Development and Foundation, Meetings/Expositions/Events
THE PULMONARY HYPERTENSION ASSOCIATION:
Founded in 1991 by patients, for patients, the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) is the oldest and largest nonprofit patient association in the world dedicated to the pulmonary hypertension community. Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a rare, chronic and life-threatening disease of the lungs for which no cure currently exists. Our mission is to extend and improve the lives of those affected by PH. To achieve our mission, PHA engages people with PH and their families, caregivers, healthcare providers and researchers worldwide who work together to advocate for the PH community, provide support to patients, caregivers and families, offer up-to-date education and information on PH, improve quality patient care and fund and promote research.
PHA seeks mission-driven, talented professionals to join our team of dedicated employees working to advance our mission and improve the quality of life of those who live with this deadly lung disease.
GENERAL SUMMARY POSITION:
PHA is seeking a Director, Fundraising Events to advance PHA’s fundraising events program and to be a key member of our development team working to build a strong fundraising program.
This position reports to the Vice President, Development. The Director, Fundraising Events will be responsible for oversight and management of PHA’s events nationally and to establish and foster relationships that will lead to building a donor pipeline for individual, corporate and foundation major gifts. Many of these events, which take place across the country, cater to local and regional constituents.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The primary focus of this role includes managing and executing a combination of events; approximately divided among major events (mostly walks), grassroots events, and community affiliated events. The primary goal of this position is to build an event program that increases event fundraising dollars for PHA. The events also play an important role in raising awareness, building partnerships, leveraging resources, and strengthening volunteer support to provide stability and sustainability to successfully build PHA’s national event program, supporting PHA’s mission. This position will manage at least one staff member and oversee event logistics, operations plans, event fundraising, infrastructure and operations, resulting in increased net income for PHA.
Identify, cultivate and recruit volunteer leaders to mobilize other individual volunteers throughout the country to execute events for PHA.
Build a network of meaningful long-term volunteer partnerships; providing meaningful opportunities for volunteers to utilize their passions appropriately to advance PHA events and its mission throughout the year.
In conjunction with the Vice President, Development, implement an annual events plan to maximize event and sponsorship revenue, motivate and recognize volunteers and build the events program.
Provide leadership, professional expertise, and direction in the planning of high quality events, identify and facilitate discussion and decisions about issues affecting events, and ensure that PHA priorities are reflected in the planning and presentation of events.
Work and build relationships with key constituents; soliciting gifts from individuals, foundations and corporations.
Collaborate with colleagues in Development in order to maximize potential and meet event goals and objectives.
Event Production and Management
Provide leadership and direction, working closely with volunteers leading events, overseeing the execution of high quality events that advance PHA’s priorities and provide the platform for recognition of distinguished accomplishments of volunteers, donors, sponsors and key constituents.
Prior to some larger events, receive or make recommendations on program content and organization, and prepare written briefings. Work with program sponsors, oversee event program development (e.g. recruit and/or facilitate coordination and briefing of speakers/presenters, develop program agendas, determine order of speakers, etc.).
Work with local event vendors keeping in line with budgeted expenses.
Working with Communications & Marketing partners, ensure the appropriate design, schedules and appearance of all events-related invitations, programs and correspondence are aligned with PHA’s style guidelines.
Develop, control, and administer the annual Events Program operational budgets and ensure they are prudently managed. Develop and provide budgetary analysis and reports.
Prepare, manage, and monitor event budgets, anticipating costs of production, technical, and promotional needs. Clarify funding source for events. Ensure detailed event financial information for fiscal control purposes.
Assume accountability for the accuracy and integrity of all event fundraising dollars, utilizing PHA’s fundraising data base, Raiser’s Edge.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
At least seven years of experience as a fundraising professional in events and volunteer management.
Bachelor’s degree preferred; equivalent experience may be substituted.
Substantial and progressively responsible experience in, and knowledge of planning, production and management of large and small events with the ability to formulate creative ideas, to analyze, evaluate, and manage details reflective of a successful event.
Ability to use Microsoft products, Raiser’s Edge, computer software, run reports and maintain accurate data.
Reports to VP, Development
Working conditions are normal for an office environment. Work requires moderate weekend and/or evening work. Extensive travel expected during peak events seasons, approximately 50% of the time traveling during March – May and September – November, pending COVID-19 precautions are lifted.
HIGHLIGHTS OF BENEFITS & PERKS:
100% employer paid medical, dental, vision, life and disability for employees
Paid holidays, vacation, sick and personal days
Transportation subsidy (parking or public transit)
403(b) retirement plan
Please apply by clicking this link: Director, Fundraising Events. Applications received without a cover letter will not be considered. We look forward to receiving your application, but no phone calls please.
The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements. The Pulmonary Hypertension Association, a 501(c)3, nonprofit organization, is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). For more about PHA see: www.PHAssociation.org
PLEASE NOTE: PHA employees are currently working from home due to COVID-19 conditions. We plan to return to the office when it is safe to do so. This position may begin on a remote basis, but will eventually be an in-office position.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Pulmonary Hypertension Association
Founded in 1991 by patients, for patients, the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) is the oldest and largest nonprofit patient association in the world dedicated to the pulmonary hypertension community. Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a rare, chronic and life-threatening disease of the lungs for which no cure currently exists. Our mission is to extend and improve the lives of those affected by PH. To achieve our mission, PHA engages people with PH and their families, caregivers, healthcare providers and researchers worldwide who work together to advocate for the PH community, provide support to patients, caregivers and families, offer up-to-date education and information on PH, improve quality patient care and fund and promote research. PHA seeks mission-driven, talented professionals to join our team of dedicated employees working to advance our mission and improve the quality of life of those who live with this deadly lung disease.