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Events Manager

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San Francisco, CA, USA

The Events Manager leads the public events outreach program for the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC). The manager oversees the formation, planning, and execution of more than 30 public events annually to support PPIC’s vision of informing civic life in our state through an evolving events portfolio. The manager plays an integral role in creating all programming content, leads planning and logistics, develops effective organizational systems, and continually uses evaluation tools to improve event offerings. The manager supervises an events associate and reports to the Vice President of Communications.

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Oversee a diverse range of public events—in-person and virtual—including research presentations, panel discussions, sponsored series, and conferences. Ensure a steady flow of activity, on average three public events each month.
  • Proactively develop event ideas and content, in collaboration with colleagues across the institute. This includes identifying emerging leaders, new voices, and leading experts from across the state, to ensure diverse and balanced perspectives.
  • Lead event teams—including events associate and staff from across the institute—in all aspects of the planning process and execution of events.
  • Direct all aspects of event planning, including maintenance of detailed events calendars, timelines, and checklists; outreach to event participants, management of vendors; ensuring timely budgeting and financial reporting; preparation and distribution of event materials; effective communication with event teams and other stakeholders.
  • Define and implement strategies that ensure successful events. Stay current on innovations from the event planning field and peer organizations. Use evaluation tools for continuous improvement.
  • Submit an annual plan/budget for public events.
  • Assist with other institutional events as needed.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience, plus 5+ years of hands-on, professional experience in planning and producing events, including virtual events.
  • Demonstrable project management experience. Ability to manage multiple tasks under strict deadlines. A problem-solver, who is proactive, motivated, and resourceful, with keen attention to detail.
  • Experience managing teams.
  • Superior organizational and people skills to effectively manage key internal and external relationships.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to work collaboratively.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.


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Organization Info

Public Policy Institute of California

San Francisco, CA, USA
Annual Budget : 
51-200 employees
About Us

The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank. Our mission is to inform and improve public policy in California through independent, objective, nonpartisan research.


We believe in the power of good information to build a brighter future. We pride ourselves on the independence and rigor of our peer-reviewed work. And even when our findings are unexpected or controversial, we believe in letting the facts speak for themselves.

We encourage civil, productive dialogue that inspires sustainable policy solutions in Sacramento and around the state. Our events feature viewpoints across the political spectrum, promoting constructive, thoughtful, and respectful discussions about the issues that matter most to California.

PPIC’s work is guided by our conceptual model and strategic plan. The PPIC conceptual model lays out our core activities, essential outcomes, and anticipated impact. It also outlines how we engage our key audiences—decision makers at all levels of government and the individuals and organizations that influence them.

Our multidisciplinary research staff includes experts in economics, education, criminal justice, demography, political science, sociology, and environmental resources. The institute expands its research capacity with adjunct fellows and a summer intern program. Talented professionals in communications, development, finance and administration, government affairs, and information technology help us reach our audiences and keep our facilities and operations running smoothly.

Why Work For Us?: 

Our talented, mission-driven staff cares deeply about improving policymaking in California. We foster a dynamic and inclusive environment for rigorous research combined with frequent interactions with policymakers and other leaders across the state. We take a highly collaborative approach to putting research into action, encouraging interdisciplinary work and hosting public events on key issues of the day.

To ensure that PPIC’s work is timely and relevant to California policy decisions, we rely on a strong cross-departmental process. Research project teams work closely with colleagues in communications, government affairs, and operational support. Staff members also have full access to external support and resources, including advisory councils, academic networks and libraries, and technical training.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
May 23 2022
Active Until: 
Jun 23 2022
Hiring Organization: 
Public Policy Institute of California