Events Coordinator

  • Lymphoma Research Foundation
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Jan 10, 2019
Full time Event Coordination Event Planning Fundraising Not-for-profit

Job Description

Job Title: Events Coordinator
Department: Development Department
Status: Full time, exempt

The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) is the nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to funding innovative research and serving the lymphoma community through a comprehensive series of education programs, outreach initiatives and patient services. LRF’s mission is to eradicate lymphoma and serve those touched by this disease. To date, the Foundation has awarded approximately $60 million in lymphoma-specific research.

LRF is seeking an Events Coordinator to join the Distinguished Events Team. The Coordinator will help to implement a diverse portfolio of fundraising events, including the annual gala, golf outing, luncheons, wine tastings and other select events.

• Serve as primary support to the Manager and Director on all fundraising events in the Distinguished Events portfolio
• Facilitate data entry of event responses and track event income
• Coordinate event mailings and track follow-up to confirm support
• Assist in the development of sponsorship and collateral materials
• Work with event sponsors to ensure benefit delivery
• Assist in event committee recruitment and participate in committee meetings
• Coordinate raffles, auctions and other ancillary fundraising activities, including solicitation of in-kind goods and services
• Coordinate day-of volunteers for events
• Prepare event supplies and assist with on-site setup and breakdown
• Collaborate with other departments to: provide relevant content for LRF Event websites and ensure targeted event promotion; maintain accurate records for event revenue and expenses, including proper financial reconciliation and acknowledgments
• Ensure accurate recording of event details in LRF’s management information systems
• Maintain a working knowledge of LRF’s mission and programs to promote the Foundation’s fundraising, research and patient initiatives
• Provide administrative support and perform other organizational tasks as assigned

• Bachelor’s degree required
• One to two years of relevant experience required, ideally in a non-profit setting
• Prior fundraising experience preferred
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Detail-oriented and highly organized
• Ability to work in an environment with shifting priorities to meet time-sensitive deadlines, and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously
• A demonstrated ability to work well with others, as well as independently
• Skilled with Microsoft Office products; Blackbaud Products preferred, ability to learn new software programs
• Willingness to travel for LRF Events (domestic), and work nights and weekends when needed
• Possess a valid driver’s license and be willing to drive to/from events when traveling
• Ability to lift and move supply boxes during event preparation and execution

• Please email resume and cover letter with salary requirements to and put “Events Coordinator” in the subject line. Please note that all applicants invited to participate in the interview process will also be required to complete an application and are subject to a background check.