Virginia’s largest nonprofit outdoor event planning and production company, based in Norfolk, Virginia, is seeking an experienced, results-oriented, data-driven, highly motivated professional to fill the opening for full time Development Manager. Scope of work includes selling hospitality / VIP packages, supporting sponsorship sales and fulfillment, managing the organization’s fundraising program and personnel supervision. Candidate will support the Director of Development and the President. Ideal candidate will also handle all on-site event operations including signage installation, activation displays and coordinating/supervising part-time staff.
OPEN POSITION: Development Manager – Full Time Position
TYPE: Salary with Benefits
REPORTS TO: CEO, Presidentand Director of Development
Qualifications:Minimum 3 years recent professional Entertainment and Special Events, preferably with a sales / fundraising orientation, and college degree.
Characteristics and Required Skills:Ability to work well in a dynamic environment, team builder, ability to accept and follow directions, results-oriented, efficient, positive and pleasant personality, professional conduct, outgoing, organized, reliable, trustworthy, accountable, energetic, supportive. Must have excellent oral and written communications skills, proficient in Microsoft computer programs including Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point; Web and other Social Networks management, proficient math skills necessary to meet income projections and manage a budget; creative skills to brand and merchandise sales locations.
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Requirements for Employment:Candidates must have clear criminal and driving records and comply with a criminal record and DMV record check, must have valid driver’s license, possess the physical ability to work in an outdoor setting in all types of weather conditions, and possess the physical capacity and stamina to perform duties associated with the position (up to 18 hour work days on event dates, carry weights up to 50 lbs, lifting, walking, climbing steps and scaffold towers), flexible schedule to accommodate work related activities on weekdays, weeknights, weekends and some holidays.
Applications will be accepted via EMAIL ONLY. Candidates should submit cover letter, resume, 3 current professional references and salary requirements to email@example.com, subject “Development Manager Application”. No phone calls, please.