Now Hiring: Event Coordinator

Do you want to use your skills in event management to make a difference in the lives of others? Are you looking to join an organization dedicated to excellence … removing barriers so people can move forward successfully … to be a leader in the field? Concordance may be the place for you.

Currently, we are seeking an Event Coordinator to help plan and execute our 4th Annual Gala, to be held in October. The festive evening includes dinner, live music, a silent auction, raffles, and a program highlighting the Academy’s mission of helping individuals return to the community after prison. The Gala aims to raise $1 million to support our services. The Event Coordinator is a key role in ensuring the evening’s success.


The Position:

The Event Coordinator works under the supervision, direction and training of the Marketing & Development Coordinator on various projects and assignments related to Concordance Academy’s 2018 gala.

A commitment of 10-20 hours per week, from February – November 2018 is required. Schedule is flexible, and hours will vary. Some work can be done remotely. You’ll receive $20/hour.

Experience in fundraising and special events preferred.


You’ll be responsible for:

  • Assigned projects;
  • Assisting with planning and logistics for event;
  • Maintaining spreadsheets on various event components including mailing lists and donations;
  • Working with volunteer planning committee on silent auction item solicitation;
  • Assisting with local marketing efforts, including outreach to local businesses and social networks to promote participation in the gala; and
  • Helping manage day-of-event volunteers
  • The successful candidate will be an experienced event coordinator or have relevant experience.


Skills Needed:

  • Detail-oriented;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Comfortable with soliciting in-kind and monetary gifts;
  • Strong organizational, oral and written skills;
  • Working knowledge of MS Office and database management;
  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs.


About Concordance Academy:

Concordance Academy is a St. Louis-based nonprofit that offers the country’s first set of integrated, holistic and evidence-driven services to individuals returning to society from prison. Led by President and CEO Danny Ludeman and a multi-disciplinary team of experts, the organization assists participants in three primary areas: behavioral health and wellness; education and employment; and community and life skills. The Academy starts working with individuals six months prior to release and continues assisting for up to a year after their return to the community. Learn more about us.


To Apply:

Submit a cover letter and resume with subject line: Event Coordinator to

Shannon DurioNow Hiring: Event Coordinator