Event Coordinator

Can Do Canines is seeking a dynamic and creative person responsible for executing fundraising events and internal programs, developing relationships and expanding awareness of Can Do Canines in the community.


The Event Coordinator is responsible for the performance and success of fundraising events to meet revenue goals. This individual will mobilize and manage volunteers, execute the Woofaroo fundraising walk, Fetching Ball Gala, and plan and execute other special events and fundraising initiatives according to timelines and best practices. Previous event coordination is required.

Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work with all levels of staff/volunteers/management/vendors/donors. Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to manage budgets, and organizational skills. Extensive knowledge of event protocol and etiquette.

Intermediate knowledge of nonprofit and development practices. Must be able to work flexible hours/days including occasional evenings and weekends. Excellent writing skills. Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. Some knowledge of Salesforce and Event Management Software program is preferred.

This is a non-exempt, salaried position. Hours are full-time / minimum 40 hours per week, including occasional weekend and evening hours.


Bachelor’s degree desired in a related discipline. Requires 2-3 years of experience in a non-profit organization, planning and coordinating fundraising events. Proven track record of strong special event fundraising performance with year over year growth. Ability to train, guide and motivate volunteers to achieve objectives. Excellent oral and written communications skills and the ability to present with poise, confidence, and professionalism to diverse constituencies. Knowledge and experience in working with people with disabilities are preferred.

Fluency in Microsoft Office, Google Applications, and Adobe Creative Suites required.

Conversant in Salesforce CRM preferred.

A valid driver’s license, access to a reliable personal vehicle and proof of insurance are required.

You must be able to pass a background check to be considered for employment.


Can Do Canines offers a comprehensive benefit package including paid time off (PTO), health and dental insurance, and after one year, 403(b) pension package.

To apply for this position, please E-MAIL your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to hr@can-do-canines.org.

In the Subject Line, put: Your Last Name, Your First Name — Event Coordinator


Can Do Canines
9440 Science Center Drive
New Hope, MN 55428
763-331-3009 (fax)

Can Do Canines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.