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Senior Events Manager job

Human Rights CampaignWashington, DC
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Human Rights Campaign is a group created for all. It gives every member of the LGBTQ family the freedom to live a peaceful life. Currently, the Human Rights Campaign has over 3 million members. The group strives to support its members and help each one of them gain equity and justice under the law. The Human Rights Campaign was founded in the year 1980 by an American gay rights Activist Steve Endean. Human Rights Campaign comprises a passionate team reputable for their advocacy on marriage equality, gender equality, anti-discrimination, hate crimes legislation, and much more. President Alphonso David effectively heads the Human Rights Campaign. Its headquarters strategically situated in Washington, D.C. Human Rights, is also known for its award and recognition policies to the social activist who deserved it. The Human Right Campaign team are committed to helping people in the community and globally. The group has created numerous awareness campaigns for the eye-opening of people all over the world. Human Rights Campaign has long pulled a revenue of $45,636 641. As of 2018, the group expenditure was recorded to be $43,167,397.

Job Description

Tracking Code

433-928

Job Description

We strongly encourage people of color, transgender and non-binary people to apply. HRC is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone, including non-LGBTQ people, to join our team.

Position Summary:

The Senior Events Manager is an integral part of a highly functioning team at a cutting edge organization. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is the United States' largest organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) equality. HRC -- with its more than 3 million members and supporters nationwide-- envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work, and in every community.

Join the fast-paced team of event professionals at America's leading LGBTQ organization. Work with volunteers from around the country to raise critical funds that directly support HRC's work through the HRC Gala Events program. The Senior Events Manager reports directly to the Director of Events and is responsible for coordinating more than 25 black-tie primary fundraising events and approximately ten smaller national fundraising events annually.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop strong event committees in each assigned HRC city/region;
  • Work with event Co-Chairs and members of the local HRC Steering Committees (Board members, event and major donor Co-Chairs, field associates) in planning, budgeting, and overall management of fund raising events;
  • Maintain strict budget controls for all events;
  • Manage all income/expense reporting for each event and prepare appropriate reports;
  • Manage all event data to ensure names of attendees, volunteers, etc. become part of the HRC database; and insure that volunteers and contributors to events are acknowledged in an appropriate and timely manner;
  • Ensure that the tone and focus of events are in keeping with HRC's mission;
  • Cultivate HRC loyalty among volunteers; educate and update volunteers on HRC's program goals and activities;
  • Lead specific programmatic efforts around cost savings initiatives and utilization of technology to improve overall management of the program;
  • Assist in the planning of the annual HRC Event Co-Chair Conference; provide event management training for the Co-Chairs;
  • Serve as the primary HRC contact for fundraising volunteers;
  • Work with other development, field, and program staff to implement plans to create a presence for HRC in new cities and regions;
  • Serve, when necessary, in the capacity of public speaker for HRC;
  • Travel to various fundraising events around the country as necessary;
  • Work on additional fundraising activities as assigned including the HRC National Dinner and related activities, community events and special events.
  • Assist with the planning and execution of HRC's National dinner, working closely with the volunteer dinner committee.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree (or equivalent in experience) with four or more years related event planning experience is required.
  • Must have proven senior level volunteer management and event management and production experience
  • A strong background in event management including high-profile, large scale fundraising dinners.
  • Demonstrated experience working with caterers, production and a/v vendors, as well as event budget management. 
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and organizational awareness to work effectively with internal/external stakeholders
  • Must be highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced team environment. 
  • Must have excellent writing skills, computer proficiency, and strong verbal communication skills. 
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work independently and take initiative on new projects. 
  • Flexibility with work schedule; this position requires evening and weekend work.
  • Must be willing to travel at least 30% of work time.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word) and Google Apps (Gmail, Google Docs and Drive)
  • Strong willingness to be a team player - to roll up your sleeves and get the job done
  • Strong interest in and knowledge of the rapidly changing LGBTQ equality movement.

All positions at the Human Rights Campaign may require travel on a regular basis or periodically.  Where the need arises for business travel, appropriate compensation as outlined by the Fair Labor Standards Act will apply.

No phone calls or emails, please. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to queries about application status.

Job Location

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular

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TASKS

  • Consult with customers to determine objectives and requirements for events, such as meetings, conferences, and conventions.
  • Review event bills for accuracy and approve payment.
  • Coordinate services for events, such as accommodation and transportation for participants, facilities, catering, signage, displays, special needs requirements, printing and event security.
  • Arrange the availability of audio-visual equipment, transportation, displays, and other event needs.

SKILLS

  • Reading ComprehensionUnderstanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • WritingCommunicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.

KNOWLEDGE

  • Administration and ManagementKnowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • ClericalKnowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Customer and Personal ServiceKnowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Computers and ElectronicsKnowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

Human Rights Campaign

Type

Nonprofit

Size

Small

Revenue

$25M to $50M

Location

Multiple locations

Industry

Executive Management
Non-Profit/Volunteering

Founded

1980

CEO

Chad Griffin

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