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Friends of Franklin Parks

Event and Operations Coordinator

Friends of Franklin Parks


Job Summary

Event and Operations Coordinator

Friends of Franklin Parks

Exciting opportunity with a high energy, fast-paced non-profit organization making a significant impact on its community; laser focused on our award-winning and ever-growing park and trail system. This is a unique opportunity for a dynamic individual to help create and transform what has become one of the cornerstones of the beautiful Franklin community. Through a vibrant network of public-private partnerships, public engagement, city staff dedication, and board energy, the role is ideal for a person with a passion for the community and its natural landscapes.

The events/operations coordinator reports to the Executive Director of Friends of Franklin Parks (FOFP) and will enthusiastically promote the mission of our organization within and around the local community while being the primary contact for events. Position requirements include organizing events, recruiting volunteers and/or arranging other projects to get the community invested in our vision and mission. Will also assist in fundraising, creating special events for donors, and leading other projects to help ensure the organization meets its annual goals. This position is a full-time position (40 hours a week with flexible office hours balanced with occasional evenings and weekends, depending on the needs of the role and schedule of events).

Job Responsibilities

Essential Job Functions:

  • Coordinate annual fundraising activities, programming, and special events, including direct mail campaigns, social media, and online giving
  • Create an environment that promotes safety and efficiency during the planning and execution of each event
  • Participate in the creation of revenue and expense budgets for each event
  • Provide customer service through support of donor recognition programs including writing donor acknowledgements; experience with donor/fundraising software a plus
  • Coordinate programming with local municipal entities and collaborate with other nonprofits
  • Maintain and update all digital and social media platforms, including website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, so that new and consistent information is posted regularly; experience with Constant Contact a plus
  • Assist to develop and design event marketing materials, including events, donor appeals, and patron messaging
  • Attend networking events to broaden professional relationships and enhance FOFP outreach and capacity
  • Provide administrative and operational support to the Executive Director and Board of Directors to help expand and support relevant programs and initiatives
  • Build, manage, and promote relationships with vendors, Franklin Parks, volunteers, and other constituents; negotiate quotes and agreements
  • Provide post event reports with data-driven analysis including feedback, goal attainment, and recommendations for future event improvements


Experience and Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum of Associate’s degree; Bachelor’s degree or higher level of education a plus
  • 2 years related experience (including but not limited to nonprofit, marketing, fundraising)
  • Knowledge, use, and passion for parks and trails systems, a plus
  • Marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience a plus, with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Positive self-starter, friendly, mission-driven, with high integrity
  • Highly organized, detail oriented, resourceful; able to manage multiple projects
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to planning
  • Ability to work effectively independently or in collaboration with multiple groups; strong team player able to calmly manage tight deadlines and unforeseen situations
  • Knowledgeable of computer software; must be proficient with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; Google Docs, Zoom, social media platforms
  • Ability to work flexible and sometimes extended hours; can lift 25 pounds

Additional Information


Paid vacation, holidays and sick time.

How to Apply

Contact Information and Procedure:

Please send resume, cover letter and references to Torrey Barnhill at if you are interested in this job posting. No phone calls please.

To learn more about Friends of Franklin Parks, visit

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


  • Date Posted: July 22, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Communications / Marketing / PR
  • Service Area: Community Development
  • Start Date: 08/09/2021
  • Salary Range: $45k - $50k based on experience
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk