ABA Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of AmericaReq #206
The ABA recruits employees seeking opportunities for challenging and substantive work defending liberty and pursuing justice in the U.S. and around the world. The ABA offers competitive employment benefits which include medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k), commuter benefits, and more.
The Meetings Manager has a high level of expertise in the meetings industry which allows him/her to serve as staff liaison to member committees and project teams. The Meetings Manager is responsible for researching data and keeping abreast of industry trends in order to establish and recommend meeting-related policies and procedures to staff and members. Often, this individual will conduct conference and planning orientations for entity leadership and/or educational activities for other association meeting planners.
The Meetings Manager is responsible for the strategic promotion and marketing for all entity conferences and is ultimately accountable for the organization, execution and financial control of all entity meetings. Responsibilities include staffing, site selection, contract negotiations, budgets, deadlines, marketing, and all on-site meeting management including vendor communications, group activities and catered events. Supervise and manage meeting planning unit or team during pre-planning process as well as on-site during conference. (Allocate assignments of new projects to planning team based on schedules and capabilities).
Principal Duties/Job Responsibilities Oversight of all entity meeting operations to include; budget development and execution, monitoring project timelines, scheduling, space assignments, group activities, catering, vendor communications and on-site logistical execution. Decision-making and approval authority on all General Council approved hotel contracts, vendor contracts and overall conference administration. Primary Liaison to hotels, vendors and members in regard to all entity meeting related logistics, policies and procedure. Responsible for the strategic promotion, marketing, organization and execution of all conference logistics. Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree from four-year college or university (or equivalent experience)
EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience (an additional 3-4 years in meeting planning, marketing, and/or project management). 5+ years meeting experience with an emphasis on staff management and project management. Interpersonal, oral and written communication and organizational skills must be highly developed. Must be detail and service oriented and possess an ability to efficiently balance conflicting priorities and multiple tasks. Proficiency in Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint). Some marketing preferred.
The American Bar Association is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with the American Bar Association please call 312-988-5188.
Internal Number: 206
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The American Bar Association is one of the world’s largest voluntary professional organizations, with nearly 400,000 members and more than 3,500 entities. It is committed to doing what only a national association of attorneys can do: serving our members, improving the legal profession, eliminating bias and enhancing diversity, and advancing the rule of law throughout the United States and around the world.