The Fundraising Events Department is a fast-paced work environment that brings to life exclusive PETA donor-based fundraisers and other events supporting PETA's work. This department plans, manages, and executes a variety of PETA events per year, and the fundraising events assistant coordinator is critical to keeping the department on track as well as assisting with the planning and coordinating of PETA’s fundraising events. We are looking for a highly motivated, organized, and detail-oriented individual who has a passion for animal rights and events.
Primary Responsibilities and Duties:
o Perform data entry
o Prepare correspondence, expense reports, financial requests, and other documents for the department
o Maintain event calendars, timelines, and reminder systems for each PETA event
o Manage event inventory and the shipping, receiving, and storage of event supplies. Oversee the complete organization and upkeep of event storage.
o Conduct in-depth research on PETA event-related items such as venues, caterers, and concepts, and create documents to track research
o Manage and track event RSVPs using PETA’s donor database and other tracking documents
o Assist in working with contracted event vendors and developing relationships with such vendors
o Assist with the solicitation of donations for donor gift bags
o Assist with the production of invitations, mailings, acknowledgements letters, awards, and other event-related materials
o Potential opportunity to take a key lead role on planning and organizing a fundraising event with guidance from supervisor
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 6.5 million members and supporters.
PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: in the food industry, in the clothing trade, in laboratories, and in the entertainment industry. We also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of rodents, birds, and other animals who are often considered “pests” as well as cruelty to domesticated animals.