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Fundraising Event Associate – Greater Boston

Position Overview

The part-time Fundraising Event Associate will help in all stages of planning and implementation of our annual fundraising Gala to be held in November 2021.

Specific Job Responsibilities

Will Include All or Some of the Following

  • Solicit donations from local and national vendors for silent auction including phone call requests, mail in requests and local pick-ups
  • Assist with all event administrative tasks including auction administration, ticket sales, guest lists, printing and assembling event collateral and decor
  • Assistance with data entry into Salesforce
  • Day and Night-of staffing – must be available November 4, 2021
  • Assistance in night-of coordination of volunteers
  • Post-event follow-up, auction item delivery as needed

Key Qualifications

  • Must be able to commit to two days per week working from the Read to a Child headquarters in Wellesley, MA
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from the office.  Access to a car.  Local auction item pick-ups and drop-offs will be required
  • Professional, positive, self-directed approach
  • Communicate very well in person, on the telephone and via email 
  • Very organized, able to prioritize and multi-task comfortably and with a positive attitude
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Proficiency working with email, databases (Salesforce or other CRM application a plus), and Microsoft Office software (Excel, PowerPoint and Word)
  • Commitment to efficient use of resources and model “all hands on deck” as needed
  • Prior experience with and/or an interest in non-profit or event planning is preferred
  • An interest in children’s literacy and a passion for working to help children succeed is preferred

Supervisor:                          Boston Grants Manager

Work Location:                   Primarily Wellesley, MA Office

Travel:                                   Limited – Moderate

Status:                                  Non-Exempt

Full-Time or Part-Time: Part-Time
If Part-Time, Details: This position requires a 12-week commitment at 15 hrs./wk. beginning Monday, August 30, 2021 through Friday, November 19, 2021

To Apply

Please send a resume and detailed cover letter that captures why this position is a great match for your skills and interests to kelsey.landeck@readtoachild.org. Please include the job title in the subject line.

***Read to a Child, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any employee or job applicant based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.***

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