Director of Events

Santa Monica, California | Permanent | Job ID #63299 |
Posted Last Month

Onward Search is seeking an EVENTS DIRECTOR of OUTREACH & ENGAGEMENT to join a busy team for a worldwide-recognized non-profit organization. This is a leadership role in planning and executing large and some small events, including a global conference. This role manages a team of 4 and works collaboratively with other departments to create excellent experiences for attendees of these events.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Direct all messaging efforts in the forms of email, social, web pages, presentations & platforms (content and design direction)
  • Engage and manage teams responsible for communication and event registration, structure and content, ensuring they are equipped with and understand the strategy, technical needs and business objectives of each event campaign
  • Partner with Operations, Research, Programming and Technology teams to find ways to improve efficiencies & presentation of future events
  • Working with these various departments, design and implement event plans
  • Develop tools and processes to increase audience generation & engagement, constantly expanding reach to new participants
  • Work to expand donor and event audience participants to gain insight for furthering the success of future events
  • Engage and team with vendors for mobile app execution, manage timelines, oversee process from kick off meeting to registration and technology implementations to updates and post-event analysis and reporting
  • Create a standards of excellence to follow for each event by creating KPIs to measure, workflows to follow within CVent and Salesforce
  • 10+ years of experience in event management
  • Demonstrated use of CVent and Salesforce (Certification preferred)
  • Excellent Excel skills (VLOOKUP, Pivot Tables)
  • Project Management skills overseeing all tasks, schedules and budgets
  • Bring marketing skills and resourcefulness with experience in registration and auditing
  • Global event experience
  • Non-Profit experience a plus
  • Team management required both locally and remote as well as overseeing vendors and temporary staff at event locations around the world
  • BA required, graduate degree or certification preferred

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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Onward Search helps connect creative, marketing, and technology talent with top jobs at the nation's most recognized companies and digital agencies. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include freelance / contract, temp-to-perm, and permanent placement.