• Events Associate

    ID
    2018-2519
    Job Locations
    US-VA-Arlington
    Category
    Development
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Seminar Network is seeking an Events Associate to work within a fast-paced development team to assist with the guest experience and logistics for high-level events for some of country’s top business and philanthropic leaders, ranging in size from a dozen to 600+.

     

    ABOUT US

    The Seminar Network cultivates 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.

    Responsibilities

    • Contribute to the planning and execution of two large semi-annual events and dozens of smaller events across the country intended to identify new members and engage our current partners.
    • Manage registration for events, including tracking guest and speaker RSVPs.
    • Coordinate staff travel and logistics.
    • Responsible for event supplies, including the production of nametags and place cards.
    • Assist with on-site execution to help ensure events run smoothly and exceed guest expectations.
    • Propose new ideas to improve the event planning and implementation process.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required
    • One year experience working in a professional office environment, ideally with some events experience preferred
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills, strong customer focus, and attention to detail
    • Comprehensive skills in Microsoft Office
    • A passion and commitment to the principles of a free and open society
    • Ability to exhibit entrepreneurial behavior and a self-starter attitude
    • High degree of discretion and confidentiality
    • Ability to prioritize; excellent organizational skills

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