Event & Corporate Giving Manager

  • Seattle Arts & Lectures
  • Seattle, WA, USA
  • Aug 08, 2019
Full time Event Management Event Planning Fundraising Not-for-profit Volunteer Planning/Coordination/Management

Job Description

Event & Corporate Giving Manager

To support SAL’s annual development plan, strategic objectives, and revenue goals, SAL is looking for a people-centered, mission-driven, goal-motivated development professional to be our Event & Corporate Giving Manager, a new role at SAL.


Development Events (60%)

  • In partnership with the SAL team, conceptualize, plan, and execute all aspects of SAL events that are focused on the cultivation, engagement, and retention of SAL supporters.
  • Develop and manage all event timeline & production schedules to meet deadlines.
  • Maintain a comprehensive calendar of SAL development events.
  • Work with the SAL marketing & communications team to develop and execute all event and corporate sponsor communications strategies.
  • In coordination with the SAL team, recruit, motivate, and manage fundraising event volunteers
  • Cultivate positive relationships with all vendors, attendees, donors, sponsors, program participants, board members, event committee members, and other volunteers.
  • Manage event budgets to ensure income and expense goals are met for each event.
  • Manage all event logistical details, including venue and catering, targeted invitations and follow-ups, committee support, volunteer assignments; donor, sponsor and partner outreach; table captain outreach; auction procurement; general pre-production details; day-of event management, and acknowledgement of all contributors and supporters.
  • Manage the execution of auction experiences sold at Words Matter.
  • Create post­-event reports for the SAL staff and board to assess the events’ effectiveness, track progress toward our revenue goals, and inform future planning.
  • Use SAL’s CRM database to manage funder and donor relationships.

Corporate Giving (30%)

  • In partnership with SAL’s Leadership Team identify, cultivate, and coordinate the solicitation of corporate funding.
  • Develop highly competitive proposals and benefits packages for corporate prospects, and manage proposal deadlines and submissions.
  • Secure and participate in corporate partner solicitation meetings.
  • Maintain high-quality stewardship process for active corporate prospects and donors. Ensure that sponsorship benefits and reporting requirements are met to sustain successful partnerships.
  • Manage all corporate giving logistics and processes, including tracking secured and pending funding; drafting and securing signed sponsorship agreements; securing logos; and tracking sponsor benefit fulfillment, acknowledgement, and payment in coordination with the SAL development, finance, and program teams.

Other (10%)

  • Participate in creating SAL’s annual development budget and fund development plan.
  • In collaboration with the SAL team, recruit and manage development volunteers.
  • Participate in and support SAL development events, public programs, and WITS programming by attending and helping to staff events, participating in on-site school visits, and supporting all collaborative organizational projects and efforts.
  • Participate in SAL’s ongoing diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, trainings, and activities.

Desired Qualifications:

  • A passion for SAL’s mission and programs.
  • A commitment to racial equity and social justice.
  • Minimum three years of successful experience in a leadership role with non-profit fundraising events.
  • Experience working with CRM databases, particularly PatronManager or another Salesforce-based system.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a dynamic, creative, highly collaborative team in a fast-paced, open-office environment.
  • Strong attention to detail with excellent follow-through.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal/relationship-building skills and a commitment to protecting confidential information.
  • Flexible and curious with a sense of humor and calm under pressure.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required; comfort with Mac OS and Adobe product suite a plus.

Additional Considerations:

  • Able to navigate stairs to access the SAL office.
  • Evening/weekend hours required (typically 3 to 5 times per month, September to June).
  • Openness to a dog-friendly work space.

Compensation & Benefits:

This is a 40 hours/week full-time exempt position. Salary range is $48,000-$54,000 per year (commensurate with experience and qualifications) with a benefits package, including:

  • generous paid time off, including 20 vacation days/year starting your second year (15 days in year one) as well as sick, personal, and holidays;
  • 100% of medical, vision, and dental insurance, long-term disability, and group life insurance covered;
  • 403(b) retirement plan pre-tax distribution with a 3% match funded by SAL;
  • flex time as appropriate;
  • support and budget for professional development and growth.

Hiring Process & Timeline:

  • We will begin scheduling phone interviews in early September.
  • We will begin in-person, one-hour interviews in mid-September.
  • Finalists will be invited to a second-round, two-hour interview (comprised of several shorter interviews with different teams), and we will make an offer shortly thereafter.
  • Ideally, the selected candidate will start in mid-October.

To Apply:

  • Send a resume and cover letter that tells us why you would be a good fit for this position.
  • Submit applications electronically in one PDF document to salhr@lectures.org. The email subject line should be “Event & Corporate Giving Manager,” and please include your last name in the file name of your attachment.
  • Open until filled. For best consideration, please submit no later than September 3, 2019.

Contact Information for inquiries related to this position (email preferred):
Amanda Carrubba
Finance & Operations Director
206.621.2230 x14