event support.
  • Assist Special Events Manager with Lauren’s Run & Picnic event needs, including but not limited to, participant outreach, peer-to-peer fundraising support, donor stewardship and logistical assistance. 
  • Provide support for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month programs, including CURE’s Kids, September Community Partners, Coins4CURE, and the September Flag program. Support includes but is not limited to, donor prospecting, recruitment, and stewardship, as well as fulfilling September materials mailings and attending events and/or check presentations, as needed.
  • Perform all other job-related responsibilities and duties as required by Board of Directors, CEO, Sr. Director of Events and Initiatives and/or Special Events Manager.


Skills and Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years experience in development and revenue-generating special events
  • Experience managing silent auctions.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel.
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively manage multiple tasks with competing deadlines effectively.
  • Superior organizational skills and strict attention to detail a must.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide superior customer service and apply sound judgment when dealing with committees, donors and volunteers.
  • Willingness to take initiative and awareness of when to consult supervisor for direction
  • Ability to handle confidential information appropriately.
  • Knowledge of basic fundraising principles and practices.
  • Good communication skills and a collaborative work ethic.
  • A strong belief in the organization's mission, goals and accomplishments.
  • Ability to represent CURE Childhood Cancer in a mature and professional manner.
  • Ability to successfully work independently and in a team environment and maintain flexibility; willingness to quickly adapt to change.
  • Enthusiasm, creativity, a positive sense of humor and strong work ethic.
  • Must be able to travel through expanded Atlanta metropolitan area and provide reliable transportation.

**Please submit resume and cover letter (required) to events@curechildhoodcancer[dot]org. Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.

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