Tipping Point Community
Tipping Point finds, funds, and strengthens the most promising poverty-fighting solutions so one day everyone in the Bay Area can prosper. Since 2005, Tipping Point has invested over $350 million in the community to support organizations, advance policies, and develop new ideas to increase economic opportunity. Last year, our investments funded life-changing services in housing, early childhood, education, and employment for more than 100,000 of our neighbors across the Bay Area. Our Board covers 100% of our operating costs, so every dollar donated goes where it’s needed most. Visit www.tippingpoint.org to learn more.
Tipping Point’s core values are at the heart of everything we do and we look for individuals who share our commitments:
- We cultivate community because we know we are more powerful together.
- We practice gratitude.
- We hold ourselves accountable to achieving impact for and with the communities we serve.
- We relentlessly pursue equity because one’s background and identities should not predetermine one’s opportunities.
The Events Manager is a creative and highly organized event producer who will be part of a team that is passionate about fighting poverty in the Bay Area. The Events Manager plays a critical role in supporting Tipping Point’s full slate of events which vary in size, goals, audience, location and budget. Events range from private in-home donor cultivation and educational events, to concerts and signature fundraisers. The Events Manager will operate as a lead on some events and will play a supporting role on others, ensuring that each event is on time, on budget, and meets Tipping Point’s high standard of excellence.
This position reports to the Events Director and works collaboratively across several departments.
What will you do?
- Produce a range of small and large scale events, vendor selection and management, budget oversight, timeline development, logistics, and expectation-setting to create a seamless experience for attendees.
- Build, cultivate and maintain relationships with key vendors, partners, donors and grantees.
- Develop planning documents to ensure that relevant stakeholders are aware and informed of event details.
- Plan and make informed decisions about venue, food and beverage, and creative touches in order to elevate “good” events to “great” events, and by collaborating with different Tipping
- Point teams to deliver exceptional results.
- Perform extensive research and planning with contingency plans.
- Manage vendor relations and event budget.
- Facilitate collaboration among multiple departments and teams to achieve event timelines, deliverables, and goals.
- Research event trends, new technology, and venues.
- Look for novel and unique solutions, and opportunities.
- Identify and plan unexpected “wow” moments for our guests.
All other duties as assigned.
In addition to our core values, Tipping Point staff exhibit four core competencies: ability to be flexible in a constantly shifting environment, strong communication skills, ability to work well on a team, and ability to continuously problem solve in the face of challenges.
Additionally, the Events Manager must have:
- Well-developed background successfully working in events.
- Strong knowledge of key components of an event including catering, décor, audio/video, staging, and entertainment.
- Excellent project management skills, the ability to determine goals and resources necessary for a project, and the ability to remain within a set budget to accomplish a vision. Ability to handle sensitive information in a confidential manner.
- Ability to prioritize and manage overlapping projects while remaining focused on quality in a fast-paced and goal-oriented environment.
- Ability to “think on your feet”, provide direction and assistance, anticipating problems and developing solutions.
- Proven ability to participate in the process of idea generation and breaking out of established patterns in order to derive creative solutions and products.
- Exceptional flexibility and an openness to ideas and thought partnership with team members across the organization.
- Strong relationship and team skills that fosters a spirit of fun, cooperation, and high energy.
- Commitment to Tipping Point’s mission and ability to operate with the highest degree of integrity in representing the organization
Nice to have
Knowledge of the Bay Area philanthropic community, nonprofits, and events scene
*“Nice to have” really means just that; it’s entirely possible that you don’t have any of these and are still a great fit. It’s not expected that any single candidate would have expertise across all of these areas — we’re looking for candidates that are particularly strong in a few areas, and have some interest and capabilities in others.
Salary + Classification
Tipping Point is committed to paying competitive wages. In an effort to increase equity, because we know that salary negotiations tend to have an unfair bias, we do not participate in a salary negotiation process for any candidate. We will make our best offer, and it will be the same regardless of the candidate. The annual starting salary for the Events Manager role is $96,460. This position meets the exemption requirements as defined by state and federal law. Exempt employees are paid on a salaried basis, and their salary is intended to constitute their entire regular compensation, regardless of the number of hours they work; therefore, exempt employees are not eligible for overtime pay. This role requires work some nights and weekends, especially during critical lead-up to and execution of events.
Hybrid Work Environment
Tipping Point is committed to the safety of our staff and to facilitating connection and community with one another. While we were remote for almost two years, we are a highly in-person culture and have moved into a hybrid work environment. While managers have some discretion over the schedule, teams are generally expected to be in person Tuesday-Thursdays. All other days staff may choose to work in the office or remotely. Please note that in a constantly changing environment, Tipping Point may adjust this arrangement as it sees the need to.
Tipping Point is committed to providing our staff with a safe work environment and helping to promote the health of our community. As such, Tipping Point will require all employees to confidentially show proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment, unless they are unable to receive the vaccine because of a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief or practice. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title VII, and applicable state laws, Tipping Point is prepared to make reasonable accommodations for employees who (1) cannot take the vaccine due to a medical disability or (2) seek an exemption from the vaccine based on sincerely held religious beliefs.
How to Apply
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We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Tipping Point will consider qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records for employment in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.
Tipping Point accepts applications on a rolling basis; if the position is still posted on our website, we are still accepting and giving equal consideration to applications.