Under the direction of the Executive Director of the LSA, Meetings Manager will provide leadership and professional expertise in the planning and implementation of all LSA events.
-Plan, execute and evaluate all aspects of the LSA’s Annual Meeting, in consultation with the Program Committee and Executive Director.
-Develop budgets and monitor revenue/expenses for LSA-sponsored events.
-In consultation with the Executive Director, develop a marketing plan for LSA-sponsored events to increase abstract submissions, attendance, exhibitors, advertisers and sponsors.
-Liaise with sister societies that co-locate their annual meetings with the LSA’s to coordinate logistics and other arrangements.
-Develop and disseminate RFPs for potential meeting sites; evaluate proposals received, and recommend preferred sites to the Executive Committee and Executive Director. Negotiate contracts for meeting site and services in consultation with Executive Director.
-Plan, execute and evaluate LSA webinars, in consultation with Editors, committee leaders and staff as appropriate.
-Provide support for the Linguistic Institute and CoLang, in consultation with the Institute and the Fellowships Committee.
-Assist with planning and logistics for LSA Executive Committee meetings, marketing and registration for LSA sponsored conferences, and other events as appropriate.
-Assist the Executive Director with planning the annual awards program and business meeting of the LSA.
-Identify and participate in discussions with the LSA Executive Committee and Executive Director on strategies, opportunities, potential conflicts and other issues related to the successful implementation of events.
-Maintain and enhance web content for events, in consultation with the LSA staff and web developer.
-Baccalaureate degree in any field, with a preference for those who have taken courses in linguistics and/or world languages. CMP credentials is a plus.
-Experience (1-3 years) planning and executing events for membership associations, including a successful track record of building and growing the total number of participants through creative, innovative initiatives.
-Experience with virtual and hybrid format events required.
-Experience with event marketing, contracting, vendor relations, and content coordination.
-Familiarity with online registration systems, abstract management, meeting apps and related software tools and services.
-This position requires occasional travel to attend the LSA Annual Meeting and Spring Executive Committee meeting.
-This part-time position will average about 30 hours per week, with more hours required during the week of the two events referenced above.
-This position is based in Washington, D.C., with the option of remote work, subject to approval.
-Creative, innovative, collaborative, congenial, diplomatic, and self motivated. Detail-oriented.
-Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the art of persuasion and making the case for participation in LSA events based on a strong value proposition.