Looking for a challenge and to make a difference? Like Tapas? Professional association looking for a Meetings Manger to lead planning and production of all domestic events and support International events. Under the direction of the Director of Meetings and Exposition, the Meeting Manager is responsible for performing Meetings Manager related duties on a professional level working on multiple national and international large-scale conferences and expositions along with smaller one day events. This position carries out responsibilities including the oversite and facilitation of all aspects of meeting planning from budgeting to site selection, vendor/venue contract negotiations, pricing, logistics, room block, registration, onsite staffing and post-event reporting. This position is detail oriented and requires excellent skills in oral and written communications and providing extensive customer service. It requires demonstrated proficiencies in establishing and maintaining positive relationships with sponsors, exhibitors, attendees and suppliers; identify their needs and ensure customer satisfaction; ability work in a fast-paced environment and make quick decisions while remaining calm under pressure.
Bachelor’s degree- Degree in Event Management or related field or Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) preferred but not required.
5+ years professional meeting experience including expositions
Up to date on current trends in the meetings industry
Innovative and resourceful; actively seeks opportunities to improve meetings and events
Previous experience in negotiating and building partnerships with vendors/venues
Strong time management skills and ability to manage concurrent tasks efficiently
Ability to work with high level executives as well as being a team player with co-workers
Ability to maintain poise and professionalism under pressure
High energy, positive, professional attitude, pride in work product
Creative and willing to think outside the box
Knowledge and proficiency in using the MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project) and experience using CRM software
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Experience working up event budgets and implementation
Comfortable working in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment
Additional Salary Information: Bonus potential, excellent benefits including generous pension plan and paid time off. Bagel Thursdays!
About Air Traffic Control Association
Established in Washington, D.C., in 1956 by a group of air traffic controllers, the Air Traffic Control Association has been from the outset dedicated to progress in the science of air traffic control and the preservation of a safe flight environment. It provides a forum in which those concerned can address the myriad issues inherent to the development of viable air traffic control systems and aviation infrastructures, and the ever increasing demands on the global navigable airspace environment. Those in the aviation community -- the providers of air traffic control, system architects, manufacturers, suppliers, system operators and users -- join together in ATCA to share their collective experience, knowledge, and efforts in pursuit of common goals.
ATCA is unique in representing a broad spectrum of civil-military cooperation typical of global flying activities. ATCA's Annual Conference and Exhibition provides North America's largest and most diverse venue for aviation-related technology, attracting thousands of civilian and military members and representatives from around the world. ATCA also holds technical symposia, cyber security summits, and various high-level collaborativ...e meetings and briefings domestically and throughout Europe, the Pacific Rim and Latin America. ATCA’s Civil Military Air Traffic Management Summit, known as CMAC™, attracts civil and military aviation leaders from around the world.
The ATCA publications, The Journal of Air Traffic Control, Conference Technical "Proceedings," and the ATCA Bulletin, are prominent sources for the latest news and achievements in the field.
ATCA is a non-profit, non-government, professional organization. Membership is open to all who share a common interest in promoting and encouraging the advancement of aviation and air traffic control. The governing body is composed of representatives from all segments of the aviation community.