World Affairs Events Manager Position at Global Minnesota


World Affairs Events Manager


Organization Summary: Global Minnesota is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, member-supported organization promoting international understanding and engagement by educating, inspiring, and providing enriching interactive experiences to our community. We offer globally-focused opportunities for all ages in programs that take place in homes, classrooms, workplaces, and communities across the state. With a staff of 15 and a $1.5 million budget, we are proud to bring Minnesota increased global engagement and recognition. Nationally, Global Minnesota is in the top 10 of the 95 World Affairs Councils of America; a member of Global Ties U.S., the nonprofit arm of the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program; and an affiliate of the Foreign Policy Association.

Position Summary: This position proactively manages the World Affairs Program, encompassing a wide variety of events with diverse audiences, all of which aim to inform about global issues and cultures. The events range from a monthly, free series at the Minneapolis Central Library to multi-day foreign Ambassador visits, to conferences for 250, free receptions and small private dinners. The manager will work closely with the program director, president, fundraising staff and others on concepts for events, then is responsible for execution and follow up, providing excellent service to Global Minnesota stakeholders, both internal and external, and supporting Global Minnesota’s commitment to the highest level of program implementation. The World Affairs Manager works closely with the Marketing Manager on targeted promotion. The World Affairs Manager will handle all event registration for the organization and works closely with the Database Manager on processes. Detailed job duties can be found on the website at www.globalminnesota.org/about/employment/

Reports to: Program Director

Environment: Global Minnesota staff work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and need to be efficient, flexible, professional, dependable problem solvers, who can work well independently and as part of a team, and who are comfortable checking in with their supervisor when issues arise. Self-starters with well-developed communication and interpersonal skills and an interest in meeting and working effectively with multiple constituencies are especially effective.

Skills and Experience Required: Minimum of 2 years event management or program management experience with diverse, large audiences (100+) and topics is required. Minimum 1 year customer service experience working with the public. Must have a demonstrated passion for and knowledge of global current events and Global Minnesota’s mission. Excellent and positive verbal and written communication skills with diverse internal and external audiences; ability to represent the organization in a welcoming, professional and culturally appropriate manner. Highly organized with excellent attention to detail; meets multiple deadlines and is proactive about planning, seeking and sharing information; solves problems as they arise and handles issues with diplomacy, flexibility and good judgement; manages interns and volunteers effectively; asks questions to clarify as needed; excellent Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); 1 year database experience required; ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds needed. Ability to stand for up to an hour is required.

Preferred Background: Bachelor’s degree in an internationally related field; Prefer experience with: Raisers Edge database, basic marketing and social media; accounting procedures and credit card processing and fundraising.

Compensation: This is a full-time, exempt position with core hours of 9 AM to 5 PM and additional morning, evening and weekend responsibilities as needed to complete work or attend events. Evenings or early mornings are estimated to be 4-6 per month. Possible overnight travel to Greater Minnesota up to three times per year. Global Minnesota offers a full compensation package including salary, paid vacation, paid holidays, paid sick leave, health insurance, dental insurance, disability insurance, opportunities for professional development, employer contribution to a retirement fund and optional pre-tax employee contribution to a retirement fund. Salary commensurate with experience within a range of $31,000 to $41,000 per year.

Confidential Application Process: Send a resume and letter of application by November 8 to Kathleen at info@globalminnesota.org, or via mail to Global Minnesota, 1901 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414.

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