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Special Events Manager for Fall Silent Auction

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Role Description

The Silent Auction Event Manager leads the planning and coordination of our annual October fundraising event, which includes a virtual silent auction.


  • Plans and coordinates our October fundraising event, including the management of vendors, donors, and volunteers that support the event, and successfully leads the event the day-of, meeting budget and expectations.
  • Leads the Auction Planning Committee, which supports the event planning and execution.
  • Supports the Director of Development in developing and implementing an action plan for this event, including outlining resources and budget needed to support event.
  • Evaluates the special event (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 the special event (month of October), less during months leading up to event (approximately 5-10 hours/month). Most duties can be completed virtually, but must be able to attend event on October 13th from 6-9pm in Olney, Maryland.

Role Commitment: July - October 31, 2024

This role is expected to be generally accessible to the Director of Development, as well as responsive to emails. 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) empowers Kabale, Uganda's most vulnerable populations with educational and economic opportunities that lead to self-sustaining communities.


Founded in 2014, Rukundo International (RI) is dedicated to the overarching goal to empower women and children in Kabale, Uganda, acting as a partner and advocate, to ensure they have the basic human resources necessary to reach their full potential and to be successful. RI is also dedicated to fostering global awareness between individuals in the US and Uganda, providing opportunities to authentically learn about new cultures and develop meaningful relationships with those outside their community.

Our Impacts

  • Close to 3,000 Ugandans with access to safe water through installation of four water sources
  • 50 vulnerable boys who are "off the streets" due to our boys soccer program
  • 136 students enrolled in the Rukundo Preparatory School
  • 1,165 girls graduated from the Girls Empowerment Program
  • 57 students participating in the Scholars Program
  • 22 women participating in the Women’s Cooperative to gain extra income for their households
  • 100+ children engaged in our weekly Community Center programs

RI is currently partnered with Kyanamira - a small, rural community in Southwest Uganda - to create holistic, sustainable programs that provide opportunities for education, nutrition, hygiene, social development, & economic success. Working collaboratively with local government officials, community leaders, and the people, RI helps orphans, financially distressed families, and at-risk youth within the community.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


9601 Shadow Oak DriveGaithersburg, MD 20886



  • Event Design & Planning
  • Event Management
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Fundraising




  • 5-10 hours a week during and surrounding the special event (month of October), less during months leading up to event (approximately 5-10 hours/month). Most duties can be completed virtually, but must be able to attend event on October 14.

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