Donor Events Specialist

  • Ferris State University
  • Big Rapids, Michigan, USA
  • Oct 31, 2023
Full time Alumni Relations Development/Advancement/Fundraising

Job Description


Donor Events Specialist

Donor Events Specialist – Ferris State University. Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Advancement, the Donor Events Specialist at Ferris State University is responsible for implementation of the organization's events and special meetings, including fundraising events, donor relations events, dinner parties, and President’s Box for football and hockey, etc. The Donor Events Specialist will work closely with internal events constituents, including the Vice President for University Advancement and Marketing, Associate Vice Presidents, and Major Gifts and Alumni & Annual Giving teams. This position is responsible for maintaining communication and tactical relationships among events stakeholders including other university departments, corporate and community partners, and event entities. In this role, the Donor Events Specialist will interact with a variety of audiences, including donors, University leadership, Foundation, Alumni and advisory board members, and event sponsors. Facilitates completion of all proper paperwork (e.g., event checklists, expense tracking, etc.) according to business standards.


Preferred and Required Qualifications

Required: Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Three (3) to five (5) years of experience in event planning, communications, and/or donor relations. Valid driver’s license.

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