About Catchafire

Catchafire is a full service, on-demand solution designed to address the wide-ranging and complex needs of nonprofits by connecting them with talented pro bono professionals. We partner with major funders (read more here) to provide unlimited access to Catchafire to tens of thousands of nonprofits ready to invest in the growth of their organizations and the impact of their service. 

Catchafire has delivered over $236M in services to nonprofits, has facilitated over 1.2M hours of volunteering with over 60,000 matches, and we’re tracking to deliver $1B annually in services within 5 years. We have achieved ~40+% year over year revenue growth over the past several years and are poised for accelerated revenue and impact growth by scaling our foundation business.

Our mission is simple: catalyze positive social change by building a stronger nonprofit sector fueled by talent abundance. Here are some ways to get to know us better:

Catchafire is a remote-first workplace. We provide accommodations to help with home office set up. All roles are remote full time (unless stated in job description), with the expectation that the employee is willing and able to travel periodically as deemed necessary and beneficial.

Catchafire is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We are also welcoming to any reasonable accommodations that can be made for candidates in our hiring process. 

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide sponsorship for employment at this time.

About this role

We are seeking a versatile and experienced Event Manager to join our team. This role will be pivotal in orchestrating and optimizing our event offerings, ensuring they align with our business objectives and elevate our customer experience. The ideal candidate will possess a blend of strategic thinking, operational expertise, and creative flair to drive the success of our events. This role offers a unique opportunity to shape the future of our event offerings and drive meaningful social impact. If you are a strategic thinker with a passion for events and a drive to have a positive impact in the community, this role could be for you.



Event Planning and Execution

  • Lead the planning and execution of a diverse range of events for corporate partners, including volunteer events.
  • Collaborate with internal teams and external partners to ensure seamless coordination and execution of events.
  • Manage all aspects of event logistics, from venue selection and vendor management to budgeting and on-site coordination.

Strategic Operations

  • Develop and implement innovative event strategies that align with our brand's overall marketing and business objectives.
  • Document best practices and procedures to facilitate knowledge sharing and continuous improvement.
  • Continuously evaluate the effectiveness of current event offerings and identify opportunities for improvement and innovation.
  • Implement efficient processes and systems to streamline event operations and ensure scalability.

Client Management and Business Acumen

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with clients, understanding their needs and objectives to deliver exceptional event experiences.
  • Demonstrate business acumen by evaluating ROI and effectiveness of events, informing future strategies and budget.
  • Manage temporary sub-contractors as needed for projects.

Team Collaboration

  • Work closely with internal teams (such as our Growth & Engagement team) to ensure alignment of event strategies with broader company goals.



  • Catchafire mission & business aligned: Aligned with social impact, cares about the philanthropy/nonprofit/volunteer sector. Understands and grasps our business model.
  • Project manager: Strong at cross-functional collaboration. Can closely collaborate with internal and external partners. Strong project management skills, with the ability to organize, prioritize tasks, delegate responsibilities, and meet deadlines. Detail oriented.
  • Relationship/stakeholder manager: Strong at client relationship management. Can interface with clients often, listening to their needs & preferences, while making judgements on what we can and can’t provide. Problem solve on the fly, and appropriately prioritize client needs / requests.
  • Strong communicator: Communicates confidently and is an advocate for client needs across internal functions. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across teams and with external partners.
  • Results driver: Gets the job done regardless of circumstances or challenges faced. Creative thinker with the ability to develop innovative event strategies that drive business results. Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, with a proactive and adaptable approach to event planning and execution.



  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Business Administration, Hospitality Management, or related field.
  • 3-5+ years of experience in event planning and strategy, with a focus on large-scale operations and client-facing roles.
  • Proven track record of successfully planning and executing diverse events in the technology industry.
  • Experience in evaluating ROI and effectiveness of events to inform future strategies.
  • Experience with nonprofits / philanthropy is a plus but not required.


Compensation & Benefits

  • The salary range for this position is commensurate with experience and geography dependent - $66,000 - $83,000
  • Fully remote work environment with a one-time work-from-home stipend to help you set up your space
  • Professional development stipend
  • Unlimited PTO and 50 hours paid time off to volunteer
  • 401K, medical, vision, and dental insurance
  • Please note: we do not provide sponsorship at this time.

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