HIRING: Event Planner [Contract]

RMN is seeking an Event Planner to work on a contract basis for the next several months to support RMN’s regional and national events.

Type of Position: Contract

Estimated Hours: 10 hours/week on average

Reports to: Jan Lawrence, Executive Director

Compensation: $40/hr plus a flat rate during Convocation (October 12th-16th, 2023)


  • Manage vendor relationships and client communications
  • Create and negotiate contracts
  • Manage budgets 
  • Lead the steering committee for national events
  • Lead effort to ensure logistics for events are handled, including:
    • Agenda planning
    • Speaker identification and hiring
    • Workshop planning
    • Worship and music planning
    • Audio-visual requirements
    • IT requirements
    • Space requirements
    • Catering
  • Set up ticketing
  • Design program book for events
  • Collaborate with RMN staff and board as necessary to accomplish the above


  • Understanding of The United Methodist Church
  • Experience with soliciting bids and negotiating contracts
  • Proven experience managing a budget
  • Self-motivation
  • Adaptability when project parameters change
  • Flexibility to scale plans up or down depending on available event funding

RMN is an equal opportunity employer. LGBTQ+ and BIPOC persons are strongly encouraged to apply. Click here to learn more about RMN’s foundational statements. 


Please send the following materials by Friday, July 28th, to Jan at jan@rmnetwork.org:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter