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Partnership & Events Manager

Company: Scottsdale Leadership, Inc.
Date Posted: September 25, 2017

Partnership & Events Manager
Scottsdale Leadership, Inc.


STATUS:                     Full-Time, Exempt

REPORTS TO:            Executive Director

HOURS:                      Normal business hours - 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., M – F

SALARY RANGE:      $45,000 - $53,000 DOE (not negotiable)

Scottsdale Leadership, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit and member organization whose mission is to inform, inspire and empower community leaders. Go to

Position Summary:

This position is approximately 80% fundraising/development with only about 20% event planning

The Partnership & Events Manager is a valued position within a great organization and works in close collaboration with the Executive Director, Board, staff and volunteer alumni committees to manage and execute sponsor partnerships and fund development strategies;  annual Spirit of Community Leadership Awards Luncheon; and, assists with other year-round SL events and programs. The Manager is responsible for maintaining and growing an active portfolio of current and prospective new partners to retain and grow funding levels to support the organization. Utilizing relationship-based fundraising and providing excellent customer experiences, the manager consistently tracks and monitors moves and progress through eTapestry CRM database.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Develop and oversee sponsor partnerships and other fund development strategies, raising approximately $170,000 in sponsorships and grants per fiscal year ranging from $2,500 to $25,000 and through event table, ticket sales and raffles.

Build relationships with current and potential partners, including researching corporate interests, developing strategic approach, and conducting Partner visits in collaboration with Executive Director, board members and alumni.

Manage, plan and implement special, program and alumni event activities including: managing volunteer committees for event planning, development of collateral materials, and other follow up as required.

Responsible for entering and tracking Partner contact in eTapestry donor database, maintaining accurate information for all current and prospective partners and monitoring progress towards sponsorship goals.

Work with Office Coordinator on gift processing, gift acknowledgement and internal gift management procedures.

Work closely with Corporate Outreach and Community Events chairs and committees to prepare all progress documents needed for monthly tracking report to Board of Directors.

All other duties as assigned

Desired Skills & Qualities:

2+ years experience in nonprofit development, events, marketing communications or a related field.  College degree in related field preferred.

Demonstrated integrity and ability to execute a comprehensive development program in a leadership capacity.

Exceptional verbal, written and interpersonal communication

Strong research, organizational and analytical skills

Roll up your sleeves attitude to work collaboratively with staff and board, while managing alumni committees and volunteers to achieve objectives and financial goals.

Proven successful experience with providing excellent customer service

Develop all needed outreach resources both internally and externally to further fund development efforts.

Strong relationship-building and interpersonal skills. Comfortable and fluent in a variety of social situations

Demonstrate strength in efficiency, timeliness, multi-tasking, and attention-to-detail.

Ability to work collaboratively with staff team and volunteers while accepting ultimate responsibility for tasks and efforts within their realm.

Excellent communications skills, emphasizing the ability to listen and hear others

eTapestry/Blackbaud or other CRM database management and entry experience

Other expectations

Professional in appearance and demeanor

Occasional evening or early morning work is required for meetings, programs or events 

Attendance at frequent out-of-office meetings and business-related events

Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and AZ auto liability insurance is required


Besides working for a fantastic organization, benefits include an annual adjustment of $4,800 ($184/mo.) to account for health insurance; monthly mobile phone offset and mileage; opportunity to contribute to 403(B) savings plan, and, 10 paid holidays and 18 PTO days, with year-of-service increases.

Job Responsibilities

The above statements reflect the general duties, responsibilities and competencies considered necessary to perform the essential duties & responsibilities of the job and should not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements of the position. Scottsdale Leadership may change the specific job duties with or without prior notice based on the needs of the organization.

Work Environment/Physical Requirements:  (Specific work place conditions and/or physical abilities that are related to and/or required by this job)

Moderate lifting, not to exceed 20 pounds, may occur from time to time.


Please send a cover letter outlining your direct experience with the responsibilities and qualifications of this position, along with your resume, salary history/requirements, and contact information for three professional references by emailing to INFO@SCOTTSDALELEADERSHIP.ORG. Position remains open until filled.  Incomplete submissions will not be considered. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Scottsdale Leadership is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ein #86-0822647