Event Manager

The New England Center for Children

Autism Research and Education

Job Description

Overall Responsibility
Under the supervision of the Director of Institutional Advancement, the Event Manager is responsible for coordinating all fundraising events for NECC, including our signature events – Children of Promise Gala, NECC 5K Walk/Run for Autism and the Dunkin Golf Classic. 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
·         Coordinate logistics and negotiate contracts with vendors
·         Work closely with vendors, including printers, caterers, entertainment, and sponsors
·         Plan and execute complex events, from high-end gala to community-based 5K
·         Manage event websites 
·         Collaborate with different departments at NECC
·         Track sponsorships, ticket sales, and event revenue as well as progress toward the goal 
·         Conceptualize and propose fundraising events including developing themes, budgets, projected revenue, and reporting
·         Three to four years experience planning events or running complex operations 
·         Must be highly organized and have exceptional attention to detail
·         Computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, and database
·         Goal-oriented 
·         Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team
·         Creative, imaginative, and able to translate ideas into action and programs
·         Ability to prioritize projects and deadlines
·         Ability to deal with confidential and sometimes controversial information

Compensation and Benefits:
  • Paid time off (holidays, sick time, and annual 4 weeks paid vacation)
  • $60,000 salary (commensurate with experience)
  • Comprehensive health/ dental benefits
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition and childcare reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program