Experience and Skills:
The ideal candidate is a strong leader, with experience organizing and directing volunteer groups and the ability to be creative, original and express ideas while engaging others in bringing events to fruition. Established working relationships with statewide conference facilities a plus. Prior experience reviewing and interpreting facility and vendor contracts is a must. The Conference Manager must be a self-starter who is able to work independently, multi-task, be detail oriented, and work well under high pressure and tight deadlines. Position will telecommute from home office, with potential for placement in physical office in the Orlando, FL area at a later date. Must be able to work productively in a telecommuting environment, and effectively communicate with team members and supervisor via email, phone, and virtual meetings.
Position requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in hospitality management, business, communications, public relations, or a related field and five years of professional experience in meeting/conference and event planning, trade show planning; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Requires excellent written and oral communication skills. Preference may be given to candidates with association management experience and/or CMP Certification. Experience working with G-suite a Plus. Travel required: up to 30%.