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Current Opportunities

Event and Fundraising Coordinator

The Wisconsin Restaurant Association Education Foundation is seeking a part-time (30 hours per week) Fundraising and Event Coordinator. This is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys working in a dynamic and collaborative team environment, all while making a difference in the restaurant industry. 

Primary responsibilities include:

Event Coordination 

  • Lead or provide support for Foundation events, from planning, implementation and budget management. 
  • Coordinate event logistics, including mailings, registration and attendee tracking.
  • Assist in the development of event marketing and promotional materials.
  • Work with event stakeholders, including seeking out sponsors and in-kind donations.
  • Monitor event timelines to ensure deadlines are met.

Fundraising

  • Lead the Foundation’s silent auction, including soliciting donations, creating signage, overseeing auction set-up and managing payments.
  • Lead the Foundation’s annual giving campaign and Dine to Donate program.

Program Coordination 

  • Lead and coordinate the Foundation’s Scholarship program. 
  • Support the ServSafe program, serving as primary back up to the ServSafe Coordinator.

Administration

  • Provide administrative support for Board and Committee meetings.
  • Coordinate endowment fund administrative activities, including tracking donations, updating reports and drafting donor correspondence. 
  • Update and manage databases. 
  • Write general marketing copy for website, member communications and events. 

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills:

  • Experience planning and organizing events
  • Experience in fundraising
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience managing projects and programs that achieve desired goals 
  • Experience leading administrative activities with little supervision
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher)

Competencies important to be successful in this position include:

  • Detail-oriented. Pays attention to details to ensure accuracy. 
  • Organization. Well-organized with excellent multi-tasking abilities.
  • Initiative. Proactively solves problems and identifies opportunities for improvements. 
  • Accountability. Accepts responsibility for assigned projects and demonstrates a commitment to quality work. 
  • Team Player. Works collaboratively with others to achieve common goals.

Did we just describe you? This position allows for much variety in your day and if you truly are seeking a part-time yet career-focused position, this is for you. We offer paid holidays, paid time off, 401(k) and more! Let's hear from you. Submit your resume, salary range and a letter telling us why this is your dream position to Connie Fedor at cfedor@wirestaurant.org.