Foundation Fighting Blindness

The mission of the Foundation Fighting Blindness is to fund research that will lead to the prevention, treatment and cures for the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases, including retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration, Usher syndrome, Stargardt disease and related conditions.

Aug 05, 2019
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  HR@fightblindness.org.  We offer an excellent salary and benefits, and a terrific team environment!
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