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Events & Partnerships Manager

Stanford, CA

Job Type:

Full Time

About the Role

At Stanford PACS, our events play a vital role in communicating our work and our mission to the public. As the Events and Partnerships manager, you will be responsible for creating a strategic annual events calendar and lead all event planning. In order to be successful in this role, you should be a self-motivated individual, who is highly organized, creative, and detail oriented. You will also play a critical role in organizing the Philanthropy Innovation Summit, our signature biennial event with individual philanthropists. You will manage the design and production of all collateral, including brochures, rack cards, posters, etc. Under the guidance of the Director of Partnerships and Community, you will also help forge partnerships within and outside Stanford to further PACS’ mission. Thus, the Events and Partnerships Manager is a great role for someone interested in leading special events for nonprofit fundraising and partnership development efforts.


This is a 100% FTE, continuing position. This position will be based on the Stanford campus and will be considered for an option of telecommuting (hybrid of working on-site and off-site), subject to operational need.


In this role, you will:

  • ​​Initiate and lead meetings with stakeholders to plan scope and format of events, establish and monitor budgets, and/or review administrative procedures and event progress.
  • Serve as project leader on specific events, coordinating teams that plan, implement, and manage all aspects of events such as: marketing, vendors, attendee experience, event registration, food and beverage, security, press and/or media.
  • Responsible for budget planning and management, venue management and equipment and facilities management for specific events.
  • Research and provide recommendations for potential event locations and evaluate alternatives.
  • Manage vendors/consultants, coordinate and review administrative procedures including venue & facilities management.
  • Oversee development of registration strategy and logistics for specific events.
  • Communicate effectively with internal and external partners and stakeholders.
  • May oversee support staff, students, and other contingent staff; provide staff training.
  • Other duties may also be assigned

The expected pay range for this position is $72,000 to $91,000 per annum.

About the Company

The Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Stanford PACS) is a research center within the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University. Stanford PACS develops and shares knowledge to improve philanthropy, strengthen civil society, and effect social change. It supports eight major research initiatives: Civic Life of Cities Lab, Digital Civil Society Lab, Effective Philanthropy Learning Initiative, Global Innovation for Impact Lab, Global Civil Society & Sustainable Development Lab, Project on Democracy and the Internet, and Recording Civic Action in China. Stanford PACS also publishes the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR).


Why Stanford is for You

Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:

  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit courses. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!

Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs.

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