The Aspen Institute is a global nonprofit organization committed to realizing a free, just, and equitable society. Since its founding in 1949, the Institute has been driving change through dialogue, leadership, and action to help solve the most critical challenges facing communities in the United States and around the world. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Institute has a campus in Aspen, Colorado, and an international network of partners.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
To achieve our mission of a more free, just, and equitable society, we commit to working proactively to advance the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion across our myriad endeavors such as the recruitment, compensation, training, and advancement of staff. The best people-serving institutions make this commitment, and we seek to be a leader in the ways that we do so and learn from others. Visit our website to learn more about our commitment and recent actions taken toward building and nurturing a diverse and inclusive environment.
Ascend at the Aspen Institute is the national hub for breakthrough ideas and collaborations to build family economic prosperity and well-being. Ascend embraces a two-generation approach – focusing on children and the adults in their lives together – and is committed to centering gender, racial equity, and lived experiences in our work. We believe that early childhood learning and care, postsecondary education/employment pathways for parents, economic assets, social capital, and health and well-being are the core elements that enable families to achieve their full potential. As a leading model of social innovation, Ascend has been on the forefront of advancing policies, systems, practice, and community solutions. We have built an ecosystem of diverse leaders and multi-sector organizations through a national fellowship program, an action and learning network, the Family Prosperity Innovation Community, and the Postsecondary Success for Parents Initiative. Ascend engages the perspectives, strengths, and resilience of families with low incomes to Inform program design and policy development.
We host approximately 20 convenings each year and each is designed to facilitate learning across sectors; identify solutions and innovations at the community, state, and federal level; provide a platform for parents living with low incomes to share their experiences and recommendations with policymakers; and inspire leaders toward bold action on behalf of all families. At an Ascend convening we:
As Manager, Convenings, you will plan and manage a best-in-class slate of in-person and virtual events, meetings, and engagements for the Ascend team and fellowship program. You will partner with the Network & Outreach; Postsecondary Success for Parents; and Aspen Conference Services; teams, as well as colleagues across the Institute, to bring to life the ambitious vision and strategies that turn convenings into catalyzing opportunities to drive ahead Ascend’s priorities. The Manager, Convenings will partner with each team lead to envision the optimal experience and will be responsible for bringing this to life through approximately 20 annual small and mid-size gatherings (donor events, regional roundtables, virtual forums, milestone anniversary celebration, and more) in our Washington, D.C and Aspen, Colorado locations including support of our annual Leadership Impact Forum.
The ideal candidate looks at convenings as an opportunity to delight the audience and enjoys designing and segmenting the content and experiences that fit with the team’s objectives; you are proactive, highly-organized, resourceful and customer-oriented. You will bring deep project management expertise along with the ability to consistently deliver high-quality event management as well as a passion for Ascend’s mission. You have a sophisticated ability to communicate and collaborate effectively, to understand the vision for the program experience and enhance it through thoughtful and seamless operations and project plans, managing multiple workstreams simultaneously. Reporting to the Associate Director of Network & Outreach, this role is based in the Washington, DC metro area.
Convenings Strategy and Operations Lead
Convenings Evaluation and Best Practice Development
KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE:
Visit our career page at Work at the Aspen Institute | The Aspen Institute and follow the instructions for uploading your cover letter, sample of your work or writing, and resume. All interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume. The cover letter should highlight applicant’s qualifications and share why this exceptional opportunity is a strong fit.
Applications without resume, cover letter, and sample of work will not be considered.
The Aspen Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all District and federal laws. Ascend at the Aspen Institute is committed to having a workforce that reflects diversity at all levels of the program team. We recognize the importance of not viewing individuals based on a single identity, and we thrive on being equitable in our recruitment process as well as in our efforts to be inclusive of all employees. We encourage all applicants regardless of gender, race, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, or other social identity.
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