Event Manager

World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh



Website WorldPittsburgh World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

Sparking Bold Thoughts

Our mission is to convene and connect people around global issues to build a thriving, competitive, and inclusive Pittsburgh. Serving more than 2,500 students and 1,500 community members each year, the Council has established itself in its 90-year history as a regional asset in global learning. We envision a globally minded and globally connected world that is equitable and just for all.

Position Summary

Reporting to the President and CEO, the Event Manager leads planning and implementation for all Council public programs, while also coordinating select large scale events with youth. Your role is essential to making it easy for our community to engage in meaningful opportunities with the Council. This position is full-time at 40 hours per week and will be a combination of remote and in-person work as the Council returns to in-person meetings and events in 2022. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required.


  • Conduct short and long-term planning; brainstorm and develop topic focus, implement high-quality events that are relevant, inclusive, informative, and memorable
  • Collaborate across teams in the design of marketing and promotional materials
  • Grow event partnerships, cultivate relationships, and advance programming goals as outlined in our strategic plan and aligned with our theory of change
  • Track project budgets and event goals, lead vendor relationships, identify prospective venues
  • Develop event surveys, oversee post-event debriefs, apply continuous improvement lens
  • Perform other duties, as required, to fulfill the mission of the Council

Qualifications & Skills

  • Multi-tasker, highly organized, attention to detail and deadlines
  • Understands the art of gathering
  • Communication and marketing skills
  • Genuine interest in global issues (e.g. diplomacy, human rights, resilience, immigration)
  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or a minimum 5 years relevant event planning experience with a demonstrated interest in and understanding of international affairs
  • MS Office, Google Workspace, and other platforms such as Slack and Airtable to support communication and project management

Other Specifications

  • A laptop or personal computer, reliable access to WiFi, and phone are required, including comfort using virtual platforms such as Zoom, Google Hangouts, and others
  • Valid driver’s license and/or ability to commute to work-related events across the Pittsburgh region is required

Organizational Core Values

INCLUSION We celebrate and embrace diverse lived experiences. We invest in relationships, elevate youth voice, and value all perspectives because we know a collaborative approach to our work is necessary to embody antiracism and pursue equity.

INQUIRY We lead with curiosity. We ask questions and prioritize reflection as we strive for continuous improvement. We allow ourselves and those around us to be vulnerable in the pursuit of learning and growth.

INITIATIVE We take action to solve problems. We meet challenges with a “can do” attitude, push ourselves to reimagine what could be, and take smart risks to find new opportunities and ways to be of service to others.

INTEGRITY We build on a foundation of trust and reliability to consistently deliver quality. We take the time to prepare, hold ourselves and those around us accountable, and take a mindset of alignment and shared purpose into everything we do.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Salary is in the $45,000 to $50,000 range, based on experience
  • Competitive insurance package
  • Generous paid time off, including Federal Holidays and personal days
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Flexible teleworking

To Apply

Candidates should send a resume and cover letter to careers@worldpittsburgh.org with Event Manager in the subject line. In addition, please attach a writing sample that highlights why you are a fit for this role (e.g. partnership email, run of show, task list) — pick just one example for this stage.

Applications are due by Monday, January 31st.

The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a culture of inclusion that celebrates and recognizes the strength in our diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To apply for this job email your details to careers@worldpittsburgh.org