Events Manager

Committee for Children (CFC) is a nonprofit working globally to foster children’s social-emotional development and prevent bullying, violence, and child abuse. Our research-based social-emotional learning programs are used in more than 25,000 schools in the US and 70 countries around the world. These programs help more than 13 million children each year stay safe, respect themselves and others, succeed in school today, and build a better world for tomorrow.

The Events Manager (EM) will plan and execute events that CFC hosts, manage our exhibiting presence at industry conferences, and coordinate our professional presentations within the field. Daily responsibilities will include serving as an event expert and working closely with marketing, sales, public relations, and creative to identify event goals, manage content and promotion needs, and coordinate all event logistics. This person must have exceptional project management skills, superb attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize immediate needs against long-term goals.

Primary Responsibilities Include

  • Serve as event project manager. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    • Pre-event consultation and planning
    • Venue selection
    • Agenda development and event flow
    • Event promotion and registration
    • Budget management
    • Related travel arrangements
    • Staffing
  • Work with the event owner on speaker identification, content creation, collateral, and swag creation
  • Provide on-site event management, including ensuring proper setup and signage, registration coordination, AV testing, and speaker management
  • Event follow-up and reporting
  • Maintain and improve CFC’s industry exhibition presence
    • Work cross-departmentally to engage sales staff and subject-matter experts in planning
    • Provide support for major national and regional events
  • Work with CFC leadership to set our strategy for thought-leadership presentations
  • Manage submission of presentations and solicit co-presenting partners and clients
  • Support logistics, including presentation materials
  • Manage events calendar, project timelines, and budgets
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • 2–3 years’ experience managing local, remote, in-person, and virtual events, including conference exhibits and/or trade shows
  • 2–3 years’ experience working collaboratively with sales, marketing, and corporate communications (or equivalent) teams to support business objectives with events
  • Frequent travel within the US, remote work, and events management outside of business hours required
  • Advanced computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, OneNote, OneDrive), Skype, Dropbox, and project management software
  • Proficiency in social media knowledge and engagement
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

How to Apply: Applications for this position are accepted through our online application process only. Please submit your letter of interest and resume in a single document at https://careers-hrpmsi.icims.com/jobs/2293/events-manager/login.

 

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