SmithBucklin is the association management and services company more organizations turn to than any other. Our mission is to achieve the missions of the client organizations we serve and provide uncompromised stewardship for their long-term prosperity. We offer full-service management and outsourced services to trade associations, professional societies, technology user communities, industry consortia, charitable organizations, corporations and government institutes. SmithBucklin is 100 percent employee-owned.

SmithBucklin Washington, DC, USA
Feb 19, 2018
Full time
Meeting and Event Coordinator Event Management Washington, D.C. - Chicago, IL Description SmithBucklin, a 100 percent employee-owned association management company, is looking for an experienced Meeting & Event Coordinator to join the Event Services team in Chicago or Washington, DC . Our Event Services unit provides meeting, convention, event and trade show management worldwide through the expertise of our meeting professionals, who manage every facet and detail of our client organizations' events. Our goal is to work closely with a client organization's leaders to create an enjoyable conference experience for all attendees, exhibitors and sponsors, while ensuring a successful outcome based on the organizations' event objectives. What You Will Do Lead and contribute to the coordination of all aspects of client association conferences, meetings, trade shows and other events (pre-planning, onsite execution and post-event wrap-up) Perform site searches, provide recommendations to clients and negotiate hotel and convention center contracts Produce event specifications and manage vendors for all aspects of events (F&B, AV, GSC, temps, photography, transportation, security, etc.) Assist in financial management including budget creation, monitoring revenue/expense performance and collection of registration and/or exhibit fees Track hours performed vs. hours budgeted and advise of discrepancies Develop and maintain solid relationships with exhibitors/sponsors Contribute effective ideas to client strategic planning and analysis processes Assume planning responsibilities for multiple clients and meetings This Role Might Be for You If… You have the ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks conforming to shifting priorities, demands and timelines You possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills You demonstrate the ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously You demonstrate the ability to work directly with clients in a responsible, appropriate and service-oriented way You possess strong written and oral communication skills You exhibit strong interpersonal skills and a high degree of responsibility, initiative and professionalism You have the ability to adapt to crisis situations, changing procedures, methods or processes coordination, sponsorship fulfillment and project management You are able to work both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment You have the ability to lift 40 pounds You have the ability to travel up to 25% , possibly both domestic and international, and work overtime as needed to attend events and client meetings (may include weekends) Basic Qualifications Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year institution or equivalent experience 3-5 years of professional experience in the convention/tradeshow industry Preferred Qualifications Demonstrated experience in event planning and execution, contract negotiation, and exhibit and tradeshow logistics and management Proficiency with basic computer programming, including the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) Where Do You Fit? Whether you are just beginning your career or are a mid- or senior-level professional, working at SmithBucklin will offer you countless opportunities to develop transferrable skills, acquire meaningful knowledge and gain rich experiences at an accelerated pace. By working collaboratively with smart, ambitious, multi-talented, genuine and hardworking colleagues, you will build meaningful, deep and enduring relationships that will serve you well throughout your career, regardless of your chosen path. In addition, as a 100 percent employee-owned company, SmithBucklin offers all of our people – regardless of position or compensation – an equal chance to experience the fulfillment and reap the benefits of ownership. As owners, our employees control the destiny of SmithBucklin and are unified in the goal of building a great, enduring company. Equal Employment Opportunity At SmithBucklin, Equal Employment Opportunity is our commitment and goal. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status or any other protected status designated by federal, state or local law. Applicants are encouraged to confidentially self-identify when applying. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a reference and background investigation based on position.