Events Manager - America's Future

December 10, 2020

Events Manager

Pacific Legal Foundation
December 10, 2020
Virtual Office, United States of America
Job Type


Events Manager
Pacific Legal Foundation
Virtual or In-Office 

You: An experienced, creative, and entrepreneurial event organizer. You’re passionate about PLF’s mission and values, and eager to put your project management skills to work developing unique programming that defines our next generation public interest law firm. You’re not content with maintaining the status quo and have big ideas about how to engage our audiences with both in-person and virtual programming.

Them: Bureaucrats, city councils, mayors, governors, and federal agencies stripping Americans of their rights every day. There’s a lot of government overreach out there, and it’s backed by seemingly endless resources. But fortunately, like all lumbering giants, abusive government is most vulnerable when countered by individuals who act strategically and nimbly, take calculated risks, have each other’s backs, and are confident in and passionate for the cause—the very sort of swashbucklers we employ in spades here at PLF.

Us: We fight back. Pacific Legal Foundation is the nation’s first and most successful public interest law firm dedicated to vindicating individual liberty. PLF has an unmatched record in the United States Supreme Court, with 12 victories out of 14 cases heard by the Court. We also have more than a hundred active cases across the nation.

We are a next-generation public interest law firm. What does “next generation” mean for a legal nonprofit? It means we aren’t interested in doing the same thing as everyone else. We aspire to be the best player in a constantly changing game.

Here’s what you get to do in this role:

You’ll be designing creative experiences that increase the impact of PLF’s work and, in collaboration with the Outreach Director, overseeing a comprehensive events strategy that advances PLF’s legal, public education, and legislative goals. This includes both in-person and virtual programming ranging from hour long webinars to multi-day conferences and seminars.

You’ll work across the company to identify and capitalize on opportunities for PLF to advance the national conversation on our areas of expertise. In essence, you’re responsible for making sure that we’re in “the room where it happens.” whether that’s a room you or someone else creates.

You’ll also be responsible for handling all program related logistics, managing event budgets, and evaluating event success, measured by progress towards organizational goals.

In practice, your specific job duties will likely include:

  • Creating and designing events that PLF hosts
  • Coordinating attendance and activity for events and conferences hosted by other organizations
  • Providing on-site support for in-person events as needed
  • Designing and writing for events, including emails, webpages, and conference materials.
  • Measuring the success of events and conferences for strategic recommendations and decision-making

This role is ideal for someone with at least 3 years of experience in program development, events strategy, and/or project management. Some knowledge of legal issues and contemporary policy discussions isn’t required, though it’s certainly a plus. But ability to work under tight deadlines, juggle multiple stakeholders, and maintain impeccable attention to detail are all a must. This role the role requires 25-30% travel during normal circumstances


Pacific Legal Foundation identifies and litigates important legal issues to set landmark precedents that will benefit Americans nationwide. Using strategic and principled litigation, communications, and research, we battle for freedom in the nation’s courts and the court of public opinion.

As a national nonprofit organization, PLF has brick-and-mortar offices in Sacramento, CA; Arlington, VA; Seattle, WA, and Palm Beach Gardens, FL, though approximately half of the staff work from home across the country. You can work physically in any of our offices or request to work virtually.

This is a full-time, permanent position. PLF is committed to recruiting and retaining the highest-quality talent available nationwide, and we offer a total compensation package that includes a competitive salary, medical and dental insurance, and employer-paid retirement savings. We take work-life balance seriously through our generous paid leave and flextime policies. We have a flexible, collaborative, positive, and collegial work environment. We take pride in investing in your future and encourage internal advancement. PLF is the place for someone principled, tenacious, and determined to succeed in positively shaping the future of our country and restoring real limits on government power. Join us.


If you think you might be a good fit, submit the following application materials in one PDF at the link below.

  • Your resume, including your experience in the liberty movement and relevant professional experience
  • A cover letter explaining why PLF is the place for you, why you want to fight for liberty, and what distinguishes you from typical applicants for this position

Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link:

Questions can be directed to Katy Gambella, Network Engagement Manager at Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: [email protected]

While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.

Talent Market is a nonprofit entity dedicated to promoting liberty by helping free-market nonprofits identify talent for critical roles. We provide free consulting and recruiting services to free-market think tanks, policy organizations, research centers, and capacity-building institutions dedicated to advancing the principles of limited government and free enterprise.

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