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people to apply. HRC is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes
everyone, including non-LGBTQ+ people, to join our
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The Associate Director of Events is a regular, full-time
position who reports directly to the Director of Events and is
covered by the collective bargaining unit agreement between HRC and
the Service Employees International Union. The Associate
Director is responsible for helping with strategic planning and
execution of more than 25 black-tie "primary," and approximately
ten smaller national fundraising events annually.
- Assist the Director of Events in developing strong event
committees in each assigned HRC city/region; Travel to cities to
train volunteers. Identify and mentor volunteer leaders and
- Work with event Co-Chairs and members of the local HRC Steering
Committees (Board members, event and major donor Co-Chairs, field
associates) in planning, budgeting, and overall management of
- Lead specific programmatic efforts around event production,
cost savings initiatives, utilization of technology to improve
overall management of the program.
- Work with the Event Managers to maintain strict budget controls
for all events.
- Manage all income/expense reporting for each event and prepare
- Manage all event data to ensure names of attendees, volunteers,
etc. become part of the HRC database; and ensure that volunteers
and contributors to events are acknowledged in an appropriate and
- Ensure that the tone and focus of events are in keeping with
HRC's mission; Help lead efforts for annual message development
around the events program. Work with the Director of Events and
colleagues around the office on organizational messaging around the
- Help train and coach HRC speakers going out on the road to
represent the organization at dinners.
- Assist with and lead special projects outside of the events
program and lend events planning expertise to non-fundraising
events being planned by the organization when necessary.
- Cultivate HRC loyalty among volunteers, educate and update
volunteers on HRC's program goals and activities.
- Assist in the planning of the annual HRC Event Co-Chair
Conference; provide event management training for the
- Serve as a primary HRC contact for fund raising
- Work with other development, field, and program staff to
implement plans to create a presence for HRC in new cities and
regions; Assist the Community and Volunteer Relations team on
strategic planning and development of steering committees and
- Serve, when necessary, in the capacity of public speaker for
- Travel to various fundraising events around the country as
- Work on additional fundraising activities as assigned including
the HRC National Dinner and related activities, community events
and special events.
- Assist with the planning and execution of HRC’s National
dinner, working closely with the volunteer dinner committee.
- A bachelor's degree (or equivalent work experience) plus five
to seven years related experience is required in event management
and production, and volunteer management and
- Must be highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle
multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced team
- Must also have excellent writing skills, computer proficiency,
and strong verbal communication skills.
- Must be willing to travel for site visits and galas, as well as
to support other events. Travel during HRC’s busy events months of
February, March, September, October and November is estimated at
50%, travel throughout the rest of the year is estimated at
All positions at the Human
Rights Campaign may require travel on a regular basis or
periodically. Where the need arises for business travel,
appropriate compensation as outlined by the Fair Labor Standards
Act will apply.
No phone calls or emails, please. Due to the volume of applications
we receive, we are unable to respond to queries about application