House Party Organizer

Purpose: to support civic and political engagement director in organizing fundraiser house parties across the state (primary focus in the Twin Cities).

Pay: $15/hour

Hours: 20 hours/week


Coordinate event logistics, including registration and attendee tracking, presentation and materials support, and pre- and post-event evaluations, including:

  • Calculating budgets for events

  • Booking talent, including musicians, bands, and DJs

  • Selecting chefs or catering companies

  • Visiting venue to plan layout of seating and decorations.

  • Scheduling speakers, vendors, and participants.

  • Coordinating and monitoring event timelines and ensure deadlines are met.

  • Initiating, coordinating and/or supporting all efforts to publicize event.

  • Editing and designing promotional materials.

  • Preparing presentations.

  • Negotiating and securing event space.

  • Securing sponsorships.

  • Working with printer and designer to develop event invitations.

  • Creating invitee list.

  • Sending out invitations and manage RSVP list.

  • Hiring staff to manage the event, including bouncers and security personnel.

  • Managing correspondence.

  • Keeping inventory of backdrops, projectors, computers, and other display materials.




  • Communication: The house party organizer will talk to members, listening to their needs and presenting ideas and solutions to their requirements. S/he will also work with suppliers, contractors, employees, wait staff and many other parties at the same time. Customer service and interpersonal skills are required.

  • Calm Under Pressure: Many things can go wrong during an event, and something eventually will. The house party organizer needs to remain calm during crisis and the high pressure of an event in progress.

  • Computer Skills: The house party organizer will rely on computers to communicate, plan, budget and organize their events.

  • Negotiation Skills: The house party organizer will need negotiation skills to work out prices with clients and contractors.

  • Organization: Many things happen all at once at meetings. The organizer needs to stay focused and organized so that the event goes off without a hitch.

  • Problem-Solving Skills: When something does go wrong, it is important for the organizer to be able to resolve the issue quickly.

To apply, send a resume to by September 4 with the subject line "House Party Organizer application." 

Neighborhoods Organizing for Change is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. We desire a diverse pool of applicants and particularly encourage applications from women, people of color, and the LGBTQ community and immigrants.

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