Negotiable from the mid-60s, based on relevant experience.
4 Year Degree
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: confmgrConfSvcs
The American Library Association (ALA) is seeking a full-time Conference Manager to oversee all logistical activities for in-person and digital components of Conference Services meetings and events. This includes the ALA Annual Conference and LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience.
Reporting to the Director of Conference Services & Operations, and in collaboration with members of the Conference Services team, and supported by a conference planner and conference coordinator, the Conference Manager responsibilities include:
Managing logistical activities for in-person/virtual
Oversite and delegation of setup for meeting space and offices including the accurate scheduling of meetings and programs
Working with hotels and/or convention centers and contractors for meeting services (space, audio-visual, computers, telephone/internet/electrical, signage)
Acting as the liaison to audio-visual provider for meeting space (concurrent functions)
Oversite of conference program accessibility compliance
Oversite of Food & Beverage Orders
Pre-event invoice review
Space management and onsite room checks
Post-event review, allocation, and payment of invoices
This is a regular full-time position based in our Chicago office. ALA staff are currently working flexible hybrid schedules. Please note that although we have a generous telecommuting policy for our employees, we do not have any truly remote positions in states outside of our workplace sites.
ALA currently requires that employees be fully vaccinated as defined by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Proof of vaccination will be required on or before start date.
All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background check and proof of your eligibility to work in the United States.
Starting Salary: Negotiable from the mid-60s, based on relevant experience. ALA offers a 35-hour work week, excellent benefit package including low-cost medical/dental insurance, retirement annuity and generous paid vacation. You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF).
The American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world.Founded in 1876, our mission is to share our vision of the importance of libraries, literacy and free access to information.ALA offers professional services and publications to members and nonmembers, including online news stories from American Libraries and analysis of crucial issues from our Washington Office. Our main office is located in the heart of Chicago's Gold Coast, right off of Michigan Ave, with satellite offices in Washington, DC, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.