Events Manager - New York
The Events Manager is responsible for leading the successful execution and growth of GLAAD’s Community Events and the GLAAD Amplifier Awards while providing significant support for the GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco. The Events Manager will be responsible for conceptualizing, coordinating and executing all aspects of GLAAD Community Events and the Amplifier Awards including engaging senior volunteers, maintaining adherence to event timelines, generating ticket sales, and leading marketing efforts. The Events Manager will also create a strategy to grow existing events, develop Community Events in new markets and provide support to volunteer-led events with the goal of exceeding revenue goals of $600,000 annually.
- Serve as lead in successfully Community Events; meet or exceed fundraising goals for community events.
- Serve as co-lead with Director of Creative Development in successfully executing the GLAAD Amplifier Awards and meeting or exceeding fundraising goals; managing timelines and committees; oversee on-site production logistics, negotiated contracts, and local vendors.
- Provide significant support for the GLAAD Media Awards including managing the New York Media Awards planning committee, managing New York table and ticket sales, supporting the event producer on all three shows, and providing other support as needed.
- Manage logistical aspects of all community events including timelines, committees, corporate and community partners, program and production logistics, talent participation, silent auctions and raffles, and all vendors/ contracts.
- Recruit, train and manage Community Events and Amplifier Awards volunteer committees, event hosts and event chairs to ensure that corporate, ticket, auction and other revenue goals are met.
- As part of the corporate solicitation team, manage corporate fundraising for Community Events; including secure local and national corporate partners in excess of $100,000 annually.
- Work with the Senior Director of Development to develop and meet annual revenue goals and expense projections, ensure adherence to event timelines.
- Engage committee and internal Communications team to execute an advertising and marketing plan that drives sales for all Community Events.
- Coordinate and confirm event volunteer support for all events using current GLAAD volunteer database;
- Execute onsite management and coordination of volunteer support at events
- Oversee accurate administration of events, donor communication and data management.
- Implement regular reporting of expenses, revenue and status of activities to Senior Director of Development.
- Prepare reports for committees, event leadership and senior staff as needed.
- Be the primary liaison between the Director of Creative Development and the Leadership Councils.
- Other duties as assigned requested or required.
- Required: College Degree or equivalent experience; 2+ years experience in fundraising and special events with revenue in excess of $300,000.
- Required: Proven success in exceeding fundraising goals, managing volunteer leaders and overseeing all aspects of event production from conception to completion.
- Ability to cultivate relationships with senior volunteers and corporate partners to generate creative sales, underwriting and marketing opportunities.
- Superior organization, time management and communication skills; strong attention to detail; ability to problem-solve and manage projects simultaneously.
- Ability to work independently in a team and goal oriented environment.
- Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office. Raiser’s Edge experience a plus.
- Public speaking experience, positive attitude and sense of humor.
- Willingness to travel, work nights and weekends required.
- Interest in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advancement and media representation, and demonstrated capacity to competently understand LGBT issues.
This position reports directly to the Senior Director of Development.
Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include: 403(b) retirement plan; escalating vacation beginning with three weeks; paid sick, personal days and holidays; and organization paid health benefits for employees including medical, dental, vision, flex spending accounts and life & long-term disability insurance.
- GLAAD does not have the ability to provide relocation benefits to candidates.
- Candidates MUST be able to pass both financial and criminal background check.
- The work of GLAAD resembles a campaign-style work environment with high level energy and activity across the organization. Staff members are expected to consciously and continuously promote the mission, values and programs of GLAAD.
- This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Critical features of this job are described under the headings above. They may be subject to change at any time by Management due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.
Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
GLAAD amplifies the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively. By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are heard through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance, and advances equality.