top of page
< Back







Special Events Manager



About Empowered Community

Empowered Community is a nonprofit organization that identifies and addresses unmet needs by evolving programs to fill gaps that would otherwise be ignored. We meet with students, young adults, families, employees, small businesses, and government agencies to learn what programs and services are needed. Then, we analyze job market trends to determine where people are being left behind and resolve that through education, economic empowerment and health & fitness programs. 

We're looking for talented and like-minded volunteers who are eager to learn and help others. You'll work with experienced leaders and business professionals on a cohesive team. We eliminated bureaucracy so you can make a direct impact and feel great about your contributions.


Join us in creating a legacy of empowerment. Apply now!

Position Summary

The Special Events Manager plans, organizes, and executes impactful special events that support our mission and enhance our organization's visibility. You will be responsible for conceptualizing, developing, and implementing engaging and successful special events that align with our strategic goals and objectives. Your expertise in event management, marketing, and donor relations will be instrumental in attracting new supporters, generating revenue, and amplifying our positive impact.

Position Responsibilities

- Develop and implement a comprehensive special events strategy that aligns with our nonprofit's mission, goals, and target audience
- Identify and cultivate relationships with potential sponsors, donors, and partners for special events
- Manage all aspects of special events, from concept development to execution and post-event evaluation
- Oversee the planning and coordination of event logistics, including catering, venue selection, entertainment, and vendor management
- Create and manage event budgets and ensure financial accountability
- Develop and implement effective marketing and promotional campaigns to increase event attendance and engagement
- Manage and engage a team of volunteers to assist with event preparation and execution
- Measure the success of special events and gather feedback to improve future events
- Collaborate with the Development Director and senior leadership to ensure alignment of special events with the organization's strategic direction

Qualifications & Experience

- Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Nonprofit Management, or a related field
- 5+ years of experience in business development, corporate fundraising, or relationship management
- Proven track record of success in securing funding and building strong relationships with corporate partners
- Excellent understanding of corporate giving strategies, donor motivations, and nonprofit fundraising techniques
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport and trust with diverse audiences
- Proficiency in Google Drive tools (similar to Microsoft Office Suite) and donor relationship management (CRM) software
- Excellent organizational and time management skills
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Demonstrated experience in business-to-business (B2B) relationship building and fundraising
- Experience in developing and implementing corporate giving strategies
- Proven ability to identify, prospect, and qualify potential corporate partners
- Experience in preparing and presenting compelling proposals and presentations
- Understanding of corporate giving trends and the landscape of corporate philanthropy

Important Notes

Reports to the Development Director
Must be:
- able to volunteer at least 8 hours per week
- passionate about our mission, values, and empowering others
- using a reliable computer and internet connection

IMPORTANT: It's vital that the nonprofit has access to all tools, resources, artifacts, etc. used in this position and stored in the nonprofit's cloud. Therefore, agreed upon web-based tools in the nonprofit's name (open source, free, commercial, etc.) must be used to ensure reuse and sustainability.

Support Our Volunteer Programs

bottom of page