Annual Benefit Coordinator Needed At JFCS

Job Title:

Annual Benefit Coordinator

Organization Name:

Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis

Job Type:



Open until filled

Job Summary/Description:

The Annual Benefit Coordinator provides oversight and coordination of the Annual Benefit, the agency’s largest special event. Ongoing building and sustaining relationships with volunteers and vendors is a major aspect of this job. This position also works as part of the Development Team to provide direct support for other projects as assigned by the Development Director.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • With the Development Director, selects event co-chairs and steering committee. Schedules, plans and oversees all event meetings. Handles interpersonal communication with volunteers, staff and outside resources. Communicates with volunteers at all levels through phone calls, memos, email and letters. Assigns work to volunteers and supervises. Oversees arrangements of event center staff in areas of space rental and catering and communicates with them about arrangements.
  • Coordinates all marketing and communication efforts with staff and outside vendors. Oversees setup and execution of all event meeting areas prior to and night of Benefit. Requisitions all checks and manage budget for the benefit. Books facilities and outside resources for use at the event. Obtains proper licenses and documentation. Coordinates the solicitation for gifts and ticket sales, and fields event-related questions and volunteer opportunities.
  • Assists with other projects as assigned by the Development Director.

Experience and Qualification Requirements:

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree in related field or comparable experience.

EXPERIENCE: Minimum three years project management experience required. Knowledge of event planning, fundraising required. Volunteer management experience preferred.

SKILLS: Candidate must be highly organized and have the ability to manage a variety of tasks and details. Must possess strong interpersonal skills, both verbal and written, and be capable of troubleshooting in a range of situations with a variety of volunteer and professional personnel. Meeting deadlines is essential. Word processing skills required

How To Apply:

Please submit cover letter and resume Diana MacLennan, Human Resources Manager. E-mail or fax to 952.417.2160. Please specify the position you are applying for. For more information on this position, see AA/EEO


About Lonny Goldsmith

Lonny Goldsmith is the editor of TC Jewfolk and Director of Communications for Jewfolk Media. He's an award-winning journalist who is involved in his third Jewish community after growing up in Michigan and spending a three-year stint in Chicago. He likes to write, cook and drink really good beer. He can be reached at [email protected] or on twitter @lonny_goldsmith

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