Engagement and Events Manager

Sudbury Valley Trustees, a nonprofit regional land trust located west of Boston, MA, seeks an Engagement and Events Manager.

About SVT
SVT actively conserves natural areas and farmland in 36 communities between Boston and Worcester. We protect some of the region’s most important forests, wetlands, and grasslands—natural areas that support wildlife habitat, working farms, and recreational trails.
• SVT cares for more than 5,700 acres on 190 properties, maintains more than 65 miles of hiking trails, and provides an array of public educational programs and recreational outings.
• SVT is a dynamic, forward thinking land trust and we come together to achieve our mission through three strategies:
o We protect land by assisting communities and other organizations with local efforts along with working with landowners to permanently conserve their parcels
o We take care of natural areas. We actively work to steward the land, ensuring that the values that originally inspired protection are cared for in perpetuity.
o We provide people with opportunities to connect with nature and to act for conservation. SVT recognizes that we must engage more and a greater diversity of people to care and act for natural areas, and we work to provide a variety of opportunities so that all people can enjoy nature’s many benefits.
• SVT is accredited by the national Land Trust Accreditation Commission.
• SVT achieves this success thanks to the efforts of our tight-knit team of professional staff, an all-volunteer Board of Directors, 200 volunteers, the support of 3,000 members, and numerous partners.

Our headquarters are located in a former farmhouse at the 52-acre Wolbach Farm in Sudbury, MA, where we enjoy views of scenic meadows and woodlands. Our dedicated staff enjoys a supportive, cooperative work environment, and we benefit from an ardent group of members who form a close-knit and collegial community.

Position Overview

Engagement and Events Manager
SVT’s Engagement and Events Manager is responsible for managing SVT’s fundraising and donor cultivation events; developing and executing social media strategy; and overseeing SVT’s presence in the community. The work includes developing and maintaining relationships with donors and the public to advance the mission and fundraising goals of the organization, as well as building relationships with local stakeholders to increase SVT’s effectiveness in the region.
The Engagement and Events Manager will plan and implement an annual calendar of special fundraising and donor cultivation events, manage any online crowdfunding, and maintain an active social media calendar. This position reports to the Director of Development.

Event Responsibilities:

• Conceptualize, plan, and execute engaging and successful fundraising events, both virtual and in-person. This includes SVT’s Annual Benefit Gala, an annual Supporter Appreciation event, and Major Donor stewardship events.
• Coordinate all aspects of event logistics, including budget, venue selection, vendor coordination, invitations, registrations, and program planning.
• Manage SVT’s crowdfunding efforts, based around events such as Giving Tuesday and the Annual Benefit Gala and specific land protection projects
• Collaborate with internal teams and external partners to ensure seamless execution of events and maximize attendance and participation.
• Identify and secure event sponsors.
• Provide periodic updates to SVT’s board of directors on special event and fundraising initiatives.

Community Outreach Responsibilities:

• In coordination with the Director of Development, develop and implement community outreach strategies to expand the organization's presence and foster strong relationships with local communities, stakeholders, and potential supporters.
• Establish and maintain relationships with community leaders, local businesses, schools, and other organizations to build a network of support for our conservation efforts.
• Schedule and manage SVT’s community presence at community events, fairs, and networking opportunities to promote conservation initiatives and build community support.
• Coordinate all SVT Volunteer support for Community Outreach programs, tabling, and events.

Social Media Responsibilities:

• Oversee and execute SVT’s social media strategy across various platforms, including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
• Work with executive and development team to ensure that all messaging aligns with organizational priorities and goals
• Create compelling content, graphics, and videos to increase online visibility, engagement, and followership.
• Communicate with SVT’s social media followers and respond to queries in a timely manner.
• Monitor social media analytics and use data-driven insights to refine strategies and achieve performance objectives.
• Stay up to date on best practices and emerging trends in social media to continually improve SVT’s social media presence.

Office Administration
• Share front desk responsibilities: answering phone, greeting visitors.
• Participate in a small-office culture where everyone chips in to a great variety of tasks.

• 4 years of relevant experience
• Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
• Strong organizational skills
• Ability to negotiate and communicate effectively with event partners
• Demonstrable social networking experience and social analytics tool knowledge
• Proficiency in Microsoft Suite
• Proficiency with CRM/Donation Management Databases, and online giving platforms preferred
• Willingness to adjust work hours according to the needs of the organization and to occasionally work in a variety of terrains and weather.

This is a full-time, exempt 37.5 hour/week position. The base salary range is $50,000 to $65,000.
Actual salary will reflect the level of experience and qualifications relative to the position requirements.

Benefits include:
• Health and Dental insurance
• Flex Savings and an HRA plan
• 403(b) plan with a match after 6 months of service and full vesting from the date of hire
• Generous paid time off benefits including an 8-week sabbatical after 7 years of service
• Professional development is encouraged and paid by SVT

To Apply:
• Please email resume, cover letter, and three references to HR@svtweb.org.
• Emailed submissions should include the subject line: “EEM_[last name].”

No phone calls, please. The job will remain open until filled.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Sudbury Valley Trustees aims to create a thriving, inclusive workplace that values each member of our team and reflects and effectively serves the diverse communities of Boston’s metrowest region. SVT is committed to fairness and equity throughout our internal operations. Inclusion and diversity are priorities as we strengthen and continue to diversify our team and expand the constituency in all aspects of our work.