Are you ready to help create social change? Join the dynamic team at National Peace Corps Association (NPCA), the Peace Corps community’s own 501(c)(3) social impact organization at the center of a network of over 240,000 individuals who share the Peace Corps experience. Together, we are mobilizing a united and vibrant Peace Corps community — a powerful force for good.
In commemoration of Peace Corps’ 60th anniversary, NPCA will be facilitating a series of events and activities throughout 2021, culminating in the annual national conference of the Peace Corps community, Peace Corps Connect. Peace Corps Connect 2021 is anticipated to be held in September in partnership with a Washington, DC-based university or conference center.
The Events Manager is a part-time consultant responsible for planning, implementation, and evaluation of all 60th Anniversary events, particularly Peace Corps Connect (PCC). The consultant will serve as the primary point of contact for NPCA with key stakeholders — venue, local and national affiliate groups, and service providers.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
In coordination with the NPCA president, build and maintain a collaborative relationship with host venue leadership
Develop a master plan of activities, establishing milestones, assigning roles and responsibilities, and tracking progress for PCC steering committee reference
Organize and maintain coordinating documents on Google Drive for PCC steering committee reference
Work with steering committee to set the full, detailed schedule of events throughout the year and for PCC in September
Coordinate all events logistics and services procurement/delivery in consultation with NPCA staff and the PCC steering committee
Schedule, convene, support, and attend all regular and special PCC steering committee meetings; set agenda and compile meeting minutes
Work with steering committee to formulate community-driven content for PCC
Work with NPCA director of administration and finance to formulate a PCC budget, including setting registration fees in consultation with steering committee
Work with NPCA development team to secure sponsorship of PCC
Provide general planning and oversight of Shriver Leadership Summit and related events in March
Provide general planning and oversight of Peace Corps community Parade of Flags in September
Communicate with all speakers, panelists, and presenters with logistical and programmatic details
Compile presentation materials into daily slide decks for all presentations
Recruit and coordinate exhibitors
Draft “run of show” documents and manage daily program
Liaise with venues to assure accurate room layouts, catering needs and other materials
Coordinate staff and volunteers
Draft final report post-conference with an assessment of PCC 2021 and recommendations for future conferences
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with a minimum of five years of experience, of which three years should include event planning responsibilities
Experience in administration, logistics planning, event coordination, and office support
Ability to prioritize and organize multiple tasks; highly attentive to detail
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Highly motivated, resourceful and creative, thriving on the opportunity to contribute to the Peace Corps community
Familiarity with Microsoft Office, Excel, and PowerPoint are required
Familiarity with Washington, DC conference and convention facilities
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer preferred
Send your technical and cost proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Events Manager” in the subject line. Position is open until filled. No phone calls please.
National Peace Corps Association is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.
NPCA is an Employer of National Service.
Alumni of national service are encouraged to apply.