Manager, Events (Tulsa or Oklahoma City, OK)
Teach For America - Oklahoma City, OK

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The Manager, Events for the Oklahoma regional team will be responsible for developing and evolving a vision and strategic plan for successful events across the region. Manager, Events will also design and continually update a comprehensive set of resources for planning and executing highly successful events ranging from corps-wide celebrations to fundraising events. The ideal candidate has prior event and project management experience among varied audiences, a history of strong results, thrives in an entrepreneurial environment, and is customer-service oriented. The Manager, Events will report directly to the Managing Director, Operations and work closely with many other members of the team. As this is a newly created role, we are looking for an entrepreneurial candidate who will bring innovative ideas to this role and our approach to events in the Oklahoma region. Team Overview Oklahomans pride themselves on banding together, rising to meet challenges, and coming out stronger and smarter than they began. It is in that same spirit that leaders in Oklahoma City and Tulsa are approaching education - with determination to get it right for students in their cities. These leaders and their communities have welcomed our 300 corps members and 110 alumni with open arms. Our staff here forms a tight-knit family, working as part of the collective effort to give all kids in Oklahoma the opportunities they deserve.

        Responsibilities Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: External Events - 65% Manage vision, strategic planning, and all execution for numerous existing fundraising events, and smaller donor events such as school visits and dinners for donors Create vision and operational plan of events designed to cultivate and steward district and school partners Research and compile best practices, both internally and externally, for running effective events across funding streams and constituent bases and for leveraging existing programmatic events to steward and cultivate external partners Identify and propose opportunities for engaging donors in new and existing events Test hypotheses on new and innovative ways to generate more revenue from events Work closely with the Public Affairs and Marketing teams in order to ensure that events are aligned with Teach For America branding and to create promotional materials for events Internal Events - 35% Manage all event execution for all-staff meetings and retreats, designed to foster team culture and engage staff around progress to goal Manage smaller-scale event execution for all other strategy, talent, and operations events, such as professional development sessions, social events, and staff onboarding and trainings Utilize existing knowledge base and ongoing learnings in order to develop event guidance, trainings, tools, resources and collateral for regional staff to run events Serve as advisor to the entire regional team on event planning, execution, and follow-up Create arc/ vision for events sequence for the year Create calendar of events Identify and propose opportunities for engaging donors, and external partners, in new and existing events Prioritized events include, but are not limited to Two regional summits (all corps across the state) Winter celebration (both Tulsa and OKC) TFA Week Classroom visits Sponsor-A-Teacher campaign events End-of-year celebration (both Tulsa and OKC) Candidate Profile Exceptional organization skills Ability to handle a very high volume of tasks at once with a high level of organization and attention to detail in a deadline-driven environment Highly motivated self-starter with strong results-orientation Excellent customer-service ethic and follow-through Flexibility and optimistic approach and commitment to overcoming obstacles Strong ability to set and evolve project/team vision and direction Strong analytical and problem solving skills to identify trends and make recommendations Entrepreneurial spirit Communicating effectively, particularly with respect to written work and presentations Education and Professional Experience Bachelor's degree required 2 or more years of work experience preferred Prior experience in an entrepreneurial environment, developing new systems, or event planning and execution required Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, and Outlook Application Requirements and Process Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please submit your resume and one-page cover letter with your application.

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