Job Title: Director of Special Events

Director of Special Events

LeadingAge PA - Mechanicsburg

LeadingAge PA, a statewide Association representing nonprofit senior services providers, is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as our Director of Special Events.   The person in this role would be responsible for ensuring excellence in the execution of events, and effective outcomes that are consistent with strategic initiatives and member needs. 

This is a full-time position that reports directly to the Senior Director of Communications.  Duties would include, but not be limited to the following:


  • Responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive event program based on the Association’s strategic initiatives and member needs.  Event formats include in-person, on-line and web-based.
  • Detailed conference event master planning and logistics management.
  • Prepare and monitor revenue and expense budgets for all events
  • Develop weekly, monthly and/or yearly program performance reports, as appropriate
  • Assist with development of overall educational agenda/plan for the Association
  • Seek member input related to event satisfaction and improvement opportunities
  • Collaborate with education staff to assist with identifying appropriate topics, content, and packaging for delivery of education to members
  • Lead execution of the Annual Conference, and provide direct leadership to the Annual Conference Planning Committee/Task Force; work with Education department on content/session development for the overall program(s)
  • Provide coworkers with appropriate content and information for the development of event marketing materials
  • In collaboration with Education department, seek faculty/speakers for various educational offerings, and communicate with speakers regarding content and goals for planned programming
  • Provide leadership to various Association Committees and Task Forces as assigned
  • Provide personalized reports and updates to event sponsors
  • Make recommendations regarding appropriate technology and AV support to deliver member education efficiently and effectively


Candidates must have prior experience in a similar role including the review and negotiation of contracts.  College credentials preferred, but would consider individuals with equivalent experience.  Exceptional planning and implementation skills, proficiency with preparing reports, and the ability to travel, including some overnight stays are desired.


Candidates should submit resumes with cover letter to:


Ms. Christina Carden, Sr. Director of Communications

LeadingAge PA

Email:  [email protected]