Purpose: 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. Qualifications:
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
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