Position Overview
The Friends For Life Special Events Manager is a member of the Development Team and is responsible for overseeing all special events of the agency in order to increase the funding and community awareness of Friends For Life.

Essential Job Functions:
Design, implement and evaluate new and existing special events. Secure sponsors, attendees, and committee members for all special events.  Coordinate and assist with third-party events to benefit FFL as needed.  Assist with development and monitoring of special events budget.  Ensure that donor and prospecting information is captured, maintained and updated as well as identifying and researching current/prospective donors for cultivation.  Identify potential funding sources, cultivating their interest in FFL, making or assisting with the funding solicitation, processing the gift, reporting on the use of the gift, thanking donors and keeping donors informed and interested in supporting FFL.  Coordinate the Special Event Committees and assist with other appropriate committees.  Participate in the United Way Staff Campaign and other internal campaigns.  Attend committee meetings, professional organizations’ meetings, staff meetings, community as well as any networking opportunities, meetings, or workshops to increase public awareness and relationship building.  Lead tours, assist with volunteers, and perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Development.

Non-essential Job Functions – Represent the agency or development department as needed. Assist with general inquiries from affiliates and the public.

A Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 1 year experience that demonstrates the proven ability to perform required duties.  Nonprofit background preferred.  Events management experience preferred.  Experience with Sage Fundraising 50 a plus.  Working understanding of e-philanthropy.  Effective communication and interpersonal skills.  Must have a strong command of MS Windows and MS office suite.  Strong analytical and research skills.  Ability to perceive and deal with sensitive issues while maintaining strict confidentiality.  Must have own transportation.  An ability to work well with all types of people.  Flexibility a must.  Maintain confidential information and adhere to all policies and procedures regarding Protected Health Information (PHI).
Other Skills/Abilities – Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment.  Ability to work with strict deadlines.  Able to multi-task.
Physical Demands – Extended periods of standing and sitting.  The ability to lift 20 -25 lbs as needed.

Contact Information and Procedure:
Mail, fax or e-mail application and resume along with a cover letter highlighting in detail skills and experience as well as salary requirements (do not simply say “negotiable”).

Applications can be obtained at the FFL office or at www.friendsforlifecorp.org/employment.htm

Email applications in Word or PDF only. Candidates will be selected for interviews on the basis of materials provided.  Not all candidates will necessarily receive an interview.  No telephone calls please.

Deadline for applications is:  OPEN UNTIL FILLED, but priority will be given to those applications received by May 31, 2011 at 4pm
Send application materials to:  Email:  gina.fortner@friendsforlifecorp.org
Mail:   Human Resources
             Friends For Life, 43 N. Cleveland St., Memphis, TN 38104
Fax:    901-272-7458
*Position contingent upon continued grant funding- EEO/AA
Gina Fortner
Operations Coordinator
Friends For Life
43 N. Cleveland St.
Memphis, TN 38104
w-901-272-0855 X223