Careers at Pet Partners®
Updated: March 28, 2014

Do you have a passion for animals and people?  Do you believe in the healing benefits of human-animal interactions?  Pet Partners may be the place where you can find career fulfillment.


Corporate Relations and Special Events Manager

Department: Development
Reports to:
National Director of Development
FSLA Status:
The Event Manager will provide management, guidance and support for the fundraising events for Pet Partners.  This will include securing sponsors, attendees, and other elements of any event that is held. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities for Events:
  * Develops goals and objectives and manages and executes all Pet Partners events.
  * Manages Peer to Peer fundraising projects
  * Provides high-level event analysis and strategy.
  * Manages all assigned events from concept to completion including, but not limited to, venue, talent, speakers, transportation, logistics, audience development, sponsorship, procurement, audience development, reports, budgeting, tracking of income/expenses and post-event analysis.
  * Build and manages committee volunteers to support events
  * Establish short and long-term goals, strategies, and tasks for assigned events.
  * Identifies and secures sponsorship and in-kind contributions of goods and services.
  * Prepares and manages assigned event budgets, invoicing, and revenue reports.
  * Works closely with the National Director of Development (NDOD) and National Communications and Publication Director who will manage design and production of printed materials for assigned events.  This includes: slide shows, invitations, posters, programs, mailings etc.
  * Works closely with Donor Relations Manager to manage post-event donor and patron acknowledgements and invoices for event participants, donors, volunteers, and related constituents. 
  * Negotiates and manages all contract correspondence for assigned events, including production for all assigned special events (if applicable).
  * Communicates and directs roles and responsibilities in support of assigned events to related staff as applicable.
  * Actively recruits and secures event participants for assigned events.
  * Work evenings and weekends as needed.
  * Supports other development projects as needed.
  * Other duties as assigned.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities for Corporate Giving:
  * Vet out potential Corporate Partnerships wanting to collaborate with Pet Partners through cause related marketing.
  * Research all Corporations for potential grant, sponsorship or Caring Company giving.
  * Secure Corporate gifts for event sponsorship and Caring Company participants
  * Work with NDOD on strategies in contacting Companies for support
  * Manage all mailings to corporations
  * Arrange and set up meetings for NDOD and/or CEO
  * Cultivate and steward all corporations through the cultivation plan established
  * Seek out opportunities for visits or speaking opportunities for large corporations for workplace giving.
  * Manage and increase Employee Giving opportunities through corporations.
  * Drive the Vet Pet Memorial Program gaining new members.
Supervisory Responsibilities:  This position does not have supervisory responsibilities of employees.  Manages volunteers assigned to development tasks.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 
  * Ability to work independently exercising good judgment, decision making, and problem solving skills required.
  * Ability and past success securing large corporate gifts
  * Ability to succeed in a fast-paced environment required.
  * Ability to work with confidential information required.
  * Strong organization skills; close attention to detail.
  * Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, maintaining momentum on each and managing to project due dates.
  * Ability to work effectively and efficiently as an individual contributor and team member, with minimal direction.
  * Strong interpersonal, verbal (including phone work) and written communication skills.
  * Exceptional customer service skills.
  * Strong process documentation skills.

  * Bachelor’s Degree required and a minimum of three – five years of experience with events in a non-profit organization; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  * Proficient in word, excel, outlook required; familiarity with database software.
  * Demonstrated experience with fundraising and event ownership in a non-profit sector position.

Certificates and Licenses:
Drivers License

Language Skills: 
Ability to read and interpret documents such as general business periodicals, governmental regulations, safety rules, operating and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees or volunteers of the organization.

Math Skills: 
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability:
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment described below represent the activities and surroundings of the positions.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  * To perform the job, the employee is frequently required to talk and hear on the telephone and in person with individuals and groups. 
  * The position requires frequent keyboarding and use of a calculator. 
  * The incumbent may occasionally reach with hands and arms. 
  * The incumbent is required to read and respond to documents in hard copy and electronic form.  
  * The incumbent occasionally will carry materials weighing up to 20 lbs.
  * Travel to events including overnight travel is required. 
  * The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate in an office environment

-- Applicants must have 3 – 5 years of successful event management and securing corporate dollars for a non profit.
-- Include salary expectations
-- Send Resume and Cover letter to with your first and last name and job title for which you are applying.


To explore volunteer (non-paid) opportunities (with or without a pet), please refer to our Volunteer Opportunities page.

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