Overview: The New School's Center for Public Scholarship promotes free inquiry and public discussion through public conferences, lectures and panel discussions. The Center's events are dedicated to enhancing public understanding of pressing social issues as a way of influencing public policy and fostering change. The Event Manager reports to the Director of The Center for Public Scholarship.
Work with Director to organize large multi-day conferences, lecture series, and other public programs.
Manage all event logistics, including venue reservations, travel and hotel arrangements for participants, audio-visual needs, facilities set up, catering, student hires to assist at events, conference receptions, meetings, and dinners, including management of guest list, invitations, follow up, menu, budget, reservations, seating, etc.
Grant writing and management responsibilities including: research on grant support, letters of inquiry, grant proposals and final grant reports. Coordinate support for grants with university partners in Finance and Development
Manage the Center's annual budget, including individual grants, contracts, consultants and vendors
Plan, supervise, and manage promotional campaigns and initiate social media promotion for all events, implement communications program, design marketing materials, and manage Center website
Maintain and facilitate all necessary relationships with internal and external resources
Ensure all development and promotional timeline benchmarks are met
Provide timely communications and status reporting throughout each project's life cycle
Train and supervise student assistants
Master's Degree in the social sciences or humanities
Minimum 3 years proven track record in events planning and coordination at an educational or cultural institution or other nonprofit
Minimum 2 years of producing persuasive written materials (writing sample will be required, after initial application)
Grant writing experience
Must be proficient with Microsoft Suite, Twitter, Facebook, and related applications
Ability to lead and coordinate multiple projects, set and meet deadlines, and manage strict timelines
Possess a proactive work style and high energy
Flexible work schedule with occasional evening hours
Knowledge of web (HTML/CSS) and graphic design platforms a plus
Knowledge of foundation community and their interests a plus
The ideal candidate will have broad intellectual interests. Must have strong organizational skills with the ability to multitask and prioritize effectively, and excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Ideally have some experience with Mailchimp, Eventbrite, Wix, Wordpress, Adobe Photoshop/Publisher, Powerpoint or other design platforms.
Internal Number: 17033
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