Community Events Coordinator

American Liver Foundation, Great Lakes Division
May 14, 2018
Job Type
20 W Kinzie, 17th Floor


PRIMARY FUNCTION/PURPOSE: The individual will be responsible for fundraising/mission development participant revenue and relationship management.  Works under the direction of the Assistant Executive Director to ensure the success of the Division’s strategy to achieve its financial/participant goals.  Candidate must be able to anticipate, plan, prioritize, personalize and react to changing needs and situations with professionalism and integrity.



Key responsibilities include recruitment and relationship management of participants of grassroots fundraising activities and educational outreach programs.  Work directly with Assistant Executive Director to create social media campaigns, effective external communications including onsite visits when appropriate to meet division revenue goals.  Strategizes with AED to create a logistical plan and provides guidance to logistical coordinator.   Primary contact for all non-leadership committee volunteers.  Provides information for national reports as directed by the Associate Executive Director.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work with AED to identify target audiences and build appropriate marketing and recruitment strategies for participants and volunteers
  • Work with the staff on all event/program logistics
  • Implement plans for assigned fundraising events; prepare elements of campaign materials, provide staff support for volunteers, coordinate promotional activities, prepare and/or coordinate and maintain assigned campaign correspondence, financial records and statistical reports as needed
  • Coordinate promotional, marketing and media activities
  • Balance a heavy meeting schedule with phone communications
  • Maintenance of appropriate record-keeping
  • Monitoring of each event/activity budget
  • Assist, as assigned, in the development and implementation of other division activities
  • Deliver oral presentations (as needed)



  • Minimum of 3 years successful fundraising experience and new business development
  • Minimum of 1year supervisory experience preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to accomplish results through strong volunteer recruitment and relationship management
  • Revenue goal driven
  • Engaging communication skills both on the phone and in person
  • Represent ALF in a professional manner
  • Proven track record in meeting participant/fundraising goals
  • Highly effective organization, multi-tasking, attention to detail, oral & written communication, negotiation, accountability and interpersonal skills
  • Team Player-committed to promoting the growth and success of ALF & the division
  • Engaging personality with the ability to listen
  • High value on integrity, ALF core values, operate with a sense of urgency and driven by self-motivation
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications, social media
  • Team player, able to provide guidance/direction to colleagues, able to work independently as needed


Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in education, training and experience


Work Environment: 

  • Maintains a valid driver’s license and able to travel locally to conduct professional introductory or relationship cultivation meetings
  • Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds and able transport materials for events at various locations.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including some nights and weekends
  • Enjoy working in a non-traditional office environment


How To Apply


The American Liver Foundation (ALF) will aspire to involve every segment of the community in every aspect of its work and will demonstrate its commitment to and accountability for an inclusive environment in which differences are recognized, respected, valued and celebrated.

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