Sun Prairie is a vibrant and thriving community located in northeastern Dane county, just east of the City of Madison. The City of Sun Prairie has experienced strong population growth since its incorporation from a village to a city in 1958, undergoing a transformation from a relatively small community of less than 4,000 to an estimated 32,933 today.The City is well situated regionally, with excellent access to major transportation routes and facilities. Known by many as the birthplace of artist Georgia O'Keefe, Sun Prairie benefits from its proximity to the City of Madison and the University of Wisconsin, which provide many amenities, events, and attractions for both residents of and visitors to the Sun Prairie area.Sun Prairie has become known in the region for its high quality of life, its excellent parks and recreation programs, historic downtown, its exceptional public school system, and progressive approach to the development and redevelopment of the community.
Looking for enthusiastic candidate to oversee, coordinate and evaluate a variety of city-sponsored community events as well as develop and coordinate sponsorship, partnership and alternative revenue source opportunities for the city. Ideal candidate will enjoy organizing 15-20 community events throughout the year, including the Sun Prairie Farmer’s Market, BID Events and Parks, Recreation & Forestry Events, as well as evaluate risk/manage liability for community events and volunteers. Is expected to pursue and secure sponsorships and donations from businesses and private donors to support the programs. Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation/Parks Management, Communications, Event Planning, Fund Raising, Public Relations, Marketing or a related field is desired. Minimum of 3 years experience in resource development, fundraising and/or planning of special events, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Knowledge of resource development principles related to government and/or non-profit services is preferred.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Recreation/Parks Management, Communications, Event Planning, Fund Raising, Public Relations, Marketing or a related field is desired.
A minimum of three years of experience in the coordination of resource development, fundraising and/or planning of special events, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the following knowledge, abilities and skills:
- Knowledge of resource development principles related to government and/or non-profit services.
- Knowledge of methods and principles involved in the planning and organization of community events.
- Knowledge of the general use of office equipment including computers, smartphones, and relevant software programs.
- Ability to multi-task and prioritize workload; manage and meet deadlines.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, coworkers, community business partners, private donors and the general public.
- Ability to maintain appropriate records and files related to community events and sponsorship records.
- Skill in oral and written communications, public relations, networking, and relationship building.