MPA and MPP Job list Utah Nonprofits Association Program & Event Manager

Melissa Hall melissa.hall at
Tue Dec 10 16:37:28 MST 2013

Salary: DOE
Job Description: The Program and Event Manager is responsible for all aspects of the professional development program. The Program and Event Manager will liaise with relevant board committees and work with other staff, community partners and members to develop program curriculum for nonprofits of all types and sizes to increase impact and build capacity for nonprofit organizations across the state. This position will manage and integrate UNA's and collaborative events into the professional development program. As a member of the UNA team and to help the team operate smoothly this position will manage UNA's volunteer and intern program.


Implementation of a Nonprofit Professional Development training program

* Develop a statewide curriculum and professional development plan to match the needs of members, liaise with board committees, consultants, members, presenters, sponsors and staff to determine member needs and trends in the industry
* Recruit and select presenters, obtain proposals and agreements with each presenter, follow through with payment paperwork
* Determine venues, schedules, and logistics
* Advertize, market, and promote courses to insure maximum attendance
* Administer trainings: Manage registration and event details, conduct course evaluations and surveys, share travel responsibility with ED for statewide trainings
* Maintain training records/database and prepare monthly reports
* Participate in training-related grant/funding proposals and reports
* Manage and administer UNA's collaborative and related events; tie regular events into professional development curriculum: UNEDA meetings, Networking socials, Nonprofit Day on the Hill, Philanthropy Day, Economic Summit, and others as opportunities arise.

Volunteer Management
* Develop and maintain UNA's volunteer management program
* Work with staff to identify UNA needs, write volunteer and intern job descriptions
* Promote UNA volunteer positions, recruit and engage appropriate volunteers and interns to maintain necessary staffing levels for UNA programs year round
* Execute volunteer and intern recognition plan

Communication, Website and Social Media

* Work with all UNA staff to coordinate and execute communications plan
* Prepare and distribute periodic public service announcements and press releases related to professional development events
* Update UNA website as needed and liaise with website support
* Manage Facebook, Twitter and other social media activities
* Prepare and distribute monthly electronic training communication

Function as part of the Utah Nonprofits Association Integration Team

* Remain current with UNA policies and procedures
* Offer ideas for improvement or change in all operational areas
* Attend Association events on and off site
* Attend and participate in UNA staff and tactical meetings
* Attend monthly meetings of the UNA Board and Executive Committee
* Become cross trained regarding administrative duties to enable team coverage


Executive Director

Qualifications and Skills Preferred

* Bachelor's Degree and demonstrated commitment to nonprofit sector
* Experience with curriculum development and training coordination
* Experience with event planning, marketing, and sales
* Excellent computer and technical skills (Microsoft programs required, database and web design a plus); ability to learn new software quickly; a comfort with technology
* Superior interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
* Excellent customer service skills; outgoing and pleasant; ability to adapt to changes in environment and trainer/attendee/member needs
* Ability to travel to offsite trainings-estimated travel time is 10% of position


This an exempt full-time (40 hours per week) position. The UNA office is open between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The person in this position is expected to travel occasionally to facilitate trainings across the state and to attend UNA after-hours off-site events with an adjustment to the regular work schedule.
Location: UNA office in Salt Lake City
Status: Full Time
How to Apply: Email cover letter, resume and 3 references to Patty Shreve, pshreve at
Interviews will begin in January. No calls please.
Closing Date: Dec. 31
Your Website: Visit organizational website.<>
Contact Name: Patty Shreve

Melissa Yack Hall, MPA, ABD
MPA Program Manager
University of Utah
P:  801.585.7985
F:  801.587.7861
Orson Spencer Hall 214

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