Director of Events
Reproductive Healthcare
Posted on 8/29/2023
Upstream USA

201-500 employees

Expanding contraceptive access to reduce unplanned pregnancies
Company Overview
Upstream USA is a pioneering organization that is actively expanding reproductive healthcare access and autonomy across the U.S., with a proven track record of reducing unplanned pregnancies by 24% in Delaware from 2014 to 2017. The company's culture is centered around patient empowerment, with healthcare providers trained to respect and prioritize patients' individual needs and decisions regarding contraceptive care. With a strategic growth plan backed by a $60 million investment from Blue Meridian Partners, Upstream USA is set to influence the industry on a national scale, aiming to partner with health centers serving over 1 million women across four states by 2024.
Social Impact

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Boston, Massachusetts

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Remote in USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Public Speaking
Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
Finance & Banking
  • Prior staff supervisory experience
  • Customer oriented approach
  • Demonstrated public speaking and presentation skills
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint; Google Products (Drive, Calendar, Gmail, Docs, etc.)
  • Experience in budget management, invoicing and data/finance reporting
  • High flexibility, ability to adapt to work in a fast-paced environment and under dead-lines
  • Demonstrated project management skills and the ability to multitask
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Comfortable working autonomously and as part of a collaborative team
  • Ability to travel up to 20% to events across the US
  • Upstream USA's COVID-19 Vaccine Policy requires employees to have completed a COVID-19 vaccine primary series unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination or, if applicable, request a medical or religious exemption
  • All Upstreamers must also be able to attend work-related in-person meetings and functions as needed
  • In our hybrid work environments, there is a basic expectation that our Upstreamers will ensure that their work from home setups will have reliable access to phone and Internet to ensure connectivity to their teams
  • At Upstream we gather for moments that matter for training, teaming and connection. Our teams come together for occasional in person meetings and organizational retreats. As part of our hybrid work practices, this travel expectation will be applicable for all Upstreamers, even those based remotely
  • Engage in EDI learning & development, community engagement, and culture building activities up to 5% FTE (i.e., up to 2 work hours per 40 hour work week). Examples include attending trainings, conferences and summits, volunteering time, participating in local community events, mentoring and learning, participating in Communities of Belonging or Culture Council, developing language acquisition, learning universal design principles, and using professional development benefits for EDI topics, among other activities
  • Energetic: You like to work and you are willing to invest time and effort to achieve your goals
  • Strong Communicator: You communicate clearly and concisely, both orally (in front of large groups) and in writing
  • Good Listener: You understand what you know and what you don't know; you listen to understand, extract and activate a sound plan
  • Trustworthy: You have integrity
  • Strong Leader: You claim ownership and responsibility on projects to achieve your goals; you take initiative
  • Adept at solving problems: You know how to identify and analyze an existing or potential problem and present solutions
  • Flexible: You know how to adapt in a changing environment and are open to new ideas and people
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop productive working relationships across a diverse spectrum of stakeholders (internal and external), exhibit sensitivity, and appreciate cultural differences
  • Strong sense of urgency to proactively respond to opportunities and issues
  • Confident problem solver who is able to act decisively and calmly
  • An energetic presenter and poised presence
  • A team player who truly values and prioritizes collaboration, while also being able to work independently
  • A “roll-up-your-sleeves” attitude
  • A personal commitment to expanding opportunity and improving public health; and an understanding that Upstream's work to reduce unintended pregnancy is grounded in recognizing the systemic inequities, bias and racism in our health care system
  • Work with leadership to help set meeting themes and strategic direction
  • Lead all activities involved in an event, including large complex meetings, from planning to execution
  • Communicate and negotiate with vendors/suppliers in terms of rates, conditions and contracts, budget management etc
  • Manage relationship with internal and external stakeholders and ensure timely and appropriate updates on project status
  • Lead a small team including contractors
  • Manage project team members, including resource management (allocating tasks and duties) and assisting with recruitment of team members
  • Oversee operational management of the event database (planning, registration)
  • Logistical coordination of the event, including but not limited to: accommodation, catering, dinners, transfers, activities, gifts etc
  • Policy management: risk and Health & Safety analysis, crisis management, and contingency planning; train junior members of the team
  • Budget management: manage large/complex budgets, maintain working versions and final detailed reconciliations, process supplier and client invoices, manage cash flow and payment schedules
  • Analytical Reasoning: using analysis of today's meeting data for future event delivery
  • Financial and Data Reporting per event
  • Additional duties as assigned
Desired Qualifications
  • 8-10 years of experience in event planning in a nonprofit organization, political campaign, or government agency; experience in the public health and/or reproductive health field is a plus