A Place Called Home

Events Manager

Employment type
19 days ago
Los Angeles

APCH has been growing 8-10% annually for a decade, and has plans for significant additional growth. The Events Manager position is part of the development department at APCH that comprises multiple functional columns, all reporting to the Chief Development Officer. The department includes approximately a dozen  important roles whose functions, efforts, and opportunities overlap and vector towards the goal of raising funds per our board approved budget. This is an exciting opportunity to lead and excel individually and to collaborate with other professionals to innovate, assure sustainability, and facilitate planned growth for an organization that is leading in its neighborhood and the Los Angeles nonprofit sector. 

Reporting directly to the Senior Director of Special Initiatives and External Relations, the Events Manager oversees and collaborates across departments to produce internal (mission driven) events and outward facing community events, and manages external (fundraising) events that generate a significant portion of the agency’s total revenue. The Events Manager will strengthen and expand A Place Called Home’s event capacities and fundraising capabilities and elevate A Place Called Home’s fundraising goals as per a Development Plan with short- and long-range goals and in alignment with the agency’s overall Strategic Plan and goals.Qualifications

The ideal Events Manager will be an individual who carries high personal and professional standards, is high energy by nature, and enjoys partnering with others to achieve successful outcomes. To be successful in this role the Events Manager will focus on achieving excellence of service and performance in the five core competencies identified by the agency: integrity & trust, adaptability, accountability, learning and development and compassion.  As the Events Manager they will also be expected to excel in the five Development Department competencies of: internal & external collaboration, communication, prioritizing & planning, analytical thinking and work quality & innovation. The candidate will embrace the APCH culture of a learning organization and strive to constantly improve upon systems and services for the benefit of our employees and our constituents; and will be demonstrably committed to their own ongoing personal and professional development. Our culture encourages individuals to speak up, we respect diversity of thought, and we look to our staff to be candid with concerns and constructive 

The ideal candidate is tech-savvy and has extensive experience with contact management software and project management tools. Additionally, they have a strong commitment to personal and team excellence, innovation and constant growth and improvement. 

They have proven fundraising skills, especially in the area of high-quality fundraising events. A sense of enthusiasm for fast-paced work environments and a sense of urgency around established goals and deadlines is mandatory. As well as a track record of successfully providing effective leadership for event staff, vendors and volunteers. 

The Ability to think strategically and creatively, as well as to innovate, implement and follow-through on tasks is important to success in this role. As well as a deep appreciation for and personal interest in the APCH mission and community. 

Excellent oral and written communications skills, and the ability to be a compelling advocate and ambassador for A Place Called Home are essential. The ideal candidate is a team player with personal attributes of honesty, integrity, persistence, flexibility, enthusiasm, curiosity, accessibility, commitment to high team morale, open communications, transparency and self-awareness. Sense of humor and ability to have fun under pressure are major assets. Availability for some evening and weekend activities throughout the year. Knowledge with using online event registration platforms, seating charts, silent auction platforms, etc. 

Performance Deliverables in Addition to Regular Duties

45 Days

  • Review current Events Planning documents and work with Senior Director of Special Initiatives and External Relations to update, improve and implement new policies, procedures and manuals for event planning and execution
  • Establish timelines and vendor meeting schedules for Q2 and Q3 events
  • Mount Q2 and Q3 community events
  • Participate in Q2 and Q3 internal program-led events such as Comic Art & Literacy Expo & Health and Garden Expo. Other program-led events might arise, as well as ad hoc activities
  • Play an integral role in the development of the annual Gala. Manage logistics, vendor relations, ticketing, and auction support. Please note:
  • In an effort to reach a wider audience we plan to simulcast our in-person live events so that people have an opportunity to view APCH events from the comfort of their homes. 


90 Days

  • Establish working rapport with Board members and Leadership Council members on event committees
  • Successful execution of Fall events such as Thanksgiving, Joy to the Holidays and Family to Family
  • Lead planning for Spring 2022 events


120 Days

  • Plan & Execute Q3 & Q4 outward facing community events such as Cinderella & Prince Charming Project (currently being rebranded), and the  GirlPower Awards Luncheon. 
  • Collaborate with supervisor and program counterparts to develop internship and training pathways for APCH high school and college students interested in exploring event management 



  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Experience
  • 3-5 years in related field
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