2Life's Manager of Events

Job Type
Development/Grant Writing
2Life Communities
Job Description

Responsible for research, planning, organization, budget/expenditure, on-site management, and post-event follow-up and reporting across a wide range of fundraising, advocacy, community, and other organizational events. 


Collaborating with stakeholders across 2Life, the Events Manager plays a key role in helping 2Life share its story and develop meaningful engagements with donors, policymakers, community leaders, residents, and board members.



  • Manage 2Life’s annual events calendar in collaboration with (but not limited to) 2Life’s fundraising, marketing, advocacy, and real estate departments.  

  • Manage a portfolio of small to midsize (~400 attendees) events, including 2Life’s annual fundraising gala, ground-breakings, ribbon-cuttings, lecture series, donor gatherings, and other events as needed. 

  • Handle and execute all aspects of event planning and execution, including vendor management, budgeting, site selection, content and program management, audio/visual production, registration, logistics, and post-event evaluation.

  • Collaborate and coordinate with stakeholders across 2Life’s fundraising, marketing, advocacy, resident, real estate, property staff, and executive functions, ensuring brand and messaging consistency across all events. 

  • Drive internal communications and stakeholder engagement to ensure broad awareness of upcoming events, needs, expected outcomes, and event success metrics.

  • Conduct ongoing monitoring and evaluation of industry best practices to bring innovative ideas to maximize engagement and participant value. 

  • Manage budget, procurement, and invoice/expense tracking and reconciliation, ensuring that resources are allocated optimally. 

  • Serve as an expert consultant for groups proposing new events, helping to conduct cost-benefit analyses, tease out desired goals, and brainstorm best practices.

  • Other responsibilities as assigned.



  • 5-7+ years of event management experience, preferably in the nonprofit environment.

  • Demonstrated experience executing a variety of events across wide-ranging goals, audiences, and stakeholders.

  • Experience in Salesforce, GiveSmart, and / or other donor and event management tools.

  • Exceptional organizational, communication, and project management skills. 

  • Proven ability to navigate working relationships across multiple teams with diverse goals.

  • Ability to thrive in a passionate, fast-paced environment, with the confidence to engage at all levels of the organization. 

  • Proven track record with participating in cross-team program management and high attention to detail. 

  • Autonomous and flexible work style, capable of managing moving targets and making independent decisions when necessary in a highly collaborative environment. 

2LIFE COMMUNITIES provides superior housing to older adults of all backgrounds who can thrive independently within a supportive environment. We are a mission-driven organization with a vision whereby all older adults have the opportunity to age in community – to live a full life of connection and purpose in a dynamic and supportive environment. We are continually evolving support services to meet the needs of our diverse residents as they age. 

2Life Communities owns and operates over 1,300 units of affordable rental housing located within six campuses in metropolitan Boston. With another 210 apartments under construction and more in planning, we expect to add another 600-700 units within the next several years as we complete projects in active planning and construction phases.



We offer a very rich benefit plan which for individuals adds 27% on top of the base pay and over 30% for employee +1 and families. Our rewards program includes but not limited to:

  • Robust medical and dental plan

  • Vision 

  • Employer-paid life and AD&D, STD, and LTD insurance 

  • 401(k) plan

  • Paid vacation 

  • Paid holidays 

  • 2 floating holidays 

  • Pet insurance

  • And more!


The above statements intend to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to do this job. The above does not intend to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.


We desire to build and cultivate an inclusive environment that brings together a diverse workforce with unique experiences, backgrounds, talents, and perspectives.


External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis.

Application Instruction

Please apply directly using the link above.