Employment at Futures

We are currently seeking an Event Planner to join our team.
The Event Planner will provide project and logistical management for a wide range of in-house and external events including conferences, fundraisers, stewardship and cultivation dinners, and graduation for Philadelphia Futures constituents including students, families, volunteers, partners, donors, board of directors, employees and/or alumni. 

Significant responsibilities of this position include:
  • Provide event planning, design and implementation while proactively managing all project delivery elements within time and cost constraints.
  • Work with internal constituents and external vendors to identify needs, propose ideas and provide periodic updates ensure satisfaction.
  • Conduct market research, gather information and negotiate contracts prior to making commitments.
  • Contract and manage vendors during all stages of planning process for all events.
  • Develop and document project plans to organize event components including tasks, deliverables, resources, costs, deadlines and accountabilities.
  • Work with Director of Communications to create event communications timelines and promotional and event materials, including invitations, social media posts, videos, etc.
  • In collaboration with Volunteer Manager, recruit, train, manage and cultivate volunteers to support events as needed.
  • Lead project team meetings and document progress and issues.
  • Specify staff requirements and coordinate their activities.
  • Proactively handle any arising issues and troubleshoot any emerging problems on event day.
  • Conduct pre-and post-event evaluations and report on outcomes. 
The successful candidate for this position will possess the following experience, skills and attributes:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of three years demonstrated experience in event planning or related field.
  • Excellent written and oral communications.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently keeping close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines.
  • Knowledgeable and proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word and PowerPoint).
This is a full-time, exempt position and offers a competitive compensation/benefits package based on experience.  This position reports to the Director of External Relations.   
To Apply:  Please email your resumé and cover letter with salary requirements to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , indicating the “Event Planner” in the subject line.

Philadelphia Futures is deeply committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusiveness.  Philadelphia Futures is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.