Outreach and Events Coordinator

New York
Feb 26, 2013
Mar 28, 2013
Kisha Parks
Full Time
Description of Position

The Opportunity Agenda, a project of Tides Center, seeks an Events and Outreach Coordinator for its New York office. The Opportunity Agenda is a non-profit communications, research, and advocacy organization dedicated to building the national will to expand opportunity in America.

The Outreach and Events Coordinator is responsible for planning, managing, improving, and implementing The Opportunity Agenda’s convenings, briefings, webinars, and events, as well as growing and maintaining the organization’s electronic database of partners and stakeholders from around the country. The successful candidate will be innovative, proactive and detail-oriented, capable of working effectively with a diverse range of staff, consultants, and field allies. The position requires discretion and independent judgment as well as strong planning, logistical, and event management skills, and a commitment to social justice.

Working under the supervision of the Director of Communications, and in coordination with program and development staff, this position’s responsibilities include:

•Oversee planning, budget, contracts, venue selection, and implementation of organizational convenings, events, and trainings, including an annual Communications Institute, Creative Change retreat, and other gatherings.
•Logistical planning and implementation of the organization’s telephonic briefings and webinars, including technological and administrative tasks.
•Maintain and grow the organization’s database of advocates, policymakers, donors, and other social justice leaders, developing systems for effective data management.
•Maintain organization’s tracking system for internal metrics. Monitor, analyze, and evaluate metrics to inform program strategy, and for reporting to leadership, development staff, and other stakeholders. Assist with the planning, monitoring, and evaluation of partnership activities.
•Collaborate in the planning and sustaining of organizational knowledge management and internal information flow.
•Collaborate with Web Strategist to maximize interface of database and website, including audience segmentation.
•Developing and maintaining systems for the dissemination of printed and electronic publications and materials.
•Occasional administrative tasks, such as scheduling of meetings and staff travel.


•Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in and knowledge of logistical, research, and writing tasks;
•Three to five years minimum work experience;
•Project management experience.


•Demonstrated commitment to social justice.
•Ability to develop and implement complex programs.
•Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to interact with diverse audiences.
•Experience assisting or managing public activities or events.
•Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and database programs.
•A sense of humor, modesty, and enthusiasm for our work and mission.
•Bilingual skills in Spanish and English are desirable.

Salary, and Benefits:
The salary range for this position will be determined based on experience and skills. Medical and dental insurance provided as well as short-term disability, flexible spending, and 403(b) accounts. Generous vacation package.
Location: New York, NY

Application Instructions:

Applicants should send a letter of interest, resume, and writing sample, and let us know how you found out about this position. No phone calls please.

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