Emily Griffith Foundation Seeks a Donor Relations and Events Manager

We are hiring a Donor Relations and Events Manager! Full job description is below.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Tatiana Hernandez (thernandez@egfoundation.org) with the subject line "Donor and Events Manager". No calls please.

Job Title: Donor Relations & Events Manager

Reports to: President

Type: Exempt Full-Time

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Schedule:  Flexible, but typically Monday – Friday

Emily Griffith Foundation exists to provide resources to Emily Griffith Technical College (EGTC) to ensure opportunity for all who wish to learn. Our financial support of EGTC enables the school to keep its tuition rates among of the lowest in the state while providing high-quality, cutting-edge education in growing industries. EGTC students enjoy some of the highest completion and job placement rates in the state.


The Donor Relations & Events Manager will develop and execute events that support the Emily Griffith Foundation’s goals. In collaboration with the foundation president, the Donor Relations & Events Manager will: manage all aspects of events, assist with communication efforts, lead individual donor cultivation, and engage new partners and supporters.

The right candidate is a confident, positive, energetic and social individual. To be successful in this role, the individual must have strong communication skills, impeccable organizational skills, and a demonstrable understanding of and passion for Emily Griffith students.



  • Manage all aspects of cultivation events including budgets, production timelines, invitation design, and logistics;

  • Liaise across the organization to plan and execute events, ensuring event goals and objectives are met;

  • In partnership with the President, identify, cultivate and engage donors in event sponsorship;

  • Manage relations with external vendors, such as caterers, designers, printers, etc.;

  • Negotiate contracts, monitor detailed budgets, process invoices;

  • Track event revenue and expense budgets, processing/routing contracts and invoices; oversee budget reconciliation on events managed;

  • Staff organization events and assist with managing on-site production.

Donor Relations/Communications:

  • Establish and maintain information regarding acknowledgement, recognition, on-going communications and cultivation of past and current donors;

  • Maintain online profiles, including Charity Navigator and Guidestar;

  • In collaboration with EGTC staff, craft monthly newsletter;

  • Make content edits to the website, as needed;

  • Works with team to create solicitation and year-round engagement strategies to retain current and attract new donors;

  • Maintain physical donor communication materials and inventory of general development team supplies;

  • Provide professional assistance and interaction with donors (via phone, computer and face-to-face);

General & Administrative:

  • Participate in staff and leadership meetings;

  • Participate in annual budgeting process;

  • Answer general development phone inquiries;

  • Support team by generating development reports from database (sponsors, major donors, individuals, lapsed donor, etc.);

  • As appropriate, provide prospect research for President.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the President.


  • 4+ years of demonstrated event planning experience at a nonprofit;

  • Ability and willingness to work evening hours and weekends when required;

  • Demonstrated project management skills;

  • Experience in MS Office and Google platforms;

  • Energetic, with a positive “can-do” attitude;

  • Strong communication skills;

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and contribute to a team environment;

  • Great attention to detail and to a high standard of work;

  • Able to multi-task and anticipate project needs, discern work priorities and meet deadlines.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in similar or related field.


Salary and benefits are competitive with nonprofit organizations of comparable scope and scale. Benefits include healthcare, dental, cell phone reimbursement, paid vacations, sick time, and holidays. A flexible work schedule is also available.

Emily Griffith has a unique work environment and to ensure each staff member’s success, we seek a candidate that can thrive in Emily Griffith’s culture.

Culture Statement: Emily Griffith values your happiness, abilities, creativity and contributions and we work together to create an environment where we can all thrive. Every member of our team is a true believer in Emily Griffith’s core purpose, motivating and pushing us all forward together to deliver on its promise. Emily Griffith is lots of things, but there are a few things we we never want to be:  exclusive, patriarchal, or siloed. To flourish in this environment, it is vital that you, as a team member, bring your ability to perceive what’s needed to help Emily Griffith succeed, and take self-directed action to support that success. Emily Griffith offers a supportive setting that enables you to choose how to set your work/life priorities. This flexibility is possible because we trust and expect of each other that each of us will be self-starters who can work both independently and collaboratively to be accountable to the results of our roles.