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Meeting Planner- Meetings And Conferences
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (Finra)
Washington , DC 20001
Posted 2 months ago
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Meeting Planner- Meetings and Conferences-Washington, DC Job Number: 006967) Description We Work to Protect Investors.
Join our Team.
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is seeking a well-qualified individual for our Meeting Planner- Meetings and Conferences opening in Washington, DC . To be considered for this position, please submit your resume through our career site at no phone calls, please.
Responsible in all areas involving the planning and management of committee meetings and internal multifaceted programs for FINRA.
Position is accountable for budget, Cvent event building, and partnering with stake holder in marketing and design of program.
Position initiates leads through cvent vendor procurement, and initializes hotel vendor negotiations.
This position is the Cvent Technology registration specialist on the Strategic Meeting Managements program, and supports the Technology Operations Specialist on all areas expanding the program and providing training to FINRA users.
Position will manage on-site operations for registration during Annual Conference and various larger events independently.
Advise and interact with FINRA staff on Cvent Tool and maintain excellence in the delivery, operation and support of the Cvent application.
Essential Job Functions: Manage meeting logistics, cvent event development, and on site operations of assigned projects.
Role is responsible for, site selection, contract negotiations, rooming lists, program enhancement, on site management, budget reporting and post meeting expenses.
Supplier negotiations and contractual agreements.
Create food and beverage programs that enhance the meeting while supplying cost effective alternatives to remain within budget control.
Develop and provide forecasts for meeting budgets.
Reconcile and approve meeting invoices.
Approve speaker and committee TE expense.
Advise and interact with conference steering committee and technical staff to establish meeting design and objectives.
Forecast industry changes that will impact budget and attendance hurdles annually.
Other Responsibilities : Knowledge of video and audio conferencing equipment.
Ability to multi task and make quick changes based on staff liaison requests.
Maintain projects in departmental calendar.
College degree or equivalent and (3) three years of experience in meeting management or hospitality experience.
Comprehensive knowledge and experience with Cvent creation and back office administrative tasks in tool, as well as in the hospitality industry, vendor contract negotiation.
Must be responsible and able to work Independent onsite at meetings.
Proficiency using a PC with Microsoft Suite, Excel and Power point a must.
The ability to implement projects independently and work with various departments as a team is absolutely necessary.
Work is normally performed in an office environment, with extended hours when necessary.
A professional, highly visible, fast paced environment.
Independent work projects.
Travel is required.
To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume.
A writing sample may be required as part of the submission.
The information provided above has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work of the position.
It is not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required.
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If you need a disability-related accommodation for completing the application process, please contact FINRAs accommodation help line at . Please note that this number is exclusively for inquiries regarding application accommodations.
In addition to a competitive salary, comprehensive health and welfare benefits, and incentive compensation, FINRA offers immediate participation and vesting in a 401(k) plan with company match.
You will also be eligible for participation in an additional FINRA-funded retirement contribution, our tuition reimbursement program and many other benefits.
If you would like to contribute to our important mission and work collegially in a professional organization that values intelligence, integrity and initiative, consider a career with FINRA.
Important Information FINRAs Code of Conduct imposes restrictions on employees investments and requires financial disclosures that are uniquely related to our role as a securities regulator.
FINRA employees are required to disclose to FINRA all brokerage accounts that they maintain, and those in which they control trading or have a financial interest (including any trust account of which they are a trustee or beneficiary and all accounts of a spouse, domestic partner or minor child who lives with the employee) and to authorize their broker-dealers to provide FINRA with duplicate statements for all of those accounts.
All of those accounts are subject to the Codes investment and securities account restrictions, and new employees must comply with those investment restrictions including disposing of any security issued by a company on FINRAs Prohibited Company List or obtaining a written waiver from their Executive Vice President by the date they begin employment with FINRA.
Employees may only maintain securities accounts that must be disclosed to FINRA at one or more securities firms that provide an electronic feed (e-feed) of data to FINRA, and must move securities accounts from other securities firms to a firm that provides an e-feed within three months of beginning employment.
As standard practice, employees must also execute FINRAs Employee Confidentiality and Invention Assignment Agreement without qualification or modification and comply with the companys policy on nepotism.
About FINRA FINRA is an independent, non-governmental regulator for all securities firms doing business with the public in the United States.
FINRA works to protect investors and maintain market integrity in a public-private partnership with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), while also benefiting from the SECs oversight.
In its role as investor guardian, FINRA is informed, but not influenced, by the industry that it regulates.
FINRAs independent regulation plays a critical role in Americas financial system all at no cost to taxpayers.
FINRA touches virtually every aspect of the securities business from registering and educating industry participants to examining securities firms; writing rules; enforcing those rules and the federal securities laws; informing and educating the investing public; providing trade reporting and other industry utilities; and administering the largest dispute resolution forum for investors and registered firms.
FINRA uses technology powerful enough to look across markets and detect potential abuses.
Using a variety of data gathering techniques, we work to detect insider trading and any strategies firms or individuals use to gain an unfair advantage.
In today's fast-paced and complex global economy, FINRA is a trusted advocate for investors, dedicated to keeping the markets fair and proactively addressing emerging regulatory issues before they harm investors or the markets.
FINRA operates from Washington, DC, and New York, NY, with other offices around the country.
Find out more about us and how we work and view our current openings at . Search Firm Representatives Please be advised that FINRA is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity.
Regardless of past practice, a valid written agreement and task order must be in place before any resumes are submitted to FINRA.
All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at FINRA without a valid written agreement and task order in place will be deemed the sole property of FINRA and no fee will be paid in the event that person is hired by FINRA.
FINRA is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, citizenship status, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal state or local laws as appropriate, or upon the protected status of the persons relatives, friends or associates.