Events Manager

  • Development/Advancement
  • Plano, TX
  • Development/Advancement
  • Plano, TX

Website East-West

Position Summary 

The successful Event Manager (EM) is responsible for managing the logistics, planning, and execution for all development-related events and some field-related events. The EM will interact with a diverse group of external callers, donors and visitors, as well as, internal contacts within all levels of the organization. Independent judgment and initiative are required to plan, prioritize, and organize a diversified workload under pressure and deadlines. In order to be successful, this employee must meet the objectives set out by the Development Department and carry out the required functions in an honest, competent, and confident manner.  Flexibility, focus, forward-thinking, organizational skills, communication skills, and the ability to constantly re-prioritize are crucial to the success of this position.

This position is responsible for playing their part to achieve the bigger mission of East-West and for ensuring that all position duties and responsibilities are clearly aligned with East-West Ministries Vision, Mission, Values, Statement of Faith, and Biblical principles.

Position Responsibilities

  • Event coordination
    • Conduct research for events where stories of faith, scripture, and evangelism can be shared
    • Prepare agendas and other materials for event related meetings
    • Manage logistics for all local and major development events, including venues, vendors, catering, insurance, travel arrangements, booking guest speakers
    • Manage RSVP and check-in process
    • Track event financials
    • Manage event timelines
    • Manage communication with event sponsors and host committees
    • Manage volunteers for events as needed
    • Work in collaboration with the VP of Marketing
  • Administrative duties to include expense reports for gift officers, donor correspondence, and other gift officer support as assigned
    • Manage Event Applications (Blackthorn & SendGrid)
  • Special Projects ManagementOrganize volunteer(s) to assist with various Development/Marketing projects
  • Assist with field-related events as requested
    • Maintain communication with volunteers to make aware of existing needs


  • Uphold a close and growing relationship with Jesus Christ
  • A baptized believer of Jesus Christ
  • High commitment to, and practices, regular prayer and time in the Word
  • Faithful member of a local church
  • BA degree or equivalent experience within discipline highly preferred
  • 3-5 years minimum experience working in a similar event role, preferred
  • 1-2 years of ministry/nonprofit experience, preferred

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