Light Of Life Rescue Mission
  • 07-Jul-2020 to 05-Sep-2020 (EST)
  • Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Full Time

Since 1952, Light of Life Rescue Mission has been a safe refuge for homeless and hurting people in the Pittsburgh area.  The organization is currently seeking a full-time Events Manager to coordinate, maintain, create and support special events for Light of Life Ministries Inc. Reporting to the Director of Development, this position will lead and manage event activity, explore new and innovative revenue-generating opportunities, as well as identify and cultivate corporate sponsors and supporters.  Light of Life has recently embarked on a capital campaign which offers the successful candidate a unique opportunity for growth and creativity as we open a new building in early 2021.

 Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Overall event management of all Light of Life special events, including event revenue and event attendance responsibilities.
  • Collaborating with the Communications Team on event concept, graphic design/production/printing, and event marketing materials. 
  • Working closely with the Volunteer Coordinator to secure volunteers and in-kind donations for all events. 
  • Overseeing the invitation, registration and attendee check-in processes. 
  • Overseeing coordination of guest speakers and entertainment. 
  • Overseeing and assisting in the solicitation and securing of sponsorships, and creating event sponsorship packages.

Due to the interface with the clients, all jobs at Light of Life require employees to:

  • Walk alongside clients as a disciple of Christ and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with them through actions and words.
  • Establish mutual trust and create a safe, authentic environment so that the clients continue to mature in Christ.
  • Serve the clients in a Christ-like manner and practice a self-evaluative lifestyle.
  • Resolve all issues in ways that promote the principles of Light of Life while following the processes described in the LOL staff manual.
  • Exhibit love for Jesus Christ, the staff, and the clients.
  • Study the Christian Bible and apply the knowledge received/revealed to job duties and clients' specific issues.
  • Help the clients make choices that are justifiably in their eternal best interest.
  • Practice Christ-like stewardship of all resources.
  • Model personal responsibility, accountability, timely reporting and a self-evaluative lifestyle.

  Education/Experience/Skills: 

  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, development/fundraising, communications or related field or five (5) years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Previous experience working for a nonprofit organization in Human Services or Ministry preferred
  • Knowledge of donor-related databases; preferably Raisers Edge
  • Specific training or coursework in computers or databases preferred
  • Experience with coordinating both staff and volunteers; outstanding interpersonal skills and networking savvy
  • Exceptional organizational, budget management, and negotiation skills; unbridled creativity 
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule; requires reliable transportation for frequent travel to meetings and other events

 

Light of Life Ministries Inc offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
Medical, Dental, Vision and other valuable benefits, which begin the first of the month following employment.
Light of Life also offers a retirement plan with match program after 6 months of employment.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a cover letter with their resume.

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