Director, Global Events

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Regular Full-Time
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Opportunity at a Glance

The Director of Conferences & Special Events is responsible for establishing priorities, providing strategic direction and leadership for all ACAMS conference and events nationally. With a highly developed commercial sense, this Director will lead and direct sales and marketing efforts to grow existing conferences and events.


As a key member of the senior leadership team, reporting to the President and Managing Director of ACAMS, the Director of Conferences & Special Events will have a strong growth oriented mindset with the ability to elevate ACAMS conferences and special events.  Specifically, developing a strategic expansion plan for conferences and events that will serve both ACAMS existing membership and position ACAMS to reach new members.


  • Lead a high-performing events team of producers and support staff to develop and manage timelines and deadlines related to all aspects of events, ensuring the information is communicated with staff, volunteers, contractors and other constituents.
  • Model a leadership approach that drives high productivity, exceptional colleague engagement and morale. Regularly support event team development to enhance skillsets and create successors.
  • Control product P&Ls and departmental budget expenditures. Collaborate with managing director on budget and forecast.
  • Drive sales and marketing strategies by establishing attendee and sponsor/exhibitor acquisition plans. Direct vendor management and venue contract negotiations.
  • Oversee follow‐up to the events such as thank‐you letters to speakers, vendors, sponsors, volunteers, etc., as needed in an effort to build and foster lasting partnerships.
  • Lead continuous improvement efforts 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.
  • Develop effective and efficient processes by which the events team organizes and manages the database and registration process, including on‐site registrations, to ensure accurate registration data, name badges (and ribbons), fee collection, counts for specific events, etc. Attend events and provide on‐site support, as needed.
  • Provide leadership and strategic direction as the team partners with committees to develop a program for events to include - speakers, topics, and timing. Facilitate communication with speakers regarding their commitment to the event and their needs related to attending the event.

  • Accountable for event team logistics such as packing, shipping of materials and prompt arrival to ensure event is properly prepared.
  • Completes other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business management, marketing or related field
  • 10+ years of event management/planning experience; 3+ years with leadership experience
  • Strong communication, influence and cross-functional collaboration skills; able to create clarity and drive focus in complex and dynamic contexts
  • Strong project management Skills.
  • Ability to travel – domestic and international

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

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