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The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute is the sole nonprofit organization created by President Reagan charged with continuing his legacy and sharing his principles – limited government, individual liberty, economic opportunity, freedom and democracy, peace through strength, civility, and national pride. The Foundation is a non-partisan organization which sustains the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, CA, the Reagan Center for Public Affairs, the Presidential Learning Center, The Air Force One Pavilion, the award-winning Discovery Center and the Reagan Institute, which carries out the Foundation’s mission in Washington, D.C.  The Reagan Library houses over 55 million pages of Gubernatorial, Presidential and personal papers and over 60,000 gifts and artifacts chronicling the lives of Ronald and Nancy Reagan. It also serves as the final resting place of America’s 40th President and his First Lady.

Position Available

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute is seeking a Coordinator to support the Event Group operations.  The Event Group is responsible for facilitating all aspects of events that occur on the property including private rentals, Center for Public Affairs (lectures, book signings, dinners), community outreach events (exhibit openings and receptions), annual celebrations (President’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Veteran’s Day), and our Foundation-sponsored social events (Valentine’s Dinner and Dance, Summer Sunset Dinner series, holiday events, and exhibit lunches).  Many of these events occur on evenings and weekends, including some holidays.

Duties and Responsibilities

Working under the supervision of the Chief Marketing Officer and Director of Event Services and Operations, this person will be responsible for the following duties and any others assigned thereafter:

  • Develop and implement a marketing plan for our Foundation Sponsored events to exceed our revenue goal. This marketing effort will be put in place to sell these events to the public.  This role will be accountable for the revenue for these events. 
  • Plan, execute, and be the lead on Foundation Sponsored events, including Valentine’s Day Dinner and Dance, Summer Sunset Dinner series, holiday lunch and dinners, exhibit lunches, and other types of social events that may be planned.
  • Plan, execute, and be the lead on our annual celebrations (Presidents’ Day, 4th of July, and Veteran’s Day). Responsible for creating minute-by-minute documents for each event, so that everyone on the property is aware of all movements for event.
  • Assist in planning events for the Development department, which includes planning, executing and being the lead on our community outreach events (exhibit openings and receptions).
  • Office administrative support for a department of four staff members: answering phones, filing, screening calls, checking and communicating phone messages, and returning calls as directed.
  • Using Salesforce database for consistent and timely entry of data. Making reservations for events as needed.
  • Creating invoices, thank you letters, and event debriefs.
  • Coordinating marketing for the Event Group; creating copy and facilitating proofing for email blasts, banners, flyers, and ads for all Foundation Sponsored events and annual celebrations.
  • Photograph events with cell phone/camera to upload for marketing purposes.
  • Participating and assisting in preparing and executing specific tasks and duties for all events as assigned, including but not limited to the Reagan National Defense Forum, held annually.
  • Periodically, will be assigned to secure a facility rental and be the lead on the event. This includes securing, planning, and executing the event. May also be assigned to work in an area for other events that take place on the property.
  • Any other duties as assigned.


  • The successful candidate must be passionate about President Ronald Reagan’s legacy and principles.
  • Strong organizational capabilities and the ability to multitask to provide strong support to the Event Team.
  • Some marketing experience.
  • Exceptional customer service skills. 
  • Enthusiastic, energetic, and a reliable self-starter. 
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Computer skills in all Microsoft Office programs; strong user of computers as a work tool; facility with web tools and databases are preferred; experience with Salesforce would be a big plus.
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays for events (2-4 times per month).
  • Demonstrated planning and organizational skills with attention to detail and high level of accuracy.
  • Ability to collaborate and work in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated work and time management skills, including flexibility, punctuality, reliability, and adaptability.
  • Experience analyzing and solving problems as well as assessing priorities.
  • Initiative, integrity, flexibility, and stress tolerance are essential.
  • Must possess a positive attitude.
  • High school diploma (or equivalent) required; college degree preferred.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

Characteristics of the work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Employee will be working in an office environment as well as in various locations and event sites around the property.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Salary/Benefits/Job Location

    • This is a non-exempt, part-time, hourly position, of 25 to 28 hours per week, eligible for overtime. 
    • Salary will be commensurate with experience.
    • This position offers Paid Time Off (PTO) benefits based on hours accrued per pay period and years of service.
    • Employees have the opportunity to participate in a retirement program.
    • The position will be located at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute, Simi Valley, California.

How to Apply

To respond to this opportunity, please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:


The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.