Event Manager, Rockville Centre, NY

 

JNF has launched the $1 Billion Roadmap for the Next Decade, a ground-breaking and unprecedented plan for Israel's future that focuses on connecting the next generation to Israel, building communities in Israel's Negev and Galilee, and developing infrastructure for ecology, working with people with special needs, heritage preservation, and Aliyah from North America.

We see a bright, beautiful future for Israel and the Jewish people. But we cannot succeed in bringing our vision to life without you. As Jewish National Fund’s Event Manager, you will plan, implement and follow-up on all high potential events throughout the Northeast region. All tasks and activity related to the events will be done in coordination with the event’s campaign staff, other events staff, the Director and Executive Director.

 

 

Responsibilities will include:

  • Work closely with Director, Executive Director and campaign staff to define event goals, objectives and specific implementation plans
  • Work closely with the Marketing Department on all printed matter including:
    1. Invitations
    2. Save the Date cards
    3. Event signs/banners
    4. Decorations
  • Execute/coordinate all aspects of event logistics (timeline, invitations, catering, A/V, music, script, etc) in coordination with committee members and event chairs.
  • Negotiate contracts and rates with outside vendors to ensure lowest costs and highest quality of service
  • Develop lists and oversee mailing of Save-the-Date cards, invitations, etc.
  • Coordinate the tribute/ad journal – work with campaign staff to reach out to sponsors of the event to get their ads and format the printed or visual ad journal
  • Coordinate any letters from elected officials (congressmen, local mayor, etc) for the ad journal
  • Confirmation of attendees, keeping track of RSVPs
  • Coordinate and collect items for an auction (silent or live) and/or raffle at the event
  • Monitor budgets
  • Supervise the activities of vendors on the scheduled event day, as required, to ensure successful execution of all event aspects
  • Develop and execute follow-up with vendors after event
  • Work with campaign staff on follow up- Thank You letters to guests, chairs, committee members, vendors, etc.

Qualifications for this position:

  • Preferred 2 years experience in nonprofit event coordination
  • Proven negotiation skills with hotels, catering and/or other vendors
  • Ability to act as a liaison between campaign staff and venues
  • Excellent organizational and superior project management skills
  • Ability to problem solve and multi-task with numerous deadlines
  • Ability to work on multiple events at the same time
  • Tolerance for time-sensitive transactions and last minute changes
  • Ability to work as a team with campaign staff as well as independently
  • High energy, flexibility and ability to meet deadline demands
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook)
  • Ability to work nights, weekends and to travel throughout the Northeast region will be required
  • BA/BS degree
  • Candidates must have a valid US driver’s license, access to a car and personal credit card to use for travel (documented expenses are reimbursed per company policy)
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs

 

Benefits: 

  • Top-notch Healthcare 
  • Dental & Vision 
  • Flexible Spending Account 
  • Employer-paid Life Insurance 
  • Employer-paid Short and Long-term Disability  
  • 403(b) With Generous Employer Contribution 

 

If you are interested in this position please send your cover letter and resume to [email protected]

 

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