Special Events Associate

Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center | East Hills, NY, United States

Posted Date 11/09/2022

Sid Jacobson JCC provides a full range of cutting-edge recreational, health, fitness, educational, cultural arts, and social services programs. We acknowledge and honor the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals and strive to create and maintain an environment that is inclusive, equitable, and welcoming. We are dedicated to serving every aspect of community wellness, regardless of age or ability. We promote physical health through our innovative health and wellness center, while also providing for emotional and spiritual health through a variety of divorce, bereavement, and cancer support groups. In addition, we are Long Island’s hub that addresses social justice, uses social action to better our society, and provides volunteers with the opportunity to give back. 

Are you interested in joining an agency that focuses on providing a solid foundation in every aspect of our community wellness, regardless of age or ability? Would you like the opportunity for personal and professional development, hands on assignments, and community involvement? If this sounds like the opportunity for you, then apply today.

Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center is currently seeking a full-time Special Events Associate to work hand in hand with the Development team to broadening the base of donors and increasing the operational revenue through relationship building and event programming. The ideal person will be enthusiastic, extremely well organized, and passionate about working in a non-profit organization.

How You’ll Help Us Be Successful:

  • Engage community through the creation of innovative events and programming while growing all our existing fundraising efforts through collaboration with SJJCC departments
  • Work cross-functionally with all agency departments and senior leadership on execution of special event projects including raffles, vendor negotiations and financial tracking of fundraising events
  • Contribute to managing team tracking documents such as calendars, long-lead planning, overall budgets, vendor contact lists, team checklists etc.
  • Coordinate event-related meetings and notes as needed
  • Raise money for SJJCC operations through in person and phone solicitations
  • Administrative duties to support the department
  • Additional duties as assigned by supervisor and Deputy Executive Director

What You’ll Need To Be Successful:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3 years minimum experience in professional fundraising and/or event planning
  • Knowledge of special events planning and management
  • Be able to multi-task in a fast-faced environment and adjust at a moment’s notice, a good problem solver
  • Must embrace the mission of SJJCC
  • Strong interpersonal and writing skills
  • Be a self-starter and goal driven to initiate fundraising calls and donor visits
  • Display a positive attitude, show concern for people and community, demonstrate presence, self-confidence, common sense, and good listening ability
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Suite including proficiency in computer skills, databases, spreadsheets, and mail merges
  • E-mail, Internet, social media
  • Some weekend and after-hours event staffing required

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sex, ancestry, citizenship status, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, military status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We offer:

  • Disability accommodations
  • Inclusive of minority and disadvantaged groups
  • LGBTQ+ friendly workplace
  • Age-inclusive Diversity and inclusion training or programs
  • Health Insurance, Paid time off, Retirement Plan, 100% agency sponsored Pension Plan, Employee Discounts

Sid Jacobson JCC is a beneficiary agency of the UJA Federation of New York.

Salary45000.00 - 55000.00 Annual
Full Time
Administrative Support | Associate | Community Outreach | Development Associate | Events Management | Fundraising/Grants/Giving | Major Gifts Officer | Other
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