Manager, Events - Apply by 1.19 (Baltimore, MD)
We are seeking a Manager of Events to plan, coordinate, and execute inspiring organization-wide events for Teach For America Baltimore. Working with the Managing Director of External Stewardship this person will work to create a scope and sequence of events that will define the cadence and overarching vision on an annual basis. The Manager of Events will work with members of the Teach For America team to engage our corps member, alumni, community partner and donor constituencies through events. This person will be responsible for managing event budgets, logistics, and participant outreach and will work closely with the Manager of Communications to publicize events and create promotional materials. This is a wonderful opportunity to ignite the TFA Baltimore community through thoughtful and intentional events that communicate our values and work with students.
Founded in 1992, Teach For America Baltimore has as a corps and alumni base that is more than 1000 strong. Corps member and alumni teachers reach nearly 30,000 students in Baltimore area public schools. Additionally, our alumni work across multiple sectors – as principals, social entrepreneurs, and civic leaders to improve access and opportunities for all students in Baltimore.. The region is supported by a funding base of over $7 million. Regional staff members work to fill and retain leaders in the highest impact roles in education, support and develop the leadership of our corps members and alumni, and continually strengthen our network of local corps members and alumni to act together. We also work to expand the community relationships and funding base to ensure that Teach For America Baltimore can continue to sustain and grow its impact.
- Create an annual event scope and sequence
- Develop a vision for each event
- Calculate, track and adhere to event budgets
- Coordinate and monitor event timelines and ensure deadlines are met
- Work with the MD of External Stewardship and the Manager of Communications to develop inspiring program and work to prepare speakers, video, etc.
- Negotiate and secure space
- Select vendors and negotiate vendor contracts
- Visit venue to plan layout and seating
- Create guest list
- Work with the Manager of Communications and printer to create and send invitations
- Work with the Manager of Communications to coordinate efforts to publicize event to create and edit promotional materials.
- Work with the MD of External Stewardship to appropriately recognize event sponsors
- Manage RSVP list and name badges
- Manage pre-event correspondence with guests
- Coordinate day-of event logistics, including registration and attendee tracking, presentation and materials support
- Keep inventory of event materials such as signs, ,backdrops, projectors, computers, and other display materials
- Conduct post events analysis and evaluations
- At least 3 years’ experience.
- At least 1 year experience coordinating special events
- Proficient using the latest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and mail merge
- Embodies the core values and our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness
- Ability to work evenings and weekends when necessary
We are seeking an individual who excels in relationship-building, thrives in a team environment, is results oriented, and has strong organizational skills. You should also have:
- Excellent communication skills, including writing, proof reading skills, and speaking.
- Ability to manage multiple projects and work assignments from a variety of staff and volunteers.
- Excellent interpersonal skills both in person and by phone, with high professionalism.
- Ability to accomplish projects with little supervision.
- Fantastic customer service ethic and high expectations for quality
- Bachelor’s degree preferred; significant relevant work experience considered
To be considered for this role, you must submit a resume. Please scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the link to the online application.
Benefits and Salary
Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included. Learn more at www.teachforamerica.org/about-us/careers/employee-benefits.
Commitment to Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employment Policy
Teach For America encourages individuals of all ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization, as we want to engage all those who can contribute to this effort. Learn more about our diversity on staff: www.teachforamerica.org/about-us/careers/life-at-tfa/workforce-diversity-and-inclusiveness.
Teach For America is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member) or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
This job description reflects Teach For America’s assignment of essential functions and qualifications of the role. Nothing in this herein restricts management’s right to assign, reassign or eliminate duties and responsibilities to this role at any time.
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