The Events Department is responsible for developing and implementing the strategy for conferences, meetings, and expositions in the U.S., as well as virtual events. The team handles site and speaker selection, event programming, meeting planning, vendor selection, exhibit and sponsorship sales, and logistics.
The Senior Specialist, HR Event Programming, is responsible for the development and execution of the organization’s programming at existing and newly launched conferences. With a focus on content development, this position is responsible for sourcing speakers and topics, communication with speakers, speaker logistics, and working collaboratively across SHRM departments.
With its primary focus on SHRM's mission as the world's largest HR membership society, and through implementation of event programming best practices, insightful market research, competitive intelligence and analytics, the Global Development division directly supports the Society's strategic imperatives and business operating plan goals including, but not limited to: membership growth, financial margin objectives, global revenue growth, California strategy, certification, and senior-segment engagement, and conference & seminar registration.
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Regularly required to sit; talk and hear, use hands to type, file, handle or feel. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. Occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Visual acuity to use a keyboard, prepare and analyze data and figures; transcribing, viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading. May require ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations; or the ability to stand, walk, lift, carry and move light to medium weight. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and learn technical information. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. Visual acuity requirements include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Light lifting is required. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force to constantly move objects.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work is regularly performed in a combination of office and conference settings and routinely uses standard office equipment. Work is regularly performed in a combination of office and conference settings and routinely uses standard office equipment. This job requires moderate travel 20-30%.
The Society for Human Resource Management is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran).
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