International Justice Mission

  • Event Coordinator-Limited Term

    Job Location US-DC
    Category
    Administrative
    Position Type
    Jobs | Temporary Full-Time
  • The Need

    International Justice Mission’s (IJM) mission to secure justice for victims of violent oppression depends on cutting-edge tactics in the field, which are made possible through the partnership, advocacy and financial support of an engaged network. IJM events both raise funds and awareness to advance the mission of IJM and in this role you will be a part of a team developing best-in-class events with a significant impact.

     

    The Events team is currently seeking a Limited Term Event Coordinator from August 2018-October 2018 to assist with components of planning and executing the Liberate Conference to be held in Frisco, TX September 28 & 29 2018.  Liberate will be a 4,000-5,000 person conference by which constituents and Global IJM staff will come together to celebrate and reflect on the last 20 years. The conference will consist of main Plenary Sessions at the Dr Pepper Arena, to be followed by various Breakout sessions & engagement opportunities in the Frisco Convention Center next door.

     

    This position is based at IJM headquarters in the Washington, DC area and will report to the Event Coordinator Lead.

    Responsibilities

    The Event Coordinator’s main responsibilities will be to support and work with the Events team in the planning and preparation for Liberate. This coordinator will primarily be responsible for managing Eventbrite registration tasks to troubleshoot needs, and provide excellent customer service. They will also be responsible for helping the Events team connect with attendees, and the rest of the organization to prepare for the event. Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

    • Responding to constituent inquiries via phone & email;
    • Facilitating refund requests;
    • Troubleshooting registration needs;
    • Coordinating back-end registration of IJM staff;
    • Assisting in implementing a functional on-site registration system by:

                          -Being fully versed in all registration solutions to assist with the Liberate check-in process
                          -Managing a ‘solutions table’ for troubleshooting onsite
                          -Being on-call for registration needs throughout Liberate

    Requirements

    Travel

    • Travel & accommodations will be covered by IJM as needed, including travel to Dallas, TX in late September for Liberate.

    Required Skills and Experience

    • Minimum 1 year experience in planning, managing and executing events, conferences & production;
    • Experience with the Eventbrite system preferred, although not critical. Trainings can be arranged;
    • Experience providing internal support in a fast-paced, professional environment;
    • Exceptional written and oral communication skills; 
    • Proven ability to develop effective working relationships internally with staff and externally with vendors.

    Critical Qualities

    • Mature orthodox Christian faith as defined by the Apostles Creed;
    • Winsome and professional demeanor;
    • Self-starter with strong initiative; 
    • Disciplined with priorities; and
    • Resourceful and adept at creative problem solving.

     

    Upload Resume, Cover Letter & Statement of Faith* in one document

     

    *What is a statement of faith?

    A statement of faith should describe your Christian faith and how you see it as relevant to your involvement with IJM.

     

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