Lambda Legal seeks a National Events Coordinator (NEC) to join
their Development Department. Based in the Western Regional Office
in Los Angeles, this position is primarily responsible for managing
a portfolio of national events, event committees, and coordinating
the operations of regional events (house parties, cultivation
events, third party events), with a focus on partnering with Major
Gifts Officers to support individual giving efforts wherever
possible. The NEC is critical to the functioning of the national
events program at Lambda Legal which oversees 70 to 90 fundraising
events annually. As Lambda Legal’s fundraising efforts are
structured around a teamwork model, the NEC may also be assigned
other duties outside of these areas.
About Lambda Legal
Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving
full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men,
bisexuals, transgender people, and people with HIV, through impact
litigation, education, and public policy work. Founded in 1973 and
headquartered in New York City, Lambda has regional offices in Los
Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta and Dallas, with an emerging office in
- The NEC will plan and manage events, from concept to execution,
which includes, but is not limited to: developing budgets,
timelines and workplans, setting up registration and ticketing,
securing vendors (venues, catering, A/V, talent/entertainment),
managing event committee meetings, drafting run-of-shows and
assisting in devising event ask strategies.
- The NEC will manage all pre- and post- day-of logistics
required to successfully produce the event, including attendee RSVP
tracking, overseeing check-in processes, setup and breakdown,
coordinating vendors, assisting with speakers/VIPs, overseeing
event volunteers, and ensuring a follow-up and thank you plan is in
- The NEC will coordinate the team’s overall backend operations
in addition to regional and non-ticketed events in our regional
offices, which includes, but is not limited to: setting up events
in Raiser’s Edge, maintaining the events calendar, publishing
events on the website, processing invoices and income, coordinating
cash collection, operating revenue reconciliation, pulling and
analyzing financial reports, tracking and cleaning up data, and
ensuring the proper attribution and documentation of gifts.
- The NEC will coordinate an aggressive national events email
calendar, working closely with Development staff to devise and
design emails to publicize and promote our fundraising events for
national or regional audiences
- The NEC will be coordinate the design and production of event
collateral and promotional materials, including sponsorship
packets, print and email invitations, social media publicity, and
- The NEC will provide strong administrative management and
support, including ordering team supplies, tracking inventory and
equipment, answering donor inquiries, executing sponsorship
mailings, fulfilling event invitations, completing check requests,
entering pledges, taking on special projects as needed, etc.
- The NEC will have some travel requirements.
- Additional duties as assigned.
A candidate must be able to work in an autonomous environment
and be self-directed and self-motivated. A qualified individual
will have at least 2-4 years in managing or coordinating
fundraising events is required. Experience working closely with
board members, key volunteers, and knowledge of LGBT and/or
philanthropic communities in assigned areas is required.
Exposure to working with individual donors in the cultivation,
solicitation, and stewardship of annual gifts is desirable.
Expertise in social media, marketing, design, HTML, and an eye for
aesthetics is a bonus. Software experience with Microsoft Office,
spreadsheets and donor software (preferably Raiser’s Edge) are
Due to the fast paced nature and its national focus, strong
self-management (time, prioritization, being proactive, taking
initiative) is critical. Outstanding written and oral interpersonal
communication, analytical, organizational and administrative skills
are required. This position requires excellent attention to detail
and a high degree of precision in approach, management, and
execution. Ability to work well independently on several projects
concurrently, and possess excellent communication, organizational,
and creative thinking skills. Strong initiative, customer service
orientation, and volunteer management skills are required.
Supervisory responsibilities are limited to managing volunteer
committees, event volunteers, and event consultants, if applicable.
This team member may be asked to train development interns and new
development staff in Raiser’s Edge and Convio event
procedures. This position has no direct staff reports. This
position reports to the National Events Manager.
Salary: Salary is commensurate with
experience within the guidelines of Lambda Legal scale. Excellent
employer paid benefits package including medical, dental, life and
long-term disability insurance and generous employer contribution
to retirement account. Generous vacation.
Application: The position is open until
filled. Send resume, cover letter and salary requirements, by
e-mail only to: Jeff Souva, National Events Director
at email@example.com with
the subject line of “National Events Coordinator”. Salary
requirements MUST be included with application.
Lambda Legal is committed to further building and
maintaining a staff that reflects the full range of LGBT, HIV and
allied communities, and is an equal opportunity employer. People of
color, transgender and gender-nonconforming people, women, people
with abilities in multiple languages, immigrants, and people living
with disabilities, including HIV, are encouraged to