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Events Director

Events Director
Job Description: 

About Tipping Point

Tipping Point’s mission is to break the cycle of poverty for people in the Bay Area who don’t have the resources to meet their basic needs. Since 2005, Tipping Point has raised more than $260 million for early childhood, education, employment, and housing solutions in the region. Our board covers 100% of our operating costs, so every dollar donated goes where it’s needed most. Last year, we helped more than 20,000 people connect to opportunities that break the cycle of poverty. Visit 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 are one community. We believe that the responsibility for fighting poverty belongs to all of us.
  • We serve. Our approach is humble and respectful. We exist to meet the needs of others.
  • We celebrate generosity. Every gift counts, whether big or small.
  • We get results. We are relentless in the pursuit of our goals. We hold ourselves and each other accountable.
  • We are always learning. We are risk takers. We commit to facing our challenges as we support solutions that last.

What will you do?

We are seeking a highly creative and super detail-oriented Events Director who is enthusiastic about fighting poverty in the Bay Area. Tipping Point hosts 20+ events annually, ranging from private in-home donor cultivation and educational events, to larger scale community concerts, to our signature high-touch annual fundraiser. The Events Director is responsible for ensuring that each event meets Tipping Point's exceptional standard of excellence. They will develop and oversee the implementation of Tipping Point’s event strategy and lead a two – four-person team charged with producing events – from concept through execution – varying in size, goals, audience, location, and budget.

This position reports to the Chief External Affairs Officer.

You will:

  • Set annual events priorities and goals aligned to organizational fundraising, awareness-building, and community appreciation events.
  • Oversee production of 20+ events per year, including vendor selection and management, budget oversight, timeline development, project management, and expectation-setting to create a seamless experience for attendees.
  • Guide team to make informed decisions about venue, food and beverage, and creative touches in order to elevate “good” events to “great” events.
  • Partner with Development, Communications, and Program teams to create a coherent annual events calendar.
  • Develop and manage annual events budget ensuring that events remain on budget.
  • Advise CEO, President, and Chief External Affairs Officer on feasibility of event scenarios, potential risks, and benefits.
  • Manage and develop team; establish and hold team accountable for annual performance goals and support identification of professional development opportunities to expand skills and competencies. 
  • Provide on-site support at events as needed.

Note: We are a dynamic organization in a rapidly changing industry. Therefore, the responsibilities associated with this position will change from time to time in accordance with Tipping Point's needs. More specifically, the Communications Associate may be required to perform additional and/or different responsibilities from those set forth above.

Who are you?

  • You have at least 8 year of professional experience in events, project management, the nonprofit sector or a related field.
  • You are super organized. You are known for your keen attention to detail and you love developing and efficiently maintaining systems and processes.
  • You are both strategic + tactical. You are able to create the high-level vision for an event, as well as manage the day-to-day execution.
  • You are comfortable with ambiguity. You can cope with uncertainty and risk, adapt to change, and make decisions using the information you have.
  • You are a leader. You lead by example, inspire others to act, and empower those around you.
  • You are an effective communicator. You tailor communication to meet the needs of various stakeholders and actively listen to those around you.
  • You are a team player. You take initiative, have enthusiasm for the work, and are willing to pitch in at all times.

Nice to have*:

  • Local knowledge of the Bay Area philanthropic community and the events scene.
  • Experience with décor, film, interactive technologies and/or other creative assets.

*“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 Director role is $145,000. 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.

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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.