Job Description

SOS Children’s Village

Healing, Hope & Home

Manager of Fundraising and Special Events


Make a Difference, Influence Your Community, Learn and Grow


The Opportunity:

The Manager of Fundraising and Special Events is a member of the development team who is a critical liaison between SOS and the community. The Manager has primary responsibility to:

Be a face of SOS Children’s Village, promoting our mission to the community

Work with the development team to create fundraising strategies and plans

Raise a minimum of  two hundred thousand dollars per year through special events and new donor cultivation.

Manage the planning and execution of all special events, except for the gala (includes 5K run/walk event, annual luncheon and “Light up the Village” -holiday decoration event)

Manage special events expenses to reflect excellent stewardship of funds raised.

Cultivate new relationships and maintain donor relations across all giving channels, including corporate, foundation, civic and individual

Solicit in-kind contributions

Identify and attend community events that help to generate donations and promote awareness of SOS Children’s Village

Identify and recommend additional fundraising opportunities

Report regularly on results

Skills and Experience:

Demonstrated track record of fundraising success

Knowledge of CRM software

Strong written and oral communication skills

Ability to connect with donors and quickly gain their respect and trust

High attention to detail

Ability to think and act strategically

Ability to work independently and meet deadlines

Bachelor’s degree

Adherence to SOS values of honesty and integrity, respect and dignity, open communication, accountability, teamwork, an being positive role models.