Special Events Assistant

Jr Achievement Dallas
October 25, 2022
3000 Pegasus Park Dr., Dallas, Texas
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Are you ready to join an organization where you can provide proven impact to students and change the trajectory of their lives?  Envision all Americans living lives with financial knowledge and freedom.  At Junior Achievement of Dallas, we get to work toward that goal every day.  Although not always easy, lives are changed. 

 This is satisfying work that makes a difference in students' lives. You can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. You will connect with people and make a lifechanging impact and partner with schools, companies, individuals, and others to ensure everyone has access to choices for a financially healthy life.

 Junior Achievement of Dallas is committed to an accessible, inclusive workplace that recognizes diversity and cultural competence as integral components of our mission. We offer a clear vision: to be the place where a diverse mix of talented, passionate people want to come, to stay and do their best work. Candidates who can contribute to that goal and are passionate about our Mission are encouraged to apply.

 TITLE: Special Events Assistant                                                                JOB FAMILY:  Development


To provide administrative support for the Development department staff to meet the JA Dallas Business Hall of Fame and other special event goals. Performs a full range of standard and advanced administrative duties adapting procedures within organizational policies. Performs administrative support duties for a supervisor in charge of several functions, and/or a major event management activity.  Assists with event management activities related to planning, logistics, marketing, and fundraising.

Work requires a knowledge of company as well as department policies and procedures. Operates a wide variety of standard office equipment and is proficient with relationship databases, word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Performs other duties as assigned.

Scope:                          Part-time non-exempt position

Reports to:                 Director of Major Events & Giving

Salary:                           $15 - $18/ hour commensurate with experience.


Direct:  N/A                                                        Indirect:  Hall of Fame and Special Events Budget




A. Goal Achievement

B. Auction

C. Laureate Reception

D. Social Media & Marketing

Supports supervisor and Special Events Coordinator in assigned components for a prestigious event attended by community leaders and their guests. Provides administrative support for event sponsorship and auction logistics. Assist with social media planning & media support for Hall of Fame event. This position helps organize and execute the Laureate Reception party in February.


A. Auction committee support

B. Timeliness

C. Auction goal achievement

Assists with the preparation, planning, and execution of the Hall of Fame auction. Responsibilities include maintaining auction database (GiveSmart), assisting with auction committee, auction planning and execution.

POSITION SPECIFICATIONS:  Education, Experience, Certification and Knowledge/Skills/Abilities.


  • High School degree or GED obtained.
  • Must have reliable Wi-Fi connection and cell phone for work communication.
  • Must have reliable transportation; travel required within the DFW area. Mileage will be reimbursed.
  • Must maintain professional nature.
  • Excellent oral and written communications and customer relations skills.
  • Ability to work independently and make decisions. Ability to work accurately and quickly under deadlines.
  • Excellent computer literacy (Microsoft Office applications)
  • Relationship database experience, preferably Blackbaud CRM
  • Knowledge of office equipment and procedures, and excellent organization skills.
  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds.


  • Nonprofit experience preferred.
  • Marketing experience preferred.
  • Pursuing or achieved degree in marketing, communications, or business-related field preferred.
  • Experience or knowledge of GiveSmart and/or Blackbaud software preferred.
  • Event planning experience preferred.

Application Instructions

Interested individuals should submit a resume to Tamiko Stenline @ tstenline@jadallas.org.

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