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The Events and Communications Manager, Global Social Enterprise Initiative
Georgetown University's Global Social Enterprise Initiative (GSEI) brings the power and innovation generated by cross-sector partnerships to bear on the world's most pressing problems by emphasizing implementation and measurable social change. An initiative of the McDonough School of Business (MSB), GSEI strives to expose career professionals and students to how social, economic, and environmental (SEE) value can facilitate large-scale and lasting change.
The Events and Communications Manager manages and plans high-volume, on-going, private and public events and functions for GSEI, including several one-day conferences, symposium, various individual speaker events and a large scale, 4 day executive education forum four times per year. S/he plans and manages the logistics, arrangements, correspondence, advertising, and payments relating to all GSEI events and manages the GSEI communications and marketing strategy, pitching stories to media and engaging our audiences through our website and social media. Reporting to the Assistant Director with close, daily working relationships with the Associate Director, Executive Director and the Administrative Assistant. The Events and Communications Manager has duties that include but are not limited to:
Works with the Associate Director and stakeholders to develop program content and schedule of events.
Negotiates contracts with vendors and ensures timely submission and approval of contracts.
Determines and reserves appropriate venue location, catering, and media coverage.
Generates invitations, microsites (when appropriate) and associated correspondence, coordinates schedules of involved parties, and conducts background research on speakers.
Manages setup and breakdown of venues.
Coordinates with MSB's Events team on protocol and security.
Makes all arrangements for public speakers and groups, including making logistical arrangements for domestic and international travel and hotel accommodations.
Follows up with payments, resolving any issues that may arise, and reconciles all events-associated financial transactions with the Assistant Director
Arranges for audio-visual recording, edits recordings for events, and uploads all events to the GSEI website and social media sites.
Proactively pitches relevant stories to media outlets; Handles incoming inquiries and then matches with appropriate GSEI or other University faculty experts.
Monitors media appearances of GSEI faculty/staff and proactively promotes them via social media platforms.
Works with Associate Director to write content for GSEI newsletter, website, and other materials as needed.
Monitors and maintains GSEI website and LinkedIn sites.
Performs write-ups for events.
Maintains communications and social media standards guide book.
Edits written work from the management team.
Bachelor's degree required.
At least 3 years of experience in events planning.
At least 3 years of experience in communications.
Experience with social media platforms and website content management systems.
Proficiency in MS Office Suite and internet research abilities, and understanding of basic video editing programs.
Skilled in organization and attention to detail.
Ability to effectively communicate with diverse populations interpersonal, verbal and written.
Ability to handle complex, multiple logistic arrangements in a fast-paced office.
Strong preference for advanced degree focused heavily on writing.
Passion for social impact, shared value, and corporate social responsibility.
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