NCURA is a Higher Education Association is looking for a detail oriented and flexible individual to join our meetings team! A friendly, outgoing person with good communication and organizational skills and who learns quickly will thrive in this fast-paced, energizing environment.
In this role, the Meetings Manager will manage all logistics from start to finish for our Traveling Workshops which take place throughout the US. This position requires top notch customer service and excellent communication, with members and fellow staff.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities (include the following, but are not limited to)
Travel 10 – 12 times per year required (weekend travel included)
Lead, coordinate and execute details for multiple meetings and conferences, including but not limited to facilities, registration, accommodations, travel arrangements, catering, and audio-visual needs.
Source venues and vendors, create accurate and detailed RFPs, evaluate proposals, make recommendations to Director on venues that will accommodate specific program needs, and negotiate contracts for assigned meetings.
Manage onsite registration at Traveling Workshops and assists with onsite registration at National Conferences
Provides top notch customer service to our member volunteer presenters at Workshops and National Conferences.
Responsible for all marketing aspects supporting the full meetings department. This includes email blasts, marketing ads, social media posts, and mailed marketing.
Provide support for NCURA Online Learning activities.
Hospitality Experience Required (meeting planning, hotel, convention center, event planning)
Experience Working with Volunteers Required
Customer Service Experience Required
One year in an association experience is a plus
Excellent verbal and written communication skills required
Bachelor’s Degree (B.S. /B.A.) from four-year college required
Proficiency with Microsoft office required (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat) and have general computer skills for updating pages of the website; will include e-mail blasts to membership to market meetings.
Helpful, Friendly and Professional Demeanor Required
Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple assignments in a fast-paced, small office team environment, and the ability to meet multiple deadlines.
About National Council of University Research Administrators
NCURA is a Higher education association, that advances the profession of research administration through education and professional development programs, the sharing of knowledge and experiences, and the fostering a diverse, collegial, and respected global community.
NCURA is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.