Senior Event Producer
You’re a certain kind of adrenaline junky. The kind who sometimes wonders if your genetic code was sequenced precisely to handle the rush of live events. In the eye of a raging storm, you’re cool as ice. And nothing makes your soul sing like delivering the flawless performance of a minute-by-minute cue sheet. You have the rare ability to see the world through multiple lenses – a dreamer with the vision and know-how to bring your ideas to life. Analytical and results-driven, you value careful post-event analysis, but you know how to celebrate success. As a natural relationship builder, you appreciate the support of a strong team and ensure that every person plays their part seamlessly. Our team seeks a dynamic leader like you to come stir up some excitement. As an event producer on our team, you’ll develop and execute an ever-changing lineup of meetings, conferences and special events to support our educational mission. If you are an entrepreneurial-minded self-starter, excited about applying your passion and project management experience to help us advance the ideas of a free and open society where all can flourish, apply now! Essential Duties & Responsibilities: • Managing a portfolio of events for a department or working group and providing strategic direction and creative ideas to improve the quality of each event • Supervising, coaching, and inspiring a team of event planners • Planning meetings, conferences and special events (including researching and selecting venues; coordinating with vendors; managing contracts; developing budgets and production timelines) • Executing and evaluating events (including communicating with attendees, hosting VIPs and writing post-event reports) • Helping to develop and maintain standard operating procedures for events to help the Institute maintain a high level of service and event quality • Contributing to the development and training of junior staff Qualifications: • 5+ years of relevant experience working in event or meeting planning, hospitality or related field • Previous management experience is desired • CMP designation a plus, a commitment to achieving designation desired • Ability and interest to travel as needed • Strong customer service focus • Ability to work well under pressure and adapt to change • Ability to work on multiple projects at once and keep track of multiple priorities • Entrepreneurial spirit, humility, high sense of urgency and a passion for advancing free and open societies • Capacity to work flexible hours and limited weekends Benefits of Working at the Charles Koch Institute • Flexible and fulfilling work arrangements • 401(k) matching • Comprehensive health, vision, and dental benefits • Full spectrum of life and disability insurance • Vacation, sick, and holiday pay • Eight weeks paid primary caregiver leave • Flexible Spending Accounts • Continual professional training • Organization-sponsored team-building activities • Company discounts for employees in more than 24 categories, including entertainment, travel, food, and sports • Located just one block from the Court House Metro Station • Metro benefits or paid parking in building garage • Newly designed space maximizes natural light and includes collaborative areas and quiet work stations • Fitness facilities, wellness rooms, and dry cleaning available in the building • Casual Fridays EOE/M/F/D/V The Charles Koch Institute and Charles Koch Foundation are working to advance a free society that best achieves long-term peace, civility, and well-being. We do this by supporting universities, non-profits, and professional training programs to find the ideas and talent that will stimulate a movement and change the world. Because here, your life’s work matters.