Looking for a great place to work? You've found it! The Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) was awarded the When Work Works award, presented by the Families and Work Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management, two years in a row. We understand how important it is to create a flexible workplace offering great benefits and development opportunities. Currently we are looking to add a Meeting Planner to our Member Experience team.
The Meeting Planner will exercise responsibility in the planning, promotion, implementation, management and evaluation of programs related to ALA's regional and specialty conferences, Board meetings, committee meetings, and Event Planning Plus program. Essential duties and responsibilities include:
- Plan and manage assigned regional and specialty meetings and events. Project management will include developing agendas, researching venues, negotiating contracts, developing/monitoring budgets, and various administrative tasks related to meeting management.
- Coordinates and assists in the management of the Event Planning Plus program. Project management will include responding to questions and requests for information regarding the program, creating RFPs, researching venues, and presenting findings. Will also negotiate contracts and provide meeting planning support and logistical assistance.
- Manages assigned Annual Conference projects and participates in monthly volunteer conference calls.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
- A Bachelor's degree in hospitality or related field preferred, with CMP certification a plus.
- Four year's experience as a meeting planner.
- Ability to understand legal and contractual language in order to effectively negotiate and review Association contracts.
- High computer literacy with knowledge of MS Office, SharePoint, and iMIS preferred, with the ability to learn new software applications.
- Must have strong project management and organizational skills to build consensus within cross-functional teams while adhering to strict deadlines.
- Ability to independently draft correspondence, format documents, design spreadsheets.
- Interpersonal skills necessary to collaborate with volunteers and communicate effectively at all levels.
- Ability to travel throughout the United States and Canada up to 15% of work time (weekday and weekend travel required).