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The Philadelphia Tri-State Chapter is part of the Lupus Foundation of America, the only national force devoted to solving the mystery of lupus while giving caring support to those who suffer from its brutal impact.

The Chapter is located in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, adjacent to the Jenkintown Station on SEPTA Regional Rail.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume along with a cover letter and references to [email protected] The Lupus Foundation of America Philadelphia Tri-State Chapter is an equal opportunity employer.

Special Events Manager


As a key member of the Philadelphia Tri-State Chapter team, the primary objective of the Special Events Manager will be to develop the Chapter service area in service to the mission of Lupus Foundation of America through revenue generation; event management, team captain management, and volunteer recruitment and management. This is a full-time position.

The position is primarily responsible for implementing the LFA’s signature Walk to End Lupus Now events in designated geographical areas, while working closely with volunteers to reach monetary and participation goals. Key functions will include the implementation of event best practices; recruitment and management of high-level volunteers through committee development and cultivation; corporate sponsorship and team recruitment to bolster revenue generating activities; oversight and leadership of revenue and expense management for signature and cultivation events. The Special Events Manager will also assist in the annual golf/bridge tournament.  

Benefits include healthcare (medical, vision, and dental), 401K.



Roles and responsibilities of the Special Events Manager include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing management of designated Walk to End Lupus Now events, including planning, implementation and post-event cultivation of attendees.
  • Recruit, manage, and develop assigned committees providing leadership, cultivation, acknowledgement, expectations, and assistance in building and successfully implementing committee plans. Assume lead role in developing committee structure, volunteer relationships and the placement of volunteers in leadership roles.
  • Identify and cultivate community development opportunities such as corporate partnership development, community ambassadors, volunteer leadership, donor development prospects and education program and partnership opportunities
  • Recruit new participants (individuals and teams) while retaining previous attendees and support registered participants in setting and achieving fundraising goals.
  • Manage and maintain budget for each event to achieve revenue goals and minimize expenses when possible
  • Managing 3rd party events in region as assigned
  • Maintaining accurate database records and assisting constituents with fundraising software tools
  • In concert with chapter staff, developing relationships with key chapter volunteers, sponsors, and fundraising participants to elevate and maximize revenue impact
  • In conjunction with chapter staff, assist with LFA education and support programs and services in designated areas that are consistent with LFA strategic vision and objectives as needed.
  • Developing a current knowledge of lupus health issues, services, and key initiatives that drive the support of the mission. Ensure the Foundation’s mission is integrated throughout fundraising activities to ensure results are directly tied to volunteer engagement
  • Performing other related duties as assigned



  • An experienced fund-raising professional with a minimum 2-3 years of experience in successfully implementing special events, sponsorship sales, volunteer engagement and committee development activities with a proven track record of exceeding fundraising goals
  • Experience leading volunteers and volunteer committees
  • Ability to establish strong, collaborative relationships and the adaptability to work with a variety of personalities and leadership styles
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to adapt interpersonal and communication style to interact effectively with a wide variety of people
  • Proven ability to work well in a fast-paced and team-based environment
  • Self-starter and able to work independently and under pressure while managing multiple priorities, projects and deadlines
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with high-level attention to detail
  • High functioning with computer software and applications with a high level of proficiency with Microsoft Office, donor tracking database programs, and fundraising software
  • Social media experience highly desirable
  • Able to work effectively with colleagues throughout the organization as well as external customers and vendors
  • Available for weekend and evening work
  • Ability to lift 35+ pounds
  • Willingness to travel 10-15% of time



  • Strategic, organized, detail oriented and self-directed
  • Excellent communication skills to interact effectively and diplomatically
  • Ability to work in a small office environment
  • Strong writing and proofreading skills
  • Team player with service centered approach to work



  • Minimum – Bachelor’s degree


How to Apply

Please submit your resume along with a cover letter and references to [email protected]. The Lupus Foundation of America Philadelphia Tri-State Chapter is an equal opportunity employer.