The Pew Charitable Trusts uses data to make a difference. For more than 70 years, we have focused on serving the public, invigorating civic life, conducting nonpartisan research, advancing effective public policies and practices, and achieving tangible results. Through rigorous inquiry and knowledge sharing, we inform and engage public-spirited citizens and organizations, linking diverse interests to pursue common cause. We are a dedicated team of researchers, communicators, advocates, subject matter experts, and professionals working on today’s big challenges – and we know we are more effective and creative collectively than we are individually. With Philadelphia as our home town and the majority of our staff located in Washington, DC, our U.S. and international staff find working at Pew personally and professionally rewarding.
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The Workplace Services (WPS) Department manages Pew’s integrated facilities management portfolio, a state-of-the-art Conference Center, event and the organizations enterprise wide organizational continuity management program. The department consists of the following core functions:
The Event Management team brings together the right mix of external vendors and staff to lead the meeting areas from first inquiry through delivery of all services required for the day-to-day operation of the event, including finalization of all billing to internal and external guests.
The event management staff, a highly guest service oriented team, develops internal and external policies and procedures concerning event management requiring group rooms and also effectively plans all of the logistics of the meeting including room setup, audio visual, transportation, housing and food and beverage and any other needs.
The Senior Associate, conference center and event services position reports to the Senior Manager, Conference and Event Services located in Washington, DC. The Senior Associate is responsible with the Event team, for managing logistics for all meetings, conferences, and convening’s hosted by Pew throughout the world. This position is responsible for leading all logistical needs including organizing food and beverage, audio visual, transportation, registration pages, signage, room setups, and all other needs This position is also the primary contact for all vendors, attendees or any third-party company directly involved in the management of the event.
To be successful, this individual must be customer-focused and able to navigate in a complex internal structure work with multiple levels of management, possess excellent organization and communication skills; have demonstrated experience and success in event management; budget management, knowledge of online event management software, specifically Cvent, experience managing people in an indirect reporting relationship; provide training/coaching to staff; be guest service oriented; and work well in a team environment.
Regular overnight travel anticipated for meetings and conferences.
We offer a competitive salary and benefit program, including: comprehensive, affordable health care through medical, dental, and vision coverage; financial security with life and disability insurance; opportunities to save using health savings and flexible spending accounts; retirement benefits to help prepare for the future; and work/life benefits to maintain a good balance.
The Pew Charitable Trusts is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Pew considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, sex, ethnicity, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, military/veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.