Are you our new superstar? The Better Government Association is seeking a vibrant and engaging go getter to actively contribute to the successful planning and implementation of physical, hybrid and digital events for our newsroom, policy and development team.

A 2022 Pulitzer Prize winner, the Better Government Association’s mission is to achieve transparency, equity and accountability in government — for everyone. For almost 100 years, the BGA has vigorously pursued its mission by producing investigative journalism, advocating for good-government reform, litigating to defend public access to information, and mobilizing the public to achieve change.

A member of the audience engagement team, the Events Coordinator reports to the Manager of Audience Engagement and will collaborate across the enterprise to plan and coordinate events centered around the work of the BGA’s investigations, policy and development teams and enhance the impact of the BGA overall.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate and communicate with a variety of stakeholders on a multitude of events to ensure deliverables are accurate, on time and within the specified budget as planned

  • Ensure timely delivery of event items from internal and external suppliers – for example marketing collateral, video productions, etc.

  • Support to create and manage schedules including production, event, staffing, etc.

  • Maintain a strong relationship with vendors and venues, include suppliers, contractors, photographers, catering, set design

  • Supplier sourcing, including benchmarking quotes and negotiating to ensure maximum value and favorable terms

  • Assist the audience engagement team with other duties as needed 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution

  • Minimum of four years event management, preferably in newsroom or development environment

  • Familiarity with in-person, hybrid & virtual events, including current tools & trends

  • Work in a structured, automatous and process orientated way with a high degree of autonomy and ability to self-motivate in ambiguous circumstances

  • Accomplished networker and solid influencer with natural facilitation, persuasion and relationship building skills

  • A positive and friendly manner, with a strong service orientation, high degree of flexibility, and the ability to work under pressure

  • Charismatic negotiator who gets the best deal while maintaining positive business relationships

  • Excellent planning and organizational skills

  • Problem solver with a creative and positive mindset and consistently solution orientated

  • Ability to juggle multiple projects, meet deadlines, build community, and innovate in form and function

  • Self-starter capable of working at a fast pace, independently or as part of a team 

Compensation and Benefits

The salary range for this position is $45,000 – $50,000.  The position also includes medical, dental, and vision insurance; a comprehensive paid time off package; commuter transit benefits; and a 401(k).

How to Apply

Submit your cover letter and resume to jobs@bettergov.org. We will begin reviewing submissions immediately and we will consider applicants while the posting remains on our website.  This position will remain open until we find the superstar we need.

We encourage applicants from traditionally underrepresented communities, including people of color, LGBTQ+ people and people with disabilities. The Better Government Association is an equal opportunity employer. We’re committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion and connectedness for all employees. We welcome the unique contributions you can bring in terms of education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.