Education and Training, Meetings/Expositions/Events
The Leadership Training and Events Director will be a multi-talented, service-oriented individual who will design, develop, implement, and manage a state-of-the art leadership train the trainer educational program while also managing association clients’ meetings and conventions. This position is responsible for managing the full meeting planning process for all Elevanta, NFA and client board meetings, committee meetings, annual meetings, trade shows, conventions, etc.
The person in this position also directs the education and training activities of the association and is responsible for planning, designing, implementing, maintaining and delivering education and training programs to meet member needs. Specifically, this position will implement and manage a new in-person leadership train the trainer program and become skilled in delivering the course content.
Education and Training
Implement key association client’s new Train the Trainer leadership program
Participate in Train the Trainer program and become an expert in program content and facilitation of modules
Certify new trainers as needed to maintain a minimum number of trainers across the US at all times.
Manage and coordinate external service providers in developing training platforms
Development and implementation of all education and training programs and development and management related budgets
Research, select, develop and/or modify training curriculum, content, materials, job aids, and more to meet learning needs
Develop surveys, seek feedback and obtain testimonials from education and training program participants
Manage the coordination and execution of event logistics for all Elevanta events, including F&B and AV needs, room block management and reservation process, etc.
Coordinate all event and registration materials and work with communications department regarding development for program materials and website development
Event set-up in Cvent (event management system) and oversee registration process as well as Basecamp set-up
RFPs, site selection and contract negotiations and prepare contract summaries and ensure all contract requirements are fulfilled
Develop meeting budgets and provide financial oversight
Oversee exhibit halls for conventions, including issuing an annual RFP for our general contractor, obtaining an exhibit hall layout one year prior to events for pre-sales, working with general contractor on exhibitor kits, drafting exhibitor information emails and handling onsite trade show logistics
Onsite conference management, coordination of staff and liaison with hotel
Handle contracts/coordination for offsite events, entertainment and destination management services
Seek new meeting/convention planning opportunities for Elevanta to grow Elevanta as the premier convention services AMC in the Southeast.
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in business or related field
Experience facilitating in-person leadership training programs.
7+ years of hands-on, results-oriented experience in meetings, conventions, and association training desired
Association experience preferred
Experience in education and training programs, curriculum development, and/or administration of significant needs-based education and training programs, preferably in an association arena
Willingness to work occasionally outside business hours
Ability to thrive in a small staff, team environment and the ability to work independently and efficiently under deadlines
Good time management skills, ability to prioritize and possesses a proactive work ethic
Self-starter with strong interpersonal skills, proven project management skills and superior organizational abilities
Ability to coordinate and administer multi-faceted programs and projects
Creative, detail- and results-oriented
Technically savvy with experience in the latest online project management software program and proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
Be mentally agile and able to execute effectively to objectives; also applying thinking toward long-term planning and initiatives
Experience in Cvent and Basecamp software programs
Additional Salary Information: Compensation based on experience. Elevanta provides a generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision and disability insurance. Additional benefits include a 401(k) program, paid time off (PTO) and 11 company paid holidays. Elevanta offers a casual work environment with
Elevanta is a dynamic professional services firm providing a suite of solutions for business owners and associations, including health and P&C insurance, employer services, association management, convention planning and government relations. More information can be found at www.elevanta.com or LinkedIn under Elevanta.