- 1434 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60642, USA
We are a preK to 8th grade independent, Montessori school in Chicago. But there's more to us than that. We are a community. A community where NNM faculty, staff and parents work together to challenge students to think for themselves, pursue ideas and become real learners for the real world.
We are seeking qualified candidates for NNM’s Events Manager position in the Advancement office. In this role you would manage a variety of events that happen throughout the school year and assist in event fundraising and marketing efforts to engage, cultivate, solicit, and steward community members.
Schedule: 40 hours per week, typically Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Create, implement and evaluate comprehensive plans, timelines, reports and outcomes for events, such as a gala/silent auction and walk-a-thon
Manage key events supported by the NNM Advancement Department including, but not limited to the school-wide Halloween event, New Parent Welcome Party, Grandparents Day, Graduation, Alumni Events and Parent Preview Coffees
Create and manage event work plans and budgets to achieve financial goals and ensure sound financial processes
Manage and participate in identification and solicitation strategies for event sponsors
Provide weekly updates of activities and deadlines related to event planning progress
Coordinate a systematic process of identifying, recruiting and supporting the event leadership including chair(s) and committee heads, and other volunteers
Orient new volunteers and ensure progress for all event staff through regular meetings/contact
Ensure volunteer and event success by providing creative direction and overseeing production and distribution of event collateral materials including, but not limited to, promotional materials, event materials, newsletters, schedules, volunteer training and support materials to.
Supervise event set-up, day-of activities and cleanup, and coordinate necessary participation of other NNM staff and departments
Ensure appropriate stewardship of all donors and volunteers
Negotiate and secure contracts with vendors hired for NNM events led by Advancement and secure necessary approval with other NNM departments
Partner with ancillary groups (Parent Groups) affiliated with NNM to assist in the planning of events
Contribute to and support overall Advancement marketing and development plans.
Serve as needed to support the needs of the Advancement Office and NNM school community
Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent in work experience
4+ years experience in a fundraising events management position
Demonstrated effective presence and presentation skills necessary to interact with a variety of internal and external constituencies
Proven track record of securing sponsorships of $10k+ for special events
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal altering messages as necessary based on audience
High level of attention to detail and excellent project management skills
Salary commensurate with background and experience; comprehensive benefits package available with a generous amount of paid time off
Please submit a resume and cover letter as attachments when applying online