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Events and Marketing Manager

United Way of King County
Seattle, WA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $71,058 to $72,637 Yearly
  • Full-Time
Job Description

United Way United Way of King County is committed to working for a racially just community where all people have homes, students graduate, and families are financially stable. We believe that having staff, volunteers, and supporters that represent diverse backgrounds will allow us to better accomplish our mission. We continue to work diligently to ensure that the field of philanthropy is welcoming to diverse communities. We strive to have a diverse staff and particularly encourage Black and Indigenous people, and people of color to apply and be part of our team.

Our culture fosters collaboration, teamwork, open communication, leadership, integrity, and accountability.

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Job Summary:

This position develops plans and strategies in the creation of overall events both community-wide and affinity group focused. These range from large-scale fundraising events for thousands of attendees, to intimate briefings and cultivation events for small groups. Responsible for strategy and execution of marketing efforts to drive sponsorships including tracking of sponsorship dollars to event-specific budgets and ensuring appropriate company recognition.

The annual salary range is $71,058 – $72,637 DOE. This position is open until filled.

Essential Duties:

  • Manages the development and implementation of fundraising and organizational special events for United Way of King County, various major donor cultivation and recognition events, and ad hoc events that capitalize on United Way’s community relationships.
  • Selects and procures sites for events and follows through on all site-specific requirements and details.
  • Works closely with Major Gifts team to strategize and execute donor-specific events.
  • Promotes events and works to ensure that they support the overall communication strategy of the organization.
  • Conceives, markets and monitors sponsorships for the organization, both event and non-event related.
  • Creates sponsorship packages for prospective companies.
  • Coordinates, monitors, and tracks sponsorships, both event and non-event related.
  • Tracks sponsorship dollars to event-specific budgets and ensures appropriate company recognition.
  • Negotiates with vendors in developing contracts for all aspects of support: decoration, music, sound production, talent and giveaways.
  • Communicates and negotiates directly with volunteer leadership including campaign chairperson(s), donor host(s), and/or deputies to coordinate events, and acts as a trusted liaison from United Way of King County.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibility:

This position does not supervise any staff members. Occasionally oversees summer interns and part time temporary help during peak event periods.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated understanding of social and racial justice and equity, with a proven commitment to apply racial and economic justice lenses in both personal and workplace contexts.
  • Lived experience and/or demonstrated professional skills working within a diverse work environment.
  • Proven excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven strong strategic and organizational skills.
  • Proven project and events management skills with the ability to direct projects and people simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated time management skills including ability to manage multiple events in an efficient and resourceful manner.
  • Proven team player and collaborator.
  • Demonstrated high level of accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Proven negotiation skills.
  • Proven strong communication skills (written and verbal) and ability to communicate United Way’s brand value.

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, or related field. Must have at least four years’ experience in marketing, sponsorship, and event planning. Previous volunteer management experience strongly preferred. Awareness of latest marketing/sponsorship trends and best practices helpful.

UWKC is an equal employment opportunity employer, and all applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law. United Way of King County values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color to apply.

We are an Employer of National Service: AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Job Conditions:

The position works under frequent time requirements/constraints and performs extensive close work using a computer. Work requires a flexible work schedule and may require shift extensions or weekend work to meet specific work objectives. United Way of King County operates a hybrid workplace with most employees working schedules that combine remote and on-site components. A record of full COVID-19 vaccination is required for this role.

Additional Information:

United Way of King County is an exceptional workplace that can provide you with:

  • Opportunities to work with smart, passionate, and enthusiastic team members and volunteers
  • Ongoing collaboration with diverse staff and other constituents
  • A desirable culture of high-performance expectations and accountability
  • Exciting and challenging work
  • Opportunities to help solve the community's toughest problems
  • Competitive pay that is commensurate with demonstrated successful performance and experience
  • Many other benefits that we are happy to discuss with you.

Application Procedures:

Please click here to apply online via the following link. You will be asked to upload your resume and provide a cover letter as well as complete the UWKC application.

***Applicants MUST apply at the UWKC Career Center to be considered for this position. Click here to access the Career Center to apply.***

COVID-19 Update:

United Way King County operates a hybrid workplace with all employees able to work a combination of remote, on-site, and off-site. Full COVID-19 vaccination is required for this role.

United Way of King County


Seattle, WA
98104 USA



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