Communications and Events Manager


POSITION: Communications and Events Manager

REPORTS TO: Director of Development

STATUS: Non-exempt

WC CLASS: Clerical


Founded in San Francisco in 1902, the LightHouse’s purpose is to promote the independence, equality and self-reliance of people who are blind or visually impaired. The LightHouse is currently in a period of growth, increasing our capacity to serve more low-vision and blind clients. We seek a dynamic professional to help us grow our individual and institutional support.

This is a full-time (100% FTE) position, with primary duties in the following areas: Outreach to secure new support and cultivate donors through social media and other electronic communications; press releases and production, to improve LightHouse media exposure and advocacy to further the rights of blind and low-vision people; and event coordination, both for Lighthouse fundraising and cultivation events, and also assisting LightHouse supporters in implementing events to benefit the LightHouse. This position also performs other development duties as requested. 


Education: Bachelor or graduate degree preferred.

Experience: Three years of experience in non-profit fundraising, event coordination, and/or public relations. Familiarity with blindness and/or broader disability issues is a plus.

Skills: Superior written communication. Excellent organizational skills with capability to prioritize and meet multiple deadlines with minimal oversight. Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, Facebook and Twitter. Experience with WordPress preferred.

Other: Dedication to learning the latest trends and practices in the blindness field, including attention to the broad array of blindness groups, and the history of the blindness and disability movement. Personal initiative; curiosity about people, a sense of humor and a strong team-oriented style. Enthusiasm for LightHouse services and the transformative effect we have on the lives of individuals who are blind or have low vision.


Able to sit at a desk and perform computer-intensive work for long periods of time; operate standard office equipment; move 10lbs independently.


  • Curate daily content on social media channels and LightHouse blog to keep them fresh, inviting, interactive and informative.
  • Produce a media plan to increase LightHouse media exposure.
  • Create compelling press releases and do targeted distributions.
  • Plan and implement online appeals, listserv postings, crowd-funding campaigns and other online outreach and fundraising.
  • Coordinate all details of special events, including design of electronic and print invitations; volunteer management; securing sponsorships and event logistics.
  • Develop and manage revenue and expense budgets for events.
  • Organize and oversee event timelines, vendors, and venues.
  • Occasional weekend and evening assignments.
  • Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Equal opportunity to all regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, or sexual orientation. We have an “employment at will” policy.

Please submit your cover letter and / or résumé as Word attachments (no .PDF please), to; include the job title in the subject line. We will not consider videos or hyperlinks to online profiles at this time. Due to time constraints we may not be able to respond to everyone who expresses interest; thank you.