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Special Events Manager for Local Non-Profit

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Role Description

The Special Events Manager leads the planning and coordination of in-person fundraising events for the organization.

  • Plans and coordinates special fundraising events, including the management of vendors, donors, and volunteers that support the events, and successfully leads the event the day-of, meeting budget and expectations.
  • Leads the Special Events Planning Committee, which supports the special events planning and execution.
  • Supports the Director of Development in developing and implementing an annual action plan for special fundraising events, including outlining resources and budget needed to support events.
  • Evaluates the special events (resource and planning compared with the fundraising achieved), and communicates assessments to the Director of Development.
  • Works with the Communications Team for the development of any materials or communications to support special events activities.
  • Promotes a positive and professional relationship with vendors, donors, and volunteers, in alignment with the mission of Rukundo International.

Time Commitment: 5-10 hours a week during and surrounding special events [2-3 special events annually] (less during "off" times)

Role Commitment: 1 year

This role is expected to be generally accessible to the Director of Development, as well as responsive to emails. As the lead for special events, the Special Events Manager should be present to lead the events, as well as able to be reached within 24 hours for urgent issues regarding these events.

  • Experience with event planning, coordinating teams, and maintaining a budget.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Organized and good time management skills
  • Collaborative spirit
  • Committed to the mission of Rukundo International

Reporting Structure

Reports to the Director of Development

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9601 Shadow Oak Drive, Montgomery Village, MD 20886, US

Mission Statement

Rukundo International (RI) is dedicated to fostering global awareness between children and adults in the United States and children in East Africa. Our programs provide an opportunity for individuals to authentically learn about new cultures and develop meaningful relationships with those outside their community.


RI was formed to provide educational opportunities, healthcare and nutrition, community-based support, and hope to orphans and other underprivileged and at-risk children and their extended families in Kabale, Uganda.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


9601 Shadow Oak DriveGaithersburg, MD 20886


  • Fundraising
  • Event Management




  • Must be at least 18
  • 5-10 hours/week with 1-year commitment

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