Special Events Coordinator

Employer: Cabbage Patch

Job Description

The Cabbage Patch Settlement House is a local, non-profit Christian organization located in Old Louisville Neighborhood. Our mission is to equip and empower at-risk children, youth and their families to be self-sufficient by helping them maximize their economic, educational, emotional, moral, physical, social and spiritual potential. In 2017, “The Patch” celebrated its 107th year of profoundly changing lives!

Under the direction of the Annual Fund Manager, the Special Events Coordinator will oversee and manage the special events fundraising elements and support the overall fundraising efforts of the organization.  This individual will work in a fast-paced, deadline driven, multi-tasking office environment.  S/he will provide direction to the Special Event Assistant and volunteers.  In consultation with event volunteer leadership and senior staff, s/he will set fundraising goals for events and determine strategies needed to accomplish those goals.  The Special Events Coordinator will be responsible for maintaining event expenses and keeping them within budget guidelines.  This candidate plays a key role in identifying and pursuing new sponsorship opportunities, as well as managing and soliciting major corporate sponsorships and donors for special events. Occasionally, this candidate will be required to work evenings and weekends.  This person must be able to develop positive relationships with our Board of Directors, Board President, committee chairs, our participants, staff, and volunteers.

We offer a vigorous benefit package with Medical, Dental, & Vision; 403(b) for your Retirement Planning; Flexible Spending & Dependent Care Spending options; Group Life insurance, and Long-Term Disability. We also offer Paid Vacation, Sick, & Personal time off.

Salary Range: $35,000 - $50,000

Job Requirements:

  • Christ-like concern for all people
  • At minimum, must have a Bachelor’s degree
  • 2-3 years of general fundraising and/or management experience
  • Excellent negotiation, interpersonal, leadership and sales skills
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Full Time Hours Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Some weekends & evenings will be required
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment background check and drug screening
  • Ability to maintain professional confidentiality
  • How to Apply:

    Please send a copy of your resume to Tiffany Roden at troden@cabbagepatch.org and Morgan McLaughlin at mmclaughlin@cabbagepatch.org