Development and Special Events Officer

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Development and Special Events Officer
Updated January 2020

Position Summary:
Under the supervision of the Executive Director, this position plays an important role in managing French Heritage Societys (FHS) development efforts. The officer will be responsible for spearheading corporate and foundation development efforts and managing the content and logistics of FHSs primary special events.



1. Work in partnership with the Executive Director on FHSs corporate partner and sponsorship program 
     - Work to maintain current relationships and cultivate new ones

    - Evaluate existing development strategies and develop new efforts
2. Prospect companies and foundations and coordinate outreach efforts and relationship development to promote FHS
s mission and generate financial support: 
    -  Identify potential sponsors and supporters for events and other strategic areas
    - Create tailored solicitation proposals, manage contracts and prepare follow-                  up reports

3.  Manage in-kind donations and visibility for donors

4.  Research the French community in New York, attend events related to French business or culture to develop an active network of sponsors, donors and friends of FHS

Special Events

1. Oversee all aspects of FHSs major fundraising events from strategy through     implementation, including budget oversight, invitation creation, invitation list     development, site and vendor selection, logistics, liaising with the honorees and     auctioneer, catering and day of management

    - Annual events include the Palm Beach Gala Dinner in February and the NY Gala in          fall

2. Work closely with FHSs Social Chair to strategically identify honorees, Co-Chairs and attendees

3.  Coordinate event-related print and digital marketing materials

4.  Oversee online and live auctions
- Research donors, create solicitation materials and manage contracts

    - Work with Charitybuzz to develop marketing language and promotional efforts

    - Cultivate lot donors and winning bidders through strategic follow-up

Young Patrons Circle (YPC)

- Collaborate with the Executive Director on the successful management of the YPC by helping identify corporate hosts and sponsors for the 5 events offered each year


- Knowledge of French preferred

- Strong project management skills required

- Strong interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills (written and verbal)

- Ability to manage multiple, competing priorities successfully

- Ability to work independently; prioritize tasks; and exercise good judgment and     initiative

- Available to attend a number of evening events

- Proficiency with basic computer skills (Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.)

- Positive attitude, team player, sense of humor


- Bachelors Degree required; Master's Degree preferred

- Minimum of 3-4 years in the field of fundraising and event management

To Apply
Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to: Alain Pilet, Chief Administrative Officer  

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