The National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU) seeks an Event Planner who, as part of a 5-6 person team, is responsible for assisting in the development and production of the Association’s industry-leading conferences and forums.
Who we are:
NAFCU is the leading trade association for America’s federally-insured credit unions. Our mission is to strengthen credit unions by providing our members and the credit union industry the absolute best in federal advocacy, education, and compliance assistance. Extreme member service and responsiveness is our hallmark.
Our team members are passionate about growth, innovation, and collaboration. We constantly are striving to improve and better ourselves so that we can better support our members. If you have a growth mindset and enjoy challenging work, you probably are a great fit for our team!
Who you are:
You have an outgoing personality and are an expert communicator, both within your organization and with outside vendors, clients, members, and/or customers. You can present information, whether verbally or in writing, in a clear and concise fashion and zero-in on what’s needed to respond to questions and concerns. You enjoy negotiating and finding a way to make the deal happen. You are creative and enjoy looking for new and exciting opportunities to make conference experiences better. You are energized by and can meet deadlines successfully in a fast-moving environment. You maintain your cool when the situation gets hot. You strive to exceed expectations and go the extra mile to achieve results.
What you'll do:
The Event Planner assists in developing the Association’s conference lineup, strategizing with the Events team on executing individual conference plans. He/she has responsibility for a select number of conferences, including the visit to and selection of venues, the budgeting of the event, the management of the program agenda and materials, the scheduling of receptions and tours, and maintaining the overall quality and service that our attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors expect. He/she provides the analytics necessary for the post-conference review of the event, and together with the Events team, recommends changes, improvements, and continued focus for future events.
Minimum of three years of experience planning meetings, conferences, working in hotels or convention centers; prior experience in association conferences and events is a plus.
Strong project management and negotiation skills.
Ability to travel at least 30% of the time, including weekends
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Great attention to detail and solid organizational skills – the ability to balance a number of competing interests in a pressure-filled context and be flexible with changing priorities.
Strong team player, who knows how to work within the team.
A familiarity with the credit union community and the responsibilities of its officials and staff is a plus.
If you push yourself and your colleagues to be better, and are committed to helping us make NAFCU the best trade association in Washington, D.C., we would love to hear from you. To apply, email your resume with (1) a cover letter, and (2) salary requirements. EOE
Additional Salary Information: Generous benefits, including fully paid healthcare for the employee, a 6% match and a 2% profit share 401(k) contribution, paid Metro or on-site parking, and more.
About National Ass'n of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU)
NAFCU is the leading trade association for America’s federally-insured credit unions. Our mission is to provide our members and the credit union industry the absolute best in federal advocacy, education, and compliance assistance.