Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana is Hiring for a Manager of Fundraising and Special Events


Position Title: Manager, Fundraising & Special Events

Department: Development         Supervises: N/A

Reports To: Chief Development Officer

Classification: as of 3/4/2022

Salary, Non-exempt

Date last revised: 3/4/2022


Key Responsibilities

Events & Mission Engagement:

  • Develop and implement the overall fundraising strategy and experience for agency special events, including but not limited to The Main Event, Play for Kids, & Crew for Kids.
  • Achieve or exceed set fundraising goals focused on special event growth year-over-year.
  • Develop promotion and communications plans for each event.
  • Lead all special event logistics with a high attention to detail & excellence.
  • Create BBBSCI mission-centric events with an emphasis on the highest quality experience for sponsors/funders/donors and the greater community.
  • Lead event sponsorship fulfillment strategy and package opportunities that attract new sponsors/constituents drawing them in to the BBBSCI mission.
  • Manage the planning, logistics, communications, and experience for donor/funder stewardship events as assigned.
  • Lead strategy, engagement, and management of relevant volunteer committees as needed.
  • Coordinate opportunities for corporate donors and volunteers to engage with and/or support the mission by working closely with the program department.
  • Support and manage other efforts of the development department as needed.


  • Support the development team in meeting annual fundraising goals.
  • Attend required meetings and events as scheduled.
  • Establish and promote positive communication among all team members of BBBSCI to increase collaboration and reduce inefficiencies.
  • Represent BBBSCI in a professional manner at all times, providing courteous service to both internal and external constituent and presenting a positive image of BBBSCI.
  • Abide by BBBSCI policies and practices.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

Evaluation of Performance

Performance will be evaluated based on meeting the requirements of the job description; meeting performance metrics and other quality indicators established for this position; working effectively in a team environment; and demonstrating the values of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana.

Experience, education, degrees, and licenses

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in nonprofit management, event planning, and fundraising
  • 3+ years in non-profit event-based fundraising preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office software and experience with or ability to learn Raiser’s Edge NXT database.
  • Will be required to participate in continuing education programs as requested.

Physical demands/Work environment

  • Must be able to work proficiently with computers and other office equipment.
  • Required to travel approximately 20-40% of time to meet potential donors, partners, vendors or consultants, attend conferences and meetings, etc. Travel is generally within Central Indiana.
  • Must have reliable transportation. Drivers of privately owned vehicles must have a valid driver’s license and meet state required automobile insurance minimums.
  • Must be able to pass a background check consisting of National Sex Offender, Criminal History and driving check.


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