Director, Special Events

Cherry Hill 08034, New Jersey

JoB Description

Bancroft is a leading service-provider for children and adults with autism, other intellectual or developmental disabilities or those in need of neurological rehabilitation.

We provide a full continuum of highly effective services — for people of all ages and every level of abilities — based on best practices and scientifically proven techniques. Our services include special education, vocational training, supported employment, structured day programs, group home and apartment programs both on-campus and in the community, short-term behavioral stabilization services for children, and in-home and outpatient rehabilitation services.

As a nonprofit organization, we are solely committed to supporting people with special needs and their families, to help make it One World. For Everyone.

Bancroft is currently seeking a Director, Special Events to join our Development department at our Cherry Hill, NJ headquarters.


The Director, Special Events is the key Development Team member primarily responsible for the planning, execution and management of our premier fundraising events, which include: the Butterfly Ball, Golf Outing, and Bike for Bancroft.

The Director will maximize outreach to current donors, gain new donors for event participation, raise philanthropic support and sponsorships, manage high level volunteer committees, and introduce event participants to Bancroft’s major gifts program. Operating as an integral part of a six-member team, this person will bring strategic and critical thinking skills to the position in order to analyze the broad scope of current events, increase the role that events play as an entry point to our mission, and execute fundraising strategies to broaden and increase donor support, especially from individuals and companies. Must be detail-oriented and excel at relationship management.


Bachelor's degree required, or equivalent experience, with a minimum of five years of progressive work experience directly related to event planning and fundraising. Knowledge of fundraising principles and techniques, and experience with fundraising software necessary. Superior interpersonal and organizational skills, written and oral communications, and comfort interacting with a wide range of constituencies and diverse populations required.


Interested candidates should visit for more information and how to apply.

Contact: Willow Laverty


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