Events Coordinator
Job Type

You: A detail-oriented, quick-thinking events professional who wants to design experiences that raise awareness and inspire support for important constitutional issues. You enjoy coordinating complex projects across the finish line and are an expert at channeling your creativity and determination into tangible projects like events. In short, you are confident, you are relentless, you elevate others, and you are a freedom fighter—the core values of Pacific Legal Foundation.  

Them: Bureaucrats, city councils, mayors, governors, and federal agencies stripping Americans of their rights every day. There’s a lot of government overreach out there, and it’s backed by seemingly endless resources. But fortunately, like all lumbering giants, abusive government is most vulnerable when countered by individuals who act strategically and nimbly, take calculated risks, have each other’s backs, and are confident in, and passionate for, the cause—the very sort of swashbucklers we employ in spades here at PLF.  

Us: We fight back. Pacific Legal Foundation is the nation’s first and most successful public interest law firm dedicated to vindicating individual liberty. PLF has an unmatched record in the U.S. Supreme Court, with 17 victories out of 19 cases heard by the Court. We also have more than a hundred active cases across the nation.  

We are a next-generation public interest law firm. What does “next generation” mean for a legal nonprofit? It means we aren’t interested in doing the same thing as everyone else. We aspire to be the best player in a constantly changing game.  

This role is ideal for someone with: 

  • At least one year of event planning or professional experience directly related to the responsibilities of the role (i.e., in a customer-focused industry). Internship experience qualifies.  
  • Experience managing complex projects involving both internal and external stakeholders.  
  • A propensity for offering solutions and asking questions, rather than remaining idle.   
  • An ability to multi-task and pay attention to details in an intense and highly visible work setting.  
  • A self-starter’s mentality and a can-do attitude that thrives under pressure.
  • A team-oriented, customer service mindset—ready and willing to assist others.
  • Experience with Salesforce and Microsoft Office suite preferred. 

Day to day, here’s what you’ll do: 

  • Collaborate across PLF teams to execute events ranging from webinars and networking receptions to complex, multi-day seminars and conferences.  
  • Develop and implement new ideas to level up event experiences.  
  • Manage on-site execution to ensure events run smoothly and exceed attendee expectations.  
  • Coordinate event materials and manage inventory.  
  • Serve as an external facing representative of Pacific Legal Foundation at network conferences and events.   
  • Travel to PLF events at least 25% of the year (may include weekends). 


Pacific Legal Foundation identifies and litigates important legal issues to set landmark precedents that will benefit Americans nationwide. Using strategic and principled litigation, communications, and research, we battle for freedom in the nation’s courts and the court of public opinion.     

As a national nonprofit organization, PLF has brick-and-mortar offices in Sacramento, California; Arlington, Virginia; and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, although approximately half of the staff work from home offices across the country. This role would be required to work out of the Arlington office at least twice a week.       


Applicants must submit a résumé and cover letter. The résumé should have the usual: your professional experience, as well as your academic credentials. The cover letter should explain why PLF is the place for you, why you want to fight for liberty, and what distinguishes you from typical applicants.  

While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we can contact only those to whom we can offer an interview. No phone calls. please.  

This is a full-time, permanent position. PLF is committed to recruiting and retaining the highest-quality talent available nationwide, and we offer a total compensation package that includes a competitive salary, medical and dental insurance, and employer-paid retirement savings. We take work-life balance seriously through our generous paid leave and flextime policies. We have a flexible, collaborative, positive, and collegial work environment. We take pride in investing in your future and encourage internal advancement. PLF is the place for someone principled, tenacious, and determined to succeed in positively shaping the future of our country and restoring real limits on government power. Join us.