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DIRECTOR OF EVENTS AND ENGAGEMENT - Santa Barbara

Company: Ganna Walska Lotusland
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: November 29, 2019

Job Description:

Are you looking to be part of a dynamic team, while working in a beautiful setting? Ganna Walska Lotusland, a non-profit, botanical garden in Montecito, California, renowned as a "top ten" garden of the world, seeks qualified candidates to serve as a valued member of our growing development department. Position Summary: The Director of Events and Engagement (DEE) will be a development professional providing a vital function of Lotusland's fundraising initiatives and serves as a key leader of the Lotusland Management Team. The DEE contributes ideas, strategy, and operational support to advance overall fundraising and strategic organization goals. The DEE is responsible for event oversight, evaluation and reporting, sponsor solicitation and stewardship, event attendee stewardship, strategic partnerships acquisition, and event brand management. The DEE supervises the Events Team, comprised of the Events and Development Manager, the Special Events Coordinator, and the Events Assistant. The DEE will create and maintain strong relationships with Lotusland corporate partners, event sponsors, and event patrons to deepen involvement and increase both cash and in-kind contributions to the organization. The DEE collaborates with the greater Lotusland staff, working with each department Manager to optimize all Lotusland events and programs, increasing revenue and engagement toward the strategic goals of friend and fundraising. Essential Requirements: Must have the ability to work concurrently on diverse projects under pressure with poise and to maintain high standards for accuracy, productivity and donor and member confidentiality. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: --- Excellent organizational, writing, proofreading, presentation and administrative skills. --- Must exhibit professional interpersonal skills and the ability to interact in a cooperative manner with members, staff, volunteers, and the public. --- Knowledge of PC operations with familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, and presentation software packages. --- Pre-existing knowledge of and experience working with the local philanthropic community preferred. --- Knowledge of development best practices, as outlined by Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) preferred. --- Must have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation, as Lotusland is not accessible by public transportation. Occasional driving of an electric cart inside Lotusland is required. Education and Experience: --- Bachelor's degree from four-year College or university or an equivalent combination of education and experience. --- Minimum of five years' experience in fundraising and non-profit management. --- Proven success in acquiring event sponsorships and Major Gifts of $10,000+ --- Experience in manipulating data and producing reports from Donor Perfect, or other CRM databases. --- Skills in marketing and public relations are desirable. Lotusland will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Lotusland is an equal opportunity employer. To apply, please send a resume with a cover letter and three professional references No phone calls, please.

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