GFS Events provides growth and fundraising solutions to nonprofits. We are a special events and development consulting firm located in Sammamish that provides fundraising and special event expertise to nonprofits in the Pacific Northwest. GFS Events is looking for a dynamic and experienced person to assist with our fundraising events throughout the year. This is a full-time position 40 hours per week.
GFS seeks a Coordinator to focus on special events, social media, event management, and event strategy. Our dynamic team-based approach is designed to support a fast-paced work environment that requires attention to detail, flexibility, and ability to problem-solve on the go. The Coordinator will work with multiple clients, and the duties of this role evolve with the needs of current clients.
Applicant must be independent and self-motivated with experience in event management. Superior writing, grammar, and editing skills are mandatory. GFS’s customized approach is tailored to each client so responsibilities will vary, usually including some combination of the planning, management and execution of special events and reaching established fundraising goals through corporate sponsorship, attendee recruitment, auction item procurement, and other avenues. Applicant must also demonstrate a willingness to work in multiple locations, often at the offices of multiple clients and remotely, as well as impeccable scheduling and time management skills. Cold call sales experience and customer relationship building experiences are highly desirable. Excellent presentation, oral and written skills are required. Computer proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook necessary. Ability to learn quickly internal donor databases as needed.
In addition to client-facing work described above, the Coordinator will participate actively and regularly in GFS’s internal meetings and events.
ENVIRONMENTAL AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
The majority of work will be conducted in an office setting; however, major blocks of time will be away from the office at various off-site meetings and respective event locations in Seattle, Bellevue or other client locations. Work requires the use of personal mobile computers and standard office equipment to prepare, send and retrieve files and other documents. Must be comfortable working in a virtual-office environment. This is a full-time position with an average of 40 hours per week depending on the scale of events throughout the year. Days and hours of work may vary and/or change depending upon business needs and weekend events.
May be required to sit or stand for periods of one to five hours at a time. Ability to perform complex mental functions and concurrently manage multiple deadlines and projects. Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds.
PAY AND BENEFITS:
Hourly pay commensurate with experience
Sick pay/PTO accrued in accordance with Washington State Dept of Labor requirements
5 paid holidays per year
Mileage reimbursement for any travel associated with clients
Friendly, fun, flexible team environment
To apply, please send cover letter and resume to email@example.com or complete this form and upload your cover letter and resume. This position will be open until filled. Our desired start date is Monday, July 22, 2019.