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Events Associate

Chamber of Digital Commerce Washington, DC

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

About the Chamber of Digital Commerce

The Chamber of Digital Commerce is a long-established trade association that sets the bar for advocacy and promotion of the blockchain and digital asset technology industry. As the world's first and largest trade association representing the blockchain industry, our mission is to promote the acceptance and use of digital assets and blockchain-based technologies. Through education, advocacy, and working closely with public policy makers, regulatory agencies, and industry, our goal is to develop a pro-growth legal and regulatory environment that fosters innovation, job creation, and investment.  Our work spans almost every facet of the legal and policy arena, and we create effective strategies and outcomes that help drive industry forward.

For more information, please visit www.digitalchamber.org.  

 

Job Description

Reporting to the Vice President of Communications, the Events Associate is responsible for the coordination of 8 to 10 in-person events for members and prospects with 25 to 100 attendees joining from across the United States, monthly virtual events delivered on the Chamber’s Parallel platform, and one or more large conferences each year.  This is a great opportunity to learn about digital asset and blockchain technologies, further develop skills in event planning, and participate in a variety of exciting large, small, public, and private events and meetings.

The Events Associate will be responsible for a busy calendar of in-person and remote meetings and events, taking place in New York, NY, Washington, D.C., and other locations as appropriate. As part of planning, organizing and overseeing events, s/he will coordinate with administrative, communications, membership, and operations staff at the Chamber, as well as vendors, speakers’ representatives, members of the Chamber, representatives of senior government officials, and others.  The Events Associate will conceptualize ideas, create and enforce budgets, negotiate, and coordinate with suppliers, communicate with internal and external stakeholders.  This position is ultimately responsible for ensuring that each event is flawlessly executed. The ideal candidate is passionate about cryptocurrency, highly organized, an expert mutitasker, comfortable interacting with leaders from corporate and government settings, and an effective verbal and written communicator.

This full-time, exempt position is based in Washington, D.C. and is primarily remote, but will be present at in-person meetings and events. The position may require touring prospective locations, carrying supplies, and other physical work.

Pay is commensurate with experience.


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Manage the planning and execution of in person and online meetings and events (such as conferences, receptions, book signings, ceremonies), sometimes in partnership with the Director of Operations
  • Manage the operational timeline and ensure milestones are tracked and met; seek and secure resources as needed
  • Partner with multi-disciplinary teams including staff, consultants, vendors, and other stakeholders to plan and prepare seamless operation before, during, and after events 
  • Identify requirements and expectations of vendors, stakeholders, and Chamber leadership for each event
  • Brainstorm, develop, and implement concepts and themes
  • Prepare budgets, manage expenses, process invoices; maintain notes and tracking documents
  • Research and book venues, touring or coordinating tours as needed
  • Organize suppliers, caterers, staff, and entertainment
  • Oversee registration processes, including activities required to ensure compliance with local COVID practices for in person events
  • Manage set-up, tear-down, and clean-up functions
  • Anticipate attendee needs, mitigate risks of logistical failures, and ensure effective reporting of problems and/or challenges
  • Develop and deliver post-event debriefs of wins, losses, and lessons learned and work continuously to improve Chamber events and their execution
  • Operate conferencing and meeting platforms such as via Zoom, WebEx, Google Meets, Microsoft Office Teams, and others, managing logistics and problem-solving as needed.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in hospitality, public relations, management, or related field or equivalent work experience
  • Experience in project management with a track record of successful event planning
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multitask under pressure
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to speak in front of groups
  • Creative, out-of-the-box thinking
  • Ability to coordinate and lead a team and delegate tasks effectively
  • Demonstrated and consistent meticulous attention to detail
  • Expert time management skills
  • Ability to create budgets, manage resources within limits, and make independent and wise resource management decisions
  • Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to negotiate and communicate effectively with colleagues, senior leaders, member organizations, and vendors
  • Ability to proofread written communications efficiently and effectively, and able to draft short correspondence, memos, statements, and posts quickly and without errors.
  • Strong technology skills including the ability to organize and facilitate large meetings via Zoom, WebEx, Google Meet, Microsoft Office Teams, and others.
  • Must be a proactive self-starter with the ability to work independently and remotely.
  • Must be able to maintain an approach to work that is consistently enthusiastic, tenacious, curious, and highly detail-oriented, even under pressure or in the face of rapidly shifting priorities.

Benefits

Our benefits program includes healthcare, dental, vision, flexible holidays and vacations, 401K plan and a performance bonus program, and competitive compensation.

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Chamber of Digital Commerce

Address

Washington, DC
USA

Industry

Arts and Entertainment

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