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Employers interested in posting their job openings on the LEDA Virtual job fair (at no cost) can send job description, qualifications, and application method to LEDA's Director of Workforce Development by email.

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Position: Manager, Events & Special Programming

The Manager, Events & Special Programming is responsible for planning, coordinating, and producing One Acadiana’s program of events. The position also serves as project manager of event outreach and select projects of strategic significance. The primary duties include designing events, developing event budgets, securing event sponsorships, project managing event communications, and coordinating event logistics (including speakers and sponsorship obligations). The position works in close collaboration with the Director of Marketing and Communications, to ensure target attendance and meaningful engagement of One Acadiana investors, members, and partners. The Manager is responsible for designing events that support One Acadiana’s strategic priorities and position the organization as intelligent, proactive, and results-oriented.

Planning, coordinating, and producing all One Acadiana events, including but not limited to: Regional Celebration (1/year), Annual Investor Meeting (1/year), Leadership Exchange (bi- annual), Building the Region Conference (1/year), Lessons from the Corner Office (3/year), Acadiana Women’s Network (4/year), An Expert’s Perspective (3/year), Member Business Socials (3/year), and Council Luncheons (monthly)
Maintaining and managing a comprehensive plan for One Acadiana’s program of events, including a calendar of planned events and annual sponsorship guide
Securing event sponsors and ensuring follow-through on agreed sponsorship benefits
Developing and tracking departmental budget and budgets for individual events in close collaboration with Director of Marketing & Communications
Setting up events and registration in internal platforms (e.g., Salesforce, soapbox)
Working with Marketing & Communications team to craft event descriptions, post events online, develop invitations, and produce other promotional materials
Project managing outreach for events, including email, mail, and personal outreach
Negotiating contracts for venues and vendors, including requesting bids and quotes for services
Managing all vendors and other contract labor for event production
Ensuring event and attendee records are captured within organization database (Salesforce platform), including invoices and receipts
Project managing select strategic initiatives and/or community focused projects (e.g., select talent attraction and retention activities)

Excellent organization and planning skills, with exceptional attention to detail
Strong project management skills with ability to delegate/outsource tasks while providing a high degree accountability
Energetic self-starter and proven team player with the interpersonal skills and expertise to work with multiple stakeholders
Ability to work well under time pressure and short deadlines
Strong written and oral communication skills
Working knowledge of various design software applications (e.g., Adobe InDesign, Illustrator)
Familiarity with marketing and mass communications
Familiarity with program budgets
Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint)
Ability to manage contract labor and volunteers
3+ years of work experience in event management/production, non-profit work (including chambers of commerce or similar groups), communications, volunteer coordination, community building, or related fields
Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree required

Application Requirements:
Please submit your cover letter and resume to [email protected] and include the job title in the subject line.

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