Job Title: Event Specialist, Full-Time Position
Location: Los Angeles, California
Good at automotive event management? Want to change the world? This is a unique opportunity to take a leading role at Plug In America, the national consumer voice for electric vehicles. Plug In America is a rapidly growing non-profit organization that is centrally involved in our nation’s shift to clean-fueled electric cars. Most notably, Plug In America has an active program of ride and drive events that allows the public to test drive electric cars and learn for themselves why consumers love them. A staff of 15 well-educated, passionate professionals, plus numerous consultants and volunteers, make up our dynamic team who work on programs focused on government advocacy, consumer outreach, EV awareness and member services.
As the Event Specialist, you will play the lead role in managing and implementing our experiential ride and drive program. You will:
· Design and prepare for events, including coordination and contract management with funders, dealers, automakers, event hosts, vendors, volunteers and our insurance company;
· Provide on-the-ground event management;
· Frequently talk to the public about electric cars; and
· Write proposals for additional funding for your programs.
Plug In America is seeking a professional with a bachelor’s degree. Extensive experience managing automotive experiential events is a requirement. The ideal candidate would be someone who brings strong management skills to the job, enjoys a wide variety of challenges in a fast-paced environment, and can manage multiple competing priorities with grace and dedication. We prefer someone who is already driving an electric car and has some familiarity with them. If you don’t, you will be expected to be regularly driving one within 90 days and be prepared to rapidly build your expertise on them (as this is a very public-facing position). This position will require some travel within the United States and the ability to sometimes work on weekends (when events are scheduled).
The position offers an excellent salary, health insurance, a retirement plan and assistance with the purchase or lease of an electric car. Offices are located in the mid-Wilshire area of Los Angeles. Applications should include a resume and cover letter. Applications should be emailed to [email protected], with the subject line “Event Specialist”. No phone inquiries please. Plug In America is an equal opportunity employer. The position will be open until filled.