COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT & EVENTS COORDINATOR (FULL-TIME)

Who We Seek

If you are a highly professional, positive and enthusiastic individual who is mission driven, organized, creative, wants to do meaningful work, is detail oriented and has event planning experience, you belong with us!

About Us

The Carroll Center for the Blind empowers those who are blind and visually impaired to achieve independence and to lead a fulfilling life.  The Carroll Center serves all ages and stages of vision loss by providing campus-based rehabilitation, technology instruction, community orientation and mobility as well as itinerant education and mobility services to children.

Position Summary

The Coordinator plays an important role in supporting mission awareness and fundraising growth for the Carroll Center for the Blind through community engagement and fundraising events.  This Coordinator will build and expand the donor pipeline for annual and future comprehensive campaign initiatives and support impeccable stewardship.  Additionally, the Coordinator is responsible for raising community awareness about the Carroll Center’s mission and transformative work in the blind and visually impaired community through outreach including communications, marketing, and events. They will lead high quality engagement and stewardship opportunities through longstanding events such as the Walk for Independence and Fall Reception as well as develop new events that provide resources and networking opportunities for Alumni, Parents and Families.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with the Chief Development and Communications Officer (CDCO) and Director for Annual Giving and Database Operations in the design and execution of all programs and events that engage the Carroll Center community, such as the Fall Reception, donor cultivation and stewardship events, and informational webinars. Is responsible for event execution and logistics.
  • Collaborates with the Marketing and Communications Coordinator to support events designed to elevate broader community engagement and visibility for the Carroll Center. 
  • Oversees a year-round Alumni and Parent Program that provides resources to our alumni and parents and keeps them engaged with the Carroll Center.
  • Develops strategies for engaging and stewarding key constituent groups, including event sponsors, corporate volunteer groups, alumni, parents, Carroll Center staff, and Lions Clubs. 
  • Leads in the design and execution of the Center’s signature fundraising event, the Walk for Independence.  
  • Coordinates all administrative aspects of the Walk for Independence, including the event software package, Classy, mailing lists, registrations, marketing materials, day-of logistics, volunteers, and gift processing.
  • Recruits Walk Team Captains and provides fundraising tips and guidance to champion fundraising goals.
  • Supports Board members and others in their Walk fundraising activities, including helping to coordinate fundraising pages, solicitations and to prepare appropriate materials.
  • Works in collaboration with the Marketing and Communications Coordinator to update and maintain the Carroll Center’s Walk for Independence website and coordinate all event communications and social media strategies.
  • Executes the corporate sponsorship giving program in support of the Walk.
  • Works with the Database and Research Manager to ensure and assist with timely event gift entry and appropriate stewardship of all event donors, including those to be acknowledged by the President and CEO and/or the CDCO. Oversees the production of tailored letters for the latter.
    • Is responsible for managing the department’s special events production calendar.
  • Coordinates with outside constituents on peer-to-peer fundraising events and is responsible for all other fundraising events.
  • Works with the Database and Research Manager to oversee the creation of mailing lists for all event invitations and the process for managing overall data related to events.
  • Effectively utilizes the Carroll Center’s existing systems (Raiser’s Edge NXT, Classy, etc.); consistently documents all prospect notes and correspondence.
  • Attends and participates in development team meetings and required training.
  • Supports the CDCO and Director of Annual Giving and Database Operations to ensure that philanthropy is carried out in keeping with the Carroll Center’s values, mission, and vision.
  • Responsible for gift and data entry for the Walk for Independence and during peak times for other events.  
  • Performs other duties as assigned by and to support the CDCO.

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Communications or relevant field (or equivalent experience) required.
  • 1-2 years related experience in the nonprofit sector in event and/or community engagement experience with a familiarity with fundraising and development work required; Bachelor’s Degree preferred. 
  • Experience in planning non-profit fundraising events required.
  • Community Organizing and Volunteer Management required.
  • Demonstrated networking and relationship- building skills required.
  • Experience with direct marketing is strongly preferred.
  • Experience with Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT fundraising database of record preferred.
  • Familiarity with event platforms such as Classy for Marketing and coaching Walk team captains preferred 
  • Campaign experience is preferred.  
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal, organizational, oral/written communication and detail-oriented skills, the ability to work autonomously and as a team player in a fast-paced environment required.
  • Demonstrates commitment to the highest standard of ethical and professional conduct in accordance with the Association of Fundraising Professionals Code of Ethical Principles and Standards, The Donor Bill of Rights, and HIPAA.

Benefits

We offer a generous benefits package to include health and dental coverage, vision, Flexible Spending Account, 3 weeks accrued vacation, personal day, 12 accrued sick days, 11 holidays and a retirement program (403b) with up to a 3% employer match.

How To Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete the application form (linked below) and also email a cover letter and resume to hr@carroll.org. Should you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please email hr@carroll.org and we will be happy to assist you.

The Carroll Center for the Blind is a private, non-profit agency located in Newton, Massachusetts that serves persons of All Ages and All Stages of Vision Loss. We are close to Boston, Cambridge, Wellesley, Watertown, Waltham, Allston/Brighton, and on public transit routes.
Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

The Carroll Center for the Blind (CCB) is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and always fosters acceptance for everyone. We offer fair opportunities to all qualified persons in recruitment and selection, employment, compensation and benefits, professional development and training, transfers, promotions, social activities, and the use of CCB’s facilities. CCB welcomes all qualified applicants and ensures that everyone will receive equal consideration for employment and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, color, religion, national origin, mental or physical disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, military, or veteran status, political or union affiliation, or any other categories protected by Federal or State law.

The CCB culture embraces both the law and a work environment that is safe, positive, diverse, inclusive, and equitable for all. Our mission and impact shines bright on all.