Events Assistant

  • Foundation Fighting Blindness
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Aug 13, 2019
Full time Adminstration Event Coordination Event Planning Not-for-profit

Job Description


We are seeking a dynamic, experienced and organized EVENTS ASSISTANT to be part of our team, based in New York City. The ideal candidate will provide support for annual events in the region including walks, wine tastings, golf tournaments, and volunteer led events.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide day-to-day event support including database entry and event support
  • Assist in coordination of multiple chapter activities and coordination of symposia
  • Draft correspondence, gift acknowledgments, corporate proposals, website copy, printed materials, and auction
  • Coordinate schedules and meetings among Event Committee members and
  • Manage invitation responses, donations, guest lists and mailing
  • Develop and design promotional materials such as invitations, advertisements, posters and
  • Research prospective event locations and funding resources, such as corporate, foundation and individual
  • Negotiate contracts with outside vendors, and maintain invoices and expenses based on FFB accounting
  • Provide day of event support, including evening and weekend events, and minimal travel. Knowledge of Walk events highly
  • Solicit in-kind donations, auction items, and other services as
  • Maintain excellent customer service and support with all volunteers, FFB Board Members and National Trustees, donors and event

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3+ years’ experience - non-profit experienced preferred
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint required
  • Strong knowledge of relational databases
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills and the ability to multitask
  • Able to lift up to 30
  • Possess valid driver’s license with driving record acceptable to FFB insurance carrier
  • Ability to work occasional overtime for completion of projects
  • Occasional travel is required

Please send resume with salary requirements to WITHOUT SALARY REQUIREMENT STATED MAY NOT BE CONSIDERED. We offera competitive salary and benefits, as well as a terrific team to work with! FFB is an equal opportunity employer.