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