Position Title:

Events Assistant

Position Hours:


Reports To:

Events Manager

Lazarus House Ministries started 39 years ago with a challenge from Mother Teresa (yes, THAT Mother Teresa) to a Marist Brother to make a difference in Lawrence. In the decades since, Lazarus House has earned a reputation as a trusted faith-based nonprofit in the Merrimack Valley. Food, shelter, work preparation, advocacy and clothing are our core strengths and we are committed to innovating to serve our community’s evolving needs best.

Lazarus House Ministries offers an opportunity to work among a diverse group of dedicated professionals. You can make a real difference in the lives of families and individuals struggling with food insecurity, poverty and homelessness. This good service is born out of a strong team, faith in God and each other, dignity, respect, collaboration and a heart for people of all backgrounds who have found themselves in poverty. We offer a continuum of care for our beloved Guests in five essential service areas: Shelter, Clothing, Food, Advocacy and Community Resources. We are committed to innovating to meet our community’s evolving needs.

Position Summary:

The Events Assistant will provide pre-event, on-site and post-event support for the Events Manager and the Development Team. Currently, Lazarus House’s annual fundraising events include the Drive for Dignity Golf Tournament, Boston Marathon, Hike for Hope 5K Walk/Run, and Sharing Our Bounty Gala and Auction. Due to the event schedule the Events Assistant must be able to work a flexible schedule based on event needs including some nights and weekends.

Position Description:

The primary responsibility of the Events Assistant is to assist the Events Manager execute successful Signature Events. Duties/responsibilities include:

  • Working with the events manager to meet deadlines as outlined in the event production schedule.
  • Supporting the event marketing/promotional strategies by working alongside the Event Manager and Communications Department.
  • Coordinating with the Volunteer Department to meet the volunteer needs for each event.
  • Data entry and reporting of event information in the donor management system(s).
  • Assist with ordering and tracking inventory of event collateral.
  • Assist with the branding/design of the collateral.
  • Soliciting (cold and warm calls), acquiring and tracking auction items and creating write-ups for our online auction system.
  • Participating in Event Planning Committee Meetings by taking meeting minutes, tracking deadlines, and action items.
  • Preparing correspondence for the Events Manager and performing outreach as needed.
  • Assisting with mailings, compiling lists, and proofreading/editing documents as needed.
  • Working with third party vendors and organizations on events.
  • Coordinate logistics for events with existing and new contacts.
  • Managing in-kind acknowledgements for the Development Team.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Demonstrate strong commitment to the mission of Lazarus House Ministries.
  • Ability to self-start, multitask and prioritize.
  • Ability to work individually as well as within a team environment.
  • Strong writing and project management skills.
  • Excellent organizational, planning, interpersonal (written and verbal).
  • Ability to work evenings and some weekends will be required.
  • Strong computer skills and familiarity of social media, Raiser’s Edge, OneCause/BidPal, Microsoft Office, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Canva.
  • Bi-lingual (English-Spanish) a plus.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred.
  • Associate’s degree in a related field preferred.
  • 2 years of office experience preferred.

Physical Demands/Working Conditions:

The information described here includes but is not necessarily limited to the general physical requirements, demands and/or working conditions that an employee is likely to encounter at Lazarus House, Inc.  You must be able to handle or possess the ability to meet the following:

  • Prolonged sitting and standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching.
  • Eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate equipment pertinent to your position.
  • Lifting, moving, and carrying up to 50 pounds.
  • Travel from building to building within the ministry and external agencies.
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity and ability to work with or be exposed to diverse populations, including people who are homeless or have a mental illness or other challenges.
  • Interact effectively with staff, guests, volunteers, benefactors, and the general public.
  • Manage multiple priorities
  • Able to manage the stress of the job
  • Any other demands/conditions as applicable
Please send applications and resume directly to hr@lazarushouse.org.