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We're currently searching for a part-time, temporary Events Associate to join our team to support the Conference on Ending Homelessness!


Events Associate 

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About the position: This is a temporary, 24 hour/week position lasting from mid-April to mid-October that supports the planning of our annual Conference on Ending Homelessness. This position will be fully remote with flexible scheduling until public health guidance changes regarding COVID-19. Once it is safe to return to our office, the position will be based out of Lower Queen Anne in Seattle. In the meantime, the person in this role will need to have the capacity to work from home. 

Who we’re looking for: Someone with experience organizing large events, especially conferences; who is committed to advancing equity through community engagement and thoughtful planning; and who has strong project management skills.  

Representation matters. We value and desire a diverse workplace and strongly encourage Black, Indigenous, people of color, LGBTQI+ people, people with disabilities, and people who have experienced homelessness or housing instability to apply. 

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have all or most of the following: 

  • At least 3 years experience planning major events, preferably conferences with 500+ attendees; 

  • An understanding of institutional racism and a strong commitment to undoing racism and other forms of oppression; 

  • Excellent attention to detail; 

  • Strong project-management skills; 

  • Vendor management experience; and 

  • Comfort working with Microsoft Office programs and using Outlook. 

Compensation & Benefits: The pay range for this position is $27-29/hour depending on experience. Temporary employees are not eligible for benefits beyond sick and safe leave, which we have taken into account in setting the pay range for this position. 

How to apply: Please send resume and succinct cover letter describing (1) why you are interested in the position, (2) your relevant experience, including any experience you have organizing large events, (3) how you would bring a commitment to equity and racial justice to the role, and (4) how you learned of the opportunity to jobs@wliha.org. We also request that you complete our voluntary, anonymous demographic survey to help us improve our hiring processes. No phone calls, please. 

Hiring timeline: The position is open until filled, with an ideal start date in mid-April. Priority consideration will be given to applicants who apply by April 1. 
 

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