Employment Opportunities

Event Specialist


OCALI is a recognized global leader in creating and connecting resources and relationships to ensure that people with disabilities have the opportunity to live their best lives for their whole lives. OCALI inspires change and promotes access to opportunities for people with disabilities. OCALI informs public policy and develops and deploys practices grounded in linking research to real life. We are seeking a full-time events specialist, to assist the OCALI team with event planning, logistics, and support. OCALI offers a competitive salary, benefits, and retirement package.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Degree in hospitality management or project management or event planning credentials preferred
  • Experience and proficiency in event management and support
  • Experience and proficiency with technology applications (including but not limited to: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet, iChat/Skype, etc.) and online environments
  • Innovative thinker, strong initiative, driven to complete projects, and ability to leverage resources while maintaining focus on the global organizational mission
  • Proven experience and ability to adhere to timelines, meet deadlines across multiple projects simultaneously, and complete activities as planned
  • Self-directed professional, with strong analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Communicates professionally and effectively, in writing and orally, with internal teams and external partners and/or customers
  • Team player who values the success of the overall group yet works well independently
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative effective working relationships with supervisors and subordinate staff, division directors and managers, public officials, and state agencies
  • Ability to independently travel within the state for work related duties, meetings, and professional development when needed
  • Complies with the ESCCO requirements for hire including background check.

Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • Works as part of a collaborative team to plan events for OCALI and clients
  • Manages the event registration process
  • Provides excellent and timely direct customer service, assistance and frontline support, including email, phone, social media, and on-site
  • Assists with event budgets and financial duties including PO processing, purchasing, invoice payment and payment processing
  • Coordinates speaker logistics and hosting
  • Coordinates event details including document editing, bulk mailings, marketing, continuing education, and other event-related duties
  • Manages hotel contracts
  • Assists with volunteer and staff scheduling for events
  • Brings creative solutions and collaboratively plans future events
  • Independently plans and schedules internal and external meetings and conference calls
  • Communicates professionally and effectively, in writing and orally, with internal teams and external partners and/or customers
  • Completes other duties as assigned


Commensurate with experience and in accordance with specified salary schedule


Reports to:
OCALI Leadership Team

Application Procedure:
Please complete the employment application through this online system.


For questions, please contact:
Nathan Ticknor
Business and Strategic Development Coordinator