Careers

Welcome to the Keep America Beautiful Careers page, where we post current full-time, part-time and paid internship opportunities in our national headquarters, located in Stamford, Connecticut.

Keep America Beautiful’s national headquarters is walking distance from the Stamford Metro-North train station with a shuttle bus also available. The office features a free parking garage and gym in the building and is conveniently located near great restaurants, bars, shopping and beautiful Mill River Park.

Persons with national service experience (VISTA, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and veterans are encouraged to apply. Keep America Beautiful is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, ancestry, marital status, being a party to a civil union, handicap or disabilities or perception of disabilities, political activity, or other protected class status. Discrimination in violation of this policy is prohibited.

Please submit resumes with cover letters to recruitment@kab.org and include the title of the career opportunity in the Subject line of your email.

Note that based on the volume of resumes submitted, we unfortunately cannot reply to all submissions.

Thank you for your interest in joining the Keep America Beautiful team!

AmeriCorps VISTA Position

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Full-Time Positions

Special Events Manager

Our events at Keep America Beautiful are a vital tool in celebrating and communicating what we do. Our events give voice to the passion we have for our mission. This Events Manager position is key to our success and requires a highly organized, creative, detail-oriented and motivated person to serve as lead for event planning, revenue generation, management, production and sponsorship. Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, Strategic Initiatives, the Special Events Manager position deals with a wide range of responsibilities including: event theme building, creating event programs, communicating with event attendees and corporate donors, marketing, contracting vendors, coordinating event logistics, timelines and tasks as necessary for event production. This role serves as a key steward for developing corporate functions, consumer activations, employee engagement opportunities and assisting the Senior Director with gala and peer-to-peer event activations. The manager will be tasked with organizing, developing and supporting initiatives that support the organization's strategic direction, as well as creating and managing long-term goals. He/she will be expected to contribute to annual revenue targets by identifying, engaging, cultivating, and activating events for corporations and organizations.Responsibilities include:

Special Event Management

  • Implement programs and activities in partnership with existing donors, leadership, local affiliates, volunteers, and the Development Team to identify, collaborate, educate, cultivate, solicit and steward donors
  • Develop timelines, programs, tasks, and activation plans for corporate events
  • Prepare operating plans and adhere to budgets
  • Contribute to exceeding annual fundraising target for the current fiscal year including renewable gifts and incremental revenue
  • Design and implement multiple corporate donor strategies, focused on consumer and employee activations, targeting organizational objectives and donor interests in partnership with cross-departmental teams; maintain up-to-date donor records in the database (Salesforce CRM)
  • Lead event planning meetings and production meetings both internal and external
  • Negotiate costs and services with vendors and manage the follow-up
  • Plan events from ideation to execution, providing enhancements for event’s success
  • Secure volunteers; manage the staff and volunteers working at the event
  • Work with venue to create/revise room layouts/seating arrangements for each event as necessary
  • Manage on-site production and cleanup for events as necessary
  • Organize and manage the invitation, registration and attendee check-in processes
  • Partner with Chief Development Officer, Senior Director of Development, Corporate Partnership Directors, and Corporate Partnership Manager on accounts to manage logistics, corporate events, employee engagement opportunities, and special events

Writing and Research

  • Project plans and activation schedules
  • Event timelines
  • Event recap reports
  • Donor correspondences
  • Corporate donor profiles on prospective organizations/donors

Salesforce Database Management

  • Gift entry, reporting, inputting and updating donor information
  • Proofreading and editing
  • Organizational tasks

Other Duties as Assigned, Including but not Limited to:

  • Proofreading and editing
  • Organizational tasks
  • Deck development

Additional Qualifications

  • Two to four-plus years of experience in a sales, fundraising, event planning/activation or development role
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Interest in fundraising at the national nonprofit level
  • Experience using Salesforce/Cvent and other event management tools preferred, among other database management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication abilities
  • Fundraising, sales, event planning, logistics, sourcing, or development skills
  • Time management and multi-tasking skills
  • Detail oriented and organized
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Collaborative spirit, sense of humor
  • Requires travel up to 30% (primarily regional and national)
  • Strong knowledge of computers and technology, proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Outlook 365, etc.

Location and Benefits

  • Position is based in Stamford, Connecticut, national headquarters (walking distance from Metro-North with free shuttle available, free parking garage in building)
  • Strong compensation and benefits package, including flex schedule option
  • Free gym in building
  • Near great restaurants, bars, shopping and beautiful Mill River Park

Persons with national service experience (VISTA, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and veterans are encouraged to apply. Keep America Beautiful is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, ancestry, marital status, being a party to a civil union, handicap or disabilities or perception of disabilities, political activity, or other protected class status. Discrimination in violation of this policy is prohibited.