The mission of the 100 Club of Chicago is to provide for the families of first responders who have lost their lives in the line of duty. This membership based organization offers several forms of financial assistance, access to resources and moral support. All sworn federal, state, county and local first responders stationed in Cook, Lake and McHenry Counties are included. The 100 Club of Chicago has provided benefits to 274 families of fallen public safety professionals. Total benefits have exceeded $11 million.
100 Club of Chicago Director of Events
The Director of Events is responsible for the administration and quality of internal and external programs and events as well as the utilization of volunteers to this end. This position coordinates events including fundraisers for a variety of supporters; special events for 100 Club families; the annual Raising Hope Awards; the annual Valor Awards; donor recognition events; and other events as needed.
Areas of Responsibility:
Event Goals & Objectives
Plan and execute all 100 Club events.
Create mission-focused programming for 100 Club events.
Assist in development of and monitor event budgets to meet fiscal objectives.
Create and monitor event timelines and ensure deadlines are met.
Coordinate with Director of Communications to determine event marketing, media and outreach.
Oversee the evaluation of events including post-event debriefing and maintenance of all event matrices/metrics.
Manage events calendar and schedule 100 Club staff resources.
Coordinate all materials and items needed, keeping inventory of event supplies.
Select all event vendors: catering, designers, photographers, rentals and décor.
Recruit, manage and track volunteers and event committee members.
Book talent: speakers, emcees, celebrity appearances and bands.
Create event materials: invitations, flyers, etc.
Create invitee list; send out invitations and manage RSVP list.
Create run of show and timeline for all events.
Visit venue to plan layout, seating and décor.
Attend and serve as point of contact for all events, some of which take place on nights and weekends.
Work with COO to secure sponsorships.
Manage stewardship for event donations and sponsorships using eTapestry. Work with Director of Communications to create stewardship language and materials.
Build strong relationships with families of the fallen and the first responder community through a variety of events and new initiatives.
Master’s degree in a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Excellent verbal and writing skills
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
High level of proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite
High level of proficiency in the Adobe suite
Orientation toward teamwork with the ability to work independently with limited supervision in a dynamic work environment
Empathy and passion for law enforcement, fire and emergency services
Strong understanding of the 100 Club of Chicago’s mission and enthusiasm for building support for its programs
Upbeat approach to working with/for constituents
Core Competencies (Requirements):
Teamwork: Work together with others and help others to work cooperatively to accomplish objectives
Attention to Communication: Deliver clear, effective communication and take responsibility to understand others
Service Orientation: Commit to satisfying internal and external clients
Interpersonal Awareness: Elicit, notice, interpret and anticipate others’ concerns and feelings
Initiative: Proactively identify, act on and see through opportunities and pitfalls
Results Orientation: Focus on desired results and set and achieve challenging goals
Concern for Quality: Monitor work, systems and processes and take action to ensure they meet or exceed standards
Flexibility: Respond quickly to change and easily consider new approaches
Stress Management: Maintain performance and self-control under pressure.
Integrity and Truth: Gain the trust of others by taking responsibility for own actions and telling the truth
Please email resumé and cover letter to: Caitlyn Brennan, email@example.com
The 100 Club of Chicago provides for the families of first responders who have lost their lives in the line of duty. This membership based organization offers several forms of financial assistance, access to resources and moral support. All sworn federal, state, county and local first responders stationed in Cook, Lake and McHenry Counties are included.