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Events Manager Application

Choose New Jersey is seeking an experienced event planning and management professional as our next Events Manager. The Events Manager will create a comprehensive events plan for the organization, as well as manage the planning and execution of the events. These events include high-profile international business attraction missions, conferences, trade shows, site selection events, stakeholder meetings, familiarization tours, and fundraising events.


  • Develop an annual Events Strategic Plan for the organization in conjunction with the leadership team and relevant stakeholders.
  • Lead the coordination and execution of complex Governor-led international business attraction missions that include a high-level traveling delegation.
  • Coordinate the organization’s participation in domestic and international trade show exhibitions, conferences, and other events.
  • Develop and execute site selector consultant events, including familiarization tours and networking events to promote the state.
  • Coordinate joint events with county and municipal partners and other regional stakeholders.
  • Develop an events series for the board of directors and supporters, that include policy symposia and networking events.
  • Manage and coordinate clear, concise communication with government agencies, vendors, sponsors, collaborators, and delegation participants.
  • Assign event deliverables by department and manage on-time submittal to support event preparation timeline; develop and manage event budgets.
  • Manage administrative aspects of each event, such as event timeline, briefing documents, expense tracking, and invoice coordination.
  • Develop and coordinate post-event evaluation process.


  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize work and effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Strong organizational skills and detail oriented.
  • Ability to exhibit sound decision-making judgment.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively on a team.
  • Ability to work well under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality on sensitive matters.
  • Ability to develop and implement budgets.
  • Experience with project management, inclusive of international travel and event planning.
  • Experience in vendor management.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.


  • Minimum of 5 years of event planning and management experience is required. Project management experience preferred.
  • International event planning experience preferred.

Additional Information:

  • This position will require frequent travel. A valid driver’s license and passport are required.
  • Authorization to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment.
  • Vaccination against COVID-19 (inclusive of a booster), or having a documented medical exemption is a pre-requisite for employment.
  • A minimum of three references will be required.


Choose New Jersey will offer the successful candidate a competitive salary aligned to their education, years of experience and skillset.  Other factors such as location are also considered when determining the salary offered. Total compensation & offer package will also include the benefits below.


  • Hybrid work schedule
  • 4 weeks paid time off + 10 sick days
  • 14 holidays observed + your birthday
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Paid bridge/family leave
  • Comprehensive health insurance coverage

About Choose New Jersey:

Choose New Jersey is a privately funded 501(c)(3) nonprofit economic development organization. Our mission is to stimulate job creation and attract capital investment to New Jersey. We market New Jersey both domestically and internationally as an ideal state to grow a business in the United States. Our knowledgeable, experienced staff, supported by a network of State agencies and private partners, provide free, confidential assistance to guide companies in establishing operations here. We strive to grow New Jersey’s economy by harnessing the power of business, labor, academia, and government.

Choose New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or against otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities. It is Choose New Jersey’s intent that its employment and personnel policies and practices conform to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action.


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Jen Lenhardt
Chief Administrative Officer