Horton’s Kids seeks a driven, organized, creative Manager of Events & Communications to lead the execution of small and large-scale events to support organizational fundraising efforts. The events include the organization’s primary fundraisers: Home Runs for Horton’s Kids, which takes place in the spring, and Give Thanks & Give Back, which takes place in the fall. The manager will also oversee and implement all external organizational communications.
The Manager of Events & Communications plays an integral role in the organization’s development department. Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Lead the execution of the annual Home Runs for Horton’s Kids event, which is a 1,000-person family-friendly fundraiser that takes place at Nationals Park
Lead the execution of annual Give Thanks & Give Back, the organization’s major fall fundraiser, focused primarily on individual donors
Coordinate a calendar of smaller donor stewardship and cultivation events and execute all event details
Lead the writing and design of organizational collateral, including brochures, one-pagers, and annual reports
Write and coordinate annual calendar of e-communication to donors, volunteers, and prospective donors.
Implement PR strategy to increase Horton’s Kids visibility
Manage social media accounts, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn
Manage organizational website
Qualifications:The ideal candidate is an excellent verbal and written communicator, systems-oriented, and can handle multiple projects simultaneously and autonomously. Additional essential competencies and experience include:
2-4 years of events/communications experience; work in a nonprofit and/or fundraising context preferred
Knowledge of or experience on Capitol Hill preferred
Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university
Enthusiasm for Horton’s Kids’ mission and passion for social justice
Flexibility and enthusiasm to work beyond the regular work week as needed, including evenings and occasional weekends
Ability to be a team player in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with a small, hard-working team
Working knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, and Wordpress preferred
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with qualifications. Horton’s Kids offers a generous benefits package including vacation hours, comp time, holiday breaks, sick time, parental leave, flexible hours and telework options, employer-matched retirement, mobile phone allowance, health & wellness benefit, employer-paid health benefits, and more.
About Horton's Kids
Horton’s Kids empowers children living in one of DC’s most violent and under-resourced communities so that they graduate from high school ready for success in college, career, and life. Most of our participants come from single-parent, food insecure households with an annual income of less than $10,000, and only 20% of adults in the neighborhood have a high school diploma. Our comprehensive model – which combines academic, youth development, and health and basic needs supports – has a proven track record of driving positive outcomes: in fact, children who participate in our programs are twice as likely to graduate from high school.