Program & Events Manager, SAADA

Posted by SAADA on November 1, 2022

SAADA (South Asian American Digital Archive) uses the power of stories to create belonging for 5.4+ million South Asian Americans. In doing so, we hope to build a more inclusive society: one that affirms and acknowledges the vital contributions of immigrants and ethnic communities to the American story.

Founded in 2008, SAADA is recognized as a national leader in community-based storytelling. Some of our award-winning projects include Revolution Remix, a historical walking tour of colonial Philadelphia through the eyes of South Asian Americans; the Archival Creators Fellowship Program, a paid opportunity for fellows to share the perspectives of marginalized groups within the South Asian American community; and Our Stories: An Introduction to South Asian America, a first-of-its-kind book that narrates diverse South Asian American experiences in America from the 1780s to the present day.

The Opportunity:
The Program & Events Manager will support the planning and execution of SAADA’s exciting and wide-reaching national programs and events, which each year bring together thousands of people from across the country.

In this role, you will get to:

Lead event planning and execution by:

  • Managing operations and logistics for workshops, conferences, and events, both in-person and virtually through Zoom. This ranges from leading planning and operations for meetings with a small cohort of community members to multi-day conferences with hundreds of attendees.
  • Planning event agendas and activities that provide compelling opportunities to showcase SAADA’s work and create a welcoming environment for attendees.
  • Organizing group travel plans and coordinating with local vendors such as venues, hotels, transportation, and caterers.
  • Capturing and managing follow-through from meetings and events by preparing agendas, taking notes, creating tasks, and following up on next steps to generate forward momentum.

Full job description and application information.

Checkout one of our projects at SAADA. The purpose is to “share stories of immigrants’ and refugees’ first experiences in the United States”: First Days Project.

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