Minnesota Humanities Center

Events and Marketing Manager

Position Title: Events and Marketing Manager
Hours: This is an exempt position that will require working occasional evenings and weekends
Salary: $85,000
Benefits Eligible: Health, Dental, PTO, Holidays and 401(k) plan.
Closing Date: June 7, 2024

Minnesota Humanities Center

The Minnesota Humanities Center (MHC) is a statewide nonprofit organization that supports the development of humanities programming in Minnesota, creates humanities programming, issue grants to support humanities programming, and operates an event center in St. Paul, Minnesota. MHC’s vision is to create a just society that is curious, connected, and compassionate.

As the humanities teach competence, communication, cultural awareness, and empathy, we believe in the power of the humanities to bridge differences, interpret the complexities of our world, and positively shape our collective future. Using the humanities disciplines such as philosophy, literature, civics, history, and language through mediums such as discussions, books, radio, and television, we facilitate respectful dialog, reflection, analysis, and change. In fulfilling our vision and mission, we intentionally collaborate with individuals and organizations to inspire authentic conversation, forge deep connections, encourage action, and illuminate racially and ethnically diverse voices.

Responsibilities

The position reports to the Chief Executive Officer. This individual will be responsible for planning, organizing, and executing a variety of events to support our organization’s mission and raise awareness of our cause. Additionally, they will develop and implement marketing strategies to engage our target audience and drive participation in our events and programs.

  • Manage planning and execution of both virtual and in-person events, for humanities programs, general events, community outreach programs, workshops, and more.
  • Develop process and checklist for organization wide events.
  • Collaborate with internal teams and external partners to ensure seamless event execution, including venue selection, catering, logistics, and marketing.
  • Develop and manage event budgets, timelines, and project plans to ensure events are delivered on time and within budget.
  • Lead the creation and implementation of comprehensive marketing strategies to promote events and engage our target audience across various channels, including social media, email marketing, and traditional media.
  • Produce high-quality marketing materials, including event invitations, flyers, posters, and digital content.
  • Monitor and analyze the performance of marketing campaigns and events, providing insights and recommendations for optimization.
  • Cultivate relationships with sponsors, vendors, and community partners to support event initiatives and enhance organizational visibility.
  • Stay informed about industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies in events and marketing to continuously improve our strategies and processes.
  • Support the submission of funding proposals for humanities projects (as applicable)
  • Participate in internal staffing meetings.
  • Represent MHC in networking/educational activities and meetings.
  • Timely submission of project expense requests
  • Supervise project staff (as applicable)
  • Other duties as assigned.

Behavioral Expectations

  • Demonstrate high integrity, passion and commitment to the mission and goals of MHC.
  • Provide an elevated level of customer service through listening and responding to the needs and requests of others, internally and externally, with a high degree of urgency.
  • Adjust to changing conditions or priorities willingly.
  • Identify problems and consistently make decisions that resolve problems.
  • Professional attitude and appearance

General Expectations

  • Initiative-taking, flexible, and optimistic individual with excellent people skills
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects.
  • Culturally competent and the ability to build strong relationships, find common ground, build consensus, and strengthen collaboration among diverse stakeholders.
  • Success in managing internal and external relationships.
  • Working knowledge of project planning, organizational structure, budgeting, and administrative operations
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to create high quality programming.
  • Continuous Learning – Commitment to learning, applying, building on, and evaluating new knowledge and skills.
  • Enthusiasm – Exhibits passion, cheerful outlook, and excitement about MHC’s work.

Requirements

The ideal candidate will be an individual that is organized, enjoys learning, values working with others, and is comfortable working on several projects simultaneously. The ideal candidate will be a strong storyteller, writer, and editor who is committed to amplifying the voices of scholars and individuals from historically politically disenfranchised communities.

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, Communications, Business Administration, Humanities, or a related field.
  • Proven experience (10 years) in event planning, marketing, or related roles, preferably within the nonprofit sector.
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines effectively.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to convey complex ideas clearly and persuasively.
  • Creative thinker with a demonstrated ability to develop innovative marketing campaigns and event concepts.
  • Proficiency in digital marketing tools and platforms, including social media management, email marketing, and analytics.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment, with an elevated level of diligence.
  • Passion for our organization’s mission and a commitment to making a positive impact in the community.
  • Experience working with racial and ethnically diverse communities.
  • Experience working on community-driven initiatives.
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel)
  • Proficient with CRM and financial software.
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends with occasional travel outside of the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area.    

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, multi-functional copiers/printers, and filing cabinets.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to effectively communicate, use a telephonic device and/or use a computer. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. This is a sedentary role: however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand, as necessary. While performing the duties of the job, the noise level in the office work environment is usually moderate. Stress levels may become high during certain times of the year.

Expected to work a flexible and varied schedule that may include working on evenings, weekends, and some holidays. Must be available to respond in the event of a crisis as needed. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

EEO Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability status, marital status, veteran status, or any other protected class under law.

Apply

Interested candidates should email their cover letter (including salary requirements) and resume to jobs@mnhum.org. We are unable to accept telephone calls.