Sr Manager, Conferences & Special Events

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Regular Full-Time
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Opportunity at a Glance

The Senior Manager of Conference Services & Special Events is responsible for providing strategic direction and leadership for all ACAMS events around the globe. This position will lead and coordinate sales and marketing efforts to grow existing conferences and events. The right candidate will be able to develop a strategic expansion plan for conferences and events that will both serve ACAMS existing membership and position ACAMS to reach new members. This position will oversee and direct vendor management and venue contract negotiations. The Senior Manager of Conferences & Special Events will lead the team to coordinates and schedule for internal and external events and ensure effective onsite management. This position will originate policies and procedures regarding departmental operations, as well as leads the conference and events team. This position will report directly to the President and Managing Director of ACAMS.
The successful candidate will work well in a fast-paced environment of a rapidly growing business. Be a strong leader who is detail oriented with exceptional project management skills. Demonstrate domain expertise with a solid understanding of best practices and trends. A suitable candidate will have excellent communication and collaboration skills with the ability to flourish in a cross-functional, collaborative environment. Strong leadership and talent development skills are required. The right candidate will have a commercial, growth oriented mindset with the ability to take ACAMS conferences and special events to the next level.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

- Lead and manage global conference and special events
- Develop strategic expansion plan to drive member engagement and recruit new members
- Lead events team to develop and monitor timelines and deadlines related to all aspects of events, ensuring the information is communicated with staff, volunteers, contractors and other constituents.
- Oversees and manage team’s work with committees to develop a program for events including speakers, topics, and timing and communicate with speakers regarding their commitment to the event and their needs related to attending the event (i.e. A/V, travel, reimbursement, handouts, bios, etc.)
- Ensure events team organizes and manages of database and registration process, including on‐site registrations, to assure accurate registration data, name badges (and ribbons), fee collection, counts for specific events, etc.
- Manage and work with appropriate staff to evaluate all events, ensuring continual improvement and quality customer service.  Utilize survey instrument to evaluate attendees and non‐attendees, as appropriate, gathering and disseminating the results received.
- Attend events and provide on‐site support, as needed
- Provide any follow‐up to the events such as thank‐you letters to speakers, vendors, sponsors, volunteers, etc., as needed, working with the sponsor/exhibit coordinator.  Ensure materials are sent to registered non‐attendees and ensure committee meets to discuss event after the fact.
- Ensures team manage all special activities held in conjunction with events including golf outings, spouse tours, raffles, contests
- Organizes events team logistics such as packing and oversee shipping of materials needed for events and ensure their prompt arrival.
- P&L responsibility
- Collaborate with managing director on departmental budget and forecast

Completes other duties as assigned.


Critical features of this job are described under Essential Duties and Responsibilities. They may be, however, subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Below are the minimum requirements of the education, experience, knowledge, and skills required to competently perform in this role.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Minimum of 10 years of event management/planning experience

- Minimum of three years team leadership and management experience  

- Strong communication, influence and cross-functional collaboration skills; able to create clarity and drive focus in complex and dynamic contexts

- Bachelor’s degree, required
- Strong project management Skills.

We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Thank you for applying for this outstanding opportunity today.

Who We Are

Becker Professional Education, is a global leader in professional education serving the accounting and finance, project management, talent development, international business and healthcare professions. See why professionals around the world prepare to advance their careers through our CPA Exam Review, ACCA® Courses, CMA Exam Review, PMP® Exam Review, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) courses and USMLE® Review. Our industry leading experience has also resulted in life-long partnerships as LMS providers to fit your businesses needs - whether it's Lean Six Sigma Certifications or Continuing Professional Education courses. Throughout our more than 50-year history, Becker has earned a strong track record of student success through world-class teaching, curriculum and learning tools that enable its students to develop the knowledge and performance skills necessary to stay ahead in an ever-changing business world.


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