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Special Events Manager

Big Brothers Big Sisters of NH

Are you an energetic, organized, self-motivated individual who has a desire to work with youth and families? JOIN A FORWARD-THINKING ORGANIZATION THAT HAS BEEN PROVEN TO MAKE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON CHILDREN’S LIVES. Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Hampshire (BBBSNH) mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. 

BBBSNH promotes a culture of inclusion and seeks talented staff from diverse backgrounds. BBBSNH does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected factor.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Hampshire is seeking an energetic, mission driven professional to manage all aspects of our state wide fundraising events.  As the Special Events Director for Big Brothers Big Sisters of NH, you’ll be responsible for managing our 5 signature events as well as support third party fundraisers which support BBBSNH, as well as other responsibilities as required or requested. You will experience the gratification of knowing that your work has significant impact on igniting potential for children in need of the BBBSNH program.

The primary function of this position is to direct and manage BBBSNH special events, steward and grow business relationships to grow event sponsorship revenue and work closely with the Vice President of Philanthropy to aid in the creation and implementation of a successful fundraising and marketing plan to sustain and grow the operations of Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Hampshire. 

Key elements of the agency fund development program with events include: donor cultivation and stewardship, recognition and acquisition events & fundraising events.


Education Level: Associate Degree, Bachelor’s Degree preferred. 

Years of  Related Work Experience: (minimum & preferred related work experience necessary perform this job successfully): Minimum of 3 years of non-profit special events management and fund development experience.

Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and auto insurance.

  • Direct and manage statewide fundraising events, including event strategy, budget and revenue goals, logistics, sponsorship solicitation, and coordination of volunteers
  • Work with Grants & Communications Manager to develop donor and promotional communications and other collateral that effectively communicate the agency’s vision, mission and values as it pertains to event planning
  • Work with Vice President of Philanthropy and Development team to develop and implement process for cultivation and stewardship for current and prospective donors
  • Create dynamic materials and presentations for individual and corporate prospects and renewals.
  • Develop and manage strategic alliances and effective working relationship with all business and corporate partners.
  • Identify opportunities within BBBSNH to expand revenue through events and corporate sponsors.
  • Function as team player as well as an integral member of the BBBSNH Development Team.
  • Convey a professional and positive image at all times that reflects favorably on Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Hampshire.
  • Serve as a liaison to State Board and Special Event Committee and YP4M (Young Professionals for Mentoring) committee and program. 
  • Manage donor stewardship with donors that attend events and connect prospects for individual and corporate donors and major gift prospects to Vice President of Philanthropy.
  • Strong public speaking skills.
  • Ability to work nights and weekend as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
How to Apply:

Send Letter of Interest and Resume to Nicole McShane, Director of Philanthropy, at

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Date Added: January 8, 2019

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