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Development Manager, Special Events

Cambridge Court 602576 Full Time 8110 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA, 22042, US

Job Description

Job Responsibilities
  • Manages aspects of all Foundation special events such as design, planning, coordination and implementation.
  • Manages and facilitates sponsor solicitations including follow up, tracking and stewardship.
  • Communicates with event leadership, members of governance, management team and high level donors regarding event progress and preparation.
  • Maintains up to date knowledge of legal and tax implications for event related issues such as raffles, insurance and deductibility guidelines.
  • Works with outside vendor to develop, test and implement an online auction component for the signature fundraising events.
  • Responsible for financial management of special events: manages event budgets and responsible for reconciliation with Inova finance at the completion of each event.
  • Prepares financial reports needed for event management including gift tables, expense ratios and calculated revenue based on sponsorship.
  • Responsible for coordinating RFP process and engagement of multiple contracted vendors for event production, including payment schedules and check requests.
  • Negotiates contracts and develops budgets.
  • Coordinates design and production of event collateral materials with marketing department and/or vendors.
  • Works with Inova public relations staff as well as local and regional news outlets to generate awareness for special events.
  • Insures that event registration and marketing information is distributed internally through existing Inova communication vehicles and externally through the Inova website.
  • Develops ideas for event promotions and ways to increase event registrations.
  • Develops sources for recruitment, prepares internship descriptions and submits postings.
  • Screens internship candidates, coordinates and participates in interviews and selects interns.
  • Responsible for on-boarding selected candidates including Foundation orientation and coordinating participation in Inova New.
  • Supervises interns including progress, activities and workload. Also responsible for evaluation of interns.


  • Bachelors degree

Job Requirements

  • 3-5 years of special event, marketing, public relations or fundraising experience.