Are you looking for a new opportunity to be innovative and grow alongside your next organization? At NIGP, we are growing and ready for innovation. We are looking for our new innovative energetic Events & Programs Manager to take us to the next level. Are you that person?
NIGP’s Events & Programs Manager supports the strategic direction of the Institute in planning, organizing and managing NIGPs in-person and virtual educational events and programs. In addition, the Manager coordinates all Governing Board, Committee and Council meetings.
The Manager ensures events and programs are successful and cost-effective, paying attention to budget and time constraints through effective project management, and partnering with marketing on promotion techniques.
The ability to bring new ideas that increase attendance and enhance the overall educational experience is critical. This role serves as a back-up to the Events Administrator.
Your Key Responsibilities will be:
In Person Events
Plan in-person events from start to finish according to requirements, target audience and objectives established by the Director
You will manage project budgets
Work with marketing to ensure the promotional activities of the event are successful
Work closely with exhibit sales and operations personnel relating to communications with exhibitors and pre-show operations
Hire, train, and supervise volunteers and temporary staff required for events
Analyze the event’s success and prepare reports
Plan virtual events from start to finish and execute for success
Conceptualize and create the virtual and recorded experience
Deliver on a vision established by the Director that explores the limits of what is possible with a virtual program, delivering a program that is set apart of industry peers
Work with content team to establish topics and identify speakers
Create and execute engagement strategies to ensure an outstanding experience
Conduct pre-event educational calls to ensure speakers are prepared to deliver in a virtual setting
Review the execution of each event to identify best practice tactics and areas of improvement
Work with marketing to ensure the successful promotion and follow-up of event
Manage pre-event logistics planning, including AV & catering for governance meetings
Manage reservations blocks and coordinate housing arrangements for meeting attendees
Coordinate group social events as requested
Manage on-site logistics when appropriate/necessary
Your Ideal Skills and Abilities:
Proven experience as event manager in both the virtual and onsite environments
Skilled in project management
Knowledge of KPIs and marketing techniques for event management
Computer savvy; proficient in MS Office and netForum, or similar membership database
Outstanding communication and negotiation ability
Ability to build and maintain strong relationships
Ability to hire, direct and supervise volunteers
Ability to work autonomously and use independence to take the program to new heights
Travel with long hours during events is required as necessary (up to 3 trips per year)
Your Minimum Qualifications are:
Four-year degree (Will consider experience)
Minimum of 4 years’ experience in meeting (onsite & virtual) / conference/expo planning in an association, corporate or hotel environment
Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) a plus
NIGP is an Equal Opportunity Employer, that values the strength diversity brings to the workplace. Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.
EOE M/F/D/V are encouraged to apply.
Additional Salary Information: At NIGP, we are committed to provide competitive salaries that are equitable and reflect the requirements and responsibilities of the position. In addition, we continuously benchmark our benefit package.
NIGP: The Institute for Public ProcurementDeveloping, supporting and promoting the public procurement profession through premier educational and research programs, professional support, technical services and advocacy initiatives that benefit members and constituents since 1944.With over 3,000 member agencies representing over 15,000 professionals across the United States, Canada and countries outside of North America, the Institute is international in its reach. Our goal is simple (though maybe not so easily attained): recognition and esteem for the government procurement profession and its dedicated practitioners.