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Gala Coordinator

About YPFP:

YPFP believes there is an urgent need for NextGen voices to immediately and positively influence today’s critical foreign policy challenges. Our events are carefully designed to assist our members in the ideation process and to help them determine where to focus their efforts for maximum impact.

Programs Department:

YPFP’s Programs Department designs, leads, and oversees YPFP’s extensive member programming opportunities including Discussion Groups, the Refugee Assistance Program (RAP), and exclusive member events. YPFP events inform perspectives, challenge established practices, and develop our members’ professional skills to help amplify NextGen voices.

Affairs of State:

Since 2007, YPFP has hosted its annual Affairs of State gala in Washington, DC. The event raises awareness of the organization and celebrates its achievements while raising valuable funds to help our nonprofit grow in years to come.

Position Description:

The Gala Coordinator reports to the Vice President, Programs and Managing Director, Programs and is the project manager of YPFP’s Affairs of State project team.

The successful candidate will possess strong project management and communication skills, have experience motivating and mentoring peers, and demonstrate a high aptitude for complex organizational problem solving and outstanding attention to detail. Above all else, the successful candidate shall wish to contribute to YPFP’s tradition of excellence and high-quality program offerings.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Developing project plan

  • Supervising Affairs of State project team

  • Coordinating across departments and teams within YPFP

  • Liaising with venue and vendors

Eligibility and Requirements:

  • Based in Washington, DC.

  • Professional experience in event planning is strongly preferred.

  • Excellent management skills, demonstrated leadership experience, a track record of personal initiative, and proven ability to lead a volunteer team.

  • Outstanding interpersonal and cross-organizational communications skills.

  • This position requires a minimum commitment of 7-10 hours per week and the ability to respond to email inquiries within 24 hours under normal circumstances.

To apply, please send resume and statement of interest to recruiting@ypfp.org.