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Advisor - Events Planner

St Jude Children’s Research Hospital

St Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Memphis, TN, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2024

At ALSAC you do more than make a living; you make a difference.

We like people who are different…because we’re different, too. As one of the world’s most iconic and respected nonprofits, we know what it’s like to stand out. That’s why we’re looking at you. Your background, perspective, and desire to make an impact set you apart. As we work to help St. Jude cure childhood cancer, we're calling on the game-changers, innovators and visionaries to join our family. Not just for the kids of St. Jude, but also for you. Because at ALSAC, we develop and celebrate our employees. So, bring your whole, authentic self and become part of our shared mission: Finding cures. Saving children.®

Job Description

As an Advisor - Events Planner, you will be a key player in orchestrating events that bring our partners’ visions into reality. You will interact with Divisional Leadership, enterprise employees, and global donors of ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Your role will involve collaborating with enterprise stakeholders to craft iconic events using industry best practices. These events will result in seamless and engaging experiences that delight the five senses and deepen the connection with the St. Jude mission.

Key Responsibilities

Leadership: Oversee a Territory or and/or more than one area or business unit; Signature Events.

Collaboration: Work effectively with internal and external stakeholders to create an event experience that is engaging, entertaining, and mission-centered.

Expense Management: Manage expenses and develop creative cost savings measures.

Problem Solving: Address highly varied, complex, and often non-recurring problems that require novel and creative approaches to resolution.

Policy Adherence: Perform duties within the scope of general ALSAC policies, procedures, and objectives. Analyze problems and perform needs assessments. Use judgment in adapting broad guidelines to achieve the desired result. Make recommendations that affect policies, procedures, and practices. Refer exceptions to policy and procedures to the supervisor.

Event Management: Provide strategic event resources for logistics management of internal/external events and meetings for small to medium groups of donors, staff, volunteers, patient families, and guests. Responsible for the event design, décor, food/beverage, and vendor management for mid to high-tier events. Collaborate with Marketing to secure branded St. Jude collateral.

Research & Negotiation: Conduct market research, gather information, and negotiate. Use project management skills to complete projects in a timely fashion and within budget.

Efficiency: Responsible for researching, analyzing, and recommending efficiencies to support cost savings.

Customer Service: Proactively handle any arising issues and troubleshoot any emerging problems on the event day. Liaise with clients/committee members to identify their needs and make recommendations to ensure customer satisfaction.


  • Bachelor’s Degree and 3-5 years relevant experience required.
  • Intermediate experience in Microsoft tools (Excel & PowerPoint) required.
  • CVent, AutoCAD knowledge preferred.
  • Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) preferred; Event Professional Certification helpful.
  • In lieu of educational requirements may substitute 7-8 years related work experience.
  • A valid driver's license is required for this role. The position comes with a company car equipped with AAA membership, insurance coverage, a maintenance plan, and a fuel card for convenience. This car is also eligible for personal use, allowing you to enjoy its benefits beyond work hours. For more details about this valuable benefit, please inquire during the interview process.


Benefits & Perks

The following Benefits & Perks apply to Full-Time Roles Only.

We’re dedicated to ensuring children and their families have every opportunity to enjoy life’s special moments. We’re also committed to giving our staff excellent benefits so they can do the same.

  • Core Medical Coverage: (low cost low deductible Medical, Dental, and Vison Insurance plans)​
  • 401K Retirement Plan with 7% Employer Contribution
  • Exceptional Paid Time Off
  • Maternity / Paternity Leave
  • Infertility Treatment Program
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Education Assistance
  • Enterprise Learning and Development
  • And more

ALSAC is an equal employment opportunity employer.

ALSAC does not discriminate against any individual with regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or other protected status.

No Search Firms:

ALSAC does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All resumes submitted by search firms to any ALSAC employee or ALSAC representative via email, the internet or in any form and/or method without being contacted and approved by our Employee Experience team and without a valid written search agreement in place will result in no fee being paid if a referred candidate is hired by ALSAC.