Position Description – Program Assistant/Associate

Overview

Multi-faceted position providing on-going administrative, logistical and programmatic support to IEL Director of Leadership Programs and Project/Program staff. Looking for a motivated teammate who wants to grow within the organization, bringing event-planning experience and an interest in education.

Application Deadline

Interviews week of August 22

Salary

$45,000-55,000 based on experience

Core Responsibilities

National Family and Community Engagement (FCE) Conference Support (75%)

• Lead the logistical planning and assist with programmatic elements of the National Family and Community Engagement Conference
• Ensure the accuracy and functionality of the CVENT registration system and event website
• Coordinate Request for Proposal (RFP) process for FCE workshop presentations
• Communicate in timely fashion with conference attendees via email and phone
• Recruit new conference attendees via research and event attendance
• Assist in the preparation of all pre- and post-event materials such as surveys, budgets, fundraising letters, and event reports
• Perform other duties as assigned

Administrative Support (25%)

• Work closely with Director of Leadership Programs on all aspects of office systems and management
• Maintain routine communications with networks, manage the website(s) and online community
• Maintain databases and other contact information for various networks including District Leadership Network on Family and Community Engagement, the FCE Network      and the Leaders for Today and Tomorrow network
• Coordinates the dissemination of project/program publications and newsletters, produce a variety of program materials (i.e., conference program book, marketing            materials, infographics)
• Provides logistical and administrative support in planning, organizing and implementing conferences, retreats, and other types of IEL meetings.
• Conducts research upon request
• Assist with financial management
• Recruit and directly supervise intern(s)

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree
• Large event and meeting planning experience (familiarity with CVENT is a plus)
• Excellent time-management and strong organizational skills
• Detail oriented and efficient
• Documented capacity to work effectively independently and as a team member and with colleagues of all levels, as well as on independent projects with minimal                supervision
• Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and take instructions from multiple people 
• Experience with various software packages: Microsoft Word, Access, EXCEL, PowerPoint applications; some experience with web-related software preferred
• Capacity to learn quickly and problem solve in a fast-paced environment

To Apply

Please send cover letter and resume with Program Assistant/Associate in the subject line to

Sarah McCann
mccanns@iel.org
The Institute for Educational Leadership
4301 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. Suite 100
Washington, D.C. 20008
www.iel.org/fce

The Institute for Educational Leadership is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability