Strategic Events Director, GMAC

Strategic Events Director, GMAC

Type of offer:

The Strategic Events Director must have a high-level of energy, creativity, organization and project management skills. They will develop an event strategy, and lead on all planning and production of the program’s portfolio – producing innovative, integrated experiences for all attendees. . In Collaboration with the CMCO, they will set annual goals, identify KPI’s for success, develop, execute and coordinate plans and related tactics for each meeting and/or event. They will work closely with the CMCO and other internal stakeholders like Worldwide Office Development, External Affairs, and Conservation Teams to ensure coordination of marketing, brand positioning, messaging, logistics, audience activation and overall programming. The Strategic Events Director must communicate effectively and enjoy fast-paced teamwork, under the pressure of time. This position requires a superior ability to multitask with a record of coordinating projects and events, excellent administrative skills, exceptional writing ability, attention to detail, positive attitude.

The Strategic Events Director should be an industry expert, regularly conducting competitive analysis, tracking industry trends, applying measurement/learning to strategy, robust data/reporting on the effectiveness of the strategy. They will manage logistics, evaluating and selecting vendors and managing payments as required. They will serve as the lead liaison with necessary vendors. They may assess needs and oversee the development of comprehensive event and meeting programming. They will provide internal support and consultation for internal TNC Business Units, ensuring alignment with overall meeting/event programming and brand standards – reinforcing consistency in the organization’s policies and procedures. The Strategic Events Director will maintain expert knowledge of the systems and resources utilized by the team, including Cvent. They will work in close cooperation with any or all of the following: Conservancy senior leadership and staff, donors, trustees, Board of Directors, vendors, public agencies, and business relationships. They will lead diverse activities, analyze situations, evaluate alternatives, project outcomes, and implement solutions in order to improve effectiveness.


  • Act independently; exercise independent judgment to identify and solve complex problems; work checked through consultation and agreement with others rather than by directives of superiors
  • Take a leadership role on interdepartmental teams to coordinate the work of peers
  • For all live and virtual events – Draft and vet event materials such as speaker invitations, event invitations, talking points, run of show
  • Coordinate invitation lists, RSVPs with internal and external stakeholders
  • Coordinate event marketing and outreach with relevant communications staff, including social media
  • Manage and track budgets for all events and meetings in the portfolio
  • Coordinate all event/meeting logistics and production
  • Demonstrate sensitivity in handling confidential information
  • Design and manage multiple projects, including directing work of staff, managing budget, setting deadlines, and ensuring accountability
  • Design and plan new initiatives that will ensure the department and organization-wide goals and strategies are achieved
  • Direct or participate in negotiations for complex or sensitive agreements
  • Ensure programmatic commitments, Conservancy policies and procedures, and financial standards are met and managed for compliance; decisions may have a program-wide impact and may bind the organization financially or legally
  • Minimize legal risk to the Conservancy and ensure legal compliance with applicable state and local regulation
  • Financial responsibilities include budget planning and assisting with monitoring and administration of a budget
  • Recruit and supervise two or more administrative or professional staff, including training and professional development
  • Travel frequently and on short notice, working long or flexible hours as needed; and
  • Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain.
Location: DC Metro Area
Organization: The Nature Conservancy
Deadline: May 23, 2021
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