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Manhattan Institute for Policy Research (MI) is a community of scholars, journalists, activists, and civic leaders who are united by a shared commitment to advancing economic opportunity, individual liberty, and the rule of law in America and its great cities. MI is independent, creative, and bold, and we are hiring a like-minded Events Coordinator to join our team at our New York City headquarters. 

This staff member will interact with internal and external stakeholders and play a role in our overall in-person and virtual events programming.  They will work with the Director of Events on everything from venue and vendor outreach to internal project management, as well as on-site and off-site event support. 


  • Liaise with vendors, venues, and colleagues during all stages of the event process
  • Serve as a primary point of contact for event registration and incoming event inquiries
  • Organize event materials such as nametags, printed resources, signage, and event-related shipments  
  • Maintain event outreach lists, RSVPs, and guest lists
  • Execute budget-related tasks such as issuing reimbursements and tracking event expenses
  • Manage the events pipeline calendar
  • Produce virtual events (training included)


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1-2 years' work or internship experience (non-profit, hospitality management or public relations experience a plus)
  • Familiarity with MI policy priorities and the work of MI Fellows; a keen interest in supporting and extending this work
  • Familiarity with virtual event-related software a plus
  • Outstanding communications and interpersonal skills; ability to deliver high-quality customer service to event attendees and donors 
  • Availability to work evening events when needed 
  • Ability to multi-task, problem solve, and remain poised under pressure


MI offers generous benefits, including a hybrid work environment, four weeks paid vacation, a Summer Fridays program, paid paternity/maternity leave, medical and dental coverage, medical and dependent care FSA, mental health benefits, remote medicine, paid company cell phone, life insurance, and a 401(k) with a company-funded match. MI staff also benefit from the opportunity to collaborate and socialize with prominent scholars in our policy space.

The salary range for this postion is $58,500 to $75,000.

To apply, please fill out the form below. Be sure to include:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter explaining your interest in the Manhattan Institute and Event Coordinator role
  • Please note: Neither a writing sample nor portfolio are required for this position.
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