Special Events Coordinator
The Salvation Army, an internationally recognized non-profit, faith-based organization, has a job opening for an Special Events Coordinator for the Palm Beach County Area Command, located in West Palm Beach, FL.
Coordinates and oversees arrangements for all special event functions in the county; researches and secures location, facilities, transportation, and equipment; recruits, assigns, and oversees volunteers; monitors event functions to ensure events run smoothly; serves as liaison to the Director of Development in order to obtain media opportunities. Key responsibilities include planning and overseeing cost-effective events, setting revenue goals, forming relationships with and soliciting events sponsors and donors, and coordinating and managing sponsors, contractors, vendors, employees and volunteers during the event.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of special event planning techniques and practices. Ability to recruit, motivate, assign, and supervise volunteers. Ability to plan and coordinate special event arrangements in order to ensure that all functions run smoothly. Ability to talk to others and write materials with ‘social polish.’ Ability to support new and ongoing events at The Salvation Army. Strong public speaking abilities. Successful fundraising track record. Creativity and ability to conceive and aggressively pursue fundraising opportunities as appropriate. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated aptitude in working with diverse community groups, including major and corporate donors. Good cost analysis skills.
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Public Relations, Communications, or a related field AND Two years of successful special events (and/or marketing) experience in a non-profit organization or a corporate setting.
Licenses and Certifications
Valid State driver’s license may be required
Approved background check required
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
Ability to meet attendance requirements. Ability to read, write, and communicate the English language. Ability to work under the pressure of deadlines and time constraints. Must be able to drive for meetings and event research. Work is performed in a normal office environment and in the community.
Work is performed in a normal office environment where there are little or no physical discomforts associated with changes in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust, dirt, and the like.
Work may require driving a vehicle where there may be discomforts associated with heavy traffic or changes in weather.
All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.
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Application Submittal Period: 06/08/2021 – 7/31/2021
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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We appreciate your interest in employment opportunities with The Salvation Army!
- Job Family FL-NON-EXEMPT
- Job Function Special Events
- Pay Type Hourly
- Hiring Rate $21.05
- Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
- West Palm Beach, FL 2100 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. 33409, 2100 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, West Palm Beach, Florida, United States of America