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Development Supervisor

Company: The City of Frederick
Date Posted: March 13, 2018

Job Summary 

 

The Development Supervisor is responsible for planning, coordinating and providing logistical support for City-sanctioned special events in Downtown Frederick produced by the Office of Special Events (OSE) and Celebrate Frederick, Inc.-- a private, non-profit corporation working in partnership with The City of Frederick to plan and implement special events and activities to offer the community a shared cultural experience.
 
The Development Supervisor is responsible for the daily operations, for supporting event committees and volunteers, for attending committee and board meetings, and for providing on-site management at special events. This individual is responsible for the recruiting, retaining and maintaining corporate partnerships within the City's business community to fund these special events. This position will also serve as the information point person for OSE and assist on special projects for the City as assigned. 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
General Responsibilities:

  • Accomplishes Office of Special Events paid and unpaid staff job results by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results 
  • Administers the non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, Celebrate Frederick,
  • Monitors expenses for Office of Special Events and Celebrate Frederick by gathering and submitting budget information; scheduling expenditures; monitoring variances in coordination with the Celebrate Frederick Finance Committee 
  • Develops, maintains, and supports a strong Board of Directors for Celebrate Frederick 
  • Serves as liaison to the Mayor, Board of Alderman, and other City departments and between the City and Celebrate Frederick 
  • Provides quality service by promoting quality and customer service standards and developing and administering OSE policies and procedures. 
  • Contributes to team effort by providing leadership for event planning and logistics surrounding all Celebrate Frederick events 
  • Hires, trains, assigns work, sets work schedules, measures performance, and motivates OSE staff and event volunteers 
  • Operates a motor vehicle on a regular basis observing legal and defensive driving practices 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
 
Fundraising Responsibilities:
  • Develops and executes annual fundraising strategies and supports major fundraising programs for a large sustained base of annual corporate sponsors and individual donors in coordination with Celebrate Frederick Fundraising Committee 
  • Secures financial support from individuals, foundations and corporate sponsors for Celebrate Frederick 
  • Develops and nurtures ongoing relationships with donors, foundations and corporate sponsors for Celebrate Frederick 
  • Develops and tracks proposals and reports for all individual, foundation and corporate fundraising for Celebrate Frederick 
  • Pursues grant opportunities to secure non-sponsorship related revenue.
 
Marketing and Public Relations Responsibilities:
  • Develops and executes annual marketing plan and strategies in coordination with Celebrate Frederick Marketing Committee 
  • Maintains overall responsibility for brand management and corporate identity, further communicating this to groups, civic organizations and the community 
  • Creates, implements and manages media campaign, including online, radio and print marketing 
  • Creates, implements and manages public relations, e-newsletter and social media promotional marketing 
  • Monitors and evaluates effectiveness of marketing communications 
  • Manages strategic marketing partners and design agency relationships
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Required Qualifications 
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's Degree in Non Profit Management, Marketing, Communications or a related field from an accredited institution, or equivalent in coursework and/or 5 years of work experience where the primary functions were the implementation and management of a nonprofit or special events organization.
 
REQUIRED CERTIFICATES AND/OR LICENSES:
  • Driver's license in good standing
Other Desirables 

OTHER DESIRABLES:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and database management 
  • Prior experience in fundraising, event and volunteer management
 
SKILLS (Communication/Language; Mathematical; Computer; etc.):
  • Strong ability to organize work, anticipate project needs, discern work priorities, manage multiple competing priorities, and meet deadlines 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Proven ability to build rapport with volunteers and customers 
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
The employee frequently is required to move about on foot to accomplish tasks; remain in a stationary position; use hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things. The employee is regularly required to remain in a stationary position for long periods of time and to traverse uneven outdoor areas, performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving one's whole body to climb, lift, balance, walk, twist, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and handle materials. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds with assistance. 
 
This individual must be able to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word, including activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, and/or quickly.
 
The worker is required to have the visual acuity necessary for normal visual inspection (with or without correction), including close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The worker must have the ability to perceive the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction and have the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound. The worker is required to listen to and understand information and ideas presented in the English language through spoken word and sentences. This individual must have the ability to recognize there is a problem. The worker is required to identify information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events. This individual must have the ability to coordinate two or more limbs while remaining in a stationary position or standing. 
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT/CONDITIONS:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee experiences varied work environments from a typical office setting to the outdoors. This individual is exposed to a variety of weather conditions, including extreme cold or heat and to wet and/or humid conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Equal Opportunity Employer

There are a wide variety of benefits available to The City of Frederick employees. These benefits include: health, dental, vision, life insurance, optional life and disability insurance plans, flexible spending account, 457 Plan, retirement plan, and employee assistance program. For additional information on the benefits available to The City of Frederick employees visit our benefits webpage at http://www.cityoffrederick.com/index.aspx?nid=204 .

SALARY: Grade 9, $19.9164 - $37.1980 per hour 

There are a wide variety of benefits available to The City of Frederick employees. These benefits include: health, dental, vision, life insurance, optional life and disability insurance plans, flexible spending account, 457 Plan, retirement plan, and employee assistance program. For additional information on the benefits available to The City of Frederick employees visit our benefits webpage at http://www.cityoffrederick.com/index.aspx?nid=204 .