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Director of Special (Fundraising) Events

Loyola High School (Los Angeles)






Position Summary

The Director of Special Events is responsible for fundraising events for Loyola High School of Los Angeles. Duties include but are not limited to the research, creation, coordination, and implementation of all current and future Advancement-led events and activities.

Essential Functions:

Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Serving as the Institution’s lead for planning and executing identified fundraising and stewardship events by:
Developing comprehensive plans and timelines for events.
Conducting post‐event debriefings to evaluate successful elements and challenges encountered, incorporating that information into the planning and execution of subsequent events.
Overseeing the production of events, including content development, collateral materials, data management, RSVP management, catering, volunteer coordination, and event‐day logistics.
Preparing budgets and periodic progress reports for the V.P. for Advancement
Leading all event-related meetings and ensuring proper communication with staff regarding event responsibilities and follow‐up
Developing and maintaining high professional standards and procedures for the production of events
Maintaining exemplary relationships with event chairs and vendors while identifying appropriate new business relationships; and
Negotiating vendor contracts within strict budgetary parameters
Ensuring Budget Adherence and presenting Post-Event Reports

Annual Fundraising Events:

Alumni Golf Tournament
Grandparents Day
Spring Luncheon
Alumni Dinner

Annual Stewardship Event

President’s Dinner

The Director of Special Events is also responsible for any additional fundraising or stewardship events for the Advancement Department that may be added or approved by the V.P. for Advancement throughout the year.

Education, Specific Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

The successful candidate will:

possess a bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of 10 years of directly applicable work experience.
have a past practice working with a variety of constituencies, especially in and with not-for-profit environments.
demonstrate the ability to think critically, innovatively, and most of all creatively especially when problem-solving.
demonstrate teamwork in all aspects of job performance, understand teamwork is critical for success, as well as possess sound judgment to determine when autonomous work may be necessary under occasional circumstances.
imbue integrity, professionalism, discretion, and the highest confidentiality.
be highly analytical, organized, and detailed, and possess the ability to prioritize tasks and responsibilities in the face of adversity and varying challenges.
be passionate about upholding Loyola High School’s mission in all aspects of job performance.
possess superior computer literacy using the school’s technology systems.
be an excellent communicator at all levels with superior interpersonal skills.
demonstrate consistent leadership qualities at all times.

This list of duties and responsibilities are considered essential functions but is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties to be performed. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently.



Information/Application Contact

Loyola High School (Los Angeles)

1901 Venice Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90006