Job type full-time
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Note: this position is located in the seattle area or eligible to sit remotely in any of the following states: az, ca, co, dc, ga, il, nj, or, tx, va
At committee for children (cfc), we have the privilege of working each day to help young people become the architects of a better tomorrowSince 1979, we`ve grown from our grassroots beginnings into a global nonprofitWe serve diverse communities by advocating for policies to enhance, gathering research to support, and developing educational programs to advance the safety and well-being of children through social-emotional learning (sel)We`re best known for our innovative second step® family of sel programs, which blend research and rigor with intuitive design to help young people build strengths that will help them realize their goals throughout life.
To achieve our vision of safe children thriving in a just and peaceful world, we`re committed to helping build an anti-racist, equitable, and inclusive society that supports the positive development of every childWe`ve set a north star goal to positively and equitably transform the social-emotional well-being of 100 million children annually by 2030, and in pursuit of that goal, we`re looking for an experienced event specialist to join our team.
As the event specialist (es), you`ll plan and execute events that cfc hosts, manage all elements of in-person and virtual industry conferences, and coordinate professional presentations within the fieldDaily responsibilities include serving as an event expert; working closely with marketing, sales, and innovation to identify event goals, content and promotion needs and coordinating all event logisticsThe successful candidate will have exceptional project management skills to manage pre-event planning and communications and post-event follow-up, ensuring all stakeholders are working together to deliver a high-quality event.
Oversee planning, production, and execution of all cfc-hosted or industry partner events and sponsorships
Serve as event project manager, with responsibilities including:
Pre-event consultation and planning
Agenda development and event flow
Event promotion and registration
Collateral and give-away development, printing, and shipping
Related travel arrangements
Speaker and presentation identification
Build-out of virtual booths
On-site event management (includes travel)
Event follow-up and reporting
Work cross-departmentally to maintain and improve our industry exhibition presence by engaging sales staff and subject-matter experts in planning, staffing, and supporting major national and regional events
Work with manager to set strategy for thought-leadership presentations, manage presentation submissions, solicit co-presenting partners and clients, and support with logistics and presentation materials
Manage events calendar, project timelines, and budgets
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor`s degree (preferred)
3+ years of experience managing in-person and virtual events, including conference exhibits
2–3 years of experience collaborating with sales, marketing, or corporate communications teams to support business objectives with events
Experience working with vendors to meet event objectives and budgets
Knowledge, skills, and abilities
Working knowledge of project management software required (wrike preferred)
Experience with zoom, webex, or similar meeting programs
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Works well under pressure and can resolve problems
Works well alone or with a team
Good negotiation skills
Excellent communication skills including presenting to groups
Ability to brainstorm new event ideas individually and with groups
High level of proficiency in microsoft word, powerpoint, and excel with basic proficiency in sharepoint and outlook
The ideal candidate must be committed to embodying our mission, vision, and values of excellence, integrity, equity, innovation, transformative impact, and authentic relationshipsThey must also demonstrate a commitment to supporting a culture of belonging by actively participating in organization-wide learning and development focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion, and by rooting their work in equity and inclusion.
What we offer
This role will offer some amazing opportunities to add value, contribute, and make a difference while enjoying new challenges, a collaborative and diverse team, and professional development opportunitiesCommittee for children offers competitive benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, and retirement with generous employer matchWe also offer commuting, wellness, and staff-development benefitsOur office is in seattle`s belltown neighborhood and offers a modern workspace with views of puget sound and the space needleAll employees are currently working 100 percent remote until further noticeSubject to change.
About committee for children
For more than 40 years, committee for children has been helping children learn, grow, and thrive by teaching them how to understand emotions, build meaningful relationships, and resolve conflictsWe believe that if you make a positive impact on enough children through social-emotional learning, then the ripples will help a family, a school, a community, and ultimately, the worldWe believe that successfully ensuring the safety and well-being of all children will require the involvement of our greatest thinkersThat`s why we bring together diverse opinions and viewpoints—from educators, philanthropists, community activists, scientists and researchers, private-sector executives, and behavioral specialistsCome join the effortAnd let`s grow kinder together.
Committee for children is proud to be an equal opportunity employerWe are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respectedWe encourage all qualified applicants to apply, without regard to race, color, age, disability, gender identity, marital status, national origin, genetics, religion, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.
Posted 11 days ago