Senior Director, Events, Global Communications and Engagement Public Affaris

World Bank


The wage vary for this place is $165,000-$175,000.

Place Overview
The UN Basis strives to advance human dignity and defend the planet via our work on transformative points important to humanity’s shared future. As a strategic associate to the United Nations, we carry collectively recent pondering and various voices to mobilize the individuals, concepts, and sources wanted to deal with pressing issues and drive progress in the direction of the collective promise of the Sustainable Growth Objectives.

The Occasions Senior Director is the strategic and driving pressure behind probably the most compelling and interesting occasions and convenings that advance UN Basis priorities, strengthen model place because the UN’s closest strategic associate, and assist reveal the UN’s distinctive worth to the world. With a powerful inventive and advertising imaginative and prescient in addition to first-rate expertise in planning and execution, they’ll assist the Basis push the boundaries of high-impact occasions combining of one of the best of bodily, digital and hybrid occasion manufacturing. From high-profile, and multi-day convenings with giant numbers of individuals and main public figures, to small white-glove personal workshops and briefings, the Occasions Senior Director demonstrates the ambition, imaginative and prescient, drive, and sensible expertise wanted to construct on UN Basis’s fame for excellence and take the group’s occasions and convenings to the following stage, regularly innovating on each in-person codecs and digital/hybrid know-how to drive engagement.
This particular person will increase, prepare, and lead a workforce of expert occasions workers, present strategic, advertising, and tactical experience to groups throughout the Basis and handle contractors and suppliers/distributors as wanted. They are going to lead a physique of labor to reposition the occasions workforce as a trusted and important collaborator from preliminary idea to last execution via your complete group, most particularly for flagship moments (e.g., annual We the Peoples dinner and UN Normal Meeting Week).

The Occasions Senior Director is a member of the International Communications and Engagement workforce, reporting to the Senior Director, Communications & Particular Initiatives, and dealing intently with leaders and groups throughout the group together with the Basis’s Board and C-suite and a part of the International Communications and Engagement workforce’s Cupboard.

This position additionally has an advisory ingredient for worldwide advance journey and abroad occasions supervision. This place relies in Washington, DC (hybrid schedule).

Important Capabilities

  • Present strategic and artistic management for all Basis occasions, working with groups throughout the group to ascertain, plan and execute revolutionary occasions that assist strengthen UN Basis model, engagement, and partnerships.
  • Reframe, construct, leverage and message the skills and capacities of the occasions workforce all through the group.
  • Laborious launch the occasions workforce as a middle for excellence, guaranteeing strategic counsel, info, occasion sources (together with templates and finest follow tips) are identified by and accessible to groups throughout the UN Basis.
  • Create, develop, and personal a busy Basis occasions calendar, together with collaborating to outline optimum cadence, codecs, and objectives, guaranteeing larger Basis broad planning, coordination, and prioritization.
  • Handle budgets, workplans, exterior companies and distributors, together with juggling advanced parallel occasions, assigning applicable workers and sources, and executing personally as wanted.
  • Guarantee complete planning, on time supply, and distinctive execution for in-person, hybrid, and digital convenings, whereas managing contingencies, adjustments and evolving wants and expectations.
  • Additional construct out, handle, and encourage a workforce of occasions workers, fostering a inventive, entrepreneurial tradition and driving fixed studying and expertise enchancment.
  • Present strategic assist to the Senior Supervisor of Worldwide Engagement and Advance on worldwide journeys and Congressional Delegations.
  • Function as a strategic and advisory associate with UN Basis’s Development and Growth workforce on creating and executing key fundraising moments for the Basis.
  • Oversight of the Occasion workforce’s challenge administration software program and the Basis’s occasion registration platform.
  • Develop a roster of exterior inventive and technical companies, distributors, and producers to maximise the Basis’s inventive agility and ship diversified occasions with totally different audiences and objectives.
  • Institutionalize and internally market robust processes, to construct and foster best-practice throughout the group, from sourcing distributors to company engagement, to content material/inventive improvement, to post-event reporting, and information analytics.
  • Create and implement advertising plans for occasions packages to ship and interact audiences earlier than, throughout, and after occasions.
  • Keep working information of the UNF settlement course of (for each contracts and grants), and when to make the most of the right templates accordingly. (As relevant to the position)
  • Keep a powerful information of UNF’s Salesforce database to have the ability to course of and monitor agreements, extract info, and put together reviews. (As relevant to the position)
  • Different duties as assigned.

Choice Standards

  • Bachelor’s diploma required, Licensed Assembly Skilled (CMP) most popular.
  • 12-15+ years of associated work expertise, together with 5-7 years of expertise with UN/governmental protocol and occasions involving high-level public figures and celebrities, in addition to large-scale convenings of on-the-ground practitioners, and activists.
  • Wonderful written and verbal communication expertise.
  • Extremely inventive, with a watch for compelling engagement and design.
  • Extraordinarily properly organized, obsessive consideration to element, and the best requirements of service-delivery and viewers/participant engagement.
  • Expertise rising, main, and managing a multi-site workforce.
  • Appreciable demonstrated expertise and experience in digital, and hybrid occasions, and related know-how and instruments; present relationships with distributors strongly most popular.
  • Stellar skilled perspective, with expertise working with individuals in any respect ranges, each externally and internally together with the Basis’s Board and C-suite.
  • Wonderful judgment, and artistic problem-solving expertise, together with contract negotiation, dispute decision, and contingency planning.
  • Self-starter, and a workforce participant who thrives in environment centered on constructing a company fairly than particular person success.
  • Capability to remain calm and make rapidly thought-out, applicable choices in a altering surroundings and anticipate future wants.
  • Snug with versatile working hours and reliable to be obtainable by way of cellphone or e mail throughout these occasions.
  • Expertise of MS Suite,, SplashThat, CRM databases together with Salesforce, and Each Motion, occasion software program together with however not restricted to Zoom, and digital occasion platforms, together with some technical fluency.
  • Capability to journey and work domestically and internationally outdoors customary enterprise hours (as much as 25%) together with evenings or weekends when obligatory (when protected).
  • Capability to carry 30lbs.
  • A constructive collegial strategy.

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