Summary

Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the Fundraising Campaign Director position will primarily oversee the National Walk for Epilepsy, digital fundraising programs, and various Do It Yourself (DIY) events. In addition to possessing an entrepreneurial spirit, the candidate must have experience in special events fundraising, event logistics, volunteer leadership, and budgeting. Must be detail oriented and enjoy working in a fast paced environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead, motivate, and direct at least one supporting staff person
  • Develop and create fundraising plans for the Special events programs, including National Walk for Epilepsy, Digital Events (Lemonade for Livy), and DIY events to meet financial goals
  • Recruit, manage, and train volunteers
  • Work with Development and other Foundation staff, when appropriate, to develop key communications components such as website, social media, and collateral materials for all events
  • Work with Corporate Partnership to create and execute opportunities that can be sponsored in Special Events
  • Coordinate the day of event activities for the Walk
  • Develop vendor requests for proposals when needed
  • Direct vendor relationships
  • Secure the necessary permits for Walk event
  • Develop and monitor the Walk and DIY operational plans and budgets
  • Develop and coordinate promotional activities
  • Effectively strategize and implement tactics designed to drive increased participation, fundraising, and retention
  • When requested, provide consulting on special events to the field organization
  • Oversee and maintain peer-to-peer database
  • Lead special events-based committees

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Three to five years of development experience with demonstrated success, preferably in special event management

Specific Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

  • Program management and fundraising
  • Basic accounting practices
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Marketing techniques and practices
  • Database management and fundraising software use, including peer-to-peer
  • Solid analytical skills
  • Entrepreneurial approach to revenue generation

Unusual Demands

  • Periodically required to work beyond normally scheduled hours

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume in Word format to recruitment@efa.org. Please include salary requirement.