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Special Events Coordinator
Post Date: 04/07/21   Company: Avow Hospice

Job Description:

The corporate event planner will plan, organize, coordinate, promote and facilitate special events in accordance with Avow Foundation policies and procedures.

Conduct all Avow Foundation business in an ethical and respectful manner in adherence with the Compliance and Ethics Program.

Oversee and coordinate all details for Avow Foundation fundraising events for purposes of cultivation, solicitation and stewardship as applicable to the intended objective. Including but not limited to the Avow signature fundraising event as well as other segmented and targeted donor event-related activities.

In collaboration with the communications department assume lead role in preparing collateral materials, publicity, communication with sponsors, volunteers, committee members, medical and administrative staff.

Serve as Avow liaison for third party fundraising events hosted by community partners as well as employee giving events.
Negotiate in kind media and marketing contracts as well as all other vendor agreements as needed.

Develop event planning timeline, budgets and income projections for each event and completes a post event evaluation.
Collaborate with the volunteer services department to recruit and train event volunteers.

Promote positive relationships with major donors, prospects and representative organizations.

In collaboration with the fundraising team, meet with corporate and private donors to cultivate monetary and in kind donations to events.
Collaborate with the foundation team in developing follow-up plans for key prospects.

Meet or exceed fundraising goals for each event assigned.

Participate in development of corporate partnership and engagement opportunities.

Other duties as assigned.

Core Values:


We embrace change and are always looking at creative ways to solve problems and serve new populations.


We are honest, hardworking, fiscally responsible professionals driven solely by the well-being of our patients, their loved ones, and the communities we serve.


We know we cannot achieve everything we want without working hand-in-hand with each other, with our healthcare partners, and with the community.


We believe in the importance of celebrating life and relationships.


We believe it is important not only to serve the community but to educate community members about our services and the role we can play at the end of life.

Computer Skills:

Knowledge of basic typing skills, data entry and word processing software. Familiarity in database

software (preference given to Raiser’s Edge), and general knowledge of Outlook and Microsoft Office products is


Supervisory Responsibilities:



Bachelor’s degree preferred. Five plus years of related professional/business experience and 2-5

years of fundraising experience preferred.

Language Skills:

Communication skills of reading, writing and speaking in English.

Math Skills:

Math skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and percentages/fractions.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: CFRE preferred.

Other Qualifications:

Valid Florida driver’s license.

Physical Demands:

(The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to

successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to

enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.) While performing the duties of this

job, the employee may be required to sit, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms, use hands to finger,

handle, or feel. The employee may be required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee may need

to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Employee may also be required to see, hear, and talk.

Work Environment:

(The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters

while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable

individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.) While performing the duties of this job, the

employee may be exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually

moderate. Field evaluations involve driving to patient homes.

Compensation and Benefits:

This is only a summary of our employee benefits; it is subject to change.

Medical insurance (PPO) with prescription drug co-pay or HDHP w/HSA
Supplemental Benefits (hospital confinement, accident and/or cancer) 
Dental insurance
Vision Insurance
Life and accidental death/dismemberment insurance (company paid)
Long term care insurance (company paid)
Retirement savings plan (TSA/403(b) matching program)
Short and long term disability insurance (company paid)
LegalShield (identity protection and more)
Bereavement leave for family and pets
Direct deposit
Credit union availability
Employee Assistance Program
Paid time off
Mileage reimbursement
In-house continuing education opportunities
Discounted membership at local area Fitness Center
Tuition reimbursement
Other employer-sponsored activities