Position: Director of Events

Department: Engagement

Status: Full-time, Exempt

Reports to: Chief of Engagement/Sr. VP

Location: Washington, D.C.


Position Overview

This position is a key member of the Engagement Team tasked with planning and executing signature annual events for the Freedom Forum. This position is responsible for planning and delivering high-impact events designed to build-on institutional mission, vision, and partnership priorities.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities

Plan and produce creative and engaging signature events annually including:Annual Free Expression Awards gala program and Gridiron Club Dinner after-party reception; assist with select events including the annual First Amendment Festival.
Oversee creative and logistics planning for internal Freedom Forum programmatic events.
Execute events that heighten awareness of the Freedom Forum and the First Amendment in ways that honor and promote the vision to foster First Amendment freedoms for all.
Conceive and develop events that will inspire creative engagement with both existing and new audiences, collaborating and coordinating with in-house teams and external partners.
Oversee creative planning and logistics for events including venue/space booking, scheduling, staffing, catering including menu and décor rentals, registration, contracts, payment, talent support, and vendor relationships.
Manage content provided for event production including scripts, graphics, videos to ensure on-time delivery and continuity.
Advise on design of event promotional materials and work with designer to execute.
Create and oversee event production schedules and run-of-show.
Executive produce events including run-of-show, rehearsals, technical and A/V checks.
Collaborate with colleagues in all areas to successfully plan and produce events.
Execute events on-time and on-budget.
Prioritize diversity, inclusion and non-partisanship in the overall content and focus.

Bachelor’s degree and/or Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) credential required.
10+ years’ experience planning events.
Proven track record of executing high-level events for large and small audiences.
Ability to plan strategically with excellent problem-solving skills.
Strong written and verbal communications skills.
Ability to develop, plan and implement short and long-range goals.
Solution oriented approach to planning and problem solving.
Capacity to use independent judgment to manage and convey critical information.
Flexibility and ability to work effectively independently.
Ability to work a flexible schedule including early mornings, weekends, and some evenings.
Some travel is required.
Salary Range: $125,000-$134,000

Location: Washington, D.C.


The deadline to apply is June 22, 2023. This search is being run by NRG Consulting Group.  Please feel free to share with your networks.  Reach out to us at jobs@nrgconsultinggroup.org with any questions.

About Freedom Forum

Our vision is an America where everyone knows, values and defends the freedoms of religion, speech, press, assembly and petition. The First Amendment protects everyone’s right to express themselves freely and join with others to make their views known. This diversity of voices and perspectives strengthens our nation.

Yet most Americans can’t name the five freedoms protected by the First Amendment.

We believe that encouraging the broad understanding and vigorous use of these fundamental freedoms by all people is the best way to preserve and protect the First Amendment for future generations.