Established in 1982 with a focus on establishing standards for managing construction projects, over the past 40 years Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) has become the preeminent association aiding construction professionals in garnering the education and skills to manage capital construction projects. CMAA is an association that deeply values building momentum and fostering progress for professionals and companies within the construction management industry.
CMAA is experiencing an exciting period of growth with new service lines launching. Our growth requires us to welcome talented professionals willing to take their careers to the next level.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
In this newly created position, we are seeking a Meetings Manager who will support the planning, development, design, and delivery of the association’s conferences and events. This position ensures events and conferences are cutting edge, successful, and cost-effective, paying attention to budget and time constraints through effective project management. The ability to bring new ideas that increase attendance and enhance the overall event experience is critical.
Reporting to the Vice President, Member Engagement, this role is in the Member Engagement team. The successful candidate would:
Support the planning and execution of logistics and related meeting operations functions for CMAA conferences and events including;
Hotel Logistics - housing/room blocks, site planning, onsite room logistics, and food & beverage
Manage outside conference planning vendors and support
Establish and maintain budget tracking reports
Assist in site and events vendors sourcing and contracting
Collaborate with marketing, communications, and relevant project teams to ensure the successful promotion of events and ensure timely and relevant content to achieve registration numbers.
Possess an undergraduate degree in hospitality, communications, business, or related field; or relevant professional experience in a similar role or a combination of education and experience that addresses the requirements of the position.
Have 3+ years’ experience in a conference/meeting/event planning role.
CMP strongly preferred; willingness to continue professional development.
Experience using data and metrics to drive improvements.
Ability to organize resources and establish and monitor priorities.
Ability to use independent judgment and to manage confidential information.
Advanced verbal and written communication skills.
This position is full-time and remote during standard hours (EST) and requires limited travel (up to 15%). Candidates can reside anywhere in the US with a preference for location in the DC Metro Area.
CMAA takes pride in our benefits portfolio offering 100% employer paid health coverage to employees. Other benefits include generous leave policies, matching retirement plan, supplemental insurance plans, professional development opportunities and ongoing team building. We offer an annual salary for this role, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
HOW TO APPLY:
If you are excited about this opportunity, we require your resume and salary expectations when applying. We would love to learn more about you and your accomplishments. Candidates should feel free to include a cover letter or attach relevant documentation in the format requested below to firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject line: CMAA Meetings Manager.
Please attach resume, titled as: Last Name – First Name CMAA Resume
Please attach cover letter, titled as: Last Name – First Name CMAA Cover Letter
Please attach additional document, titled as: Last Name – First Name CMAA Additional
CMAA is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, disability, veteran’s status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal laws, rules or regulations.
About Construction Management Assn of America (CMAA)
The Construction Management Association of America is an industry association dedicated to the practice of professional construction management. CMAA represents more than 16,000 members including federal/state/local government and private sector owners, construction consultants, technology suppliers, academia, and legal organizations all with a common goal: to improve our nation's infrastructure.
We are a hybrid organization of colleagues across the country who are passionate about our industry and enjoy each other's company.