Events Manager
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco - San Francisco, CA

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Events Manager

Full Time, Non-Exempt Position

Reports to: Associate Director of Development

Location: San Francisco

The volunteers, donors and homeowners who join with us at Greater San Francisco's Habitat for Humanity share a belief: hard work and success go hand in hand. Every day, we do what Habitat does best around the globe.

But we do it right here in a very Bay Area way, by coming up with inventive solutions to our area's expensive real estate challenges. Because when we invest in our neighbor's quest to become a homeowner, it benefits the whole community.

Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco seeks a highly motivated and energetic individual with a strong background in event management to plan fundraising and community events. The Events Manager will work primarily with the Fund Development team (75%) to lead, plan, execute, and manage the logistics around new and existing fundraising events to achieve revenue targets and leverage our brand to increase the public's awareness of our work. The Events Manager will carry a dedicated portfolio of donors to be cultivated, solicited and stewarded throughout the year. In addition, the Events Manager will manage organization-wide, non-fundraising events (25%), such as groundbreakings, home dedications & other celebrations.


Successful Greater San Francisco Habitat team members share the following characteristics: • The belief in a hand up, not a hand out. • A "go above and beyond" attitude—nobody here works just for a paycheck. • You thrive on constructive feedback and have a high level of integrity. • You do what you say you will do. • You are a creative problem solver that works across teams. • You love results and hate excuses.

The Events Manager will be an integral part of the Fund Development team, working closely with the Associate Director of Development, Senior Director of Development & Communications, and Director of Marketing. The role will focus specifically on building the capacity of existing Fund Development events, developing new revenue generating community benefit events to broaden public awareness and support for HHGSF, and supporting staff and volunteers to execute and plan organization-wide events. The Events Manager will be responsible for all event-related logistics.

The Events Manager will:
Build upon the success of existing fundraising events such as the Chef Tables dinner series, High Stakes for Habitat and the Framing the Future breakfast; reach revenue targets for these events.

Plan and execute new events that will cultivate donors, generate awareness of our work and sustain Habitat Greater San Francisco's contacts with existing donors and other key stakeholders.

Actively manage an assigned portfolio of prospects and donors to meet revenue targets.

Streamline planning for organization-wide events, including but not limited to groundbreakings, home dedications, and family and volunteer recognition events.

Work with the Board of Directors and other key stakeholders to establish event committees that can assist with planning and execution of large-scale events

Act as a liaison to the Young Leaders Circle (YLC), a group of young professionals and emerging leaders that volunteer with HHGSF. The Events Manager will work closely with the YLC to develop and plan fundraising events, such as High Stakes for Habitat and quarterly happy-hour gatherings.

Foster relationships with community partners to plan and execute the organization's current signature events such as High Stakes for Habitat, Chef Tables, and Framing the Future.

Cultivate and solicit gifts from prospects within the Event Manager's assigned portfolio.

Identify new community benefit event opportunities and drive development of new events.

Utilize content management tools to maintain an online component to fundraising events; Update and manage event related content on HHGSF's website.

Work in collaboration with Fund Development, Communications and key programmatic staff members to create a calendar of special events and a planning timeline for each event.

Lead and recruit additional volunteers to serve on the event committee on a per-event basis.

Solicit Gifts-in-Kind and donations as needed for events.

Plan, lead, and execute all logistics around events, in coordination with staff, events committee, and volunteers.

Work with the Director of Marketing to create event collateral and marketing materials for each event.

Partner with the Community Manager to ensure events are strategically promoted through social media.

Create a stewardship plan for corporate partners and donors acquired through events.

Other duties as assigned.


Minimum 2-4 years event planning/event management experience

Bachelor's degree or equivalent required; 2-4 years related work experience

Previous fundraising experience helpful

Strategic thinker, planner who is passionate about process as well as outcomes

Motivated to lead the charge on HHGSF events which are critical to our reputation & success

Energized by the production of events and collaboration with the varied stakeholders involved

Superior organizational and planning skills which keep the big picture and all the nitty gritty event details in mind simultaneously

Motivated and enthusiastic, with the ability to "own" projects while assertively requesting assistance and cultivating "buy-in" from stakeholders

Ability to logically think through and create/follow timelines

Excel at multi-tasking with various projects and deadlines; attention to detail is essential

Comfortable working in a collaborative environment

Excellent written and oral communication skills which are effective with diverse audiences

Understanding of how to incorporate social media into event plans; familiarity with online marketing tools such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Friends Asking Friends, etc

Experience with content management and database system/s ; Raiser's Edge experience preferred

Experience supervising volunteers and leading volunteer committees

Commitment to serving hard working local families with low-incomes achieve the dream of homeownership, revitalizing neighborhoods and advancing the critical call for affordable housing in Marin, San Francisco and the Peninsula

Experience working with socio-economically and culturally diverse communities

Ability to work in a fast-paced, open, team-oriented, business casual office

Ability to lift up to 20lbs

Able to work nights and weekends as necessary

Valid California's driver's license

Must be able to pass felony and misdemeanor background check


Salary is commensurate with experience. This full-time position offers health, dental and vision insurance, twenty paid days off, retirement and other benefits. - 16 months ago - save job