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Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation
Special Events and Sponsorship Contract Consultant
Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation (TASF) – Downtown Los Angeles
ABOUT THE TUSKEGEE AIRMEN SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION (TASF)
TASF was founded in 1978 by the Tuskegee Airmen, the first black pilots to serve in the US Army Air Corps during WW II. The organization was created to preserve the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen by providing scholarships to assist financially disadvantaged and deserving students in the pursuit of their college education. The scholarship fund, now named the Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation (TASF) has granted over 1,300 scholarships totaling nearly $2 million to help needy students pay for college. Each year the Foundation with the support of dedicated donors, government employees, corporations, and educational advocates, presents $1,500 scholarship awards to 40 or more students who instill the ideals, leadership and commitment as exemplified by the Tuskegee Airmen. Scholarships are awarded without regard to race.
TASF is seeking a Special Event and Sponsorship Consultant to work with the executive director and board in developing special events that raise the visibility of the organization and lead to corporate sponsorships that support of our mission. The ideal candidate will have a minimum five-year track record of engaging corporate, foundation, and community leaders in support of educational initiatives as they relate to aviation, aerospace, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and beyond. The successful candidate will be able to work with the board and executive director in a professional and passionate manner giving consideration to the fact that most board members are retired military personnel and least two documented original Tuskegee Airmen. The goal of the board is to increase the size and number of scholarships provided to low-income and deserving students entering college. The Special Event and Sponsorship Consultant is expected to work in conjunction with the organization’s strategic and development plan and provide hands-on guidance in special events planning and implementation. Experience with, and knowledge of scholarship management, military and minority communities is a plus. The ability to translate prior experience into a concise implementation plan that meets the needs of TASF is a greatly sought. Must be willing to work in the background and establish the needs and well-being of TASF as a primary objective.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
JOB TYPE – INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR
Candidates should be comfortable working in a small office environment and independently as a contractor with their own equipment and work space. Interested parties should submit in Microsoft Word a cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org Please put “Special Events and Sponsorship Consultant” in Subject line.