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Director, Events and Convenings


Job posted by: Catholic Charities USA

Posted on: July 25, 2014

Job description

Key Components:

  • Provide leadership, professional expertise and direction in the planning and execution of high quality events and functions of Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA)

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Organize and lead the planning and implementation of the CCUSA Annual Gathering
  • Organize and lead the planning and implementation of the CCUSA Partners in Excellence events
  • Supervise the work of the Conference Planner
  • Facilitate the Convening Functional Team in the planning and implementation of its annual goals.
  • Identify and facilitate discussion and decisions about issues affecting events, and ensure that CCUSA's mission and organizational priorities are reflected in the planning and presentation of events.
  • Coordinate with all departments to create and manage an annual calendar of events.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in order to maximize potential and meet event goals and objectives.
  • Prepare pre- and post-event analysis, and assess opportunities and make recommendations for improving service to internal and external constituencies, and implement those improvements as appropriate.
  • Develop and/or maintain highly professional standards and procedures for production of events in keeping with the image and reputation of CCUSA.
  • Convene leadership team in discussion and decision-making about strategies, opportunities, potential conflicts, and other issues related to the successful production of events.

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Schedule and organizemeetings and organize other CCUSA activities including preparing and coordinating location, documents, briefing materials, meeting notifications, equipment support and all other meeting requirements prior to scheduled meeting
  • Establish and maintain file systems that are readily retrievable
  • Work independently and within teams on special, nonrecurring and/or ongoing projects that are frequently complex in nature and time-sensitive
  • Respond in a timely manner to management requests for information. Conduct research, as required, using the Internet and other sources
  • Use advanced Microsoft Office Suite programs
  • Serve on select committees
  • Participate as an active member of the Catholic Charities USA team
  • Embrace CCUSA's values and the behaviors that support the values

Primary Skills:

  • Solid knowledge of generally accepted business, social and church practices and protocols and ability to interact with top business, government and religious leaders as well as members and the general public
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of and commitment to Catholic Charities USA's mission and Catholic Identity
  • Strong relationship building skills
  • Solid organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, priorities, and deadlines
  • Strong customer/member services skills
  • Excellent follow-up skills
  • Demonstrated confidentiality
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment
  • Ability to make timely decisions
  • Demonstrated diplomacy skills

Secondary Skills:

  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to excel in fast-paced, changing, and challenging environments
  • Strong computer competency

Essential Coordination:

  • CCUSA Leadership Team
  • All CCUSA Staff
  • CCUSA Members

Secondary Coordination:

  • Business Leaders
  • Government Leaders
  • Media Representatives
  • University Representatives
  • Coalition partners and other allies

Minimum Education:

  • BS/BA degree (or equivalent experience)

Minimum Experience:

  • Three years experience in non-profit or association events management or related fields.

Special Working Conditions:

  • This position may require extended periods of standing, sitting, as well as some repetitive movements, bending and repetitive lifting of minimal weight
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the key components and primary responsibilities


2050 Ballenger Avenue, Suite 400, Alexandria, VA, 22314, US


Start date
August 4, 2014
Education requirements
Employment type
Full time
Professional level
None specified
Job function
Owner's areas of focus