The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), a Washington DC based trade association, is seeking a highly organized Operations Manager, Meetings and Special Events to manage event contracts, purchase orders, and reconciliation of event invoicing. This role’s primary focus will be to assist the Meeting & Special Events team in the execution of their conferences, trade shows and events. Additional duties include organizing small events (such as dinners and receptions) and meetings as assigned. This is an ideal position for a person with some experience in the meetings industry or with association experience looking to work on conferences and large trade shows.
Qualified candidates will have excellent customer service skills, the ability to manage financial reports, maintain quality standards and meet deadlines under a heavy workload during events seasons. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. Candidates should also be proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Access), technology savvy and have the ability to master new computer systems.
A minimum 2-3 years of experience, including events, and meetings. Experience with associations is preferred. A four year college degree, demonstrated success in managing and preparing budgets, and experience in managing outside contractors are required. Knowledge of the meetings, events and/or hospitality industry is preferred.
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) helps its members build communities. Each year, NAHB’s members construct about 80% of the new homes built in the United States, both single-family and multifamily. A federation of more than 800 state and local associations, NAHB represents more than 140,000 members. About one-third are home builders and remodelers. Other members work in closely related specialties, such as sales and marketing, housing finance, and manufacturing and supplying building materials.
The National Association of Home Builders provides programs and services in support of home builders nationally. Our members have built about 80% of all homes and until recently, generated approximately 14% of the GDP.
Located in Washington, D.C., NAHB has 245 staff and offers competitive salaries and a rich array of benefits.