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Director, Productions and Partnerships

Company: American Humane
Location: Palm Beach
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

American Humaneis seeking an experienced Director, Productions &Partnershipsto provide effective leadership and management of American Humane events programming. American Humane is committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. As we seek to fill this position, we highly encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. For more than 100 years American Humane has been first in promoting the welfare and safety of animals and strengthening the bond between animals and people. We are first to serve, wherever animals are in need of rescue, shelter, protection or security. Through our innovative leadership initiatives from our No Animals Were Harmed program in Hollywood to broad-based farm and conservation animal welfare certifications, to rapid response rescue and care across the country American Humane sets the gold standard as the most visionary and effective animal welfare organization in the nation. Position summary: The Director, Productions & Partnerships is responsible for developing strategy, planning, promoting and effectively executing the American Humane Hero Dog Awards show and gala in collaboration with the President & CEO, VP of Development, VP of Communications and other Executive Leadership. The Director is also responsible for overseeing and managing a slate of other organizational events, including a series of donor outreach and cultivation events throughout the year. The Director will initially report to the VP of Communications and works closely with other Executive Leadership, including the CEO. Responsibilities:

* Responsible for the overall management, including budget and financial resources, for all organizational events, including the flagship Hero Dog Awards production, gala and related events. * Work closely with internal leadership and staff as well as external production team and vendors by providing oversight of all activities and events surrounding the annual Hero Dog Awards production and gala, including but not limited to: Palm Beach gala event, launch events, Hero Dog Awards luncheon, and other donor cultivation events and ambassador and committee meetings. * Oversee all aspects of the Hero Dog Awards campaign and related campaigns such as the Hero Veterinarian and Hero Veterinary Technician Awards including: social media campaign, website, sponsor deliverables, and production team deliverables. * Provide oversight and manage day of event logistics to ensure a smooth production, handling requests from VIPs. * Provide leadership and ensure strong execution of a series of donor outreach and cultivation events in Palm Beach and in other key markets across the country. * Ensure expectations of donors, sponsors, winners, talent and various other stakeholders are being met and managed appropriately. * Nurture existing and prospective relationships with donors, sponsors and ambassadors for the Hero Dog Awards and other organizational events throughout the year. * Coordinate and manage contracts and relationships with external production and events vendors to ensure highest level of service and product while managing costs. * Oversee, coach and manage high performing events team, including managing remotely.

Essential experience, knowledge, skills and abilities:

* Bachelors degree required;advanced degree preferred. * Minimum 5 years of experience leading the production of high-level events. * Incredible attention to detail. * Excellent organizational and project management skills, with ability to establish and implement systems and identify resources to ensure successful completion of projects. * Excellent communication skills - both written and verbal, with the ability to represent the organization externally across a wide range of constituencies and in a variety of settings. * Strong relationship development and management skills - ability to listen, find common ground and cultivate long-term relationships. * Conduct oneself in a highly professional manner at all times. * Sound judgement and discretion in handling confidential and sensitive information. * Maintain composure in high stress situations and think on ones feet. * Able to work both independently and as part of a team to met goals in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment; self-directed to take action and resolve issues. * Make appropriate decisions or choices based on understanding alternative courses of action and potential repercussions. * Ability to effectively multitask and manage concurrent projects and responsibilities, ensuring deadlines are met. * Self-disciplined, action-oriented style, yet highly flexible and adaptable. * Working knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook; must be comfortable learning and using new technology.

Direct reports:

* Events Coordinator

Physical demands and work environment:

* Position is based in a standard office environment with work offsite at various venues. * Must be o.k. being around and touching animals, particularly dogs in the office and at events. * Travel required; approximately 25%. * Long hours are highly likely and will include some evening and weekend work. * Ability to transport, lift and carry supplies weighing up to 25 lbs. * While performing the duties of this position, the employee will regularly be required to:

* Sit for extended periods, * Look at and work off of a computer screen for extended periods, * Talk, hear and exchange information over the telephone, video screen and in person.

* Local travel with personal vehicle is required.

American Humanes core values define our workplace, and these values serve as the cornerstone for interactions in advancing our mission and institutional goals. Employees are expected to adhere to all organizational policies and to act as role models, demonstrating American Humanes core values: C ompassion Being kind and caring in our interactions with others. A ccountability - Holding ourselves to the highest standards. Following through on commitments and owning our actions, behavior, and decisions. R espect for All Being professional, listening to others and honoring diversity in all its forms. L oyalty to Mission Staying focused on our purpose and our mission our nations most vulnerable depend on us. S ustainability - Contributing to being a great place to work and achieving our shared mission and goals to make a difference, now and in the future. H onesty, Integrity, Trust Demonstrating transparency, as trusted stewards of donor resources, supporting our leadership and one another. American Humane (AH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to fostering and growingdiversity, equityand inclusion in the workplace and the humane space. recblid 4b56zinugh517ab444ob2y3i9ulfdl

Keywords: American Humane, Palm Beach , Director, Productions and Partnerships, Executive , Palm Beach, Florida

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