The Global Autism Project is seeking a Volunteer Kick-Off Event Director for its signature fundraising event, the Paddle for Autism Awareness, to coordinate site-specific event planning from now through August 24, 2010.
The Global Autism Project works with children with autism in developing countries. Every summer, in several cities across the country, children with autism kayak (many of them for the first time in their lives) with their friends and families!
This position is an exciting opportunity for motivated individual(s) to work with autistic children and to help make a difference in Los Angeles! This years events will take place in Boston, New York City, Chicago, San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Denver, Phoenix, Portland, OR and Seattle, WA.
Duties Include: Coordinating specifics of kick-off event, including entertainment, food & drinks, decorations Soliciting silent auction donations and creating raffle event Selling tickets to the event Assist City Leader on the day of event with overall event execution
Flexible hours mostly work from home 5-7 hours per week
Qualified Candidates will: Have excellent communication skills Work well under pressure Enjoy working with people Have past experience either professionally or personally with autism (preferred, but not required)
To be considered for this position, please reply to this posting.
About Our Project: Founded in 2003, the Global Autism Project is a non-profit organization that works to bridge the global gap in the resources and understanding of autism. We address these needs by first establishing and utilizing any available resources and setting up partnerships to work with the local individuals currently providing services.
The fundamental belief that all children with Autism and their communities deserve effective resources guides our work, as well as the belief that education leads to understanding and acceptance of differences.