Director of Events

ID
2017-2257
US-VA-Arlington
Category
Devo - Seminar & Events
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

About Us

The Seminar Network builds mission-driven partnerships with individuals, companies, and foundations to drive change in education, communities, business, public policy, and politics that empowers people to improve their lives. We are building a movement of principled business and philanthropic leaders who maximize the value of their contribution of time, talent, and resources to advance a free and open society.

 

We are looking for colleagues committed to advancing our mission with energy, commitment, and passion for what they do.

 

Our Values

Working at The Seminar Network is different from many other organizations. We have a relentless commitment to a culture based on a business philosophy called Market Based Management® (MBM®). Informed by the principles that allow a free and open society to flourish, MBM® prepares individuals to innovate, improve, and transform while fostering a healthy, growing organization that creates long-term value for its clients and supporters and fulfillment for its employees. Ten Guiding Principles that encourage principled thought and action form the MBM® culture: Integrity, Compliance, Value Creation, Principled Entrepreneurship, Customer Focus, Knowledge, Change, Humility, Respect, and Fulfillment.

 

The Seminar Network seeks an Associate Director of Events to join its fast-moving, growing team. This is a new position and will report to the Managing Director of Programs and Events. The primary responsibility will be to develop and execute a regional events strategy, building on the organization’s reputation for best-in-class VIP events.  

Responsibilities

  • Build, manage and guide the team responsible for the planning and execution of donor events across the country.
  • Working with major gifts officers and department leaders, develop and execute a regional events strategy to identify new donors and strengthen relationships with our current donors.
  • Oversee guest experience and event execution at biannual VIP events for 500+ business and philanthropic leaders, including coordination with event venues and event vendors.
  • Supervise a team of 4-6 employees.
  • Lead nationwide venue searches and manage site selection for future events.
  • Understand best practices and develop and execute strategies to continuously improve our events.
  • Measure effectiveness of events in achieving their objectives.
  • Work closely with finance team to manage event budgets.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university is required
  • 8+ years’ experience in a professional environment is required
  • Direct experience in planning and executing both small- and large-scale events and conferences as well as in managing and developing a team
  • A passion and commitment to free-market principles
  • Ability to multi-task, execute under tight deadlines, and work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment while maintaining composure
  • Demonstrated evidence of leadership ability and entrepreneurial behavior, exceptional attention to detail and strong verbal and written communication skills
  • High degree of discretion and confidentiality
  • Willingness to be flexible, working extra hours and traveling (around 10%) as needed
  • Strong sense of initiative and ability to work without direct supervision

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