Event Marketer

Director, Event Operations

National Urban League
New York, New York, United States
11 days ago


The National Urban League Seeks a Director, Event Operations in the Marketing & Communications department. The Director will drive the events operation strategy as well as provide leadership, project management and oversight on all logistical, events and technical matters. The Director, Event Operations will perform with the directive and direction from the SVP, Marketing and Communications and the Vice President, Event Marketing in the development and execution of all internal and external facing National Urban League events (both live and virtual), which may include meetings, conferences, board meetings, retreats, and convenings, both at the National Urban League’s offices and at off-site locations. The Director, Event Operations will partner closely with the finance, facilities, and legal teams of the National Urban League.

Essential Functions:

  • Works with SVP of Marketing and Communications and VP of Event Marketing in managing budgets for the National Urban League Conference and events, meetings, travel, vendors, logistics, and operations.
  • Provide customer service support for Stakeholders, Internal and external clients of all National Urban League Events.
  • Provide strategic event management, coordinating logistics and operations
  • Responsible for administering all event planning with the client and venue departments including, but not limited to, registration, décor, staging, lighting, sound, transportation, and event security.
  • Generate and maintain budgets with timely updates throughout the event process through constant analysis and attention to detail. Track costs against budget for settlement with internal and external clients.
  • Extensive Knowledge of convention center operations and expo floor operations and build out
  • Manage hotel room blocks, inventory, and contracts as well as Registration for conference and events.
  • Manage external vendors.
  • Manage site searches including creating Affiliate MOU’s and RFPs, provide recommendations, contract review and negotiations.
  • Identify staffing needs during the overall event, create, and update the shift schedule, assign staff teams, and communicate all staff assignments to National Urban League colleagues and adjust as needed.
  • Manage and update multi-year conflict of event calendar for use agency wide in planning.



  • Bachelors (BA/BS) degree in Marketing & Communications, Business or related field. 


  • Experience working on multiple events of varying scale and scope simultaneously.
  • 5-7 years of pertinent event planning experience in hotel convention or reservation services.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Must have high attention to detail and platinum customer service skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage multiple projects simultaneously. Exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work across multiple teams, internally and externally, to complete event related tasks.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a strong attention to detail.
  • Must possess sound judgement, business savviness and discretion.
  • Candidate must be flexible with working some nights and weekends and traveling to multiple events within a year. Ability to travel 30% of the time.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Ability to solve problems creatively and practically, to multi-task and work on many projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • An entrepreneurial mindset; able to identify and pursue opportunities.
  • Travel 25% - 35%

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift to 15 pounds at times.

Following extensive monitoring, research, and advice from internal and external experts, the National Urban League has required all full-time and part-time employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment as of September 13, 2021.  “Fully vaccinated” is defined as both doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.  Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a medical condition or disability or a sincerely held religious belief, can request a reasonable accommodation.  Successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 per the above policy.  Mandatory vaccinations support the National Urban League’s commitment to making our workplace and public events as safe and welcoming as possible. 

To apply: Submit cover letter, resume and a writing sample by clicking the link below:  


Deadline to apply: January 28, 2022

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER The National Urban League is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to complying with all federal, state, and local equal employment opportunity (“EEO”) laws. The National Urban League strictly prohibits discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of the individual's race, color, sex (including pregnancy), religion or creed, national origin, alienage, citizenship, age, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, sexual and reproductive health decisions or decision making (of employees or their dependents), familial status, marital status, partnership status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, military status, domestic violence victim status, arrest or pre- employment criminal conviction record, or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy applies to all National Urban League activities, including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, compensation, assignment, training, promotion, discipline, and discharge. This policy also bans discriminatory harassment. Employment at the National Urban League is at-will.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 60942263
  • Location:
    New York, New York, United States
  • Position Title: Director, Event Operations
  • Company Name: National Urban League
  • Job Function: Meeting/Event Planner
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 5-7 Years
  • Required Travel: 25-50%
  • Salary: $85,000.00 - $100,000.00 (Yearly Salary)
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