Conference Exhibition Coordinator

Arlington, VA
Jul 17, 2018
Aug 21, 2018
Full Time

The National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU) seeks a Conference Exhibition Coordinator who will work with the exhibits, advertising, and sponsorship for NAFCU’s conferences. This position works within the five-member Events team, reports directly to the Vice President of Events, and ultimately is responsible for all logistics in the exhibits and sponsorships area at the twelve to fourteen conferences NAFCU holds across the country each year.

Who we are:

NAFCU is the leading trade association for America’s federally-insured credit unions.  Our mission is to strengthen credit unions by providing our members and the credit union industry the absolute best in federal advocacy, education, and compliance assistance. Extreme member service and responsiveness is our hallmark.

Our team members are passionate about growth, innovation, and collaboration.  We constantly are striving to improve and better ourselves so that we can better support our members.  If you have a growth mindset and enjoy challenging work, you probably are a great fit for our team!

Who you are:

You have an outgoing personality and are an expert communicator, both within your organization and with outside vendors, clients, members, and/or customers.  You can present information, whether verbally or in writing, in a clear and concise fashion and zero-in on what’s needed to respond to questions and concerns.  Negotiations are something you have experience with, and you enjoy the opportunity to find a way to make the deal happen.  You are creative and enjoy looking for new and exciting opportunities to make conference experiences better. You are energized by and successfully can meet deadlines in a fast-moving environment.  You strive to exceed expectations and go the extra mile to achieve results.   You are a team player and work to bring out the best in your teammates.

What you'll do:

This position works closely with the conference hotels and other vendors, the VP and Events staff, NAFCU Services Corporation staff, and other departments/divisions on development and planning of the programs and conferences. The Coordinator creates and implements strategic marketing and logistics plans to accomplish sold sponsorships and exhibit booths; works with event planners and NAFCU Services Corporation staff to ensure all vendors and Preferred Partners receive excellent sponsorship value and experience; supports processes to expand both exhibit space sales and grow attendance; serves as primary contact with the decorator at NAFCU Annual Conference & Solutions Expo; invoices exhibit booths, booth personnel and sponsorships; and, reports regarding status of booths sold, sponsorships, etc.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • One to two years of experience planning meetings, conferences, working in hotels or convention centers
  • Great attention to detail and solid organizational skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Ability to multi-task and work both independently and as part of a team 
  • Ability to travel up to 30% of the time, including weekends
  • Strong team player, able to juggle multiple tasks and changing priorities
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills

To apply, email your resume with (1) a cover letter, and (2) salary requirements to  EOE

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