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Community Engagement Coordinator
Post Date: 03/09/23   Company: Make-A-Wish Southern Florida

Job Description:

TITLE: Community Engagement Coordinator (Southwest Florida) 

LOCATION: Southwest Florida Regional Office 

REPORTS TO: Regional Manager

STATUS: Non-Exempt 

This position works to help fulfill the Make-A-Wish mission by coordinating one of the signature events, Walk for Wishes and building and maintaining relationships with local corporate partners, volunteers, and wish families.


Walk For Wishes 

Lead Walk committee 

Collaborate with event chairs and committee 

Responsible for event logistics 

Review event contracts 

Adhere to event budget 

Coordinate collaterals and mailings 

Work with Regional Manger to solicit sponsorships 

Solicit guests 

Post event stewardship of attendees and donors 

Analysis of event for improvement 

Auctions/ Corporate Partners 

Develop partnerships with volunteer groups for in-kind donations, sponsorships and  

fund-raising Sponsorships
Solicit and process all auction items and packages for Wishmaker’s Party, YLC, any other auction needs

National Corporate Partners 

Develop local relationships with all National Partners 

Facilitate needs for cause related marketing campaigns and other initiatives 


Identify eligible wishes for sponsorship 

Research appropriate wishes for donors 

Link wishes and donors in Salesforce 

Follow current AAW procedure / through creation and delivery of recognition 

Coordinate Wish deliveries and reveals to engage donors, referral sources, volunteers, and community partners 

Wish Alumni Program

Work with Chapter Leadership to launch and execute a wish alumni program to maintain contact with wish families after wishes have happened

Recruit wish kid speakers for events, meetings, podcasts, etc.
Coordinate all wish family events 

Volunteers and Interns 

Recruit and oversee interns

Coordinate volunteer coverage at events 
Act as ‘day of’ contact for events 
Execute a volunteer newsletter including event updates and volunteer needs

Engage and steward volunteers and interns
            Plan and coordinate all volunteer socials and appreciation events

Clubs/Civic and Awareness Events 
            Solicit speaking opportunity and grant research with local clubs and civic organizations

Celebration of Life 

Open Houses (a minimum of two annually)     

Other Duties 

Attend events as required in both Suncoast and Southwest Region (Bradenton to Naples)

Attend committee meetings as required 

Other duties as assigned 

Knowledge of Software 

Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher, PowerPoint)  

To apply, please email resume to Taylor Marini, Regional Director, at