The American Fisheries Society seeks a Program Coordinator to assist in the planning and organization of all aspects of the meetings function in a growing portfolio of events. These events include the AFS annual meeting and, where requested through a partnership agreement, works with Divisions, Chapters and other AFS units and partners in providing general meeting support, administrative support and event service coordination. Works with suppliers, service providers and hotels on a variety of activities related to the event. Works with vendors on contracts, reviews contracts, and provides administrative support for contract management. Builds expertise in meeting management through training and certification as a meetings management professional. Provides support for the Meetings Advisory Committee. Additionally, the position assists department managers with marketing strategies and support promoting programs and services.
To apply, submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements.
Required: 2+ years of experience, preferably in a nonprofit
Preferred: Additional experience organizing events and working with meeting management and preferably marketing.
Required: Excellent organization and time management, communication and customer service, MS Office, database and web editing skills.
Preferred: Knowledge of WordPress sufficient to develop and edit simply web pages. Familiarity with iMIS or other membership database systems or ability to learn iMIS sufficient to do basic queries and editing. Background in meeting management with desire to complete coursework towards Certified Meeting Professional.
Up to 10%
About American Fisheries Society
AFS is the world’s oldest and largest professional society for fisheries scientist comprised of about 8,000 members in more than 62 nations. The mission of AFS is to advance sound science, promote professional development, and disseminate science-based fisheries information for the global protection, conservation, and sustainability of fisheries resources and aquatic ecosystems. AFS accomplishes these initiatives through the promotion of scientific research and sustainable management of fisheries resources, publishing some of the world’s leading fisheries research journals and books, organizing scientific meetings where new results are reported and discussed, encouraging comprehensive education for fisheries students and professionals.