Position Title:  Events Manager

Supervisor Title:  Senior Events Manager

Date:  December 2020

FLSA Status:  Full Time / Exempt

Location:  Phoenix, AZ

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy is looking for an Events Manager to join the Operations team. As a member of the Operations team, you will actively collaborate with operations and program staff to oversee the planning and execution of Lincoln Institute events, and contribute meaningfully to the operational goals of the organization. The Operations team seeks to support our colleagues promptly, creatively, and effectively so that they can execute their work with maximum impact.

What You’ll Do:

  • Event Management
    • Manage the development and execution of internal and external events at the Lincoln Institute, including virtual and in-person activities, in collaboration with sponsoring program and other coordinating staff. This includes:
      • Ensuring events happen on time and within budget
      • Ensuring events are of high quality and positively reflect the Lincoln brand
      • Researching, negotiating, securing, and processing hotel, restaurant, and other vendor contracts and payments
      • Managing registration of participants and speakers
      • Managing travel for participants and speakers
      • Collaborating with program and communications colleagues on event marketing
      • Setting up, managing, and closing out events
      • Supervising and coordinating staff for events as needed
    • Stay up-to-date on event management trends and best practices, particularly event technology
    • Travel expectations: some travel domestically and internationally throughout the year, likely once a quarter
  • Operations Support
    • Manage the weekly At Lincoln newsletter, including content collection, distribution, and updates to the staff mailing list in Salesforce
    • Maintain the Lincoln Institute intranet
    • Provide support to staff across the organization on internal communications activities and help us develop creative approaches to supporting internal communications
    • Assist program staff with support for networks and communities of practice, including tracking member engagement, managing online workspaces and resource centers, and implementing communications plans
    • Assist staff with drafting and requesting contracts
    • Provide other operational support to the organization as directed

What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 3-4 years’ experience working in events or program management
  • Range of experience with virtual events, including proficiency in the use of event platforms and technology such as Zoom and Formstack; experience with Salesforce a plus
  • Ability to work independently and effectively with minimal supervision
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills
  • “Can do” attitude and team spirit
  • Ability to approach projects with creative solutions
  • Strong organization skills and ability to effectively manage multiple projects with varying timelines
  • Ability to perform with a high-level of accuracy and attention to detail, prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously, and to meet deadlines
  • Professional and positive attitude, ability to maintain composure in a high-energy, fast-paced work environment
  • Spanish or Portuguese language proficiency preferred
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States

Application Guidelines:

The deadline for submitting applications is February 12, 2021 and all applications can be sent to vparmeshwar@lincolninst.edu. Please include “Application for Events Manager position” in the title of your email.



About the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy seeks to improve quality of life through the effective use, taxation, and stewardship of land. A nonprofit private operating foundation whose origins date to 1946, the Lincoln Institute researches and recommends creative approaches to land as a solution to economic, social, and environmental challenges. Through education, training, publications, and events, we integrate theory and practice to inform public policy decisions worldwide. We organize our work around the achievement of six goals: low-carbon, climate-resilient communities and regions; efficient and equitable tax systems; reduced poverty and spatial inequality; fiscally healthy communities and regions; sustainably managed land and water resources; and functional land markets and reduced informality.

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy is dedicated to creating an inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Individuals seeking employment at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other category protected by law.