Posted: 04/02/2023

 Offering a $5,000 Sign-On Bonus 

Full Time

Working in collaboration with the agency’s development staff, the Communications Manager will manage, plan and implement all special events for the agency and will participate in community networking opportunities to build the agency’s volunteer base. This position will also be responsible for the cultivation of current volunteers and public relations activities as well as shared maintenance of the donor data base.



  • Responsible for managing special events, including registration, facilities management, audiovisual needs, catering services, and appropriate staffing. 
  • Manages the TCFS Annual Gala, Golf Outing, and develops other special initiatives with the goal of friend-raising and fundraising. Assists in the evaluation of the effectiveness of special events.
  • Coordinates all event-related fundraising initiatives, including venue negotiations, table and/or ticket sales, raffle sales, item donations and in-kind contributions.
  • Interacts effectively with a diverse group of staff, donors, corporate partners, and community members.
  •  Recruits and manages event volunteers and Helpers with Heart auxiliary.
  •  Creates and maintain event budgets, checklists, itineraries, and evaluation reports.  Devises, documents, and maintains policies and procedures as they pertain to special events and volunteer activities.
  • Attends networking activities, chamber events, and volunteer fairs to represent the agency and promote volunteer opportunities at TCFS.
  • Serves as the staff liaison for event committees.
  • Assists the Director with the management of the Raiser’s Edge database.
  • Designs and writes e-messages, social media posts, press releases and print newsletter. Assists the Director in designing and writing the annual report. 
  • Manages the agency’s social media presence.
  • Assists in updating the agency website, including special event pages.
  • Maintains and expands relationships with local media contacts.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.  


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field, or 3-5 years equivalent training and experience in planning special events and managing volunteers.
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to identify and to solve problems, and to deal with multiple projects and priorities simultaneously and the flexibility to deal with changing needs.
  • Public relations and /or marketing experience. 
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Familiarity with non-profit organizations and fundraising a plus.
  • Ability to provide a positive, informed, and professional image of TriCity Family Services and its mission in the community.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and handle numerous assignments simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
  • Attention to detail and accountability for completion of tasks 
  • PC literacy including database management, spreadsheets, word processing, Internet, email and social media. Donor database experience a plus.
  • Sensitivity to, and respect, for cultural differences.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.  


The employee in this position must have his/her own transportation.

The employee must be able to sustain a flexible schedule with some evening and weekend commitments.