Credit Union National Association is recruiting for a Conference and Meetings Manager in partnership with QTI Executive & Professional Search.
LOCATION: Madison, WI
DIVISION/DEPT: Conference & Meetings Experience
Credit Union National Association is excited to announce an opening for a Conference & Meetings Manager. A successful candidate will be service-focused with a futuristic/entrepreneurial drive to provide attendees with a cutting-edge experience. They will have demonstrated success planning conferences, meetings, events and trade shows likely gained with at least 5 years of related experience.
Manage the planning and logistics for assigned meetings and events to include: project management, budget development, contract negotiations and on-site implementation for approximately 15 meetings and conferences.
Collaborate with internal and external partners to create conferences and meetings which meet all goals, objectives and are aligned with CUNA Core Values. Specific duties include:
Researching multiple meeting sites, coordinating the site selection process with site selection partner, negotiating and preparing all hotel/AV/DMC contracts, confirming all meeting details with internal departments and preparing event specification details for hotel including direct bill application, rooming lists, food and beverage requirements, applicable tour programs, transportation and shuttle needs.
Manage the exhibit logistics for CUNA signature programs (GAC & ACUC) to include but not limited to: Manage the RFP process, manage and develop the relationship with the selected decorating company, formulate the strategy for each signature conference in conjunction with CUNA marketing team, work with the exhibits team to develop exhibit hall floor design and logistics, fulfillment of sponsorship items fulfilled by the decorating company.
Provide leadership and strategic thinking to address complicated issues and promote a strong team approach within the department. Review of current processes with an eye on improving processes, quality and service for the internal customer and the attendee.
5 years meeting planning experience working in the corporate or association markets.
Preference for 1-2 years tradeshow floor management/working with and managing a tradeshow decorator.
Managing RFP’s and partner relationships.
Develop budgets/financial management experience.
Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) preferred not required