Assistant Director Special Events (Fundraising)

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19107

Job Type: 

Req ID: 25425

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

The Assistant Director leads and directs signature events and community events supporting The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.  He/she designs, produces and supervises events and programs as assigned by the Director of Events Fundraising and Community Partnerships.  

Job Responsibilities

  • Manages a fundraising event portfolio in excess of $700,000 that includes cultivation, stewardship and signature and community events
  • Manage event revenue enhancement initiatives such as auctions and sweepstakes with the potential to raises more than $100,000
  • Recruit and manage a diverse volunteer base of event committees
  • Manage a diverse community event portfolio with events ranging from formal dinners and galas to golf outings, typically with capacity to generate more than $100,000 per event.
  • Manages a consistent level of quality for assigned events handling specific logistics including but not limited to catering, audiovisual, décor, parking, invitations, and security
  • Provides support to Director and Associate Directors on signature events
  • Maintains assigned donor/constituent records in Raiser’s Edge and Salesforce
  • Assists the Director of Events Fundraising and Community Partnerships and the entire department in reaching financial goals

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

CDL - Commercial Driver's License

Required Education and Experience

  • Driver's license and car required
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • At least three years fundraising experience preferably with management and development experience in event planning, special programs, and related fundraising activities. 

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Superior communication skills, both written and verbal.  Ability to persuasively promote the Hospital’s mission in patient care, program development, education, and research.  Effectively communicate complex medical information to both lay and professional audiences.  Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to relate well to individuals from diverse backgrounds.  Must maintain and exhibit the highest standards of ethical conduct.
  • Organizational and managerial skills involving administrative processes and in working with colleagues and support staff.
  • Ability to work as an integral part of a fundraising team.
  • Travel, local and regional, required.

  • Working knowledge of computers including Microsoft Office a requirement with knowledge of Raiser’s Edge helpful.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Philadelphia, PA 19146 

Phone: 866-820-9288




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