Philanthropy and Donor Events Project Manager

September 25, 2023


Cascade Public Media’s mission is to inform and inspire our community to make the world a better place.

Our vision is to be the most essential and relevant media organization in the region.

Bringing together a passion for public media, networking, and an eye for detail, this position will work to inform and inspire our community by sharing Cascade Public Media’s initiatives through a wide array of events while demonstrating CPM’s values of integrity, community, innovation and diversity. 

Cascade Public Media serves a diverse community, in terms of ethnicity, class, culture, language, sexual orientation and disabilities and we are committed to increasing diversity and inclusion amongst our team members. We encourage everyone interested in this role to apply even if you don’t meet all of our requirements.

Pay Rate:  $73,000-$81,500

Seattle, hybrid schedule that requires days onsite each week with other days remote

Cascade Public Media offers competitive benefits to team members working 20 hours or more a week. Benefits include:

  • 11 paid holidays
  • 1 personal holiday
  • 4 weeks of Paid Time Off (PTO) to start
  • Half-day Fridays during Summer
  • Company-matched 401(k) Retirement Plan that is fully-vested immediately
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision


  • Project manage select events, including planning, logistics and implementation across CPM departments with a focus on philanthropy fundraiser/donor/member events
  • Identify and project manage additional donor engagement opportunities and fundraising opportunities
  • Contribute to department long-term and short-term strategy, planning and development of new events
  • Provide white-glove customer service to event participants through clear communication, friendly demeanor, and providing information for questions and feedback
  • Assist Philanthropy team with guest research for donor events
  • Work closely with Philanthropy team on all reporting and tracking and provide internal and external post-event follow-up
  • Write scripts for all donor engagement events and create copy for event emails, attendee communications and post-event thank you notes
  • Track all RSVPs, ticket and table sales; provide support to ticket purchasers
  • Data and financial reconciliation
  • Advance talent, manage event agendas and ensure all staff are prepared with technical and logistical details 
  • Act as primary liaison with design department to manage the development of all marketing materials. Ensure all materials are routed to correct departments and external stakeholders
  • Work with Marcom department to execute marketing strategies for all events
  • Manage interdepartmental workflow between visuals and production teams to ensure that they are prepared to successfully execute live events, virtual events and capture content for multimedia 
  • Work with sponsorship team to develop sponsorship opportunities 
  • Track event sponsorship deliverables in coordination with the corporate underwriting team and sponsorship stakeholders
  • Manage the development and implementation, in coordination with all digital platforms including websites, ticketing and fundraising applications
  • Manage relations and deliverables for all external partnerships
  • Research, contract and manage all external vendors
  • Select suitable venues, negotiate contracts and act as primary point of contact for venues
  • Work with volunteer coordinator to develop volunteer roles and responsibilities for events
  • Attend all regular events, marcom and development department meetings to be engaged in programs, goals & objectives
  • Collaborate with other team members to foster a positive and productive culture and contribute toward the overall growth of the CPM
  • Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice


  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency with MS Office (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word) required
  • Strong presentation and writing skills required
  • Excellent project management skills required
  • Strong technical fluency in audio, video production required
  • Strong budget management skills required


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Community Relations or related field or equivalent experience required
  • 3 years of experience in communications, public relations, community organizing equivalent experience required
  • 5 years of large scale events project management


  • Ability to work some evenings, weekends, holidays as needed
  • Must have a valid driver’s license or reliable means of transportation to meet requirements of the job and ability to lift and carry 30 pounds unassisted
  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to travel overnight in Washington State and Canada 3-4 times a year

The hiring process for this role will include a phone screen and a virtual or in-person panel interview. In some instances, additional panel interviews may take place. If you need reasonable accommodation during the job application or interview process, please contact us at