National Pest Management Association Position Description
Position: Meetings Manager
Reports to: Director of Meetings and Exhibits
Are you a wanderluster in search of a unique career that allows you to visit new places? Do you want a position where each day presents new opportunities? Does a work environment that promotes teamwork and camaraderie appeal to you? Do you enjoy social events, community service and a dog-friendly workplace?
If you answered the above with an enthusiastic “yes!” we have the position for you! NPMA is looking for a meeting planning rock star to handle conference logistics for multiple accounts. The ideal candidate is a self-starter, highly organized, friendly and outgoing, takes initiative, flexible, hard-working and shows great attention to detail.
Now for the obligatory standard job details……
This position is responsible for all aspects of the meeting planning process for our conferences and events. This includes meeting logistics, registration processes, speaker and exhibitor coordination, assistance with recertification process, budget management, on-site logistics and post meeting close out.
Direct communications with exhibitors and attendees
Coordination with exhibit decorator for booth set up and dismantling for conferences
Build and maintain relationships with vendors, suppliers, members and exhibitors
Plan, implement, manage and evaluate conferences
Online registration set-up, data-entry, invoicing, event confirmations using Aptify database
Plan and execute major aspects of meeting management to include assistance in developing educational program, building registration process, and providing on-site management meetings
Manage meeting vendors for delivery of services to include food and beverage, production, entertainment, transportation, housing and security
Monitor and track budget, registration, and housing for conferences and meetings
Successfully communicate with hotels/convention centers regarding the specific details of the meeting including banquet event orders, special event needs and vendor set-up
Travel to and implement conferences and events including pre-conference meetings with hotel/business partners, registration, exhibit hall coordination and food and beverage guarantees
Purchasing and shipping of conference materials needed for all meetings
Oversight of speaker management process
Other duties as required
Strong organization, time management and multi-tasking skills
Strong team skills and ability to work to deadlines in a high volume department
Flexible and adaptive to change
Strong communication skills, verbal and written, in order to communicate effectively internally with multiple departments and externally with multiple state boards of directors and members
Superior, professional customer service skills via telephone and written communication with effective interpersonal skills and attention to detail
Excellent computer skills with advanced knowledge of MS Office Suite programs
Experience with Aptify database a plus
4-year college degree required
3 years of relevant work experience required
Ability to travel as this position requires travel and may require weekend travel in some cases
Association management company experience a plus
NPMA is committed to creating a vibrant culture where ideas can blossom, people can thrive and success can flourish. Our organizational core values focus on integrity, passion, life balance, teamwork and collaboration, all while having fun.
NPMA also offers the opportunity for a flexible schedule and tele-working program, organized community service opportunities, canine friends as co-workers, access to a free bootcamp class twice a week with exercise equipment on property, and much more.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with experience. Equal Opportunity Employer.
NPMA offers all full time employees competitive benefits including health care, dental, vision and 401K.