Events Manager
Job Details
APCH The Bridge - Los Angeles, CA
Full Time
4 Year Degree
$58,000.00 - $62,000.00 Salary/year
The Opportunity!

A Place Called Home has a great opportunity for a passionate and dedicated Events Manager to come in and utilize their skills to implement creative ways to support the mission and vision of the organization while making a difference in the community.



A Place Called Home is a dynamic, non-profit youth and community center in South Central Los Angeles. APCH provides educational programs, counseling, mentoring, music, dance and art classes, fitness and health and wellness opportunities. As youth participate in our programs, they discover interests and talents and develop a better sense of themselves and their place in the world around them. Our goal is to increase the likelihood that youth will stay in school, pursue higher education, attain viable jobs, and become active community members capable of making positive change in the world in which they live.

Our mission is to serve youth and families directly and the optimal way to do that is in person. The majority of our positions require employees to work onsite at our facilities. We will always comply with or exceed government and public health safety mandates. Our priorities and policies to protect the safety and health of our staff and members may require special protocols on our campus and/or may require us to work remotely on a temporary basis. 


APCH COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
A Place Called Home will be mandating COVID-19 vaccines for our staff. Consistent with our mission and values, and the duty to provide and maintain a workplace free of recognized hazards, A Place Called Home (“APCH”) has adopted this policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our staff and our families, members and their families, volunteers, vendors, and others who spend time on our campus, and the community, from the risks associated with COVID-19. All new hires must provide proof of their first dose of the vaccine on the first day of employment, if not fully vaccinated, and will have 30 days from their date of hire to complete their COVID-19 vaccination and submit proof of completion to the organization’s HR department.

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Our commitment to our staff wellness, development and experience:

A Place Called Home is committed to supporting our hard working staff by creating a work environment that builds relationships, careers and experiences through collaboration and transparent communication. We don’t just talk the talk but we walk the walk. Below are just some ways in which we support our staff:

Health and Wellness

  • HMO & PPO Medical and Dental Plans with APCH covering the majority of the group costs

  • 25K Basic & Accidental Life Insurance-no cost to the employee

  • FSA, DFSA and Supplemental Insurance to support your out of pocket costs

  • 401K Retirement Plan with employer match

  • Generous Time-off: Paid winter break, 2 wellness days, 13 holidays, 2 weeks+ vacation, 88 hours for sick days, Incentive time off opportunities

  • Assistance and funds for emergencies

  • Employee Assistance program to support your work life balance

Professional Development

  • Gallup's Strengths Assessment for all employees

  • Quarterly Employee Training

  • Specialized Manager Training

  • Leadership Training through our Leaders In Training Program (LIT)

  • Professional development support and financial assistance

  • CPR & First Aid Training certification


  • Employee Engagement Committees: employee recognition, new hire experience, supporting community organizations, creating fun staff events, justice, equity, diversity & inclusion and wellness.

  • Monthly Employee Acknowledgment by Colleagues and Supervisors

  • Employee Portal - Staff Communication & Resources available at any time

  • TouchPoint-Monthly all staff meetings


Job Title: Events Manager

Department: Development

Reports to: Sr. Director, External Affairs and Special Initiatives                         

FLSA Status/Hours: Exempt


Position Summary:

APCH has been growing 8-10% annually for a decade, and has plans for significant additional growth. The Events Manager position is part of the development department at APCH that comprises multiple functional columns, all reporting to the Chief Development Officer. The department includes approximately a dozen  important roles whose functions, efforts, and opportunities overlap and vector towards the goal of raising funds per our board approved budget. This is an exciting opportunity to lead and excel individually and to collaborate with other professionals to innovate, assure sustainability, and facilitate planned growth for an organization that is leading in its neighborhood and the Los Angeles nonprofit sector. 


Reporting directly to the Senior Director of Special Initiatives and External Relations, the Events Manager oversees and collaborates across departments to produce internal (mission driven) events and outward facing community events, and manages external (fundraising) events that generate a significant portion of the agency’s total revenue. The Events Manager will strengthen and expand A Place Called Home’s event capacities and fundraising capabilities and elevate A Place Called Home’s fundraising goals as per a Development Plan with short- and long-range goals and in alignment with the agency’s overall Strategic Plan and goals.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Working under the Senior Director of Special Initiatives and External Relations, the Events Manager will develop and implement strategies to raise funds and increase organizational visibility through high-quality, well-produced fundraising events, including annual signature events - Gala for the Children, GirlPower Awards Luncheon, Stars & Strikes Celebrity Bowling Tournament - as well as other fundraisers as they relate to APCH, (some produced and/or hosted by 3rd party supporters). Given our current global climate, APCH has had to pivot from mounting live events to develop its virtual fundraising capabilities. We’ve produced four virtual events and have learned a lot. We are exploring the potential to fundraise more by producing in-person coupled with virtual events (hybrid fundraising). The Events manager will oversee the planning and execution of these events, including utilizing various platforms to simulcast our live events for guests and sponsors that opt to view the events online. 

  • The Events Manager will lead and support others in cultivating relationships, soliciting event sponsorships and ticket-sales and fundraising activities, including developing marketing and program collateral, identifying prospective supporters and soliciting sponsors. They will develop new fundraising events in collaboration with other development team members and cross-departmentally, as needs and opportunities arise. They will recruit and work closely with the CEO, event volunteer Chairs, committee members, vendors, staff members, interns and honorees and their representatives.

  • The Events Manager in collaboration with Programs staff, will work to produce mission-related community events, including holiday events, our annual Comic Art and Literacy Expo, family Movie Nights, distribution events, etc.

  • The Events Manager will provide support as needed for the Senior Director of Special Initiatives and External Relation’s efforts to prospect and cultivate corporate partnerships to secure donations/grants, sponsorships, marketing/PR, and volunteer opportunities associated with events

  • The Events Manager will collaborate with the Marketing and Communications team to plan for and produce event collateral, marketing and promotional materials, and web content to support events

  • The Events Manager will provide exceptional project management, schedule and facilitate Events focused meetings, maintain accurate records and regularly identify opportunities for improved fundraising and donor engagement via events

  • File appropriate paperwork with City for fundraising events;

  • Work closely with the in-kind donation team to fulfill materials needed for events, and the Volunteer Manager for talent and volunteers to support event logistics

  • Work closely with the Senior Director of Special Initiatives and External Relations to develop budgets and closely monitor all expenses related to events

  • Work closely with the development processing team to ensure event guests are properly documented in Salesforce and that all pledges are properly documented and paid in full

  • Will use agency assigned project management tools and other tools to mount events Other mission-related duties as assigned by the Senior Director of Special Initiatives and External Relations and the Chief Development Officer.


The Expectation


The ideal Events Manager will be an individual who carries high personal and professional standards, is high energy by nature, and enjoys partnering with others to achieve successful outcomes. To be successful in this role the Events Manager will focus on achieving excellence of service and performance in the five core competencies identified by the agency: integrity & trust, adaptability, accountability, learning and development and compassion.  As the Events Manager they will also be expected to excel in the five Development Department competencies of: internal & external collaboration, communication, prioritizing & planning, analytical thinking and work quality & innovation. The candidate will embrace the APCH culture of a learning organization and strive to constantly improve upon systems and services for the benefit of our employees and our constituents; and will be demonstrably committed to their own ongoing personal and professional development. Our culture encourages individuals to speak up, we respect diversity of thought, and we look to our staff to be candid with concerns and constructive 

The ideal candidate is tech-savvy and has extensive experience with contact management software and project management tools. Additionally, they have a strong commitment to personal and team excellence, innovation and constant growth and improvement. 

They have proven fundraising skills, especially in the area of high-quality fundraising events. A sense of enthusiasm for fast-paced work environments and a sense of urgency around established goals and deadlines is mandatory. As well as a track record of successfully providing effective leadership for event staff, vendors and volunteers. 

The Ability to think strategically and creatively, as well as to innovate, implement and follow-through on tasks is important to success in this role. As well as a deep appreciation for and personal interest in the APCH mission and community. 

Excellent oral and written communications skills, and the ability to be a compelling advocate and ambassador for A Place Called Home are essential. The ideal candidate is a team player with personal attributes of honesty, integrity, persistence, flexibility, enthusiasm, curiosity, accessibility, commitment to high team morale, open communications, transparency and self-awareness. Sense of humor and ability to have fun under pressure are major assets. Availability for some evening and weekend activities throughout the year. Knowledge with using online event registration platforms, seating charts, silent auction platforms, etc. 

Performance Deliverables in Addition to Regular Duties

45 Days

  • Review current Events Planning documents and work with Senior Director of Special Initiatives and External Relations to update, improve and implement new policies, procedures and manuals for event planning and execution


  • Establish timelines and vendor meeting schedules for Q2 and Q3 events


  • Mount Q2 and Q3 community events


  • Participate in Q2 and Q3 internal program-led events such as Comic Art & Literacy Expo & Health and Garden Expo. Other program-led events might arise, as well as ad hoc activities


  • Play an integral role in the development of the annual Gala. Manage logistics, vendor relations, ticketing, and auction support. Please note:


  • In an effort to reach a wider audience we plan to simulcast our in-person live events so that people have an opportunity to view APCH events from the comfort of their homes. 


90 Days

  • Establish working rapport with Board members and Leadership Council members on event committees


  • Successful execution of Fall events such as Thanksgiving, Joy to the Holidays and Family to Family


  • Lead planning for Spring 2022 events


120 Days

  • Plan & Execute Q3 & Q4 outward facing community events such as Cinderella & Prince Charming Project (currently being rebranded), and the  GirlPower Awards Luncheon. 


  • Collaborate with supervisor and program counterparts to develop internship and training pathways for APCH high school and college students interested in exploring event management and



  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Experience
  • 3-5 years in related field



Physical and Mental Demands

  • Able to work in a dynamic and high noise level environment typical of a youth center

  • Walking, standing required on daily basis

  • Sitting and use of hands/vision for computer work for extended periods of time

  • Lift up to 25 pounds occasionally 


Additional Information 

  • Able to work well with diverse populations of employees and clients

  • Able to work some evenings and/or weekends for department and/or agency events

  • Solution-oriented team player who both promotes and practices a growth mindset

  • Provides exemplary customer service and welcoming hospitality


A Place Called Home provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including but not limited to pregnancy), gender expression, gender identity or sexual orientation, military and veteran status, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, citizenship national origin, age, physical and/or mental disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, A Place Called Home complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.


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