The Events department is responsible for developing and implementing the strategy for conferences, meetings, and expositions in the U.S. The team handles speaker selection, event programming, innovation, meeting planning, exhibit and sponsorship sales, and logistics. The team contributes to developing the strategy for virtual conferences and content capture as well as site selection and logistics support for seminars, and other meetings and events.
The Director, Event Management and Logistics leads the planning, management and execution of SHRM’s Annual Conference, specialty conferences and affiliate conferences, as well as key SHRM internal events. The Director serves as a key collaborator to the strategic development and design for all events. In conjunction with Conference Programming and Exhibit Sales/Sponsorship teams, the Director provides leadership to the department and contributes to a culture of innovation by overseeing high value event experiences, while maintaining strong financial and event implementation practices in order to achieve or exceed all operational and financial goals.
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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. 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. This job requires moderate travel 20-30%.
The Society for Human Resource Management is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran).