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Manager, Events & Meetings (Hybrid environment: in-office/remote)

Company: National Association for College Admission Counsel
Location: Arlington
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

*THE ASSOCIATION*

NACAC is the largest association in the world supporting college admission and college counseling professionals who serve students as they make choices about pursuing postsecondary education. The association works to expand access to higher education through policy, advocacy, convening, education, and training. It has a membership of more than 25,000 member institutions and individuals, including postsecondary admission professionals, high school counselors, independent educational consultants, community-based organizations and more based throughout the United States and, increasingly, around the world.

*NACAC MISSION: * Empowering college admission counseling professionals through education, advocacy, and community.

*NACAC VISION: * The transformative power of postsecondary education is accessible to all.

*POSITION OVERVIEW & DESCRIPTION*

The Manager, Events & Meetings, functions as an essential team member who helps carry out the department's responsibility for planning and executing NACAC's National College Fairs and other signature association events. Extensive travel required.

*RESPONSIBILITIES: *

- Supervise preparation of specific National College Fairs (NCF) as assigned

- Responsible for drafting Requests for Proposals (RFPs), vendor contract negotiation and onsite supervision with event facilities, decorators, hotels, security and facility personnel, paramedics, caterer, etc.

- Review NCF Exhibit Hall floor plans, assign booths, and serve as primary point of contact for exhibiting institutions

- Oversee each fair budget and reconcile invoices

- Coordinate the development of attendee-facing materials to include onsite locator, email broadcasts, etc.

- Assist in the development of publicity and advertisements for the fairs, including developing relationships with local media outlets, other promotional publications, community-based organizations, and churches, as well as social media

- Serve as liaison to the local arrangements committee associated with each fair

- Complete program audits and reports utilized to evaluate the program

- In addition to NCF, provide general logistics support for the NACAC Conference and other association events and meetings as assigned

- Other duties as assigned

*QUALIFICATIONS*

* Bachelor's degree is preferred
* Two to four years of experience in exposition or event management
* Extreme attention to detail with high-volume activity
* Proficiency in Microsoft office and various computer software packages including Salesforce
* Flexibility to manage multiple projects with varying deadlines
* Customer service minded
* Passionate and inspired by NACAC's mission and purpose.
* Embodies NACAC's staff values (trust, excellence, integrity, innovation, inclusivity, accountability, and sustainability)
* Must be able to travel nationally (and possibly internationally) approximately 40 days, including weekends each year
* Ability to work effectively both individually and in a team
* Requires sitting for long periods of time as well as the ability to walk or stand for long periods of time on-site during events.
* Bending to pack and unpack boxes and trunks for shipping and office set-up.
* Some physical activity required (ability to lift up to 30 lbs; pack/unpack show shipment; onsite office set-up)

*BENEFITS*

* Hybrid work environment: in-office and virtual
* 401(k) and employer matching
* Health insurance
* Dental insurance
* Disability insurance
* Vision insurance
* Employee assistance program
* Life insurance
* Generous paid time off
* Commuter benefits

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $60,000.00 - $65,000.00 per year

Benefits:
* 401(k)
* 401(k) matching
* Dental insurance
* Employee assistance program
* Flexible spending account
* Health insurance
* Life insurance
* Paid time off
* Retirement plan
* Vision insurance
Schedule:
* 8 hour shift
* Monday to Friday
* Weekend availability

COVID-19 considerations:
All employees are required to provide proof of COVID vaccination. Visitors must provide proof of vaccination and/or wear a mask.

Ability to commute/relocate:
* Arlington, VA 22201: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)

Education:
* Bachelor's (Preferred)

Experience:
* Events management: 2 years (Preferred)

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: National Association for College Admission Counsel, Arlington , Manager, Events & Meetings (Hybrid environment: in-office/remote), Executive , Arlington, Virginia

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