Date Posted: October 27, 2023
Protect Life Michigan
Status: Paid - Full Time
Protect Life Michigan’s Event Planner will organize facilities and details such as decor, catering, entertainment, transportation, location, invitee list, special guests, sponsors, equipment, promotional materials, and more. Event Planners must be reliable, detail-oriented, and self-starters. This person should excel when working independently and must also be able to work well with other people, conduct himself/herself in a professional manner, and be proficient with the most common computer programs. This full-time job requires a flexible schedule, including periodic nights and weekends.
THIS POSITION IS FULL-TIME AND REQUIRES THE CANDIDATE TO SUPPORT RAISE TO FUND THEIR SALARY & MINISTRY EXPENSES.
Location: Working remotely in Michigan
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Coordinate and execute all tasks before/during/after the following events:
Annual March for Life Trip to DC
Fundraising Dinner (assisting the Director of Development)
End-of-Year Student Celebration
Young Professionals for Life Social Mixer
Life Advocate Intensive Student Training Event
Any other regional or statewide PLM events such as speaking tours, large student events, or events for PLM supporters.
Internal Protect Life Michigan staff events:
Any biannual Strategic Plan Retreats
Staff Summer & Christmas Gatherings
Some of the requirements to coordinate these events include, but are not limited to:
Gathering feedback from participants and providing reports to supporters
Proposing ideas to improve each event
Organizing all event details such as decor, catering, entertainment, transportation, location, invite list, special guests, equipment, promotional materials, etc.
Ensuring compliance with insurance, legal, health, and safety obligations
Specifying staff and volunteer requirements and coordinating their efforts
Working with the creative team to create and execute marketing plans for these events, including emails, mailers, social media content, online ads, etc.
Assisting Community Engagement Department to secure and communicate with event sponsors
Creating and/or updating planning guides for these events
Proactively handling any arising issues and troubleshooting any emerging problems related to the events
Updating website with current event information and notices
During slow periods, assist in other projects and tasks as needed
Periodically attend events throughout the state as a representative of Protect Life Michigan
Commitment to the pro-life movement and the mission of Protect Life Michigan.
Organized, independent worker, proven skills in interpersonal relations, exceptional oral and written communication.
Google Suite experience required. Administrative experience preferred.
Proven experience and impressive results in event planning or organizing
Excellent time management and communication skills
Ability to build productive relationships with supporters, students, and the community
Ability to manage multiple projects independently
SALARY & BENEFITS:
Salary and benefits determined by the needs of the individual, commensurate with education and experience.
Protect Michigan is a support-raising organization. The salary and all expenses associated with this position will be fundraised by the candidate. Protect Life Michigan will provide training and coaching in order to help the candidate reach full support. We have an excellent track record of helping job candidates reach full support. All applicants must be supportive of this approach and open to engaging in it.
40 hours/week, semi-flexible schedule to be set with the employee and Director of Programs.
This position includes the following benefits:
Ample paid vacation time, holidays and sick days.
Opportunity for enrollment in a Simple IRA with a 3% match
Health Reimbursement Arrangement
Professional Development budget
Ability to work from home
If located in Grand Rapids area, required to work 25% of hours in GR office