Events Coordinator

  • Full Time
  • Newark, Ohio
  • Salary Range: 40,000 - 50,000

Website The Dawes Arboretum

Do you have impeccable organizational skills?  Are you a creative problem solver?  Do you want to work towards a mission rather than just work a job?  Then join our dynamic Advancement team at The Dawes Arboretum! We are actively recruiting for a full-time Events Coordinator.

Your purpose is to oversee, plan and execute a comprehensive calendar of events and program to increase donor, prospect and public engagement. You will champion our mission by connecting the public to The Arboretum through events, both large and small, and by implementing comprehensive stewardship activities.  Keen attention to detail, resourcefulness, and exceptional communication abilities are just a few of the key skills essential for success in this role.


Some of the specific responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

·  Identify, plan, execute and oversee all annual Arboretum events and experiences that align with the mission of The Arboretum and enhance community awareness.

·  Plan and oversee annual fundraising events; develop and manage event budgets, and serve as the organization’s lead for event committees that may include board members, donors, friends, volunteers and staff members.

·  Complete ‘return on investment’ reports and analysis of events and make recommendations for improvement.

·  Enter and maintain accurate records into the database in order to provide timely reports to leadership team members and staff on events and cultivation activities.


If the above speaks to you, please submit your cover letter and resume demonstrating the following:

·  Associate’s degree in business, communications, or related field; or a combination of education and experience.

·  Two (2) years of demonstrated experience in event planning and coordination; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

·  Exemplary time management and organizational skills.

·  Exceptional communication skills (verbal, written and interpersonal).

·  Demonstrated orientation toward quality customer service.

·  Self-motivated with the ability to work as a team member, as well as work independently to accomplish goals and benchmarks.

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