Manager, Events

Full-Time (Permanent)

Posting Date: March 1st, 2022

Application Deadline: Ongoing (Open until filled)

Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that promotes policy and market-based solutions to advance sustainable energy in the U.S. and internationally. CRS’s work engages stakeholders across the sustainable energy sector, including renewable energy users, sellers, government, and other non-governmental organizations (NGOs). CRS does this through its technical assistance, policy-focused programs, the Green-e® certification programs, and education work. The primary educational components are the annual Renewable Energy Markets™ (REM) conferences in the U.S. and Asia.

The renewable energy sector is growing rapidly and will continue to do so. This is a great opportunity to make a positive impact and be part of the renewable energy revolution. You will work with industry experts across the sector to leverage their knowledge and expertise at the conferences. You will learn or expand your knowledge of managing events, both domestically and internationally. But the most rewarding factor will be knowing that your hard work and dedication helped bring people together for world-changing conversations that ultimately deepen their sense of community and their commitment to change.

For over 25 years, Renewable Energy Markets (REM)™ has been the most respected conference for professionals working in the clean energy space. Thousands of renewable energy professionals rely on REM™ conferences to give them the knowledge and tools they need to excel in the expanding retail renewable electricity market. We are also in our third year of running REM™ Asia which is designed to meet the growing need for education, community building, and policy development in the region.


CRS is seeking an Events Manager. This is a permanent, full-time exempt position reporting to the Senior Manager of Events and Education. This position will be in-person, based at CRS’s San Francisco office, and is currently operating on a hybrid schedule with 3 days in the office each week.

The Events Manager will directly support the Senior Manager of Events and Education in the planning and execution of the annual Renewable Energy Markets™ conferences in the U.S. and Asia. The ideal candidate has experience in event planning, as well as an interest in renewable energy and a passion for environmental initiatives.


Managing conference organization and logistics:

  • Sponsors and Supporting Organizations: Perform outreach; process agreements and invoices; and coordinate logistics
  • Green Power Leadership Awards: Working with senior management, assist with creating and coordinating the selection committee; administer the call for nominations and compile submissions; coordinate with the award winners to gather materials for the ceremony
  • Coordinate with Hotel: Manage food and beverage (F&B) budget; draft beverage event orders (BEOs) while staying within budget
  • Registration Support: Manage customer service to registrants and potential registrants as needed (answer questions, process refunds, etc.)
  • Programming: Working with both internal and external committee members, co-manage the building of the program selection committees; administer call for abstracts and compile speaker abstract submissions; contact selected speakers and coordinate logistics; collect and organize speakers’ presentation submissions
  • Exhibitors: Working with the hotel, create the exhibitor floorplan, identify booth placements for sponsors, and other logistics
  • Onsite: Provide onsite logistical support; coordinate staff travel and rooms; oversee the purchasing and shipping of materials
  • Other Possible Duties: Managing an offsite tour; managing the Fellowship program (sponsor dependent) and/or coordinating an offsite opening night reception

Travel and occasional extended hours will be required consistent with conference attendance and coordination with parties in Asia.


  • Bachelor’s Degree with 3-5 years of experience in planning conferences and events
  • A Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation is welcome but not required
  • Enthusiastic self-starter and highly reliable
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and follow-up
  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google sheets and docs is mandatory. Other applications in use include Submittable, Squarespace, and Dropbox. Salesforce experience is a plus.
  • High-level of comfort contacting clients by phone and email in a professional manner
  • Calm and professional demeanor
  • Possess strong oral and written communication skills, demonstrate flexibility as well as the ability to work well with a team
  • Experience working on large events at hotels is a plus
  • Experience managing and working within budgets
  • Prepared to work in a fast-paced, professional office setting
  • This position requires domestic and international travel of several weeks a year


The Events Manager will be a full-time exempt position with a salary range of $75,000-$80,000.


CRS is an equal-opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are important to our organization and accomplishing our work of promoting sustainable energy and addressing climate change. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, disability, work-related injury, covered veteran status, political ideology, genetic information, marital status, or any applicable legally protected characteristic. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. CRS is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at

CRS is in the Tides Converge San Francisco office in San Francisco’s Presidio National Park.


Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Please send an email to to submit a resume, cover letter, and salary requirement.

To learn more about our hiring policies, procedures, and benefits, visit CRS Jobs.