NARFE: Federal Benefits Experts, the association for federal employees and retirees, is looking for a coordinator to support event planning, sales and fundraising activity at our Alexandria office. This is a full-time, nonexempt, nonremote position and some travel is required. The ideal candidate has experience working in administration of events, marketing, business development or sales in a nonprofit or association environment. NARFE welcomes candidates from other fields with direct or transferable experience. You will be empowered to help grow our non-dues revenue channels to include conferences, affinity partners, sponsorships and advertising, and fundraising. You will be working closely with an account manager and with communications and marketing staff, and reporting to the Director of New Business Development and Events. and this is an office position based in Old Town Alexandria.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Events and Meetings Support
Assist director with conference planning, attendee and exhibitor registration, and event support, website updates and marketing for biennial FEDcon, and, in alternating years, the Legislative Training Conference (LEGcon).
Coordinate event logistics for exhibitors and sponsors.
Assist team in executing all events and meetings. Some travel required.
Organize and manage off-site leadership meetings of National Executive Board and other member leadership groups, and coordinate logistics with venues/hotels.
Organize and manage internal meetings and off-site staff functions, and coordinate logistics.
Administrative and operational duties supporting the successful acquisition, fulfillment, billing, and revenue collection associated with advertising and sponsorship sales. This will include but is not limited to: coordinating ad contracts, invoicing, creative deliverables, sponsored emails, and tear-sheet delivery.
Manage the operation of the association affinity program, including resolving customer service issues
Collaborate with team to build strong relationships with existing sponsors and grow new and existing business
Coordinate fundraising campaigns and monitor engagement in coordination with business development and marketing staff
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in a related field such as hospitality management or business preferred; or combination of education and experience may be considered.
2-3 years of direct experience or equivalent working in administration of events, marketing, business development or sales
Preferred: Association or nonprofit experience
Excellent customer-service skills and written and verbal communication skills
Project and process management skills
Critical thinking ability with demonstrated experience exercising independent judgment with all levels of stakeholders
Experience with relationship-management platforms such as Microsoft Dynamics, SalesForce or other sales/membership database
Experience with meeting planning logistics for small and medium meetings and conferences
Familiarity with content management systems such as Cvent or WordPress
Familiarity with email marketing platforms such as MailChimp or Constant Contact. Experience with ClickDimensions preferred.
Experience with Microsoft 365, to include MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook and its collaborative applications
Ability to be responsive to email and phone inquiries
About National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) is a 501(c)(5) nonprofit membership organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing the earned pay, retirement and health care benefits of federal employees, retirees and their survivors. Founded in 1921, NARFE‘s legacy spans more than 95 years – advocating tirelessly in support of our members before Office of Personnel Management, members of Congress and the White House.