Job Title: Regional & Events Manager
This is a full-time position with full health, dental, vision, and retirement benefits.
Date: April 2022
The Foundation Against Intolerance and Racism (FAIR) seeks a Regional & Events Manager.
FAIR is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to advancing civil rights and liberties for all, 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 Regional & Events Manager supports the development and stewardship of FAIR’s vital chapter network, which brings together volunteers from across the country who are committed to promoting a common culture based on fairness, understanding and humanity. The person in this role plans, manages and executes FAIR’s live and virtual events and coordinates FAIR’s Speakers’ Bureau. The ideal candidate must have a willingness to do what it takes to get the job done. This position reports to the Director of Networks & Community Engagement.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Maintain a philosophical alignment with and be able to articulate FAIR’s pro-human, non-partisan mission, values and principles.
Work well on a team, being mindful of overall team and organizational goals and objectives.
Regional Chapter Growth:
Identify strategic areas for new chapter growth in the assigned region (Western states).
Recruit, interview and mentor new chapter leaders.
Assist with the Chapter Leader onboarding process.
Regional Chapter Support:
Provide chapter and volunteer support via email, phone calls and video conferencing. When possible, attend some in-person meetings and events.
Address chapter needs, answering questions, providing information, and making connections with resources.
Help coordinate and participate in regional chapter member recruitment events and activities.
Connect volunteers and chapters with FAIR’s programs, such as FAIR Schools, FAIR Diversity, FAIRstory, FAIR Transparency and FAIR’s legal network.
Assist with trouble-shooting basic technology issues and developing training materials.
Support chapters using Salesforce software.
Events and Speakers’ Bureau Management:
Coordinate FAIR’s live and virtual events, such as MLK Day events, the annual Loving Day celebration, fundraising events, volunteer recognition, book tours, Webinars and other projects on the national and chapter level.
Manage the Speakers’ Bureau directory, including bios and headshots, and track speakers’ availability to present at events.
Develop and implement an intake and scheduling process for the Speakers’ Bureau; manage the confirmation and communications process with members of the Speakers’ Bureau.
Support and advise chapter-based volunteer events coordinators.
Assist in developing promotional print and digital materials, advertising, and media relations materials.
Manage event budgets and ensure proper documentation specific to event production, including venues, catering, travel and lodging.
Participate in developing mechanisms to track, measure and report on the impact of events.
With the Director of Networks & Community Engagement, develop a volunteer engagement plan that grows the volunteer base, promotes and identifies new target audiences and retains volunteers.
Using an event production lens, ensure that volunteers have a positive experience with FAIR in order to maximize volunteer retention.
Other responsibilities as assigned.
Comfort with ambiguous, ever-changing situations.
Event management experience.
Personal volunteer experience.
Degree in a complementary field is a plus.
Strong administrative and organizational skills are essential. Excellent communication skills, active listening, problem solving, and relationship management skills are necessary. Must have well-developed writing and presentation skills. Comfortable in a public-facing role.
Requires knowledge of Google office software. Knowledge of database management, contact management software (Salesforce) and video conferencing software (i.e. Zoom) preferred.
Other Skills and Abilities:
Ability to analyze complex situations, manage strategic relationships, and exercise sound judgment.
Ability to set and achieve goals and meet deadlines.
Must be innovative, flexible and able to work independently in a start-up environment.
Well organized, with follow-up and attention to detail.
Ability to multitask and prioritize. Self-starter and independent initiative.
Able to work a flexible schedule — including after 5 pm and weekends — as required.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the subject line “Regional and Events Manager”.