Development and Events Specialist

Philadelphia, PA, USA Req #720
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

The mission of the Project HOME community is to empower adults, youth, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society.   We strive to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization.   Project HOME has a long-standing commitment to equal employment opportunity for all staff and applicants for employment.  Employment decisions including, but not limited to, hiring selection, performance evaluation, administration of benefits, working conditions, associate programs, transfers, position changes, training, disciplinary action, compensation, and separations are made without regard to race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming), creed, national origin, nationality, citizenship status, domestic partnership status, ancestry, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, civil union status, family status, age, mental or physical disability (including AIDS or HIV-related status), atypical heredity cellular or blood trait of an individual, genetic information or refusal to submit to a genetic test or make available the results of a genetic test, military status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Job Summary Project HOME's Development and Events Specialist is a two-year position that manages the planning, fundraising and event logistics and sponsorships for Project HOME’s 35th anniversary gala taking place in 2024. Attendance is 1,000+ with a fundraising goal of $5M.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

·  35th Anniversary Gala

§  Event Sponsorships

o   Drafts, tracks, and manages all event sponsor solicitations

o   Arranges major donor sponsor solicitation visits

o   Manages sponsor stewardship and benefits

§  Event Logistics

o   Support the planning and execution of event logistics including:  budget, venue, working with all vendors (decor, graphic designers, a/v, give-away, printing, invitations)

o   Manage Invitations – save the date and event (including management of sponsorship lists and RSVPs)

o   Support the VP of Development in managing the event committee and meetings prior to the Gala

o   Manage planning and execution of resident/staff 35th Anniversary Gala

o   Manage logistics for 35th Anniversary Gala choir

o   Manage event volunteers

o   Manage all print materials (invitations, Save the Date, program book)

o   Schedule all committee and volunteer meetings


§ Fulfills other responsibilities as necessary

Minimum Qualifications

§  A minimum of four years of event planning experience

§  Experience raising gifts over $10,000

§  Experience in preparing and understanding grant budgets and other financial documents

§  Experience working with a variety of vendors, negotiating contracts, and managing deliverables.

§  Excellent writing and analytical skills

§  Ability to work independently and as part of a team

§  Strong computer skills (experience w/Microsoft Word, Excel, etc. CRM software knowledge a plus)

§  Ability to successfully manage several tasks simultaneously; superior organizational skills

§  Ability to maintain ongoing collaborative relationships with foundations, corporation, government contacts, and peers

§  Valid driver’s license

§  Strong attention to detail

§  Ability to lift up to 30lbs

§  Ability to stand for long periods of time


Project HOME is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Project HOME benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Account plans (Health, Dependent Care, Transit, Parking), Paid Parental leave, and a student loan support program.  Project HOME provides Paid Time Off a minimum of 27 days annually, which includes vacation, personal, sick days, Floating holidays, Holidays, and sabbatical leave. Employer sponsored benefit plans include Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, 401 (k) with employer match up to 5% in addition to a Employee Assistance Program. Voluntary benefits include Accident, Critical Illness/Cancer, and Hospital Indemnity Coverage. and Voluntary Life Insurance.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $53,600.00
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