Senior Manager of Special Events, Law Firm & Corporate Giving

Human Rights First
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Mar 20

Position description

Human Rights First is an independent advocacy and action organization that challenges America to live up to its ideals. Over its 35-year history, Human Rights First has earned a reputation for pragmatic, results-oriented advocacy that is politically astute, grounded in facts, and driven by sophisticated legal and policy analysis. Human Rights First is a non-profit, non-partisan organization with a track record of success in delivering change that has made a meaningful difference in people’s lives.


The Senior Manager of Special Events, Law Firm & Corporate Giving is responsible for the comprehensive management and fundraising efforts of the annual Awards Dinner (October 2017), as well as for managing a discrete portfolio of law firms and corporations that make contributions outside the Annual Dinner revenue line.  Between these two revenue lines, the Senior Manager will be responsible for $2.5 million in annual revenue in 2017, with sights set for growth in 2018 and beyond.  This position will report to the Senior Director of Development and will work directly with the CEO, the Board of Directors, event consultants, and fellow staff to meet revenue and strategic goals.  This position will also have supervisory responsibility over the Development Coordinator.

Job Responsibilities
Annual Dinner Management

  • Responsible for all fundraising efforts of the Annual Dinner
    • Owns and works towards the financial goal of the Annual Dinner, which has a goal of $2.3 million in 2017
    • Cultivates and closes/upgrades own portfolio of Dinner gifts
    • Works directly with Board Members, Executive staff and Development staff to reach fundraising goals, including managing patron mailing communications, fundraising outreach and follow ups
  • Develops, manages and tracks the expense budget for the Annual Dinner
  • Responsible for the management of the event consultants and the internal logistical processes and timeline for Annual Dinner execution
  • Manages the creation of promotional materials, such as the invitation and the journal
  • Works directly with Executive Team, program contacts, honoree point person(s), communications contacts, advocacy team, and event consultants, etc. on fundraising and event program production
  • Manages process of honoree research, presentation, and selection
  • Cultivates and expands relationships with major donors who support the dinner by facilitating introductions and post-event follow through with the Major Gifts Officer and Senior Director of Development
  • Supervises Development Coordinator in support of above activities

Law Firm & Corporate Giving Management

  • Manages and expands a portfolio of law firms and corporations that give outside the Annual Dinner model (2017 goal is $200K from this revenue line, with sights set for significant growth)
  • Works closely with the Board of Directors on identifying, cultivating and closing law firm and corporate leads for funding
  • Works closely with the Legal Director and key staff in the Refugee Representation Team to support their assumption of front-line fundraising roles.  This includes identifying and supplying them with funders and prospects (and in coordination with the Major Gifts Officer, for individual prospects and donors) to cultivate, solicit and steward throughout the year.
  • Create and support events with the Refugee Representation team that have strong fundraising opportunity or a direct and meaningful return-on-investment (i.e., receptions that honor Pro Bono Star winning law firms)
  • Great opportunity to exercise creativity in how Human Rights First engages with law firms and corporations in our work outside Annual Dinner sponsorships
  • Supervises Development Coordinator in support of above activities
  • Other duties as requested based on department and/or organizational need

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher and at least 4-5 years’ corporate fundraising and special events management experience
  • Exceptional organizational and/or project management skills
  • Super-honed attention to detail
  • High level of ambition and self-motivation to aim for higher and higher goals
  • Polish and professionalism to interact with donors, Board of Directors, Executive staff and other external contacts on the phone in person, and in various forms of correspondence
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage and motivate others in diplomatic, yet persistent ways
  • Experience conceptualizing and managing both large and small scale events
  • Experience budgeting and creating income and expense analysis
  • Proficiency with databases, Excel, Word; Raiser’s Edge and PowerPoint
  • Flexible team player
  • Positive attitude
  • Ability to work with diverse team of people

Application instructions

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