The Development Events Manager will lead the planning and execution of events at Planned Parenthood of Illinois (PPIL). S/he will establish the purpose, theme, and budget for events to meet departmental goals and partner with Development team members to develop donor strategies to expand and engage PPIL’s network of supporters. This position works under the supervision of the Director of Donor Engagement.
Essential functions: 1. Manage an annual Chicago-based spring fundraiser for PPIL 2. Manage an annual Chicago-based winter political fundraiser for Planned Parenthood Illinois Action (PPIA) and Planned Parenthood Illinois Action PAC 3. Manage an annual fall cultivation and stewardship event for donors of $1,000+ 4. Manage program to secure event sponsorships from individuals, corporations, and vendors 5. Work with the External Affairs team in creating event themes, appropriate and compelling marketing materials (save-the-date, invitations, website) and communications (social media, e-blasts, media), for events, as well as program and remarks 6. Coordinate and manage event materials production; including, but not limited to, mailing lists, RSVP lists, mailings, event acknowledgements, pre-event briefing for staff, and revenue and expense tracking. 7. Oversee cultivation events throughout the state, including house parties, donor luncheons with senior leadership team/program staff, and health center openings/tours and secure speakers, if necessary 8. Manage peer-to-peer solicitation efforts in support of fundraising events 9. Support third-party fundraisers that benefit PPIL and PPIA 10. Provide on-site leadership at PPIL and PPIA-run events for all day-of logistics 11. Manage relationship with event logistics consulting firm, including venue selection, logistics, and vendor relationship management 12. Manage host committee and co-chair outreach and communications 13. Work with PPIL’s Volunteer Coordinator to secure and train day-of-event volunteers 14. Work with Database Manager to ensure timely event tracking and gift entry in the donor database 15. Manage event follow-up, including donor communications and a post-event debrief and evaluation 16. Secure auction and raffle items
Other responsibilities: 1. In collaboration with the Director of Donor Engagement, develop and manage stewardship program to engage donors throughout the calendar year through events, mailings, and personal outreach 2. Work with PPIA Future of Choice Committee on their annual trivia fundraising event and other fundraising activities 3. Other duties as assigned 4. Through these activities demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to PPIL core values of access, activism, care, confidentiality, diversity, excellence, integrity, respect, self-determination, and stewardship; practice these values in relations with internal and external customers.
Physical demands/Work Environment: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear and use the phone. The employee is frequently required to use hands and fingers to key in data, handle, or feel and reach. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Supervisor: Director of Donor Engagement
Status: Full-time, exempt from the overtime provisions of the wage and salary administration policies.
Education: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
Experience: A minimum of three years of fundraising experience with event planning experience
Professional qualities: Excellent verbal and written communication skills. A self-motivated team player who can energize and lead both staff and volunteers. Dedication, flexibility, attention to detail and creativity a must. Familiarity with fundraising software (Salesforce experience strongly preferred) and proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite. Must be willing to maintain a flexible work schedule including evening and weekend hours and limited state-wide travel. Must possess a valid Illinois driver’s license. All candidates must have a commitment to operating goals of Planned Parenthood and possess the ability to contribute to the overall goals of the development department and organization.
Planned Parenthood works affirmatively to include diversity among its workforce and does not discriminate in the selection of its staff based on factors including but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, income, marital status or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law. We encourage diverse candidates to apply for this position.
We are a trusted health care provider, an informed educator and a passionate advocate. Planned Parenthood of Illinois' 17 health centers throughout the state deliver vital health care services, sex education, and sexual health information to more than 60,000 women and families each year.
For nearly 90 years, building healthy communities has been Planned Parenthood's mission. Everyday, Planned Par...enthood of Illinois helps all kinds of people get the health tools and information—and above all the care and compassion they need—to prevent unintended pregnancies or to plan for families when they are ready.