Community and Events Manager Job in Kenya

About the role:

The Community and Events Manager will work closely with the Director of Communications and Chief of Staff, to cultivate and sustain community at Shamiri while delivering high-quality events. This may encompass developing of comprehensive Shamiri alumni groups on appropriate platforms, providing database of job opportunities outside of Shamiri, organizing events, and leading shadowing programs. Outside of the community role, the Community and Events Manager will also be involved with planning, coordinating, and executing a diverse range of events and initiatives that fit with the organization’s mission. This includes assisting with organizing our annual Shamiri Summit, quarterly in-house events, and ad-hoc events with funders and other relevant stakeholders over the course of the calendar year. 

Roles and responsibilities:

Evaluating the current community offering for Shamiri caregivers outside of their jobs.

Develop and implement a comprehensive events calendar for Shamiri Institute caregivers that includes graduation events at hub level, networking events, career events.

Build out and maintain appropriate systems that foster a sense of community. This may include Discord, WhatsApp communities, or other agreed upon platforms.

Develop and implement a comprehensive events calendar to foster positive relationships with key stakeholders including but not limited to beneficiaries, government, funders, and other mental health organizations.

Collaborate with internal teams to identify event goals, target audiences, and key messages, ensuring alignment with the organization’s mission and objectives.

Manage aspects of event planning and logistics, including venue selection, vendor negotiations, marketing and promotional activities, registration, and onsite coordination.

Cultivate and steward relationships with event sponsors, donors, and community partners to secure financial support.

Work with the communications team to ensure promotion of events through various communication channels, such as social media, email marketing, and traditional media.

Monitor and evaluate the success of events through post-event analysis, including attendee feedback, fundraising results, and key performance indicators, and provide recommendations for improvement.

Maintain accurate records of event-related data, expenses, revenue, and other relevant metrics, and prepare reports for internal stakeholders and funders as needed.

Stay informed about trends, best practices, and emerging technologies in event management and community engagement to enhance program effectiveness and innovation.

Develop and implement Shamiri’s wellness calendar spanning in and out-of-office activities in collaboration with the Leadership team.

Use results from 360 employee feedback survey to be proactive in informing changes that need to be made to wellness programming for staff members.

Who we’re looking for:

We are looking for a dynamic, strategic thinker with strong communications skills and a passion for mental health. Ideal candidates should have substantial experience in event planning and a proven track record of executing events from inception to conclusion.

Please apply through our online application portal. Please note that you will be requested to upload your resume and cover letter in addition to completing a skills assessment

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