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Job ID : 180117.2
Job Title : Events Specialist
Organization : R Street Institute
Job Location : Washington, D.C.
Company URL : http://www.rstreet.org/
Salary Range :
Job Description :

The R Street Institute­a free-market think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C., with regional offices across the country­seeks a high-energy events specialist to plan and execute R Street’s events in service of our policy priorities. This position will report to the senior manager of program services and will work with staff throughout the organization.

Ideal candidates will possess a strong attention to detail and will be passionate about pulling off successful events. The R Street Institute is a relatively young think tank experiencing rapid growth in both personnel and scholarly output. This role will play a critical part in growing the number and quality of R Street events, and will include opportunities for role and career growth.


• Prepare and run event logistics, which are held in our D.C. location and across the country
• Identify ways to improve our event planning and execution
• Collaborate with colleagues in state offices and our D.C. headquarters to fulfill event needs in a timely and thorough manner
• Organize and implement various action items required for well-run events, including coordinating with staff, vendors, venue operators, contractors and event participants
• Work with our communications team to clean, update and segment event lists in support of our event goals
• Support R Street’s programmatic goals through occasional database and data entry responsibilities


• Two to four years of experience in an event-planning role
• Four-year college degree preferred, but we will consider all candidates with relevant event planning experience
• Experience planning a wide-range of event types, including events of different sizes (from 10 to 150 people) and in different locations
• An entrepreneurial streak and ability to act as a self-starter
• An ability and willingness to occasionally travel domestically for event-related needs
• Strong organizational and teamwork abilities, along with the ability to navigate multiple events with tight timelines
• Experience running event email lists and working in Salesforce is useful

This is a full-time job based in Washington that requires a daily presence in our D.C. office. R Street is growing rapidly but remains a close-knit team.

R Street strives to provide a compensation package superior to those at other think tanks and nonprofits. In addition to a highly competitive salary, we provide a health insurance option entirely paid by the employer (even for families); a wellness benefit; an employer-subsidized mobile phones benefit; up to a 4 percent 401(k) match; and an exceptionally generous vacation policy.

How to Apply :

R Street does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, era of military service, gender identity or anything else that's illegal, immoral or stupid to use as a basis for hiring.

We currently plan to accept applications for this job until it is filled. Candidates in whom we are interested will be contacted for telephone interviews, which will be conducted on a rolling basis. In-person interviews will be held in our D.C. office.

To apply, please send us a resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format, along with a cover letter pasted into the body of an email. The email address for application submissions is eventspecialist@rstreet.org.

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