Convenings Manager

Convenings Manager

Position: Convenings Manager
Location: Indianapolis, USA or Washington, D.C. (in-person and work from home)
$78,000–$93,000 (Indianapolis) or  $86,000–$102,000 (Washington, D.C.)


Human Network Design (HND) is the foundation’s strategic area responsible for building and expanding Lumina’s influencer engagement capacity through strong networks and convenings. The Convenings Manager will be integral to the HND team and our audience network engagement strategy. Working with the Strategy Director for Partnerships and the Video and Online Events Producer, the Convenings Manager will oversee the management, planning, and execution of all virtual, hybrid, and in-person convenings, advancing the Foundation’s strategic initiatives. This work will include managing relationships with venues and vendors, creating accessible registration processes, collaborating with partners across the foundation on best practices to deliver the content and engage participants, and managing convenings logistics.

The ideal candidate will have at least five years’ experience producing small and large in-person and virtual events and can operationalize an event’s vision into a set of goals collaboratively with strategic areas across the foundation. They will also understand how to set an atmosphere that is a catalyst for collaboration and change – even among a diverse set of participants and stakeholders. Applicants should be skilled at producing in-person and virtual experiences, proficient in established and new virtual meeting tools and venues, and have a proven track record of creating high-quality events using online registration platforms. They will have excellent project, events, and fiscal management skills, emphasizing aligning events logistics with clear results-focused execution.

This full-time role requires permanent residence in Indianapolis or Washington, D.C., with some regional and national travel. Lumina Foundation is partnered with Monday Morning Consultants on this search. Please see the end of this document for directions on how to apply or share nominations.


Convening Planning and Logistics

  • Working with the strategy director for partnerships and video and online convening producer, set Lumina’s convening schedule to support Human Network Design’s strategy.
  • Possess technical understanding and demonstrated knowledge of virtual meeting platforms.
  • Conduct property research for local and national meeting sites to determine suitability, including investigating through multiple sources such as industry periodicals, the internet, associations, national sales offices, and individual properties and vendors. Properties and vendors include hotels, destination companies, transportation companies, and other related vendors.
  • Develop and present a proposal of acceptable properties to the Strategy Director for Partnerships
  • Plan and execute activities related to managing virtual, hybrid, and in-person meetings, including pre-planning and working with the Video and Online Events Producer before, during, and after day-of-event technology administration.
  • Manage external contracts with event vendors.
  • Participate and contribute to event pre- and post-event planning, sharing best practices with relevant Lumina staff serving as content leads.

Convenings Management

  • Maintain records of events in detail including all costs associated with each meeting.
  • Work closely with the Video and Online Event Producer on all audio/visual needs.
  • Establish and monitor timelines and deadlines to complete work and projects.
  • Conduct site inspections as needed and interview prospective vendors.
  • Demonstrate a history of developing and managing project budgets.
  • Negotiate with hotel/event property management to obtain the best services for the best cost.
  • Work closely with the foundation’s general counsel to advance and coordinate the final approval of contracts.
  • Pre-plan with the hotel and/or vendors regarding logistics for convening space and services, sleeping rooms, menu selection, and activities.
  • Create and manage meeting invitations, registration processes, and subsequent changes to meet guests’ and staff expectations.
  • Prepare day-of-meeting materials including, but not limited to, meeting packets, name tags, and hand-outs.
  • Proofread all materials before printing and/or distribution.
  • Support the set-up of in-house space before meetings as determined in pre-planning.
  • Assist, as necessary, with on-site day of activities to ensure a successful environment for the convening, meeting, or event.
  • Provide direction and feedback to the Video and Online Event Producer regarding support of key convenings, meetings, and event functions.
  • Ensure all meetings meet and exceed accessibility requirements for disabled presenters and participants.

Budgetary Accountability

  • Report and forecast expenses with accurate record-keeping for various convenings.
  • Monitor project costs and advise the Strategy Director for Partnerships of potential budget variances.
  • Close out each convening with a final accounting of expenses for historical record keeping.
  • Work closely with the foundation’s finance team on convenings participants’ reimbursements.


Skills and Expertise

  • Associate degree required, bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • At least five (5) years of progressive, demonstrated experience in planning and managing in-person and virtual convenings
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Proven competency in software applications, including MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Zoom, and other technology used for virtual convenings; required knowledge and expertise in using convening registration platforms.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks conforming to shifting priorities, demands, and fast-paced timelines.
  • Experience applying analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to multi-task on various aspects of several events.
  • Strong written, public, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Experience in conducting research into project-related issues.
    A high degree of responsibility, initiative, and professionalism.
  • Flexibility to travel outside of geographic area, as needed for training and convenings, if needed.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information.

Work Environment and Physical Demands

  • Work performed in the office environment is mostly sedentary.
  • Convenings duties may require work outside the office and may also require standing for long periods of time.
  • Travels 15%-20%, including overnight stays.
  • Working Schedule: Lumina’s offices are open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Until further notice, you will be required to come into the Indianapolis office two days per week, including “Core” Wednesday and another day of your choosing. We recognize that your schedule may need to change due to other business and personal scheduling conflicts.

Salary and Benefits

Indianapolis Salary Range: $78,000-$93,000 or DC Salary Range: $86,000- $102,000; with a competitive benefits package and reimbursement for relocation expenses.

How to Apply

Monday Morning Consultants is leading this search in partnership with Lumina Foundation. The interview process will move very quickly so please send your resume and cover letter/writing sample in Word format to as soon as possible.

Contact Jamie ( and Erica Nicole ( with questions or nominations.

Lumina Foundation provides equal employment opportunity for all, regardless of race or ethnicity, gender or gender identity, health conditions, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or other bases protected by local, state, or federal law. Lumina also prohibits retaliation and harassment of any individual based on these characteristics.