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Events Manager

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Community: Global Marketing & Communications
Location: , United States
Date Posted: Jul 21, 2021
Remote: Yes
Travel Requirements: 25% Travel

Job Description

Description

Events Manager

Remote – US

 

 

The Opportunity:
We’re looking for an Events Manager to help us push the boundaries of what education can offer through the power of technology. Education is our passion, and our team members bring that to work each day as they aim to advance learning in every region of the world. Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company, providing dynamic products and services to the global education community. We’re focused on driving innovation in EdTech and working with our clients to create a smarter learning environment.   

 

 

For more information about Blackboard Inc. and our career opportunities, please visit www.blackboard.com. 

 

 

As Events Manager reporting to the Senior Director of Global Events, you will be key in the driving of event best practices and exceptional program execution while leveraging knowledge and experience to negotiate favorable pricing and terms with vendors supporting company events. You will also drive engagement, collaboration, and management across a matrix organization, external vendors, customers, leadership, and peer level staff to maximize event outcomes that support multiple goals and objectives. As a subject matter expert, you will be responsible for the management, training, and adoption of best practice Global Event tool(s). You’ll also support managing the relationship with event vendors in Blackboard’s Regions and ensure alignment with overall quality and event branding.

 

 

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Managing event logistics (to include virtual event participation) for Industry and other K-12, Higher Ed, and Corporate event programs (I.e., logistics for scheduled tradeshows, events and workshops, sponsorships; ordering food and beverage and audiovisual equipment; managing staffing list; shipping event signage, collateral, and event supplies)
  • Supporting the logistical execution of Global/Corporate events focused on driving best practices for negotiation, logistics, communication, and vendor management; leading the negotiations for client entertaining event space contracts, source dinner, and event locations
  • Researching upcoming conference dates/locations and session submission due dates for confirmed conferences; communicating requirements, deadlines, and process to various teams
  • Updating/maintaining Blackboard’s Event section on the Blackboard Community Site
  • Completing event data entry tasks as necessary
  • Liaising with Blackboard demand and performance marketing teams for updates and assessment preparation
  • Tracking event finances including check requests, invoicing, and reporting; assisting with Corporate Marketing credit card reconciliation
  • Constructing pre-event profiles for internal stakeholders outlining objectives, logistics, on-site operations, and run-of-show for each show
  • Leading the planning and execution of internal corporate meetings which includes support on site selection process, logistics, and budget management (<100 people)
  • Contributing to assessment of future year search options for programs, providing summary of findings and making recommendations
  • Other marketing services as needed
  • This role requires approximately 30% travel

 

 

The Candidate:

Required skills/qualifications:

  • 5+ years of event and tradeshow management experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or Business
  • Proven experience developing and driving successful event programs that drive awareness and provide demand generation opportunities
  • Experience participating in virtual events to include overall program/event strategy and platform awareness and execution
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • Outstanding project management and coordination skills with ability to track multiple simultaneous projects and deliverables
  • Knowledge of events marketing, program logistics, social and digital media/promotional tactics
  • Experience with conference technologies including online programs and mobile apps, such as Cvent, Bizzaboo, and virtual event hosting platforms
  • Ability to excel and drive results in a fast-paced, cross-functional environment
  • Self-motivated, innovative, collaborative, ability to multi-task, and creative
  • Proven ability to manage >$300k budgets

 

 

Preferred skills/qualifications:

  • Education industry experience

 

 

This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time.  

 

Blackboard is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, protected military/veteran status, or any other legally protected factor. 

 

This position is not available for candidates residing in the following states: CA, CO, MA, HI

 

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