Posted 2 Nov 2023, 5:30 pm

Events & Sponsorship Specialist 2023687 at World Relief

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World Relief is a global Christian humanitarian organization that is fighting for change that lasts, right here in the U.S. and across the globe. We bring sustainable solutions to the world’s greatest problems – disasters, extreme poverty, violence, oppression, and mass displacement. The organization is approximately 75 years old and has worked in over 100 countries around the world since its founding.


In the United States, we come alongside local churches, community organizations and hundreds of individual volunteers to support newly arriving refugee and other immigrant families. Today, we are proud to partner with over 6,000 local churches, and 95,000 volunteers globally to bring hope, healing and transformation to the most vulnerable.

ccd individual  passionate about making a meaningful impact. World Relief Western Washington is looking for an Events and Sponsorship Specialist to join our dedicated team. Reporting to the Director of Strategic Advancement, you will play a pivotal role in planning, organizing, and executing fundraising events and securing sponsorships for World Relief Western Washington.


Role & Responsibilities
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Events:
  • Collaborate with the Director of Strategic Advancement (DSA) to define events and sponsorship goals, objectives, and detailed implementation plans that promote the World Relief Western Washington brand, mission, and vision.
  • Maintain an annual calendar of events and sponsorships. Implement a system that enables and anticipates mid and long-term planning and effective event and sponsorship management.
  • Work in collaboration with the DSA to negotiate agreements with suppliers, outside providers, and subcontractors, ensuring cost-effectiveness without compromising service quality.
  • Source venues, recommend and engage catering services, acquire necessary technology, and coordinate the development of event materials to ensure the successful execution of high-quality events.
  • Plan, oversee, and execute all World Relief Western Washington fundraising events, including the Annual Flagship Events, in collaboration with the development team.
  • Track and maintain all event expenses on a rolling basis while adhering to budgetary constraints.
  • Other responsibilities as advised by the Director of Strategic Advancement

  • Sponsorships:
  • This role also involves the creation of proposals and presentations for sponsor and donor outreach. The responsibilities include identifying, soliciting, and securing sponsors, as well as managing incoming sponsorship inquiries.
  • Identify prospects, solicit and secure sponsors year round
  • Make in-person/virtual visits to prospects
  • Handle incoming sponsorship inquiries
  • Assist in creating marketing materials for sponsorship solicitation and outreach
  • Write proposals for corporate sponsors and foundation prospects
  • Provide comprehensive and timely reports summarizing program activity and project status
  • Manage and secure required documentation of gifts and gift intentions
  • Network and build relationships on behalf of WRWW
  • Manage and solicit fundraising teams for events like the Century Bike Challenge
  • Responsible for execution of sponsor and donor benefits prior to, during, and after events including creating recap reports at the conclusion of all events
  • Maintain organized record of all documents related to sponsor and partner involvement

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Finance, Business, or other related field preferred
  • Minimum of two years’ experience with proven track record in events, sponsorship and/or fundraising development is required; corporate and major gift cultivation/solicitation
  • Marketing experience a plus but not required
  • Excellent time management, organizational skills, and ability to juggle and prioritize multiple projects
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint and strong database management skills are necessary
  • Demonstrated desire and capacity to work collaboratively with colleagues, partners as well as volunteers
  • Attention to detail, high productivity and concern for accuracy and excellence
  • Must be a self-starter, proactive and driven, with a strong work ethic, a high level of motivation, a strong sense of urgency when needed, the ability to work without direct supervision and consistently meet deadlines
  • Ability to foster positive, productive relationships, collaboration and teamwork, internally and externally, among staff, board members, volunteers, partners and other WRWW stakeholders
  • A desire to serve refugees in support of the mission of World Relief
  • Candidates from refugee, asylee, or other immigrant backgrounds are encouraged to apply
  • Current driver’s license, and clean driving record required

  • Mature and personal Christian faith
  • Committed to the mission, vision, and values of World Relief
  • Desire to serve and empower the Church to impact vulnerable communities
  • Able to affirm and/or acknowledge World Reliefs Core Beliefs, Statement of Faith, Christian Identity and National Evangelicals For the Health of The Nation document
  • Minimum of two years’ experience with proven track record in events, sponsorship and/or fundraising development is required; corporate and major gift cultivation/solicitation
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Finance, Business, or other related field preferred
  • Database management experience; Raisers Edge, Greater Giving, Dynamics, mail chimp
  • Able to work evenings and weekends for special events and meetings as needed
  • Authorization to legally work in the US

$27.75 - $28.25 an hour

World Relief offers a competitive benefits package (25 hours + per week):


- Medical, Dental, Vision

- Offer 16 company Paid Holidays + 4 additional Personal days per year!

- Paid Sick and Vacation Time

- Paid Parental Leave (12 weeks for qualified employees)

- FSAs: Medical & Dependent Care, & Commuter Funding

- Supplemental Life Insurance (employee, spouse, and children)

- Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity, and Accident insurance policies

- Legal Shield Insurance


World Relief pays 100% for eligible employees:

- Group Term Life (employee, spouse, and children)

- Long Term & Short-term Disability

- Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)

- Long Distance Travel Insurance

- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)


World Relief - Retirement:

- 401K & Roth

- WR matches up to 4%, then an additional quarter percent up to 10%

- Eligibility: Full Time (40 hours per week) is eligible after 3 months of employment. Part time is eligible after 1000 hours in a year. 


World Relief Discounts (Immediately Eligible):

- Verizon

- Pet Insurance through Nationwide

- Home and Auto insurance through Liberty Mutual

- Working Advantage Discount Program

- Active & Fit Gym Membership


World Relief is honored to be recognized with the Silver-level Cigna Healthy Workforce Designation for exceeding the core components of our well-being program including leadership and culture, program foundations and execution, and whole person health.



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.


·         While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to have ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations

·         The ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of 10-15 pounds.

·         Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read application information.

·         The employee frequently is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear.




·         General office setting. World Relief also offers hybrid and remote schedules for limited positions.

·         Great lengths of time working on computer, reading from computer screen, entering information, standing at copier or fax machine, and some time on the phone or in virtual meetings may be required.

·         Year-end archiving activities involve repeated lifting and bending.

·         Physical, emotional and intellectual demands

·         Equipment used: Employee computer (desktop or laptop), printer, and copier.

·         All of the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Individuals may be required to perform any other job-related instructions as requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation. This position description is not all-inclusive and is always under review.


We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.


For World Relief staff, strong commitment to the mission, vision, and values of World Relief is essential, and Christian faith is a prerequisite for employment, based upon United States federal guidelines provided in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.


Legal Background in the United States

World Relief is both an equal opportunity employer and a faith-based religious organization. World Relief strictly prohibits and does not tolerate unlawful discrimination against employees on the basis of person’s race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law, which does not conflict with the protections afforded World Relief as a faith-based employer.  


In addition, physical or mental limitations will not be a factor in the application of World Relief's employment policies or employee practices, except for those situations in which occupational requirement make consideration of such factors necessary.


Pursuant to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 702 (42 U.S.C. 2000e 1(a) World Relief has the right to, and does, hire only candidates who agree with World Relief’s Statement of Faith.

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