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FHCASA is Hiring! Events and Conference Manager (PT)

Job Opening: Two Part-Time Positions (or one full-time position for the right candidate)

Position 2: Events and Conference Manager

This exempt, part-time position (average of 20 hours/week, with fewer hours before Sept; more hours after) reports to the Executive Director and works closely with FHCASA staff, board, members, volunteers, and partners to organize Future Harvest CASA’s Annual Cultivate the Chesapeake Conference.  Our 2019 conference is our 20th anniversary celebration, so we are looking for someone who can impart programming vision and broaden our attendance to create a truly special event. Salary: $25,000 plus 7.35%-of-gross-salary benefit stipend, and paid vacation.

Job duties include:

  • Organize all aspects of the conference

  • Engage stakeholders into an advisory committee

  • Recruit keynote and session speakers

  • Recruit exhibitors and in-kind donations, and, with the Exec Director, sponsors; must be comfortable with cold-calling

  • With Communications Manager, create engaging messaging, branding and promotion plan with goal to increase attendance

  • Review print program and all materials, including signage, for accuracy

  • Negotiate and work directly with conference venue

  • Delegate and oversee tasks to staff and volunteers

  • Recruit and organize volunteers; administer scholarships

  • Organize and maintain registration list; ensure thank you’s for every donation

  • Prepare pre- and post-event financial and qualitative reports for Exec Director and Board

Required Qualifications: Conference Manager

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree

  • Deep experience in conference event planning

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Chesapeake region farming community

  • Demonstrated superlative organizational and administrative skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team, both internal and external, to create and strategically implement a vision for the 2019 20th Anniversary conference

  • Possess a car for travel, smartphone with unlimited data plan, computer; printer – all kept in good working order;

  • Willingness to travel and do some weekend work.




To apply, fill out our application and email your cover letter, resume, and 2 writing samples to:

All questions related to applications can be sent to