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Assistant Director of Fundraising Events

This is a terrific opportunity to join the Development team at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay (BBBSMB), one of the largest youth mentoring agencies in the country, in an Assistant Director of Fundraising Events role. BBBSMB matches underserved youth with adult mentors in lasting one-to-one friendships supported by trained professional staff and is currently serving over 3,000 children annually.

Reporting to the Director of Fundraising Events, the agency is seeking an Assistant Director of Fundraising Events who will be motivated by the agency’s mission, a creative problem-solver, and goal-driven.  S/he will have proven fundraising capability; experience managing, motivating and working strategically with large volunteer event committees; experience with executing all aspects of event logistics, timetables, and pre and post-event communication with sponsors and guests; knowledge of event production elements such as marketing collateral materials, script writing and video production.



Bachelor’s degree and six+ years successful experience in developing and executing revenue-generating special events. Two+ years of experience managing employees to success.
Proven track record of leveraging opportunities, obtaining sponsors and motivating volunteers to increase revenue for existing events and drive revenue for new events; demonstrated ability to increase net revenue results.
Successful experience in creating and executing a strategic full-cycle fundraising event plan.
Ability to effectively lead meetings and lead groups of volunteers to desired, measurable results; ability to steward, motivate and work strategically with volunteers for a positive and productive experience.
Demonstrated ability to get results, ambitious and goal driven.  Able to work in a fast pace and deadline driven environment.
Exceptional relationship management skills; excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated ability to proactively manage multiple tasks effectively; superior organizational skills and strict attention to detail a must.
Demonstrated ability to provide superior customer service and apply sound judgment when dealing with committees, vendors, donors and volunteers.
Production management, video production and script writing for events, a plus.
Comprehensive understanding of budgeting and accounting principles.
Excellent computer skills with knowledge of fundraising software
Direct experience in Raiser’s Edge and salesforce a plus.
Ability to successfully work independently and in a team environment.
Enthusiasm, creativity, a positive sense of humor and a can do attitude.

Salary: Competitive salary and benefits package.



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