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Special Events and Marketing Manager

Company: Memorial Park Conservancy

Location: Houston, TX

Posted: March 22, 2018

Position Summary
Memorial Park Conservancy is seeking a Special Events and Marketing Manager to join its growing and dynamic Development team. This position is responsible for executing signature fundraising events and developing a robust marketing and communications plan that supports annual fundraising efforts and expands mission awareness.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Event Management

      • Execute excellent annual events with a focus on signature events (Picnic For the Park gala, Brunch Run, Golf Tournament and the Bridge Bash young professionals annual event)
      • Event chair and committee management and communication, including meetings, agendas and follow-up
      • Sponsorship recruitment
      • Vendor management
      • Marketing and material development
      • Site management
      • Timely follow-up to client/management needs
      • Tracking event income and expenses to ensure proper alignment with budget
      • Post-event follow-up including special thanks and pledge fulfillment
      • With Development & Marketing Manager, identify opportunities for cultivation and stewardship events that increase donor engagement

Marketing Strategies and Execution

      • Work with Development & Marketing Manager to establish goals, objectives, strategy and budget for annual marketing plan that supports events, annual giving, the membership program and the capital campaign as needed
      • Create and maintain annual marketing calendar and ensure timely execution of projects
      • In collaboration with Development Associate, create and schedule campaigns for annual fund, summer fund and other opportunities that support the annual giving program
      • Lead creation of compelling content for solicitation efforts, grant writing, newsletters, collateral material and social media communications
      • Liaise with media organizations and PR agencies
      • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

      • Bachelor’s Degree; 3+ years of experience in event management and marketing/communications
      • Highly organized, creative, ability to prioritize, strong interpersonal skills
      • Ability to occasionally work evenings or weekends
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with attention to detail and aesthetics
      • Familiarity with traditional marketing channels as well as emerging trends
      • Command of social media/marketing platforms including Constant Contact, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Adobe
      • Microsoft Office fluency
      • ‘All hands on deck’ approach

Compensation
Salary plus full medical, dental and vision benefits, paid time off, short and long-term disability and 401K retirement plan.

How to Apply
Please send resume, cover letter and two writing samples to Holli Clements, Development and Marketing Manager, to hclements@memorialparkconservancy.org. No telephones calls please.