Events Manager

This role is responsible for managing all aspects of events sponsored by the Kansas Health Foundation, creating environments that contribute to the success of meetings, and ensuring all participants have an experience consistent with the Foundation’s brand.

Classification: Full-time, Exempt
Job Title: Events Manager
Supervisor: Associate Vice President and Director of Special Projects
Supervises: No direct reports
Travel Requirements: Periodic travel may be required for training or business


KHF has significant convening power because of its credibility, statewide reach and resources. Our new strategic framework requires KHF to lean fully into this convening power. We’ll use it to help diverse and divergent Kansans find the common ground necessary to making transformative changes to community health and prosperity.

KHF’s partners include a range of organizations, coming from various sectors. The events manager will need to be willing and excited to create events and gatherings that cater to the diverse needs in the KHF network.

Events and gatherings hosted by KHF (and organized by the events manager) will range from large symposium-style events to intimate small group dinners. Participants could be non-profit partners, elected officials, business officials, grassroot advocates, members of faith communities, etc. Some events will be public. Others will be tailored for a specific audience. But all will need to be crafted and executed with the intentionality to bring out the best thinking, ideas and work of the participants. 

Who we are looking for

This opportunity is for a detail-oriented, self-starter who has experience coordinating vendors, managing events, and creating high-caliber participant experiences. The ideal candidate should:

  • Believe passionately that events and gatherings are more than just a set of vendors, meals and logistics. The ideal candidate will be drawn to the art of designing gatherings that enable highly productive, creative and interesting work to emerge from Kansans working towards the betterment of our state.
  • Envision events from the broadest perspective and create positive experiences for participants from the moment they arrive to the time they leave.
  • Be confident in their abilities, but always looking to learn more.
  • Thrive in a highly collaborative, team-based environment.
  • Have a flexible mindset, with the ability to change course and adapt to changing environments and work processes.
  • Have a passion for the Foundation’s key purpose to empower Kansas to lead the nation in health. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Works closely with staff across the organization to create high quality environments for events hosted by the Kansas Health Foundation.
  • Engages with KHF team members to ensure every KHF event or gathering has a clearly defined purpose and objectives.
  • Works closely with the associate vice president in creating a standard of convening for all meetings that furthers the Foundation’s brand.
  • Develops a broad network of vendors (e.g., caterers and hotels) for event needs.
  • Manages all aspects of planning and executing events for the Foundation including scheduling, room set-ups, audio/visual coordination, arranging meals, lodging and staffing to ensure events run smoothly from conception to completion.
  • Keeps the team informed of event schedules and plans.


  • A combination of relevant work experience, training and educational coursework, or a bachelor’s degree in hospitality, marketing or communication-related field.
  • At least two years of related experience managing events and vendor relationships.
  • Proven interpersonal and communication skills with ability to work with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to successfully manage multiple projects at once and meet deadlines; significant attention to detail.
  • Proven ability to demonstrate a high degree of initiative and willingness to accept responsibility.
  • Proven ability to work with a team in a highly-collaborative environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • A professional and positive attitude.

Physical Requirements

  • Prolonged periods of sitting and working on a computer.
  • Ability to set-up and breakdown tables and other equipment related to events management and move objects up to 25 pounds.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive salary and benefits package. Salary determined by candidate’s level of experience.
  • Insurance and benefits in addition to salary:
    • Retirement plan
    • Health, dental and vision insurance
    • Disability insurance
    • Life insurance
    • Flexible spending account
    • Paid time off

Application Process

Applications should be submitted through the Kansas Health Foundation’s website,  The KHF Careers page allows applicants to select their job of interest, learn more about the position, and then click the “Apply” button on the job posting. Applicants will be asked to complete and submit a short form (as seen below), and upload a resume and cover letter. Once the application is submitted and received, applicants will receive an e-mail confirmation.

Applications will be reviewed immediately and considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Priority will be given to those who apply by May 12, 2023.

The Kansas Health Foundation is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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About the Kansas Health Foundation

The Kansas Health Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in Wichita, but statewide in its focus. We work each day to pursue three major goals: to empower Kansas to lead the nation in health; to eliminate the inequities that lead to major health disparities; and, to be the THE model of philanthropic impact. To achieve these aims, KHF uses a wide range of strategies, including grantmaking, policy efforts, impact investments and strategic communication.

KHF knows to make progress on the major health issues impacting Kansas, we must partner with numerous organizations and individuals. For that reason, KHF actively cultivates relationships with nonprofit organizations, the business community, municipalities, universities, faith communities, public school districts, elected officials, advocacy groups, community coalitions and local institutions.

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