Development Associate / Events Manager

Position Description:

The Development Associate / Events Manager is responsible for the strategy, creation and execution of all events managed by the Development Department.  Events include Spring Bling, Golf Tournament & Dinner Auction, Trivia Night, Champions Event as well as other donor events created to engage and grow donor relationships and financial impact for the agency.  In addition, this Development professional will work in consultation with the Development Director and CEO to identify high net-worth donors and prospects and create targeted strategies and events to cultivate these potential donors.  This high profile, donor-centric position works very closely with volunteers and staff and serves as the overall point person for all events that take place on behalf of LifeWise STL.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, plan, and execute events, including: Spring Bling, Golf Tournament & Dinner Auction, Trivia Night, Champions Event and other donor events, cocktail parties, off-site donor cultivation events, Board of Directors events and other community related events.
  • Secure event sponsorship and in-kind donations in consultation with the Development Director.
  • Create an annual organization-wide event strategy in consultation with the Development Director and CEO to meet Development goals.
  • Identify high net-worth donors and prospects to create targeted strategies and events to cultivate these potential donors.
  • Manage the special event calendar by coordinating dates with other departments.
  • Closely interact with Board members, committee chairs, event sponsors, volunteers, and donors – current and prospective.
  • Prepare detailed event timelines, meeting agendas, talking points and speeches as needed.
  • Manage budgets for each event.
  • Develop all invitation, publication design and copy.
  • Work with marketing and communications to design and publish all event promotions including webpages, social media, etc.as well as with other media outlets.
  • Develop and negotiate all vendor contracts, catering, rentals and event talent/entertainment.
  • Manage RSVPs and payment processing and special events donor acknowledgements with Development Administrative Associate.
  • Coordinate with the Volunteer Department to meet volunteer needs at events.
  • Oversee activity for all events, for the full duration of those events.
  • Prepare event reports and summaries for senior management.
  • Execute appropriate event follow-up procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • LifeWise STL staff partner with individual and group volunteers, who provide over 25,000 service hours to the organization annually. As such, the successful employee will work collaboratively with organizational leadership, co-workers, volunteers, and colleagues from within and outside the organization to deliver and support holistic, client-focused programming.

Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Strategic thinking regarding events and integration with other agency work.
  • Excellent organizational skills and detail-orientation in order to keep multiple projects organized consecutively.
  • Ability to multi task, problem solve, and be self-disciplined.
  • Team player with a strong work ethic.

Qualifications:

  • Previous event planning experience required, with capacity of working with a budget and reaching event goals.
  • Project management experience preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint required.
  • Experience in MaestroSoft, Photoshop, MailChimp, Picasa and CRM software is a plus.
  • Bachelor’s Degree and /or event management experience in a related field.
  • Must be able to work flexible schedule around event activities.

Disclaimer: This document does not create an employment contract. Employees are employed on an “at will” basis and may be terminated at any time for any reason or no reason.

HOW TO APPLY:
Please send a resume, cover letter and salary history to jobs@lifewisestl.org. In the subject line, please write “Events Manager.”

CDF Freedom School Peer Counselor (Temporary, Summer)

Program Description:
The CDF Freedom Schools® program is an educational and cultural enrichment program. Our program provides summer options for children where there are none and strengthens parent and community involvement in the year round achievement of children. We serve children ages 6 to 14 for six weeks and integrate reading, conflict resolution and social action in an activity-based curriculum to promote social, cultural and historical awareness.

Position Description:
LifeWise STL is searching for Peer Counselors who will assist Servant Leader Interns to deliver a summer reading enrichment program for children from kindergarten through eighth grade. Peer Counselors are responsible for guiding a classroom of approximately ten students to participate successfully in all aspect of the program for six weeks during the summer months.

Responsibilities:
• Assist in teaching or leading activities as needed or as assigned
• Assist in the set-up and break down his/her classroom space, including securing and organizing the appropriate materials.
• Collaborate with staff to establish and maintain a supportive and structured environment for the children entrusted to their care.
• Serve as a Harambee! Leader each day of program operation.
• Observe children’s behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures; apply appropriate behavior management techniques
• Attend all staff meetings as required
• Assist in enriching programming during
• Maintain good attendance and have reliable transportation
• Other job duties as assigned by supervisor
• LifeWise STL staff partner with individual and group volunteers, who provide over 25,000 service hours to the organization annually. As such, the successful employee will work collaboratively with organizational leadership, co-workers, volunteers and colleagues from within and outside the organization to deliver and support holistic, client-focused programming.

Preferred Experience and Qualifications:
• Must be at least 16 years old
• Previous camp or childcare experience essential
• Be creative, energetic, innovative and resourceful
• Ability to assume responsibility
• Ability to motivate students
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Good verbal and written skills
• Ability to accept guidance and supervision
• The willingness to be respectful of all types of diversity
• Interest in and ability to work as part of a team

This position is scheduled Monday through Friday 8:30 am – 3:30 pm. Must be available to start work on June 1, 2020. The last day will be July 24, 2020.

HOW TO APPLY:
Please click here to download application. Email completed application to Misti Johnson at freedomschool@lifewisestl.org or mail to LifeWise STL, Attn: Misti Johnson, 1321 S. 11th Street, St. Louis, MO 63104.