Events Associate

Events Associate

Summary

For over 30 years, LGBTQ Victory Fund and LGBTQ Victory Institute (Victory) have helped to train, place, and elect thousands of openly LGBTQ public officials at every level of government. Our leaders have been catalysts for expanding legal rights for LGBTQ people across the country, and they have transformed our nation’s policies and shifted our political landscape towards equality, one election at a time. Today, more than 1,000 LGBTQ Americans are serving in elected office due to the work of Victory, including nine members of congress, two U.S. senators and two governors.

Victory seeks an Events Associate. Reporting to the Events Manager, the Events Associate will work with all members of the Development Team to provide support with the planning and execution of all Victory fundraising events across the U.S.

General Responsibilities

  • Provide event support, including developing seating charts, managing guest lists and producing communications around logistics.
  • Leverage team members to solicit and secure event speakers.
  • Create speaker invitations and tracks outcomes.
  • Manage RSVP lists to ensure accuracy, including the tracking of any dietary restrictions and accommodation requests.
  • Develop event marketing collateral, including sponsor signs, website, email and social media assets.
  • Handle payment of all event-related invoices and work with the Events Manager to track expenses in event budgets.
  • Pack, ship and track supplies and/or collateral to events.
  • Participate in weekly team meetings where fundraising strategy and planning are discussed.
  • Record minutes during committee and team meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned by members of the Development Team.

Qualifications

  • A minimum of two years’ experience in events management; or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  • Experience and commitment to working within a team and office environment.
  • Proven ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities and meet tight deadlines.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience working with in-person events.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative.
  • Detail oriented with strong organization and critical thinking skills.
  • Commitment to the organization’s mission and goals.
  • Impeccable follow up and follow through.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.

Position location is Washington, DC, preferred. The location of a candidate applying to the position and/or willingness of the candidate to relocate to the Washington, DC, area may be taken into account when making hiring decisions.

The salary for this position is $43,000 – $53,000, commensurate with experience. Please include salary requirements in your materials. Full-time staff are eligible for Victory’s comprehensive benefits package including medical, vision, dental, health reimbursement account, medical flexible spending account, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, 401k, parental leave and generous paid time off.

To Apply

Victory is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Please send a cover letter including salary requirements and resume to jobs@victoryfund.org. No phone calls or walk-ins please.