Employment Opportunity

Events Manager

Family Reach is seeking a full-time Events Manager to join our growing team in the Boston office. This is an excellent opportunity to join a fast-paced, mission-driven organization while overseeing best-in-class events. Family Reach is experiencing a period of tremendous growth, launching programs and bringing on partners that are rapidly increasing our reach. As Family Reach continues to emerge as a leader in this space, unique event opportunities have presented themselves, including being invited to speak at Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot at the White House. The events manager will leverage this momentum, seize opportunities facing the organization and continue the expansion and engagement of our community through events. The ideal candidate is a highly motivated team player committed to the Family Reach mission with excellent project management and problem solving skills.


Primary responsibilities include planning and execution of all events, including Family Reach signature events and third party events. Events range from celebrity chef dinners, to athletic events, to think-tanks featuring VIP speakers and government officials. While this role is not a direct fundraising position, the events manager will work closely with the development team to identify and create new events, solicit event sponsors and set the scene to cultivate and engage new and existing supporters.

Event Management:

  • Own and oversee all aspects of the design, development, presentation, and evaluation of Family Reach’s signature events
  • Create and maintain event budgets, which will inform the departmental fundraising plan, the organizational budget, and senior management discussions.
  • Ensure that each signature event meets its fundraising target by working closely with the Development team
  • Plan and execute event logistics, including:
    • Negotiate contracts with event venues
    • Plan all event and sponsor material and coordinate the design and printing
    • Ensure online registration is set up in a timely manner
    • Work with Communications/Marketing team on event promotion, recruitment and post-event communication
    • Manage registration list
    • Work with various vendors for various event-specific needs (AV, Photography, Videography, Venue, etc.)
    • Manage and train volunteers for events and appropriately assign staff roles prior to each event
    • Collaborate with Family Coordinator to ensure grant recipients are represented at each signature event
    • Conduct post-event evaluation of all assigned events in cooperation with event committees/teams to refine events’ best practices
  • Plan and implement program and donor cultivation events working with the Development team
  • Work with Operations team to ensure online, email, and database tools efficiently support events
  • Manage all third-party event logistics for Family Reach, including but not limited to Reach Athlete fundraising events and external partner events benefitting Family Reach.


  • As an active member of the Development team, hold regular meetings with external constituents to introduce them to the Family Reach mission and/or cultivate donors.
  • Represent Family Reach in multiple fundraising settings including but not limited to:
    • One-on-one meetings with donors
    • Family Reach fundraising events

Some travel is required for this role – up to 25%.

Compensation and Benefits:

Salary range is commensurate with experience. Benefits include health insurance, retirement, competitive vacation and holidays, and flexible work schedule.

How to Apply: Send a thoughtful cover letter and resume to jobs@familyreach.org

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