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Virtual Event Production Manager, Rockville, Maryland

Created 10/22/2020
Reference 70201
Category Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Maryland
City Rockville
Zip Not specified
Salary Competitive
Organization Overview

Ranked by Washington Technology as a top 100 leader in IT services, Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development.If you want to apply your technical expertise to programs that help control infectious diseases, address housing and homelessness issues, and inform policies that create economic opportunities in the U.S. and abroad, we invite you to join our team. Our IT team of over 60 professionals collaborates across 45 offices. As a member of our team, you will be on the front line supporting users around the world. Clients have come to rely on Abt to provide innovative solutions with energy, creativity and top notch customer service. Our company culture of continuous learning supports opportunities for long-term career growth and a balanced work/life experience.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

At Abt Associates, we are committed to creating a lasting culture of equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that in order to achieve full participation, our practices must be free of prejudice, discrimination, and bias that result in inequitable outcomes. We are actively working to advance equity for everyone, and while we still have much work to do, we know that racial and cultural diversity are an asset to our business and the communities where we live and serve. Our ongoing commitment is focused on creating business practices that advance racial and social equity, investments in community impact programs for the benefit of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), and expand upon project work related to racial equity and social justice.

Opportunity

The Virtual Event Production Manager will be responsible for developing and leading the strategy for producing engaging virtual events. This is a highly visible position that will engage with both internal and external stakeholders to produce events for Abt Corporate (internal and marketing) and clients. Given the current environment, the focus will be on creating synchronous and asynchronous virtual event experiences and being able to create an engaging experience that goes beyond the event itself. In the future this will involve integrating live components as well. Abt is a global company, and this person will be responsible for ensuring Abt has the processes and technology in place for staff are able to effectively participate in and lead meetings and events. This person will guide the event lifecycle, providing services before, during and after events in the form of consulting, organizing, and training.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Develop a strategy and roadmap for expanding Abt's event production capabilities
  • Engage internal stakeholders to build a robust client-billable event production offering
  • Stay abreast of the latest technology trends and identify, test and implement technologies that will augment the event experience and allow for both synchronous and asynchronous engagement
  • Actively manage vendor contracts
  • Partner with the Marketing team use events as part of the digital marketing strategy
  • When offices reopen, provide live event production services and manage external vendors as needed.
  • Develop the processes and documentation necessary to effectively market and produce high-quality, engaging events
  • Lead the event lifecycle, providing services before, during and after events in the form of consulting, organizing, and training
  • Capture and report on metrics service quality and progress against the roadmap

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with building and executing on strategy
  • Experience with Cisco WebEx and other web conferencing services required
  • Experience managing live event production
  • Effective communication and stakeholder engagement with ability to effectively communicate to a variety of audiences
  • Deep interest in staying abreast of latest technology trends, with a desire to experiment


Minimum Qualifications

  • BS degree and 9 years of experience (OR MS degree and 7 years) OR the equivalent combination of education and experience


Due to the COVID-19 crisis, this position will be based as a telecommuter for the foreseeable future. Only when Abt reopens offices to all employees will there be an expectation that new hires return to the geographical office to which they were hired.

Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.

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Employer Abt Associates

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