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Lead Regional Special Event Lead

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The American Red Cross Greater Pennsylvania

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The Fundraising Special Events Lead oversees and supports fundraising activity for Red Cross programs and services.

Reports To: Development Specialist
Responsibilities: In collaboration with Red Cross staff, oversees and supports fundraising activity for Red Cross programs and services

  • Attend local events and meetings as an American Red Cross representative
  • Make introductions to community influencers
  • Help plan and run fundraising events such as the Red Cross Ball, Heroes Breakfast, and Ride for the Red
  • Assists with and support fundraising events including but not limited to event venue arrangement, signage, table arrangements, displays, the registration process, printing, project preparations and day-of-event logistics.
  • Maintain an open, friendly and helpful approach to event visitors
  • Maintain an intentional, pro-active stance in greeting event visitors
  • Respond to inquiries in an appropriate manner
  • Record names of interested people and inform chapter/unit for follow up
  • Transport and set up Red Cross materials at community and fundraising events and return display materials to chapter/unit
  • Assist at regional and local fundraising events
  • On-call to assist with disaster fundraising including, but not limited to third-party fundraisers
  • Attend daytime committee meetings prior to fundraising events to help with planning and organization

Time Commitment: Hours will vary greatly, ranging from a few hours a month to more regular engagement. Attendance to client/prospect meetings as needed.

  • Strong relations in the corporate community
  • Understanding of the American Red Cross and its mission.
  • Enthusiastic about American Red Cross mission and programs.
  • Direct experience (professional and/or volunteer) in providing special event support preferred.
  • Knowledge of Red Cross structure, service policies, and procedures.
  • Good speaking and communication skills
  • Comfortable interacting with the public
  • Ability to function in a variety of capacities, e.g. consulting, collaborating
  • Organizational skills
  • Ability to sit or stand for 1-4 hours
  • May involve being outdoors in varying weather elements
  • Ability to represent the American Red Cross in a consistently positive and professional manner including being punctual and appropriately dressed
  • Access to a car is a plus
  • May need to lift/carry some event supplies up to 15 pounds.

Relationships: Red Cross leadership, employees, and volunteers; board members; community leaders

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About The American Red Cross Greater Pennsylvania


2201 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222, US

Mission Statement

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.‚Äč


The American Red Cross, through its strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, is always there in times of need. We aspire to turn compassion into action so that...

...all people affected by disaster across the country and around the world receive care, shelter and hope;

...our communities are ready and prepared for disasters;

...everyone in our country has access to safe, lifesaving blood and blood products;

...all members of our armed services and their families find support and comfort whenever needed; and

...in an emergency, there are always trained individuals nearby, ready to use their Red Cross skills to save lives.

Disaster Relief


We'll work with your schedule.


2801 Liberty Ave.Pittsburgh, PA 15222



  • Management
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Community Outreach


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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