Alexandria, VA / Washington, DC
ANCOR is the nation’s leading voice in Washington for providers of community-based intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) services. Our growing community is composed of more than 1,800 private I/DD provider agencies, state provider associations and community partners, together employing a workforce of more than a half million dedicated professionals supporting more than 1 million people with I/DD in the US.
ANCOR is seeking a full-time Events Coordinator to help manage and facilitate its digital, in-person and hybrid educational offerings. People with disabilities, people of color, immigrants and members of the LGBTQ community are encouraged to apply because we believe diverse perspectives enhance our work.
The Events Coordinator will work with both internal and external subject-matter experts to develop and manage educational experiences—including webinars, online courses, face-to-face conferences and more—that inform ANCOR’s audiences of critical policy issues and their implications and strengthen the ability of community-based providers to provide high-quality supports to people with I/DD. The Events Coordinator will work very closely with colleagues across the association and report to the Chief Operations Officer.
ANCOR’s staff is small but mighty and most are based in our primary office in Old Town Alexandria, VA. We offer a flexible work environment, including opportunities to work from home. However, this position will require the ability to be on-location for ANCOR’s annual Policy Summit and Hill Day, which takes place each fall in Washington, DC, as well as for its Annual Conference, which is held in cities across the country each spring (the 2022 Annual Conference is scheduled to take place in Miami, FL, April 11-13).
As Events Coordinator, you will spend your days:
- Working with ANCOR’s staff, member volunteers and peer organizations to develop and manage conference programming, webinars, and interactive and online programming.
- Identifying and securing dynamic speakers, panelists and keynoters for ANCOR’s conferences, summits and webinars.
- Scheduling, coordinating and staffing webinars and other virtual educational and informative presentations throughout the year.
- Contributing to the development and management of ANCOR’s education budget.
- Overseeing all programmatic aspects of the Annual Conference.
- Collaborating with all members of ANCOR’s staff to ensure educational offerings are furthering ANCOR’s public policy and strategic goals, including member recruitment, retention and engagement.
- Developing status reports on conference, summit and webinar programs to leadership.
- Researching industry trends and innovations to consistently improve the overall quality of events.
- Assisting the ANCOR Foundation Director with the Foundation’s Leadership Academy, a two-year educational and mentoring program designed to prepare future leaders and executives of community provider organizations.
- Carrying out other duties as assigned.
We’re excited to talk with you about this opportunity if you:
- Have the equivalent of 3-4 years of experience in the areas of event planning and/or project management. This experience may be derived from the attainment of a degree in a related field, accrual of professional work experience, time spent volunteering and/or a variety of other activities.
- Can demonstrate the ability to take a program from conceptualization through successful implementation.
- Possess a strong customer service orientation and have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with and motivate volunteers, vendors, peers and management.
- Are proficient with all Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and are open to embracing and learning new technology.
- Can demonstrate excellent project management, interpersonal and communication skills, as well as acute attention to detail.
- Exhibit a dedicated commitment to improving the lives of marginalized people including people with disabilities, low- and moderate-income people, people of color, and/or other traditionally underrepresented groups.
- Can work well under pressure, facilitate solutions, and meet timelines and milestones for projects.
- Can demonstrate your ability to prioritize and operationalize a multitude of projects, with tasks ranging from day-to-day administrative duties to high-level implementation of directional objectives.
ANCOR is proud to offer an excellent benefits package, including comprehensive health coverage, comprehensive vision and dental coverage, retirement contributions, several weeks of paid vacation and holiday leave, paid time off for volunteering, paid parental leave, a flexible work schedule and more.
ANCOR is also proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
To be considered for this opportunity, write an email with a few bullet points about why you’re excited about the position, attach your résumé, put “Events Coordinator” in the subject line and send it to Gabrielle Sedor, Chief Operations Officer and Foundation Director, at [email protected].
For best consideration, apply by November 19, 2021.