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Director, Fundraising Events & Grants

Special Olympics NH

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Special Olympics New Hampshire is a fast-paced, non-profit organization providing services to people with intellectual disabilities.   The organization has a small staff, a heavy workload and frequently works under deadline pressures.  Employees must demonstrate personal discipline and self-motivation to meet SONH organizational and program goals.  Each SONH staff member is expected to demonstrate good interpersonal skills, attention to detail and flexibility in assignments, tasks, schedules and roles in working cooperatively to meet our goals.


The Director, Fundraising Events & Grants is responsible for the development and management of all aspects of the Winter Water Sports (WWS), SONH’s largest fundraiser.  This includes multiple events, including but not limited to the Prep School Plunge, High School Plunge, Penguin Plunge, Cool School Winni Dip, Law Enforcement Winni Dip, MEGA Dip and Community Winni Dip.  The Director will not only oversee these events but will be responsible for marketing the Penguin Plunge and Community Winni Dip.  This position also researches, applies for and reports on grants and will work with our Local Programs (teams of athletes across the State) with fundraising ideas and/or events in their geographic area.

The position is a part of the development department, which is responsible for raising money.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Position specific areas of responsibility
    • Oversee Winter Water Sports
    • Marketing for Penguin Plunge and Community Winni Dip
    • Grants
    • Local Program Fundraising
  • General
    • Fiscal management
      • Ensure that money spent is within budget and submitted in a timely manner (check requests, expense reports and credit card statement)
      • Submit time allocation form monthly
      • Record all in-kind donations
    • Organization, Communication and Time Management
      • Utilize a system of time management that will allow you to establish and meet deadlines.
      • Maintain an efficient system of communication within the organization
      • Maintain communications in a cooperative and professional manner with all levels of SONH. Including staff, volunteers and athletes by demonstrating:
        • Open communications with respectful and constructive expression of differences;
        • Treating all employees with dignity, respect and courtesy; and
        • Making every effort to resolve conflict and communication issues.
    • Each staff member must help with general organizational needs, while also ensuring that their specific tasks are being completed
      • All hands-on deck events
      • Common area cleanup
      • Transporting items to/from Morgan
    • Flexibility in work assignments and role is essential in all of our work. Staff will report directly to volunteers leading specific projects each year. Demonstrating support for our athletes, donors and volunteers is a requirement for all staff. 
    • Performs other tasks as assigned
Requirements:

Knowledge and Experience

  • 5 years of work experience
  • Strong computer skills (MS Office)
  • Attention to detail and accuracy are essential in this position
  • Demonstrated success in time and project management
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, and can multi-task
  • Understands the sense of urgency required to support an event
  • Ability to be flexible in thinking and problem solving
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to delegate where required and foster a team atmosphere
  • Ability to convey a positive and professional image, even under pressure
  • Proven ability to effectively work with diverse groups
  • Ability to work flexible hours that include evenings and weekends
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Valid driver’s license
How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send cover letter with salary requirements and resume to:

Special Olympics New Hampshire
Hiring@sonh.org
PO Box 3598
Concord, NH 03302
Fax: (603) 624-1250

No phone calls, please.

Job Location:

Remote/Concord

Date Added: October 6, 2021

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