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18 Nov 2022

Full-Time Marketing & Events Manager, Foundation

Lake Washington Institute of Technology – Posted by LWTechHR Kirkland, Washington, United States

Job Description

Marketing & Events Manager, Foundation

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Salary: $5,463.00 Monthly

Job Type: Full-Time Permanent

Job Number: 2022-00271

Location: Kirkland, WA

Department: College Advancement

Closing: Continuous


Located just outside of Seattle, WA, Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) was founded in 1949, and is the only public institute of technology in Washington State, that provides students with the latest cutting edge skills relevant to today’s workplace. LWTech offers ten applied bachelor’s degrees, more than 40 associate degrees and 93 professional certificates, in 43 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. LWTech serves the Eastside and is located within the city of Kirkland, which is situated on the eastern shore of Lake Washington. Kirkland is home to companies such as GoDaddy, Google, Astronics and EvergreenHealth, and the college is within minutes from Microsoft and Nintendo. LWTech is committed to increasing its cultural diversity with an emphasis on equity and inclusion among its staff and faculty. We serve a student population of 6,500 that come from a variety of backgrounds. We strongly value diversity and are working to improve access and successful educational outcomes for all students. We are actively seeking applicants that will help to balance our employee workforce to align with our students and community. Questions regarding the College’s commitment to diversity and our campus culture may be directed to Human Resources. For more information on our Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Council, please click on the

Under the direction of the Executive Director of Foundation, Development and Community Relations, the Events and Marketing Manager collaborates in the development, planning, coordination, implementation, and operation of LWTech Foundation events and marketing materials. For events, this includes the Bright Futures Benefit Event and the Scholarship Reception. For marketing materials, this includes the annual report, social media postings, and developing new marketing materials, such as a newsletter or regular eblasts to donors. This is an exempt, administrative position that reports to the Executive Director of Foundation, Development and Community Relations.


• Manage planning and logistics for key fundraising and donor cultivation events including the Bright Futures Benefit Event, Annual Scholarship Reception and Annual Retirees Luncheon.

• Takes lead on the calendaring, planning, preparation, and staffing of in-person and virtual events.

• For in-person events, coordinates and collaborates closely with hosts and/or in-person facilities, AV, and catering as necessary to plan room layouts, arrange catering and oversee audio/visual needs for each event.

• For online events, acts as main point of contact for virtual event platform needs (currently Microsoft Teams), independently creating and hosting meetings and managing controls during events. Proactively stays up to date on virtual event innovations, accessibility, and platforms to ensure delivery of best-in-class virtual and hybrid programming.

• Arranges all logistics and drafts communication for invitations and follow-up; facilitates day-of and participates in activities as possible.

• Initiates planning documents (event flows, contact sheets), invitations and lists, mailings, responses, and guest lists. Closely tracks donor event attendance in donor database and evaluates trends.

• Drafts various event-related invitations, correspondence, materials, and follow-up messages on behalf of Executive Director; coordinates mailings and e-mails.

• Work in collaboration with the Manager and Executive Director to develop lists from donor database and make updates as necessary to ensure accurate and clean record keeping.

• Takes lead on day-of for event execution and manages necessary collateral appropriate to setting: online visuals, nametags, refreshments, etc.

• Implements best practices and offers suggestions for improving processes and activities.

• Manage volunteers at Foundation events as appropriate.

• Develops and plans new events as needed in collaboration with LWTech Foundation staff.

• Manage the Foundation’s Annual Distinguished Alumni Awards Program including but not limited to promoting the program across campus, screening nominations, notifying candidates and coordinating distinguished alumni participation in commencement.

• Set priorities and juggle multiple projects; meet deadlines under pressure and initiate internal/external communications with appropriate persons.

• Work with LWTech Foundation Staff, the Marketing & Communications department, and external vendors (such as graphic designers and printing companies) to produce high quality marketing materials for LWTech Foundation.

• Routinely update key pages on website for LWTech Foundation.

• Consistently publish engaging content – including high-res photos, branded graphics, and video clips – on the official LWTech Foundation social media profiles, with an emphasis on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram that maintains a cohesive, brand-aligned identity.

• Design, write, and create content for boosted social posts and digital advertisements

• Track performance and identify trends across social properties on a monthly basis

• Manage the production of digital content deliverables for both evergreen and seasonal marketing campaigns.

• Execute digital & print marketing assets for use across all marketing channels.

• Works under limited supervision; works independently or as part of a team serving a diverse community.


• Minimum of 2 years’ event management and/or marketing experience

• Ability to run videoconferencing software such as Microsoft Teams

• Outstanding written and verbal communication skills; the ability to explain complex information clearly and simply.

• Ability to work in an open and collaborative work environment, both remotely and onsite.

• Persistent follow through and resolution of problems.

• Adaptable and composed when faced with changing needs and priorities.

• Strong competency in taking effective ownership of tasks; ability to evaluate and prioritize workload to manage multiple projects, events, and deadlines.

• Ability to organize and set clear expectations for tasks and deliverables.

• Some proficiency with graphic design software, Canva Pro, Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere). Experience with short-form video editing is a plus.

• Creativity and attention to detail; excellent follow-through and dependability.

• Ability to work with a variety of stakeholders and partners, each with different priorities and needs.

• Ability to work and attend in-person events in the greater Kirkland area, including on evenings and weekends.

• A commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice.

Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree

• Fundraising/development experience

• Experience working with Raiser’s Edge


Compensation & Work Schedule

Salary is $5,463/per month.Typically, office hours are Monday-Friday from 7:30 am to 4:30pm. This position offers some flexibility in hours and hybrid (on-campus and remote) schedule. This is subject to change based on the institution and division requirements. Evening and weekend hours may be required for special events.


Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability and other insurance benefits are provided as currently administered under Public Employees Benefits Board, State Retirement Plan and a Deferred Compensation Plan; sick leave accrues at 1 day effective upon employment and vacation accrues at 25 days per year. We also offer 13 paid holidays and 4 paid personal days effective upon employment. Full time, exempt employees have access to bereavement leave, employee assistance program, free tuition, reduced child care costs at our Early Learning Center, reduced Bus Fare, professional development opportunities and more! For further details on the benefits offered at LWTech, please visit:

Required Online Application Materials

• Online application

• Current resume

• Cover letter

• Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application

Conditions of Employment

• Official transcripts/certifications will be required upon employment

• Other conditions that may apply will be detailed upon the offer of employment

• Job offers are contingent upon successful completion of background/reference checks

Eligibility Verification

If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal Authorization to work

Physical RequirementsAbility to perform range of physical motions; lifting and carrying; standing, walking, sitting for long periods of time, kneeling, squatting, and stooping; and traversing up and down stairs.

Disability Accommodation

LWTech follows the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and provides the following information as a guideline for applicants:

• Ability to operate office equipment

• Ability to read and verify data and prepare various materials

• Ability to exchange information on the phone or in person

EEO STATEMENT Lake Washington Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, creed, disabled veteran status, marital status or Vietnam-era veteran status in its programs and activities. Questions regarding the College’s Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to the Meena Park, Vice President of Human Resources, Affirmative Action Office/Title IX Coordinator, (425) 739-8212.

Jeanne Clery Statement: Notice of Availability of Annual Security and Fire Safety Report:

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act of 1998, and as a part of the College’s commitment to safety and security on campus, Lake Washington Institute of Technology(LWTech) reports the mandated information about current campus policies concerning safety and security issues, the required statistics, and other related information for the past three (3) calendar years. LWTech’s Annual Safety Report (ASR) is available online at

To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the LWTech Safety Department located in the East Building at 11605 132nd Avenue NE Kirkland, WA 98034.

Pursuant to RCW 28B.112.080, applicants must declare whether they are the subject of any substantiated findings of sexual misconduct in any current or former employment or is currently being investigated for, or have left a position during an investigation into, a violation of any sexual misconduct policy at the applicant’s current or past employers. By law, post-secondary education institutions cannot hire an applicant who does not complete this form.


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