Do you have experience in executing large scale events? Are you interested in serving nonprofit causes that support our young girls?


We are currently in search of a Special Events Manager for a Social Service Organization. The position is based in Oakland, CA. This is a temporary, full-time position.


ORGANIZATION TYPE: Social Service Organization


POSITION TITLE: Special Events Manager


Is This Your Dream Job? Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the Special Events Manager will execute large events with 250-350 individuals in attendance. You will assist with writing letters and acknowledgements to donors and executing donor communications. You will send out donation solicitations and mailings. You will track the progress of donations and events, and take on this assignment for a minimum of 8-9 months.


How You Will Spend Your Day:

  • Contacting vendors and negotiating contracts for large scale events
  • Executing preparatory tasks for gala and donor events
  • Executing day-of tasks including delegating tasks to event staff and ensuring resolution of any challenges that arise
  • Creating donor mailings and initiating contact with donors
  • Utilizing Raiser’s Edge to update donor files and input information as needed
  • Soliciting donations from donors and engaging new donors
  • Additional projects as assigned




You possess:

  • 2-4 years of Event Management experience, preferably in a nonprofit setting
  • Working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge preferred, other database systems welcome
  • Experience maintaining donor relationships at an organization with budgets of $2MIL+
  • Agility, flexibility strong communication skills and a friendly demeanor


We’d love to hear from you.


If this sounds like the job for you, we would love to help make that happen. Please submit a resume to dontiveros@cnpstaffing.com with “Special Events Manager” in the subject line.



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