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Employment Opportunities

Current Openings

Make-A-Wish Mid-South is not only a heart-warming and respected nonprofit, but also a vibrant, diverse and entrepreneurial workplace. We are always on the lookout for great talent.

Development Officer (Events)

Full-Time | Memphis, TN

The Development Officer creates, implements and maintains strategies for internal events in west Tennessee and north Mississippi.

Job Responsibilities

  • Ensure the successful implementation of several chapter internal events (Dishes for Wishes, Make-A-Wish® Golf Tournament and Walk For Wishes®) to reach aggressive fundraising goals
  • Identify, steward and solicit cash and in-kind sponsorships from individual and corporate donors
  • Strategically develop and provide leadership to volunteer working committees
  • Manage and adhere to campaign timelines and budgets by tracking revenue and expenses associated with assigned fundraising campaigns
  • Oversee logistics, timelines and other operational elements for assigned fundraising campaigns
  • Create and maintain basecamp sites for internal events and campaigns
  • Train and manage development interns
  • Executes Waiting for Wishes event in Tupelo, MS
  • Oversee the Chi Omega national partnership
  • Produce or advise on digital marketing, print pieces and signage for internal events
  • Attend weekly Development Department Meetings, quarterly AR/TN Development Meetings and one-on-one meetings with the Vice President of Development as scheduled or requested
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested by the Vice President of Development

Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university
  • Minimum two years fund-raising or event planning experience preferred
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to manage multiple priorities efficiently
  • Ability to work with and build effective long-term relationships with a wide range of internal and external constituents
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills.
  • Thorough understanding of the Memphis community as well as regional area
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

This position is located in Memphis, TN. To apply, please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Make-A-Wish® Mid-South
1780 Moriah Woods Blvd.
Suite 10
Memphis, TN 38117
(901) 680-9474
Toll Free (800) 264-9474
Make-A-Wish® Mid-South, Arkansas Office
320 Executive Court
Suite 101
Little Rock, AR 72205
(501) 376-9474
Toll Free (888) 376-9474
Make-A-Wish® Mid-South, Northwest Arkansas Office
One West Mountain
Suite 108
Fayetteville, AR 72701
(479) 755-4524
Wish Referrals (501) 376-9474