Events Manager

  • Foundation Fighting Blindness
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Aug 13, 2019
Full time Event Management Event Planning Fundraising Not-for-profit Volunteer Planning/Coordination/Management

Job Description


We are seeking a dynamic, experienced and organized EVENTS MANAGER to be part of our team. This position will be based in Los Angeles, CA.

Responsibilities include:

  • Plan fundraising events in coordination with management, vendors and volunteers
  • Responsible for event logistics including venue, communication, vendor, staff and volunteer matters. Events include dinners, walks and other smaller events
  • Ensure all fundraising events are within budget, meet financial objectives, and appropriately represent the Foundation to the donor community
  • Works with internal and external parties to initiate, plan and execute fundraising events including venues, photographers, food, floral arrangements,
  • Recruit, trains, and supervises event volunteers
  • Cultivates, solicits, and stewards prospects, donors and volunteers
  • Functions as Foundation liaison with Planning committees and meetings
  • Transports event materials and equipment as needed
  • Participates in special projects and events as assigned
  • Supervise and mentor an Administrative Assistant

The selected candidate will possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 5+years of demonstrated experience in non-profit event planning and fundraising
  • Fundraising with walk-a-thon experience is highly desirable
  • An ability to lead and motivate volunteers, and maintain positive client relations
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented and able to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a fast- paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills; strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent attendance and be must be accountable for quality of work
  • Fully proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Working knowledge of relational databases; Convio helpful
  • Overnight and weekend travel required
  • Able to lift up to 20
  • Possess valid driver’s license with driving record acceptable to FFB insurance carrier

Please send your resume with a cover letter stating salary requirement and overview of fundraising accomplishments to We offer an excellent salary and benefits, and a terrific team environment!