Manager, Events II

Manager, Events II

The Manager, Events II plans, manages, and executes special events to raise funds and awareness for the Atlanta Community Food Bank as part of the Development Department. Plans and directs fundraising for all events of the Food Bank. Provides communication to Board members, Food Bank donors, committees, and marketing and communications department. Participates as a member of the Development Department to achieve financial, public awareness, and other goals. Provides leadership to the events team and ensures execution of department/team goals. Reports to the Director of Institutional Giving and supervises two Events Managers.

End date
Opportunity type
Fundraising / Development
Job responsibilities

Project Management:
-Leads and Manages Food Bank special events and promotions (internal/external)
-Leads and Manages events team to execute logistics of the event pre-, during, and post-event (including but not limited to: logistics, safety, security, and liability)
-Identifies strategies and objectives for fundraising events
-Builds timelines for successful execution of events
-Selects vendors and negotiates contracts
-Manages sponsorships in collaboration with the Corporate Giving team and tickets sales for events
-Collaborates with Marketing and Communication to build marketing efforts, materials for events and communications to support events. Works with Director on strategic planning and material approval

Builds and Nurtures Relationships:
-Leads cultivation and stewardship of donors before, during and after events and actively participates in the built-out strategies
-Works closely with other departments to achieve financial and overall development goals
-Creates strategic alliances to leverage needed goods, services, and resources for the organization.
-Joins and participates in organizations and associations to build relationships within the community
-Leads volunteers, board/committee members, and/or interns

Data Management and Administration:
-Maintains appropriate records in Raiser’s Edge regarding constituents
-Leads and participates in the planning and goal setting for special events
-Manages the budget for assigned projects/events
-Generates and maintains appropriate financial records for each assigned event
-Follow guidelines and accounting procedures for financial record keeping and budgeting
-Track and document in-kind donations

Who you will manage:
This role supervises the Events Manager I and Event Coordinator, including coaching and development and formulation of individual goals.

Application qualifications

-Demonstrated experiences leading both projects and teams in delivering outcomes and meeting financial goals
-Excellent presentation and verbal and written communication skills are a must
-Proven experience in cultivating and managing relationships
-Experience working in Raiser’s Edge or a CRM
-Proven experience in leading a team

Even Better if You Have:
-Proven ability to enact change and embrace continuous improvement
-Passion for mission of Atlanta Community Food Bank
-Understanding of the issues of hunger and poverty

This role may be a fit for you if you have:
-Incredible relationship-building skills, able to comfortably interface with a diverse set of constituents
-The ability to articulate the case for support so that individuals buy in to the vision/mission/goals to secure gifts and support
-If you are a problem solver who enjoys developing new ways of doing things and leveraging ideas of team members and internal and external partners
-If you are collaborative and enjoy both leading and working as part of a team

And You'll Love this Position if You Are:
-Self-motivated and a self-starter
-Strong team player with the ability to work collaboratively
-Strong attention to detail
-Have the ability to develop and facilitate relationships to accomplish goals
-Are a change agent – one who both facilitates and supports team in adopting change


• Health insurance
• Dental insurance
• Vision insurance
• Life insurance
• Short – and long-term disability insurance
• Paid time off
• Flexible schedule
• 401(k) plan
• 401(k) matching
• Employee assistance program

How to apply
About the organization

The Atlanta Community Food Bank is working to end hunger in our community with the food, people and big ideas needed so that no one worries where their next meal is coming from. Since 1979, we’ve been providing food for a growing network of nonprofit partners – including food pantries, community kitchens, childcare centers, night shelters and senior centers. We currently serve more than 600 partners in 29 counties across metro Atlanta and north Georgia.

Additional information

There may be some lifting: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Employee is routinely required to lift up to 50 lbs.
Expected travel time for this position is minimal. Must be able to travel around the metropolitan Atlanta region. Weekend and evening work within a flexible schedule.