The Foundation Against Intolerance and Racism (FAIR) is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to advancing civil rights and liberties for all Americans, and promoting a common culture based on fairness, understanding and humanity.
Here’s what we stand for:
- We defend civil liberties and rights guaranteed to each individual, including freedom of speech and expression, equal protection under the law, and the right to personal privacy.
- We advocate for individuals who are threatened or persecuted for speech, or who are held to a different set of rules for language or conduct based on their skin color, ancestry, or other immutable characteristics.
- We support respectful disagreement. We believe bad ideas are best confronted with good ideas – and never with dehumanization, deplatforming or blacklisting.
- We believe that objective truth exists, that it is discoverable, and that scientific research must be untainted by any political agenda.
- We are pro-human, and promote compassionate anti-racism rooted in dignity and our common humanity.
The Event Planner is responsible for the scheduling, management and execution of live and virtual events for FAIR. These programs will align with the organization’s pro-human mission, values and principles to promote a common culture based on fairness, understanding and humanity. The Event Planner will organize events, including communications, promotion and event management.
Responsibilities for Event Planner
Maintain a current understanding of and be able to articulate FAIR’s pro-human mission, values and principles.
Coordinate FAIR’s live and virtual events, such as an annual leadership conference, a nationwide essay and arts contest, fundraising events, webinars, group meetings, and other projects on the national and chapter-based level.
Support and advise chapter-based volunteer event coordinators.
Develop promotional print and digital materials, advertising, media relations materials, proposals, work plans, creative briefs, research and analysis documents and reports.
Manage event budgets and ensure proper documentation, contracts, and legal requirements specific to event production.
- Participate in developing mechanisms to track, measure and report on the impact of events.
- Coordinate event staff and volunteers.
With the Director of Chapter Networks, develop a volunteer engagement plan that grows and retains the volunteer base and identifies new target audiences.
Using an event production lens, ensure that volunteers have a positive experience in order to maximize retention.
Qualifications for Event Planner
- Comfort with ambiguous, ever-changing situations
- Event management experience
- Strong administrative, operational, and organizational skills, as well as excellent communication skills, active listening, problem solving, and relationship skills
- Excellent public speaking and presentation skills.
- Ability to set and achieve goals and meet deadlines.
- Must be innovative, flexible and able to work independently in a start-up environment.
- Ability to multi-task and prioritize. Self-starter and independent initiative. Able to work a flexible schedule — including after 5 pm and weekends — as required.
- Understanding of, and direct experience with chapter-based organizations, relationship management, budget management and events production.
- Degree in a complementary field is a plus
- Knowledge of Google office software and some knowledge of database management, and project management software is a plus