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Director, Event Strategy & Production

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The Ford Foundation
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New York, NY
Nuevo
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Publicado hace 22 días

The Director, Event Strategy and Production, plays a leadership role in advancing Ford Foundation’s mission via events and convenings, which leverage its influence and ideas, and deepen its impact.They will implement a strategic vision for how the Foundation uses events and convenings to advance its mission within the Center for Social Justice and around the world. This role reports to the COO and will oversee the curation, programming, production and direction of a select portfolio of major events, including institutional series. 


The Director serves as a strategic thought partner to the foundation’s grantmakers, program and foundation leadership, giving guidance on the scope, vision, style and outcomes of proposed events. The Director leads a team of events strategy & curation, operations and production staff and freelancers who manage the full life cycle of event production for these live events and convenings. 


The Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice is a hub for social good and the courageous people who devote their lives to achieving it. Home to the Ford Foundation and three organizations aligned with our mission, our landmark building features 81,000 square feet of convening space for the social sector, and a beautiful garden and social justice art gallery open to the public. The Center hosts events for the foundation, the organizations that are housed in the Center and organizations and individuals that align with our mission.


RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Develop and manage implementation of content and event and convening strategies across the foundation, globally, in alignment with key internal stakeholders based on programmatic goals, budget and institutional priorities. 
  • Develop and implement visual identity of all events, including but not limited to invitations, marketing materials, physical and digital installations 
  • Develop, implement and manage audience acquisition strategy for institution, program division and regions 
  • Develop and implement event operations and venue strategies for both the Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice and the foundation’s regional offices 
  • Oversee the approval process for all external event bookings and determine external programming the Center for Social Justice
  • Act as conduit between event team and other key foundation stakeholders on providing regular updates and elevating situations as required 
  • Oversee and drive overall team strategy, line-item budget and reconciliation and KPIs, while providing thoughtful leadership and guidance to all members of the team. 
  • Supervise, mentor and take a personal stake in the development of the Events Strategy and Production team members
  • Understand and anticipate industry trends that will affect the foundation and program areas, in the short and long term and make recommendations accordingly
  • Pivot team and adapt structures and production practices and values to virtual events and platforms as needed
  • Determine and execute best approach and platforms for events, be it in-person, virtual or hybrid


QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA/BS plus 7 years of experience planning and executing events in a large complex organization, or equivalent combination of experience and education
  • Experience producing in-person, virtual and hybrid events
  • Ability to navigate and influence across internal functions and program areas with a wide variety of topics
  • Ability to manage, with care, multiple external partners and stakeholders, including grantees, board members, consultants and influencers
  • Experienced and caring manager of people 
  • Experience navigating a team through change
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Familiarity with Ford’s mission and areas of focus
  • Experience working in nonprofit space
  • Experience managing a building/event space


The Director, Event Strategy and Production, plays a leadership role in advancing Ford Foundation’s mission via events and convenings, which leverage its influence and ideas, and deepen its impact.They will implement a strategic vision for…

Detalles a Simple Vista

  • Flexibilidad
    A Tiempo Completo
  • Educación
    Licenciatura
  • Nivel Profesional
    Profesional

Ubicación

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El trabajo se puede realizar en o cerca de New York, NY
Ubicación Asociada
320 East 43rd Street, New York, NY 10017, United States

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