Are you passionate about the protection of local nature? Come work with us at a local, vocal, and effective organization to protect the open space, farmland, and natural resources of San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties for the benefit of all.
As Special Events Manager, you will be responsible for identifying, developing, and implementing programmatic and fundraising events in support of annual organizational goals. Working in collaboration with the Green Foothills community (board, staff, advisory board members, donors), you will broaden and deepen relationships with donors, volunteers, and decision makers who support our mission, including the onboarding and movement of new supporters and donors up the ladder of engagement. With a variety of 60th anniversary activities planned for 2022, this will be a particularly rewarding role right from the start.
Development and Implementation of Programmatic and Special Events (67%)
Develop an annual events calendar in support of organizational goals in collaboration with the Green Foothills community. Events should have a clear purpose, goals, and target audience.
Lead the successful implementation of all events, ensuring purpose and goals are met
Evaluate event outcomes and processes to determine lessons learned
Manage events budget; identify and solicit underwriting support
Oversee marketing and targeted outreach for events with Marketing Manager
Coordinate all event logistics and follow-up including venues, technology, caterers, speakers, vendors; and, recruit volunteers to support implementation of events
Coordinate and provide technical support for the Leadership Academy classes (both virtual and in person) in collaboration with the Leadership Academy Director
Develop and coordinate community presentations and tabling strategy
Introduce creative ideas, event concepts, and approaches for consideration
Planning and Implementation of Annual Fundraiser and Donor Appreciation Events (25%)
Lead the planning, implementation and evaluation of Green Foothills’ annual fundraiser, Nature’s Inspiration, to ensure all goals are successfully met. Coordinate with the Development Director on sponsorships, ticket sales, and auction
Develop an annual events calendar in support of development goals in coordination with the Development Director
Human Resources (2%)
Governance and Fiscal Soundness (4%)
Attend and support Board and committee meetings, prepare materials as required for meetings and monthly Board Reports
Conduct presentations to board and staff
Maintain and submit on a timely basis accurate timesheets, expense reports, and lobbying hours
(for annual tax filing)
Equity and Inclusion (2%)
Passionate about the mission of Green Foothills
Proven experience as an events manager, can provide specific examples
Ability to manage workload, meet deadlines, and achieve results in a collaborative team
environment through effective project management
Highly self-motivated and demonstrated self-initiative
Clear, concise written and verbal communication skills. Familiarity with sales or nonprofit
Comfort and demonstrated ability to ground work in equity and inclusion as well as interacting
with people of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds
Computer savvy; Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google Suite applications. Familiarity with
project management tools a plus (Green Foothills uses Asana)
Valid driver’s license and insurable driving record
Flexible to work on some evenings and weekends
To Apply: For information about working at Green Foothills and to submit your resume and cover letter. Position open until filled.
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