Development and Special Events Managers

Seo Scholars San FranciscoNew York, NY

3 months ago


Job Title

Development Associate, Events and Special Projects

Job Location

New York, NY (Hybrid remote)

Job Overview

The Development Associate for Events and Special Projects at SEO Scholars is responsible for managing and supporting the planning and execution of special events, including the Annual Awards Dinner. As the primary operations lead, you will collaborate with key stakeholders to ensure the success of these events.


$64,000 - $72,000 a year


  • Develop and manage event trackers to ensure accurate data entry and tracking of Awards Dinner pledges, solicitations, and results
  • Review and prepare acknowledgment letters for donors and sponsors
  • Coordinate lists and manage other event details for the dinner journal
  • Prepare contribution statements, invoices, and transmittals for finance
  • Respond to sponsor inquiries and collect necessary documentation
  • Prepare regular revenue progress reports
  • Coordinate special appeals and projects
  • Contribute to overall annual Development team and operations goals


  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 2-3 years of experience in development, alumni-related work, and event planning
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to engage with diverse communities
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proficiency in MS Office and donor databases
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends

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  • Business Administration Management And Operations7%

  • Communication7%

  • Marketing6%

  • Management Science5%

  • Political Science And Government5%

  • 272 other majors67%

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Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For New York, NY | $5,639/mo

  • Housing/Rent$3,481

  • Miscellaneous$1,007

  • Food$505

  • Utilities$328

  • Transportation$318


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  • How do you stay organized and prioritize tasks?
  • Tell me about a time when you had to deal with a last-minute change when planning an event.
  • What’s your experience with social media?
  • Where do you see yourself in five years?
  • How do you stay on budget for an event?
  • How do you stay aware of industry trends?
  • Do you prefer to work independently or on a team?
  • How do you measure the success of an event?
  • Tell me about a time when you had to deal with a difficult or angry client.
  • What event planning tools have you used?

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