Event Coordinator Posted Nov 17
Mercatus Center at George Mason University , Arlington, VA
Are you an experienced event coordinator who would like to use your skills to advance liberty and free markets? This is a unique opportunity for an entrepreneurial professional to interact with talented scholars and staff at the world’s premier university source for market-oriented ideas. Our employees are expected to develop and grow in their position, preparing them for growth in the organization. The ideal candidate has at least two years of event experience and will take part in supporting the execution of Mercatus events.

Responsibilities include:
-Coordinating with event team members to ensure stated objectives and advanced
-Developing new metrics, enhancing existing metrics and reporting to increase event effectiveness
-Executing operational aspects of assigned events from beginning to end, including venue selection and coordination, contract negotiation, travel, budgeting, marketing, and post-event measurement
-Building and managing relationships with current and existing vendors, speakers, event attendees, and internal constituencies
-Supporting event team members to cross train, drive success, and support organizational needs

The Successful candidate will have/be:
-A strong interest in Mercatus Center’s mission
-At least two years of event planning experience in a fast-paced environment
-Exceptional verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, with a strong customer service orientation
-An entrepreneurial spirit and strong work ethic, supported by commitment and follow-through
-Experience generating ideas and revising/improving existing methodologies, programs, etc.
-Organized, creative, adaptable, and detail-oriented
-A strong ability to prioritize and balance multiple projects effectively
-Superior time management and troubleshooting/conflict resolution skills
-Principled, ethical, and committed to exceptional work quality and standards
-An ability to travel both domestically and internationally
-Proficient IT skills including using Microsoft Office suite

Help Us Grow
Please submit your cover letter and resume, as well as three references, through our online application process. Your cover letter must indicate your interest in the Mercatus Center's mission.

Employee Benefits
Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience. In addition, Mercatus provides excellent benefits to all individual employees, including full health and dental coverage, flexible spending accounts, long-term disability and life insurance, a 403(b) retirement savings program, a parking permit, and free credits at George Mason University.

About the Mercatus Center at George Mason University
For over 25 years, the Mercatus Center at George Mason University has been the world’s premier university source for market-oriented ideas—bridging the gap between academic ideas and real-world problems. A university-based research center, Mercatus works to advance knowledge about how markets work to improve our lives by training graduate students, conducting research, and applying sound economics to offer solutions to society’s most pressing problems.

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