Manager of Special Events and Community Affairs


The Council on Recovery is seeking a Manager of Special Events and External Affairs with event planning and coordination experience along with nonprofit fundraising experience and skills. 


  • Is highly organized and motivated
  • Has excellent communications skills
  • Advanced skillset with Microsoft Office
  • Is able to work both as an effective member of a team and independently
  • Available to work some early mornings, nights and weekends as necessary to execute positional responsibilities
  • Brings a supportive and positive attitude
  • Has both the personality and intuitive fundraising skills to be successful in our Special Events fundraising culture
  • Raiser’s Edge or related donor management software knowledge
  • Demonstrates knowledge of communications in multi-faceted media environment
  • Proven donor cultivation and solicitation experience and persuasive presentation skills
  • Accepts additional assignments willingly
  • Demonstrates an ability to perform a variety of duties
  • Is flexible to accommodate changing workloads, a variety of personalities and unpredictable situations


  • Work directly with the CAAO to develop and implement fundraising strategies
  • Work directly with CAAO to forecast annual fundraising budgetary needs and develop sources of funds to meet those needs
  • Provide frequent reports to Leadership in regards to budget and fundraising goals
  • Serve as the lead team member for all special event fundraising for The Council, managing both the gift procurement and execution including:
    • board committee and volunteer recruitment and management
    • budgeting
    • underwriting
    • production
    • evaluation
  • Provide supervision to staff in regards to managing constituent data, event coordination, and venue management
  • With the CAAO, identify and cultivate major gift prospects and donors with a specific emphasis on individual donors identified through special events and foundation prospects
  • Identify new sources of funding to meet fundraising goals and assist in annual budget preparation
  • Attend appropriate board and committee meetings and represent the CAAO as necessary in both internal and external meetings
  • Assure individual and team compliance with agency policies and procedures


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5+ years of successful fundraising and event management experience with proven and measurable results
  • Experience in major gifts funding
  • Experience in strategically planning, implementing and leveraging fundraising special events (500+ attendees)
  • Experience working with and managing staff and volunteers

Email resume to or fax to 281-200-9341

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