Events Manager


Events Manager

Do you have a magnetic personality? Are you creative? Are you enthusiastic and dedicated to providing excellent customer service? Then YOU are who we want! The YWCA Columbus is seeking a competent Events Manager to develop and manage internal and external fundraising events that will make an impact. You will ensure events are successful and cost-effect.



  • Plan, coordinate, and execute fundraising events under the direction of Marketing and Communications and Development leadership, and in coordination with team members.
  • Identify and manage vendors, venues and partners to ensure the best possible experience for event participants and to ensure budget considerations are met.
  • Draft event scripts, run-of-show and pre-production documents.
  • Coordinates with marketing and communications team members to ensure appropriate and timely announcements, promotion and publicity, marketing materials, recognition and follow up post-event.
  • Work with Engagement leadership to create and manage registration.
  • Negotiate vendor contracts and ensure all duties are performed as specified in agreements.
  • Ensure proper recognition is given to sponsors, partners, in-kind donors and volunteers pre-event, during the event and post-event.
  • Provide timely event updates and results to agency leadership and committees.
  • Support occasional third-party fundraising events to ensure partners are successful.
  • Work with volunteer coordinator to ensure events are appropriately supported.
  • Assist with special projects and staffing of special internal events.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree required




  • Minimum 3-5 years of event planning.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and abilities:


  • Superb communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Strong organization and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Ability to work both independently without close oversight, but also as a team player who productively engages with others at varying levels within and outside of the organization.
  • Ability to take initiative on assignments with a “can do” attitude.




Minimum Qualifications:


  • Significant work experience as an events planner or organizer.
  • Impressive references and portfolio of previously managed events (weddings, meetings, parties, corporate events, etc.)
  • Ability to oversee multiple projects independently.
  • Proficient in MS Office.
  • Sales skills and an aptitude for building productive business relationships.
  • Interest in women’s and social justice issues.

Physical Demands:


  • Must be able to lift boxes weighing up to 40lbs.



  • Work in an environment where you can impact the lives of others each and every day
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance to eligible individuals
  • Retirement Plan and 401k for eligible employees
  • Discounted child care for your children
  • Join a team of dedicated professionals who genuinely care about the people they serve

Posting Open until January 21, 2019

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