The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) develops performance and other standards for its Members in the electrical and medical imaging industries. NEMA crafts and executes advocacy campaigns and provides analytical products to assist Member companies with business decisions.
This position directs and manages meetings and special events for all on-site and off-site national and international meetings, conferences and special events with special emphasis on budgeting and quality.
This position reports directly to the Senior Director, Member Services and Value. The incumbent will work in a matrixed –organization and from time to time, be tasked with special projects.
The position is in Arlington (Rosslyn), Virginia and may include 20% travel.
Plan and execute annual membership meeting
Effectively negotiate terms and conditions with venue(s) and partners to meet event goals at appropriate expense
Handle all aspects of on/off site event planning including logistics, staff and vendor oversight, registration management, event production, food and beverage, speaker engagement and other operational matters
Establish and manage annual meeting budget and provide direction to business units with regard to event decisions
Plan meetings and other special events in conjunction with Divisions/Sections etc.
Coordinate with Industry Directors /Program Managers for site and venue selection based on understanding of meeting/event purpose
Solicit bids from venues, negotiate terms and conditions to ensure that all contract requirements are met and bills paid in timely fashion
Manage event services such as room blocks, transportation, rooms set-up, billing and food service
III. Plan meetings and other events for Board of Governors
Coordinate with President/CEO Executive Assistant
Manage services, room blocks, transportation, food service
Evaluate vendor performance and ensure bills are timely paid
IV. Manage NEMA Conference Center contracting
Manage advertising scheduling and contract execution of Conference Center meetings for outside organizations
Solicit new business and coordinate all meeting logistics
NEMA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including paid holidays and personal time, flexible working hours, 401(k) plan, health, dental insurance and partial pre-tax parking/Metro subsidy.
About National Electrical Manufacturers Association
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) develops performance and other standards for its members in the electrical and medical imaging industries. NEMA crafts and executes advocacy campaigns and provides analytical products to assist member companies with business decisions.