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Strategic Events Manager

McLean, VA 22102

Employment Type: Permanent Specialty : Marketing Job Number: 1199
TorchLight seeks a Strategic Events Manager for a technology-focused non-profit located in McLean, VA. He/She will oversee a small team of event planning professionals and will be responsible for the creation and implementation of both internal and external events for the organization. Ideal candidates will have strategic, operational and tactical events experience with the ability, creativity and drive to reimagine the events function for the organization.
Responsibilities:
  • Develop and execute a wide array of strategically-focused, innovative internal and external events to engage stakeholders and build and strengthen the organization’ s brand
  • Leverage industry best practices and expertise to transform the events function and deliver unique event experiences to key stakeholders and audiences 
  • Develop team and event-specific processes to ensure the highest level of event standards are met
  • Create and manage event budgets
  • Work cross-functionally to ensure buy-in and collaboration across all levels of the organization
  • Mentor and manage a small team
Requirements:
  • At least 10 years’ experience planning and managing integrated event experiences; public sector experience a plus, CMP preferred
  • Expert knowledge of meeting planning process
  • Excellent communications and project management skills
  • Strong business and marketing acumen with experience developing solutions that align to corporate objectives
  • Ability to develop strong cross-functional relationships and manage teams
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and deadlines
  • Experience working within a marketing or communications team and/or an agency a plus
  • Bachelor’ s degree or higher
  • Some travel required
TorchLight Hire  is the Washington, D.C. region’ s premier search and staffing firm placing marketing, communications, digital and creative professionals in contract, contract-to-hire, and permanent roles across a variety of industries in the DC metro area. At TorchLight, we know the recruitment and hiring process— and the DC metro area job market inside and out. More importantly, we know marketing and communications, with team members who have deep subject matter expertise prior to their tenure at TorchLight. In 2016 and 2017, Inc. Magazine’ s Inc 5000 ranked TorchLight No. 621 and 2386 respectively as one of the 5, 000 fastest-growing private companies in America. In 2017, TorchLight  was recognized in 2017 as one of the DC area' s Best Places to Work by the Washington Business Journal. Learn more at http://jobs.torchlighthire.com/.
TorchLight Hire is the Washington, D.C. region’s premier search and staffing firm placing marketing, communications, digital and creative professionals in contract, contract-to-hire, and permanent roles across a variety of industries in the DC metro area. At TorchLight, we know the recruitment and hiring process—and the DC metro area job market inside and out. More importantly, we know marketing and communications, with team members who have deep subject matter expertise prior to their tenure at TorchLight. In 2016 and 2017, Inc. Magazine’s Inc 5000 ranked TorchLight No. 621 and 2386 respectively as one of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in America. In 2017, TorchLight was recognized in 2017 as one of the DC area's Best Places to Work by the Washington Business Journal.. Learn more at http://jobs.torchlighthire.com/.

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