Children's National Hospital Foundation Senior Associate Director Special Events

Silver Spring, Maryland-Silver Spring
Jul 29, 2021
Sep 01, 2021
Executive, Director
Full Time
Children's National Hospital Foundation is seeking a dynamic, positive, and seasoned Senior Associate Director, Special Events to lead the fundraising and planning for the annual Children's Ball, the Foundation's largest signature event that generates over $3M annually. This position will work in close collaboration with the communications, major gifts, and data services teams and have an additional planning role with other Foundation events.

The Senior Associate Director of Special Events is responsible for coordinating and developing fundraising strategies and planning the logistics of special events that will lead to financial growth for the Foundation's portfolio of signature events, raising over $6 million annually. Reporting to the Senior Director of Special Events, the Senior Associate Director will be responsible for leadership of the annual Children' s Ball and play a key role in the Race for Every Child as well as auxiliary board, community-based, cultivation, and stewardship events. He/she will manage the Children' s Ball Event Chair(s) and volunteer fundraising committee and will work with frontline fundraisers to achieve corporate and individual revenue goals. Will also be responsible for the cultivation and stewardship of gala chairs, committee members, and will assist the Senior Director of Special Events with the ongoing event chair succession plan and event logistics. Will lead the efforts for the team' s systems, processes, and collaboration on event communications. The Sr. Associate Director position will include to research potential funding sources, manage strategic partnerships and donor communications.


Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree (Required)

Minimum Work Experience
8 years (Required)

Required Skills/Knowledge
Strong organizational, analytical, communications and interpersonal skills required.
Attention to detail, ability to set priorities and manage workflow required.
Able to view own areas of responsibility within the context of CNMC's total mission.
Demonstrates ability to be a team player, adapt easily to change and produce prompt and effective results.
Requires a well-developed skill set of prioritizing, focusing and executing corporate and community fundraising campaigns
Strong project management skills, outstanding presentation, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
Diplomatic leadership, poise, initiative, energy , and professional confidence
High level of professionalism, compassion, creativity , and integrity coupled with an ability to earn the confidence of a wide range of internal and external constituents
Proven sense for developing tactics to meet goals and objectives
Ability to mentor other staff
Skilled in the use performance data and fundraising analytics.

Functional Accountabilities
  • Encourage and share new ways of making the right work easier to do
  • Recognize and share incremental improvements in operations
  • Promote the success of organizational and department initiatives by clearly aligning programs to the mission
Strategic Planning
  • Assist with creation, implementation and execution of the Special Event Strategic Plan as it relates to the strategic goals of the Children's Hospital Foundation and Children's National Health System.
  • Use the established event chair succession to plan, assist with the active engagement, cultivation, and stewardship of prospective event chairs and committees.
  • Create, identify and determine the individual and corporate pipelines as they relate to special events. Identify new prospects to feed the pipeline for donors, committee members, active volunteers and event chairs.
  • Serves as team lead for the strategic execution of the annual Children's Ball by directing the various components of the event including the management of the event chairs and event committee, fundraising, programmatic elements, logistical event details, vendor participation, on-line and communications efforts, guest management, honorees, and day-of event details.
  • Manages the budget and drives the fundraising, sponsorship proposals and gift solicitation process for Foundation signature events, specifically the Children's Ball.
  • Participates in additional special projects and fundraising events at the Children's Hospital Foundation, as needed.
Project Management
  • Lead the team in the evaluation, training, and implementation of systems usage, processes, and efficiencies. Evaluate existing processes and champion new processes to create greater efficiencies, more streamlined event protocols and a high level of stewardship for volunteer leaders and committees.
  • Manage assigned events, from strategy through execution, with an emphasis on brand-building, cost efficiency , relationship management, donor experience and fundraising growth. Work with volunteer committees, corporate and individual donors, vendors, and internal stakeholders to execute successful and impactful fundraising events.
  • Serve as a mentor to guide the Development Assistant, Special Events and the Coordinator, Special Events on their projects and assignments including project management, organization, structure, tools, and resources to help guide their process.
Collaboration and Communication
  • Collaborate with stewardship team to craft and execute a strategic stewardship plan to thank, cultivate, retain, and elevate corporate partners and committee members.
  • Coordinate with the major gift officers, CMN, Foundation Relations, Corporate Partnerships, Annual Giving and our Foundation Board to elevate donors in the sweet spot.
  • Elevate Children's Ball sponsors to Children's National sponsors through collaboration and relationship development.

Organizational Accountabilities
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
Organizational Commitment/Identification

Performance Improvement/Problem-solving
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility

Childrens National Hospital is an equal opportunity employer that evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

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