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Mercy Community Healthcare

Community Relations & Event Specialist

Mercy Community Healthcare


Job Summary

Mercy Community Healthcare has an immediate opening for a high impact Community Relations and Event Specialist to work in an environment where they can make a positive difference in the lives of others.
Summary: This position is responsible for coordinating Mercy’s fundraising events, overseeing the donor database, engaging in donor solicitation, and community outreach.

Job Responsibilities

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Fundraising Events

  • Responsible for the planning, budgeting, and implementation of all fundraising events
  • Collaborate with Marketing and Public Relations to promote awareness and participation in events
  • Research and secure local corporate sponsorships
  • Work closely with the event chairs, volunteers and committees to ensure successful events
  • Research, recommend, negotiate and contract with all external vendors for event execution
  • Utilize in-person, phone and email contact to engage donors and sponsors

Donor Database Management

  • Proficiency with fundraising and donor management software (CRM)
  • Donation processing and tax acknowledgements
  • Research current and prospective donors
  • Implement data-entry procedures to ensure data consistency and quality

Donor Solicitation and Development

  • Develop and execute donor solicitation activities via email, direct mail and social media
  • Cultivate and maintain community and church partnerships

Community outreach and education

  • Represent Mercy to various community organizations
  • Interact with stakeholders in manner that promotes Mercy in the community


Other duties as assigned.



Education: Bachelor’s degree.

Experience: For consideration for this position, applicants must have: (1) A minimum of 3 years of experience in fundraising or development, preferably within a non-profit organization; (2) A proven track record of overseeing fundraising events and working with volunteers; and (3) Proficiency managing a donor CRM database.

Functional Competencies: Leadership, results oriented, written and verbal skills, listening, attention to detail, collaboration, teamwork, decision making, creativity, multitasking, cooperation, organizational skills, setting priorities, follow-through, initiative, ability to meet deadlines, professional presence.

Additional Information



How to Apply

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.


  • Date Posted: January 27, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Communications / Marketing / PR
  • Service Area: Community Development