The Events Manager is responsible for developing strategies, establishing goals and tactics, and project managing Habitat Chicago’s special events and other donor engagement initiatives.

The Events Manager supports the development team’s efforts to grow revenue, assisting with the planning of an annual budget and operational plan, as well as monitoring performance.


Who We're Looking For

The Events Manager reports to the Development Director and collaborates closely with the Senior Manager of Annual & Major Gifts, as well as the Senior Marketing & Communications Manager. This role directly manages and mentors our part-time Development Project Specialist, co-manages the Women Build Committee, and provides support to the Associate Board.


Key Responsibilities

Events Oversight (80%)

Develop strategy for, lead, and project manage key affiliate fundraising events including, but not limited to, Women Build, Annual Benefit, major donor build days, virtual engagements, and other events as developed.


Management and Strategy (10%)

Assist Development Director with the development and execution of the team’s Annual Plan and budget.


Leadership and Teamwork (10%)

As part of the Development team, the Events Manager contributes to our organizational health through enthusiastic collaboration, leadership, and personal integrity.

  • Maintain a “team first” outlook, supporting the success of the team and the mission in attitude, ideas, and actions; lead by example and with active, creative input for growing and improving the organization
  • Participate in organizational investment strategy decisions, helping to define direction and team needs
  • Contribute to organization events, helping as necessary with set up/take down, management, networking, various tasks, etc.
  • Engage with all members of team, program participants, and core volunteers



Salaried position ranging from $62,000-65,000 depending on experience. 30+ vacation/sick/personal days per year. 90% employer paid health insurance: access to dental, life and 401k plans.


To Apply

Please submit compelling cover letter and resume to helen.quach@habitatchicago.org with “Events Manager – Your Name” in the subject line by 7/01/2021. Successful applicants will be contacted for interviews. 


Full Description


Habitat for Humanity Chicago values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.

Habitat for Humanity Chicago is an equal opportunity employer. This organization does not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.



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