Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas
  • 03-Apr-2018 to 02-Jun-2018 (CST)
  • Business Development
  • Overland Park, KS, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life & Disability, Paid Sick, Vacation,and Holidays



Successfully promote and support the mission of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas as guided by the Catholic Social Teachings, while working to support the fundraising efforts of the organization.  Provides assistance and support to the Development team in the planning and execution of events that provide significant financial support for the agency and its' mission.  This position requires excellent attention to detail and organization, relationship building, as well as creative and critical thinking skills in a fast-paced environment.  Duties include event planning, project management, assistance with solicitations, volunteer relations, and overall support. EEO



  • Provides support to volunteers for planning and executing parish parties supporting the annual Snow Ball event.
  • Liaison for the Snow Ball table committee, and The Gathering committee.
  • Responsible for rental orders for Snow Ball, The Gathering and Golf and other agency special events.
  • Responsible for securing all raffle and hole prizes for the Golf tournament.
  • Provide support to the departmental staff on all events and daily tasks.
  • Meet and provide support to volunteer committees to plan special events, inspect venues, conduct walk through, and solicit bids for service providers to ensure we maximize net income.
  • Serves as contact for outside vendors for event logistics and services which include food, transportation, dcor, rooms, AV and entertainment equipment.
  • Assists with planning, organization and execution of agency events within budget.
  • Facilitate meetings as needed, take effective notes, summarize notes and create agendas.
  • Conduct research, perform site visits, and find resources to help staff make decisions about event possibilities.
  • Prepare nametags, materials, notebooks, packages, gift bags, registration lists, seating cards, and other materials as needed.
  • Assist with managing on-site production (set-up) and clean up (break down) for events as necessary.
  • Keep track of event expenses including budget tracking, check requests, reporting, and reconciliation.
  • Review event bills for accuracy and submit to VP for approval.  
  • Evaluate and recommend changes and upgrades to events.
  • Support overall events of the agency.
  • Participates in Development outreach activities as appropriate.
  • Assist with agency volunteer appreciation events.
  • All other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor's degree and 3-4 years event planning experience overseeing the implementation of events serving 100 plus attendees preferred.
  • Demonstrates passion for the mission of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas.
  • Must be willing to live by the agency's Values, where we are called to show Love, Patience, Kindness, Faithfulness, Self- Control and Joy.
  • Preserves the ethical standards of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas and the development profession.
  • Effective communication skills:  written, verbal, non-verbal, presentation, and consensus building.  Ability to listen and take direction.
  • Self-starter and ability to work well independently and with diverse individuals and groups.
  • High motivation for success coupled with diplomacy, tact, excellent organizational, project management, and customer relations skills.  Ability to set priorities, focus on details and meet deadlines.
  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • Must be able to work during evenings and weekends as events require.
  • Prior experience facilitating meetings preferred.



  • Develops a good working relationship with all staff and volunteers.
  • Growth of the events program; increased funds raised
  • Successfully completes tasks in a timely manner and within budget.
  • Participates in the development process to secure the required resources to meet and exceed the goals and objectives of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas.
  • Effectively partners with others in the group and across the organization to achieve strategic organizational priorities.
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