Special Events Manager

Gardiner, NY - Posted: 12/11/17 | SHARE:


Under the direct supervision of the Director of Donor Relations, the Special Events Manager is an integral part of the Development team and maximizes interest, enthusiasm and support for the Preserve on all levels through the successful planning and execution of a variety of special events each year. The Special Events Manager is responsible for overall management of events, from developing the event plan/timeline to event execution and follow-though. Candidates with experience in event planning, development/fundraising, alumni relations and/or hospitality are preferred.


This position calls for a balance of administrative, creative and social skills.


 Requirements include:

-        Minimum of three years’ experience in events management or related experience.

-        Exemplary project management, communication, delegation, and leadership skills.

-        Excellent organizational, interpersonal and writing skills, a high level of creativity and an eye for detail.

-        Solid computer skills including Microsoft Office at a minimum.

-        At least two years database experience in one or more of the following: event/project management databases; donor management databases e.g. Raiser’s Edge (RE), Access and/or similar databases (proficiency in RE preferred).

-        Experience with desktop publishing and publication production & graphic design.

-        Comfort with a high level of social interaction with a wide range of individuals and groups.

-        A critical attribute is the ability to manage all aspects of relationships with existing and new vendors for events, including but not limited to caterers, banquet facilities, restaurants, technical consultants, printers, entertainment and the press.  

-        This position requires physical activity, such as hiking on outdoor trails with varied terrain.

-        Must be able to lift a minimum of 20 pounds.

-        A knowledge of and appreciation for the mission of the Mohonk Preserve is desired.

Additional requirements: Bachelor’s Degree; driver’s license; weekend and evening work.

To Apply: 

Details and full job description at: http://www.mohonkpreserve.org/jobs-fellowships-and-internships


Email cover letter & resume in Adobe PDF only before January 8, 2018 to: employment@mohonkpreserve.org


Mohonk Preserve is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages a diverse pool of candidates.


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