Salvation Army - Special Events & Community Relations Coordinator
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Monday, May 05, 2014 10:49 AM

Special Events and Community Relations Coordinator

Develop and execute on going public and community relation strategies and tactics to promote the mission and work of The Salvation Army in Broward County.

 Job Summary

Plans, coordinates and markets special events. Responsible for raising money through sponsorships and event participation.  Develop and implement successful strategies for increasing revenue and event participation; Secure new event corporate sponsors and develop plans to explore new revenue opportunities. Assist in developing and nurturing a volunteer network of groups and/or individuals in support of events and in-kind needs in conjunction with the Volunteer Manager. Develop and execute on going public and community relation strategies and tactics to promote the mission and work of The Salvation Army in Broward County.

 Special Events

Responsible for meeting fund raising goals of for all agency events including, but not limited to The MOST Amazing Race and The Red Shield ReDesign Bash.

 Creates and executes plan to secure, cultivate and steward corporate and in kind sponsorships, and individual donors

 Works to recruit event participants and teams; responsible for the cultivation and retention of event participants

 Work with volunteer coordinator to recruit, motivate and guide event volunteer committees

 Develop and oversee event budgets, negotiate event contracts, create innovative ways to increase revenue while managing expenses.

 In cooperation with development director and board, create overall vision for fundraising events and participate in long term planning and research for strategic growth of events.

 Develops and coordinates promotional activities to ensure the success of events and to enhance public awareness of The Salvation Army and its programs

 Develop, coordinate and oversee third party fund raising events

 Community Relations

 Represent The Salvation Army at select public speaking engagements of any size group when assigned and gives tours to supporters. 

 Develop and execute on-going media and public relations strategies and tactics to promote the mission and programs of The Salvation Army in Broward County.

 Cultivate media contacts, write and distribute press releases

 Speak to the media on behalf of The Salvation Army, create talking points, scripts, etc.  

 Ability to develop timely and compelling content

 Makes presentations to sponsors and general public

 Take high quality photographs



 A dynamic, enthusiastic individual who will be excited about creating and leading exceptional fund raising and special events

 Demonstrated ability to meet fundraising goals

 Outgoing personality, exceptional interpersonal skills and public speaking abilities

 Highly organized, demonstrates strong initiative

 Is comfortable asking for and securing financial and in kind commitments

 Experience with media and public relations

 Good computer skills; Knowledge of design software a plus

 Ability to work well with diverse groups of people at all levels including donors, volunteers and Salvation Army clients


Apply To:

Sally Gress
Director of Development
The Salvation Army
1445 W. Broward Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312