The Convening and Dining Operations team at Ford Foundation has an open position for an Events Coordinator (coordinator) to assist with the day-to-day operations, logistics, and administrative tasks for the Foundation’s robust program of events. Ford events will expand dramatically this fall when the foundation returns to its headquarters at East 43rd St. where there will be newly renovated spaces dedicated primarily for holding social justice-related convenings and meetings. The coordinator will oversee the booking of event spaces while also playing a pivotal role in the logistics of planning and executing Ford Foundation events.
The ideal candidate will be a confident, detail-oriented, cross-cultural, energetic problem solver with exceptional organizational, and people skills, who is able to mange complex schedules and operate calmly in high-pressure situations. Candidates for this position should understand the opportunities events offer to express the foundation’s mission and values and the importance of maintaining Ford’s reputation for providing excellent guest services. This position is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to break into events in a start-up like environment. The coordinator will have opportunities to work beyond their job description, gain production experience and learn how to run a venue while serving an internal client base.
The coordinator reports to, supports and partners with the Executive Producer of Events and will work closely with the Manager of Event Operations. They will also work closely with the foundation’s program and operations teams, third-party food service and property management vendors, grantees, and external organizations who are hosting activities at the Foundation.
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