Events Production Associate

The Boston Foundation (The Boston Foundation)

Job Description

The Boston Foundation believes that one of the great strengths of the Greater Boston community is the rich diversity of its residents in race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, age and physical abilities. The Foundation seeks to enhance and support that diversity, not only by its grant making, but also by adopting and implementing employment policies and practices designed to recognize and respond to such diversity.
The Boston Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experience.
All applications should be submitted online. Go to and select “Events Production Associate” to complete our online application process.
Job Description
Title: Events Production Associate     
Department: Communications & Public Affairs        
Reports To: Director, Forums & Convenings
FLSA Classification:Exempt   FTE: 1
Supervises: None
Position Summary: The Events Production Associate is an integral member of the events team
working directly with the Director of Forums and Convenings and in collaboration with the 
Associate Vice President, Communications and Digital Media to assist in planning primarily virtual events on behalf of internal and external partners. Job responsibilities include operational and administrative activities, event planning and scheduling, partner and participant support, and event webpage maintenance.
This role requires an enthusiastic, proactive individual with outstanding skills for communication, 
organization and collaboration.  
Essential Functions:
  • Organizes and coordinates the production and execution of virtual events;
  • Builds event webpages prior to publicizing;
  • Draft digital marketing materials for events to drive attendance;
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with internal teams and event participants regarding deadlines, agenda revisions, registration lists, etc.;
  • Coordinate with key partners and schedule prep meetings for event participants within a week of the event;
  • Provide “onsite” technical support for virtual events;
  • Correspond with accessibility vendors in preparation for and during events;
  •  Process panelist stipends;
  • Develop post-event materials featuring key takeaways with links to videos and presentations;
  • Lead the evaluation and feedback process post-event and to implement changes and improvements;
  • Contribute to an environment of teamwork, cooperation, performance excellence and personal success;
  • Maintain accurate database/CRM records; complete all post-event reporting in a timely manner; and
  • Provide technical assistance to Boston Foundation staff as needed for participating in external virtual events.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Individuals assigned to this position may perform other duties as assigned.
Preparation, Knowledge, Previous Experience:
  • 2+ years prior experience (internships included) in communications, event planning, and/or nonprofit-related field preferred.
Skills, Abilities, Competencies:
  • Proficiency in Zoom, Microsoft Office Suite, Salesforce, Google Suite, and Adobe Suite strongly preferred;
  • Ability to learn, and work effectively in, new software and online platforms;
  • Initiative, problem-solving, communication and organizational skills will be critical for success in this position;
  • Strong writing and editing skills;
  • Ability to work well with others on a team, but also to work independently;
  • Confident, energetic, and flexible;
  • Able to deal effectively with stressful situations;
  • Highly detail oriented; 
  • Proven multi-tasking and time management skills; and
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under deadlines.
Working Conditions & Physical Demands:
  • Ability to work at workstation for long periods of time;
  • Ability to use computer keyboard for extended periods of time; and
  • Ability to work on site and remotely, as required.
The content is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this job.  It is not intended to constitute an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents, who are or become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act or applicable state law, must be able to perform the essential functions of the job (including those listed above) either with or without reasonable accommodation.  Reasonable accommodation, if any, will be determined by management in consultation with the employee on a case-by-case basis.
This job description is intended to be general and may be revised from time to time.  At management’s discretion, the employee may be assigned different or additional duties from time to time.