Event Coordinator

Job Summary

The Event Coordinator position is a full time, exempt position which is responsible for planning, implementing and managing all fundraising events hosted by Susan G. Komen Florida. This will include the South Florida Race for the Cure and new More Thank Pink Walks being planned in other parts of the State. It will also include any additional fundraising events such as research luncheons, shop and shares, and other events that may arise.

About Susan G. Komen Florida

Susan G. Komen Florida is a 501(c)(3) non-profit fundraising working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in local communities across its service area of southwest, central, north, south and the Florida Suncoast regions. Komen Florida has invested nearly $57 million in community breast health programs and has helped contribute to the more than $988 million that Susan G. Komen has invested globally in breast cancer research For more information visit www.komenflorida.org.

Key Areas of Responsibility

Event Coordination:

  • Serve as the staff lead for all events related to revenue-generating fundraising.
  • Work in close partnership with outside vendors/event consultants/volunteers to design, plan, implement, and evaluate all aspects of events. Manage volunteer committees. This includes event timeline/layout, advertising and event collateral, budget development, vendor contracts, committee administration, auction procurement and management, ticketing, guest registration, benefit, recognition, and item fulfillment, and post-event follow up, evaluation and thank you coordination.
  • Responsible for annual event budget development and tracking.
  • Manage recruitment, tracking, and benefit fulfillment for sponsors of all events.
  • Recruit, train and manage volunteers for all events.
  • Facilitate communication with the Event Committees and assure Event Committee Chairs are kept fully informed.
  • Meet or surpass annual event net revenue goals and other written key performance indicators


  • Bachelor’s degree required or equivalent experience.
  • Two to three (2-3) years’ experience with event design, production and execution preferred.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, organizational, time management and prioritization skills; experience with financial and event reporting and demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Maintains a positive and professional attitude and appearance
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player, to take initiative and manage multiple deadline-driven tasks and projects simultaneously. This position requires evening and weekend work and 30% travel.
  • Valid Florida Driver’s License. Must own an insured vehicle in good working order. Mileage will be reimbursed for travel.
  • Able to interact with staff, board members and volunteers in a fast paced environment, sometimes under pressure, remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient. A high level of professionalism and confidentiality is crucial to this role.
  • Proficient and experienced with MS Office (particularly Word, Excel, and Outlook), ability to learn internal database management and reporting software quickly. Experience in Convio and Salesforce a plus.

Application Process

To be considered for this opportunity, submit a letter of interest outlining your qualifications for the position and a resume by emailing us at denise@komensouthflorida.org.  Please include your cover letter and resumé as PDF attachments to your email and list the position title in the subject line of the email.  We will not be taking phone calls prior to receiving your information.

Compensation and Benefits

This is an exempt level full-time position.  Compensation is $40,000 to $50,000 per year, depending on qualifications.  Benefits include:  100% of medical, dental, and life insurance and short term disability, 403(b), paid holidays and paid time off.

Closing Date

Position open until May 15, 2019

Equal Opportunity

Susan G. Komen Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or other non-related work factors as protected by law.