Government Relations Events Manager
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POST DATE 9/12/2016
END DATE 10/18/2016
JOB DESCRIPTIONOFFICE LOCATIONArlington, Virginia (VA)AA100WORK WITH USThe Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in 69 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Visit www.nature.org/about-us to learn more.The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.POSITION SUMMARYThe Government Relations Events Manager is a member of the US Government Relations Team in External Affairs at The Nature Conservancy. The Events Manager supports the Conservancy's conservation and policy goals by providing a broad range of support related to large-scale meetings management, internal events and high-profile political events. This position is a term limited position, ending after one year. Extension of this position is contingent upon additional funding.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSThe Government Relations Events Manager will work toward meeting the strategic conservation priorities of the U.S. Government Relations Team by developing and coordinating both internal and external events and completing and/or overseeing day-to-day tasks of the U.S. Government Relations team. Our team's expertise includes a wide range of policy specialists, as well as the Federal Campaigns Team (of which this position will be a part) focused on campaign development and implementation, grasstops stewardship, advocacy materials development, policy engagement across the organization and coalition management. As part of this team, s/he will manage logistics for meetings and special events to include an annual advocacy day fly-in, in-district meetings with elected officials or other community/leaders partners; internal team meetings and retreats; external roundtable discussions; and Capitol Hill policy briefings.In addition, the Events Manager will serve as a liaison to state chapters and other departments. In that capacity s/he will organize and run internal working groups to help implement portions of the events. Further, s/he may be responsible for drafting internal communications to the state chapters, trustees and organizational leadership to provide event updates.Finally, s/he will be responsible for evaluating potential vendors and processing payments as required as relates to event organization. The Events Manager must be an expert in the systems and resources utilized by the team. S/he will keep up-to-date on market trends and best practices in order to improve services. S/he will manage diverse tasks, analyze situations, evaluate alternatives, project outcomes, and implement solutions in order to improve effectiveness.RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
* Manage and implement multiple internal and external events:
including managing teams, setting deadlines, developing budgets, and ensuring accountability.
* Accountability for strategic conservation and policy goals related to US Government Relations
* Coordinate with state chapters on a range of federal priorities for the Conservancy, including interfacing with and preparing & providing briefings for other departments and senior leadership as appropriate
* Act independently and in supervisor's stead as needed.
* Develop and implement new events/briefings that will ensure U.S. Government Relations and organization-wide goals and strategies are achieved.
* Ensure programmatic commitments, TNC policies and procedures, financial standards, and legal requirements are met and managed for compliance.
* Financial responsibility includes assisting with the development of a budget, working within a budget, and negotiating and contracting with vendors.
* May supervise administrative staff and/or volunteers, interns, or temporary staff.
* Travel occasionally, work long and flexible hours as needed.
* Demonstrate sensitivity in handling confidential information.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
* Bachelor's degree and 5 years related experience or equivalent combination, including a minimum 2 years working various roles in a relevant government relations event coordinator position.
* Experience managing Capitol Hill fly-ins, events involving members of Congress and Administration officials, policy briefings, or related political meetings, as well as internal team briefings and retreats preferred.
* Management of overall event budget and contracts with outside vendors, consultants, and other entities.
* Experience managing and implementing multiple events and/or projects.
* Strong written and oral communications skills.
* Experience influencing without authority.
* Experience negotiating agreements.
* Experience supervising staff, interns, and/or volunteers.
* Experience with current technology in relevant field.
* Experience working with cross-functional teams.
* PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
* Experience coordinating complex projects in a decentralized organization, working across teams, operating units and functions to achieve optimal results.
* Knowledge of Federal Lobbying Laws as they pertain to events and receptions
* Experience drafting internal communications.
* Advanced knowledge in current and evolving technology related to field of experience.
* Demonstrated ability write clear, concise and creative materials for various audiences.
* Knowledge of current and evolving trends in events management, preferably in a non-profit or government environment.
* Proficient in interpreting guidelines and manipulating, analyzing, and interpreting data.
* Strong organization, planning, and problem solving skills.
* Successful experience implementing strategic program goals.HOW TO APPLYTo apply to position number 44594, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:
59 p.m. Eastern Time on September 22, 2016.Click 'submit' to apply for the position or 'save for later' to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited. Failure to complete required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration.If you experience technical issues, please refer to our applicant user guide or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
* The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer
* Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men and women of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.
* The successful applicant must meet the requirements of
* The Nature Conservancy's background screening process.
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