Events & Marketing Manager

South Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara
Full Time, Part Time

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Hospice of Santa Barbara, Inc.

Hospice of Santa Barbara, Inc., the second oldest Hospice in the United States, is a unique and innovative organization that serves children and adults who are impacted by a life threatening illness or grieving the loss of a loved one. All of our services are provided free of charge. We receive no support from government or insurance agencies, and are dependent on the support of the community for all we do. We have a highly committed staff and foster a positive, collaborative, and creative work environment. We make a difference in the lives of more than one thousand people each year and believe it is a privilege to be serving others.<br>


As Events and Marketing Manager for Hospice of Santa Barbara, Inc., you will help Hospice of Santa Barbara achieve our fundraising goals and communicate our impact to the community.  In this full-time role, you will use your event production skills, relationship management experience, and your communications knowledge to help advance the organization and our services. You will also partner with all members of our dynamic development team.

In this role, you will coordinate all aspects of our fundraising events. You will have the opportunity to build and cultivate donor relationships, work with teams of volunteers, and orchestrate effective donor communications. Developing donor relationships for our organization takes more than just time, it takes someone who embraces our mission and uses that understanding to not only engage our donors in ways that move them to give financially but also to convey a deep gratitude for their gifts. Without a doubt, this position will provide you with the opportunity to be a key contributor and influencer to HSB’s fundraising objectives.  More details:

Event Planning

  • Help plan, organize, coordinate, promote, and facilitate special events including fundraising, stewardship, and social events including Heroes of Hospice, Light Up A Life, and The Light Shines Ahead
  • Work with volunteer event committees to help achieve event goals
  • Prepare and execute project plans and event calendars for each event
  • Schedule and maintain communication with speakers, vendors, and participants
  • Oversee event budgets and track results
  • Assist with virtual community education events
  • Assist in preparing a variety of publications, materials, and programs for events

Marketing, Communications, and Annual Appeals

  • Gather program and marketing information and content for WaveComm (HSB’s marketing consultants) for print, advertising, social media, and public relations campaigns
  • Manage calendars to coordinate marketing & public relations communications with development activities and communications
  • Help ensure consistent messaging in line with current organizational goals and strategies
  • Assist HSB’s marketing/PR consultant in the preparation and sending out of newsletters and donor communications
  • Coordinate the design, printing and distribution of marketing and communication materials including graphic design needs
  • Work with printers/mail houses for a variety of projects

General Development and administrative duties

  • Provide administrative support for Director of Strategic Advancement as needed
  • Build friendly relationships with a variety of donors/prospects/volunteers
  • Provide input to Development calendars for various fundraising activities to ensure strategic plans and critical fundraising processes are carried out in a timely manner
  • Maintain appropriate electronic and paper files
  • Help identify and develop a variety of prospects for the organization’s fundraising priorities
  • Prepare a variety of financial and marketing reports related to development including events
  • Works with other development projects as specified by the Director of Strategic Advancement

WHAT YOU’LL NEED (Job Requirements):

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent work experience in a professional setting
  • Communications/Marketing experience a plus.
  • Quick learner, no hesitation in asking questions
  • Comfortable with and tactful in soliciting support and donations
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal. Ability to use persuasive communication to accomplish goals
  • Good at multi-tasking and handling multiple deadline-driven priorities in a dynamic team setting
  • Self-starter – takes initiative, likes to problem-solve, thinks critically about the task at hand, wants to be a contributor
  • Friendly, sincere interest and enthusiasm for all-things fundraising and building relationships with people!
  • Ability to work in office and in a variety of meeting settings in the community
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Windows programs
  • Commitment to high ethical standards and professionalism

To apply, please send your resume and brief cover letter to hr@hospiceofsb.org.  Thank you!

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