The Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI) is actively looking for a Community Manager who will be responsible for the coordination and promotion of global events. You will have the opportunity to work with thought-leaders of the Sikh community in designing and delivering experiences for global audiences. This role is at the heart of SikhRI — delivering engagement and experiences to inspire leadership and foster human connections between individuals in our community.

As a specific requirement, the Community Manager also plays a key role in leading, managing, and running Sidak, our annual leadership retreat, and the Sidak Alumni Network.

The Community Manager will report directly to the Creative Director.


Key Responsibilities

  • Manage, organize, and coordinate all in-person and online events in a systemized, scalable way.
  • Administer all phases of the department, including but not limited to planning, marketing, servicing, and administrative procedures.
  • Lead all event planning and production meetings and discussions.
  • Research venue options, coordinate appointments and visits to see venue space, and schedule events on the calendar.
  • Coordinate logistics and travel to the event locations.
  • Work with regional coordinators, institutional partners, and community organizations to organize and promote programs and events.
  • Lead and manage all aspects of Sidak.
  • Maintain and grow the Sidak Alumni Network.
  • Secure and manage volunteers.
  • Organize and lead collaboration with Marketing on event concept, graphic design/production/printing, and event marketing.
  • Manage platforms (BigMarker, Zoom, Google Meet, FB Live) to set up events, open registration, and publish events details.
  • Host webinars and occasionally moderate.
  • Manage the recording (live or prerecorded) of sessions and all required training, including technical (audio/visual/platform) issues.
  • Responsible for handling tech support of all online sessions.
  • Run post-event reports for internal/external stakeholders.

Key Competencies

  • Associates degree and 3 years of work experience or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with integrating social media into event planning and execution.
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Detailed oriented, multi-tasking abilities, team playing skills.
  • Budget management and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to accomplish projects both independently and as a key member of a high-energy team.
  • Ability to learn the use of all SikhRI platforms, and manage the information about respondents, registrants, and attendees of events.
  • Fast learner and expert in the use of modern web tools and technologies.
  • Accommodate a flexible work schedule, depending on event needs and priorities.
  • Experience in non-profit, community development, or educational institutions preferred.
  • Position requires the Community Manager to be physically present at Sidak.
  • Position requires travel.
  • Position requires Panjabi speaking skills.

To Apply

In your cover letter, please include:

  • WHY do you want to work for SikhRI?
  • WHY are you the perfect fit for the job?
  • WHY are you passionate about the work?

Location: North America

Position: Full-time