Rosie’s Place was founded in 1974 as the first women’s shelter in the United States. Our mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment to help poor and homeless women maintain their dignity, seek opportunity and find security in their lives.
Over the years, we have become much more than a shelter. We are a multi-service community center that not only provides meals and shelter but also creates answers for thousands of women a year through wide-ranging support, housing and education services. Rosie’s Place relies on the generous support of individuals, foundations and corporations and does not accept any city, state or federal funding.
The Special Events Manager at Rosie’s Place will oversee all fundraising and planning for the annual events portfolio that raises approximately $1.5M gross annually. Reporting to the Assistant Director of Development, the Special Events Manager will serve as a point person, working in conjunction with Development team members on Rosie’s Place fundraising events and other cultivation events.
- Oversee fundraising and planning for 1,800-person Funny Women…Serious Business luncheon, including overall strategy, sponsor solicitations, committee management and meeting planning, production of print and digital collateral, volunteer coordination, sponsor stewardship, revenue reporting and analysis, and collaboration with event production team on event logistics.
- Oversee fundraising and planning for 300-person Safe & Sound Gala including overall strategy, sponsor solicitations, in-kind donation solicitations, silent and live auction, production of print and digital collateral, volunteer coordination, sponsor stewardship, revenue reporting and analysis, and collaboration with event production team on event logistics.
- Secure bibs, recruit runners and oversee fundraising for the Rosie’s Place Boston Marathon team.
- Work with WBUR on their annual A Christmas Carol event to benefit Rosie’s Place, including ticket sales, marketing, volunteer coordination, reporting and vendor coordination.
- Manage the Young Professionals Network of Rosie’s Place program, including membership recruitment, committee management, meeting planning and working with committee to plan and execute fundraising and volunteer events to raise funds for Rosie’s Place and increase our visibility among Boston’s young professionals.
- Manage third party fundraising events by working with corporate and individual supporters to help plan and promote their events to benefit Rosie’s Place.
- Manage third party fundraising campaigns through online platforms such as GoFundMe and Facebook Fundraisers.
- Serve as representative at third party events as needed to speak on behalf of Rosie’s Place and engage with community.
- Assist in gift entry and acknowledgement of special event donations.
- Supervise interns and volunteers as needed.
- Perform any additional duties as assigned by the Assistant Director of Development
There are innumerable ways to learn, grow, and excel professionally. We know people gain skills through a variety of professional, personal, educational, and volunteer experiences. We respect this when we review applications and take a broad look at the experience of each applicant. We want to get to know you and the unique strengths you will bring to the work. This said, we are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate the majority of the qualifications and experiences listed below:
- Minimum of three years fundraising event planning experience
- Track record of demonstrating strong fundraising results along with solid organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities
- Bachelor's Degree preferred
- Proven communication skills including excellent writing and editing, and public speaking skills
- Strong commitment to social justice and the mission of Rosie’s Place
- Ability to learn new applications
- Sound judgment and the ability to manage relationships with many individuals, including board members, corporate and individual donors, vendors and volunteers
- Ability to work independently
- Knowledge of Raisers Edge and Microsoft Office programs a plus
- Ability to be flexible and to work some nights, weekends and holidays
We are a hands-on team and seek employees who are passionate about our work and service to our community. The Special Events Manager is expected to work onsite at Rosie’s Place during their work week and engage regularly with staff, guests, and volunteers. While this position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule, flexibility with days on-site is required to fulfill work obligations and to take part in organization meetings, trainings and events. The position requires travel between Rosie’s Place properties and to community locations, and requires occasional evening and weekend work as determined by the Assistant Director of Development.
We continue to adapt to safety protocols related to COVID-19 as we understand them, and all employees must follow our safety protocols. Among these protocols, we require all employees to be up to date with their COVID vaccinations and undergo regular COVID testing and submit results. Requests for medical or religious exemptions from the COVID vaccination are considered. Masks are required to be worn on all Rosie’s Place properties at all times.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
The starting salary range for this full-time, exempt position is $65,000 - $80,000, commensurate with experience.
Rosie’s Place offers a robust benefits package, including medical and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, pension contributions, paid vacation, and more.
HOW TO APPLY
A resume and cover letter are required to apply. Please submit applications through Rosie’s Place’s online portal.
Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
At Rosie's Place, we believe diversity, equity and inclusion are core components of justice. We commit to acting on a daily basis to dismantle injustice to ensure that opportunities and equitable outcomes are available to all members of our community regardless of individual characteristics including race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation or perceived ability.
Equal Opportunity Employer
We value diversity in our workplace and strongly encourages applications from individuals from all identities and backgrounds. We are an equal opportunity employer, and qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.