Texas Public Policy Foundation Events Assistant Austin, TX · Full time

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is hiring an Events Assistant to support the Foundation’s events

Description

About TPPF:

The Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit research-based think tank in Austin, Texas. Established in 1989, TPPF promotes conservative principles and develops free-market approaches to public policy challenges affecting Texans and all Americans. To achieve its mission, TPPF analyzes complex issues, creates legislative policy solutions, and advocates for those solutions at the Texas Legislature, Congress, and other public forums.


Life at TPPF:

The Foundation offers a unique opportunity to be part of an organization that shapes the future of Texas & beyond through innovative thought leadership. At TPPF, you will have the opportunity to be part of an engaged team whose mission is to create a freer future for all Texans and Americans. We look for individuals who are passionate about advancing conservative public policy and embody servant leadership. With a strong belief in personal responsibility, we trust our people and want to empower them to make the right decisions for the right reasons - this is why it is crucial we bring the right people on board. We value our team and work to cultivate a culture of hard work, entrepreneurship, intellectual curiosity, and collaboration. As a team, we support one another and strive to create an environment in which our team members are inspired to excel, motivated to innovate, and empowered to be servant leaders for the cause of liberty.


The Role:

Description:

This position is responsible for providing administrative support for the events team on logistics, planning, and final event execution, and it requires coordination between staff, volunteers, and venues. They will work closely with the Vice President of Events, Events Director, and Events Manager to carry out detailed event plans and support the overall success of the Texas Public Policy Foundation. The Events Assistant must have a fierce commitment to quality, attention to detail, excellent people skills, and a team-player attitude.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Providing administrative support to over 100 annual events such as policy primers, donor meetings, lunches, fundraising dinners, and multi-day conferences
  • Working closely with the Events Team to coordinate budgetary, marketing, and logistical requirements for events
  • Distribution of Foundation and event materials to attendees
  • Working closely with the Events Team to create event websites, electronic invitations, manage RSVP’s, produce pre and post event emails to attendees, and inputting attendee information into a customer relationship management (CRM) database
  • Assist in other events activities as needed and assigned.


Qualifications:

  • High interest in creating or further developing a career in events and learning key skills from event professionals
  • Strong sense of customer service
  • Great attention to detail
  • Previous experience in supporting or coordinating events (school, church, or non-profit) is helpful
  • High energy level and an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Good organization skills and a strong attention to detail
  • Excellent command of the English language and writing/editing ability
  • Experience using Microsoft programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) in required
  • Experience in CRM databases (especially Raisers Edge) is helpful
  • Self-starter mentality and the ability to work effectively both independently and in a team
  • Ability to meet deadlines and must be able to multi-task and re-arrange priorities when necessary
  • A personal commitment to the principles of limited government, personal responsibility, and free enterprise


Benefits at TPPF:

TPPF values our team members and strives to provide a comprehensive benefits package so that our people can focus on achieving the mission. We offer competitive salaries and excellent health insurance, for staff & dependents. In addition, we have generous Paid Time Off (PTO) policies, including holidays and parental leave, and retirement contribution matching.