Director, Events

Website Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)

About KIND

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is a global leader in the protection of unaccompanied refugee and migrant children. Launched in 2008, KIND champions a world in which every child’s rights and well-being are protected throughout their journey to safety. Since 2008, KIND has accepted over 29,000 referrals of children seeking legal representation in their immigration proceedings.

KIND has worked with over 9000 pro bono volunteers from over 740 law firms, corporate legal departments, law schools, and bar associations across the country.KIND’s social services program ensures that migrant and refugee children – who have often endured trauma – receive counseling, educational support, medical care, and other comprehensive services.To address the root causes of child migration from Central America and strengthen protection of unaccompanied children, KIND advocates for policy changes and educates lawmakers, the media, and the broader public on the conditions that drive these children to flee their home countries. KIND supports children returning to their home countries by connecting them to essential support services and sponsors gender-based violence prevention programs in Central America to protect children in countries of origin and transit.

KIND is also building upon its expertise in the protection of unaccompanied children to encourage the development of pro bono initiatives across Europe in partnership with European NGOs.


Position Summary

KIND seeks a Director, Events reporting to Senior Director, Individual Giving and Events. This is a new role at KIND, created to support and implement an ambitious fundraising events program including one large signature event that welcomes 450 people and raises at least $1,500,000 annually and several small events in key KIND locations. The Director, Events will play a key role on the individual giving team to ensure successful fundraising, smooth planning, and best-in-class execution of these events.

The primary responsibilities include event fundraising (conducting solicitations and securing sponsorships) and overseeing event program management. This role will work as a liaison between donors, events consultants, the development leadership team, the communications team, and the executive office. The Director, Events will provide other support, including assisting with donor development activities and general development operations. The successful candidate will be driven, organized, and meticulous, with a polished and systematic approach. Comfort and poise in interacting with high-net-worth individuals in person, virtually, and in written communication is required for this role.

This is a remote position based anywhere in New York, New York, Washington DC or Los Angeles, California. Significant travel will be required throughout the United States.

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