Special Events Officer

Date Posted: 
Wed, November 18, 2020
Job Type: 
Job Category: 
New York, NY (Staff are currently working remotely during the pandemic.)
Company Name: 
Korean American Community Foundation
Company Information: 

Founded in 2002, the Korean American Community Foundation (KACF) transforms and empowers communities through philanthropy, volunteerism and inter-community bridge building. KACF pursues these goals through grantmaking that promotes self-sufficiency for the underserved and under-resourced, by raising awareness of needs and issues, and by fostering a culture of giving. Our vision is a vibrant Korean American community working together to strengthen our society.

Job Description: 

The Korean American Community Foundation seeks a dynamic Special Events Officer. As part of the development team, s/he will work closely with the President and Development Officer to develop and implement cohesive donor engagement strategies, focusing on events as a strategy to cultivate individual and corporate donors. The Special Events Officer will manage all aspects of three high-profile benefit events—Annual Gala, Golf Classic and Giving Summit—and several smaller donor cultivation events.

Key Responsibilities:
-Collaborate with the President, Board of Directors and the Development Officer, to plan and implement all aspects of KACF’s Annual Gala, Golf Classic, Giving Summit and high-touch events, including identifying, cultivating and soliciting event leadership, donors and corporate sponsors
-Work closely with the Development Officer to map out a calendar of annual cultivation events and develop an overall donor pipeline and engagement strategy
-Develop and maintain event budgets, including forecasting event revenue and expenses; manage events committee(s), oversee program content (speaker remarks, presentations, etc.) to ensure that the key messages are reinforced
-Plan event logistics from inception to execution, and manage guest lists, marketing, vendor contracts, staffing, and program, and all data related to events
-Draft all event-related correspondence, including solicitation letters, invitation and program text, acknowledgements, and other correspondence
-Evaluate overall results of special events; provide recommendations, modifications and new approaches to support successful achievement of department and organizational goals.
-Work closely with the Associate Board, the next generation philanthropist initiative that cultivates a pipeline of volunteers and donors
-Other projects may be assigned, depending on organizational needs.

This is a full-time position with a competitive salary. KACF offers a benefits package that includes employee medical and dental covered by the organization, 401(k) retirement plan, access to professional development opportunities, and additional benefits.


Experience: 3-5 years of experience in event management, volunteer management, project management, development, marketing or related work, preferably at a nonprofit organization or a foundation

Project Management Skills: Strong project management with excellent organization skills, capable of handling multiple projects with competing deadlines, and the flexibility to manage shifting priorities

Technology Skills:
-Computer literacy, including strong word processing experience, and proficiency in Microsoft Office software
-Working knowledge of Blackbaud/E-Tapestry or similar CRM/donor database software preferred, with a willingness and ability to learn appropriate database and other computer programs

Communication Skills:
-Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
-Critical thinking in assessing, compiling and disseminating information
-Ability to prepare and deliver information both internally and externally, and to comfortably interact with diverse audiences as well as nonprofit and community groups

Team Work & General Skills:
-A strong team player capable of working collaboratively with a diverse range of constituents and exhibit: individual maturity, respect for others, and team-centered approach
-A self-starter capable of working with limited supervision
-Flexibility to work before/after hours and some weekends

Cultural Competence: Familiarity, interest or knowledge of Korean/Asian American community is a plus but not required

Education: Bachelor’s degree required

How to apply: 

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and three writing samples to Brennan Gang at brennan@kacfny.org with subject line: KACF Special Events Officer. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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