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Program and Events Manager

Reports to: Associate Director
Status: Exempt


The Gwinnett Coalition is the lead community development organization in Gwinnett County. The nonprofit serves a diverse population of nearly one million residents comprised of 13% Asian, 22% Hispanic, 30% African American, and 35% Caucasian individuals. After 30 years of serving as the planning agency for health and human services, the Gwinnett Coalition is transitioning to a strategic approach to community impact. Utilizing a collective impact model, the Gwinnett Coalition will bring people and organizations together in a structured way to achieve lasting social change. A common agenda, shared measurement, mutually reinforcing activities, and continuous communication will reinforce and drive positive community impact. Job seekers who desire a challenge and an opportunity to grow an evolving organization will find this opportunity particularly intriguing.


The Program and Events Manager is an integral part of the Gwinnett Coalition team, leading programs like Gwinnett Great Days of Service and new nonprofit capacity building offerings as well as supporting key initiatives, like Resilient Gwinnett. The incumbent also manages Coalition communications and the logistics of many Gwinnett Coalition in-person and virtual events throughout the year. The position reports to the Associate Director. Specific duties include:


  • Creating event goals and defining strategy and tactics to achieve them
  • Managing event logistics, including timelines, venues, suppliers, budgets, and invoicing
  • Developing a vendor network and negotiating contracts for event support services
  • Effectively using data to plan, evaluate, and improve programs and initiatives
  • Preparing and presenting post-event reports and evaluations
  • Recruiting and managing volunteers, as needed
  • Recruiting and managing relationships with event sponsors
  • Ensuring event and program management aligns with the values of the Coalition, enabling full inclusion and accommodating individual needs, as appropriate.  


  • Crafting marketing and communication plans and materials for events
  • Managing communications and marketing budgets
  • Developing and maintaining the Coalition’s database of community stakeholders
  • Maintaining the Coalition’s master calendars
  • Designing basic communication graphics and informational pieces, such as newsletters
  • Generating content for social media accounts and website
  • Overseeing brand standards compliance
  • Collaborating with the marketing team to improve strategies and coordinate needs of staff


  • Helping identify, obtain, and manage grant funding opportunities
  • Co-constructing a healthy, professional team culture by demonstrating flexibility and collegiality as new needs of the organization arise and participating in cross-training for programs and initiatives outside the scope of the position
  • Treating colleagues and stakeholders with kindness, respect, and dignity
  • Maintaining professional boundaries and confidentiality of information where required by law and professional ethics
  • Committing to learning, improvement, and professional development
  • Acting in the best interests of the organization at all times


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution; master’s degree in a related field and/or project management certification preferred
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience, including managing and motivating volunteers
  • Confident leader with exceptional skills, with the ability to think strategically in the design, integration, and execution of programs through utilization of different kinds of capital
  • Ability to work strategically and tactically in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment; strong prioritization skills
  • Record of effective collaboration within a multidisciplinary team in a complex environment
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in written and oral communication; ability to communicate complex issues to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to identify policy and systems barriers and develop solutions for coordinated efforts
  • Strong data collection and analysis skills
  • Demonstrated ability to coalesce diverse groups of stakeholders across multiple sectors
  • Familiarity with the Gwinnett community and the broader Atlanta region
  • Demonstrated history of cultural competency and working for equity, inclusion, and belonging


  • Knowledge of grant writing, management, and philanthropy a plus
  • Skills in facilitation and experience in conflict resolution
  • Education/training related to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Multilingual
  • Previous experience working in roles of collective impact, community development, economic development, and/or public policy a plus


  • Canva
  • Campaign Monitor
  • Microsoft Suite, including SharePoint and Teams
  • Hootsuite
  • Google Docs
  • Zoom for meetings and webinars
  • WordPress – Elementor
  • Survey Monkey
  • Salesforce or another CRM

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to

Review of application packages will begin immediately.

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