Job posted by: The Pew Charitable Trusts
Posted on: June 6, 2014
The Pew Charitable Trusts is driven by the power of knowledge to solve today's most challenging problems. Pew applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improve public policy, inform the public and stimulate civic life.
We are an independent nonprofit organization – the sole beneficiary of seven individual trusts established between 1948 and 1979 by two sons and two daughters of Sun Oil Company founder Joseph N. Pew and his wife, Mary Anderson Pew.
Our work lays the foundation for effective policy solutions by informing and engaging citizens, linking diverse interests to pursue common cause and insisting on tangible results. Our projects encourage efficient, responsive governments – at the local, state, national and international levels – serving the best interests of the people. We partner with a diverse range of donors, public and private organizations and concerned citizens who share our interest in fact-based solutions and goal-driven investments to improve society.
With offices in Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Brussels and London and staff in other regions of the United States as well as Australia, Pew provides an exciting learning environment and the opportunity to work with highly talented individuals. We are a dynamic, rapidly evolving organization that values creativity and innovative thinking and fosters strong teamwork with mutual respect.
The Event Management team brings together the right mix of external vendors and staff to lead the meeting areas from first inquiry through delivery of all services required for the day-to-day operation of the event, including finalization of all billing to internal and external guests.
The event management staff, a highly guest service oriented team, develops internal and external policies and procedures concerning event management requiring group rooms and also effectively plans all of the logistics of the meeting including room setup, audio visual, transportation, housing and food and beverage and any other needs.
The Pew Charitable Trusts office is a very active convening public charity with a high-volume of daily meetings, press conferences, multi-day meetings with concurrent break-outs, book signings and evening functions frequently requiring specific set-up needs and AV requirements.
The Senior Associate, Event Management position reports to Senior Manager, Real Estate Services, Conference Center and Events. The Senior Associate is responsible with the Event team, for managing logistics for all meetings, conferences, and convening's that require group room nights in Washington, DC, throughout the U.S and the rest of the world. This position is responsible for leading all logistical needs including organizing food and beverage, audio visual, transportation, registration pages, signage, room setups, and all other needs that are sponsored or co-sponsored by The Pew Charitable Trusts' government performance unit and its projects or campaigns. The senior associate will also serve as the backup for events sponsored by Pew's environment group. This position is also the primary contact for all vendors, attendees or any third party company directly involved in the management of the event.
To be successful, this individual must be customer-focused and able to navigate in a complex internal structure work with multiple levels of management, possess excellent organization and communication skills; have demonstrated experience and success in event management; budget management, knowledge of online event management software, specifically Cvent, experience managing people in an indirect reporting relationship; provide training/coaching to staff; be guest service oriented; and work well in a team environment.
Regular overnight travel anticipated for meetings and conferences.
Pew is an equal opportunity employer.
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