Events Specialist
Washington, DC 
Posted 21 days ago
Job Description
Events Specialist

About EAB

At EAB , our mission is to make education smarter and our communities stronger. We harness the collective power of more than 2,100 schools, colleges, and universities to uncover and apply proven practices and transformative insights. And since complex problems require multifaceted solutions, we work with each school differently to apply these insights through a customized blend of research, technology, and services. From kindergarten to college and beyond, EAB partners with education leaders, practitioners, and staff to accelerate progress and drive results across three key areas: enrollment management, student success, and institutional operations and strategy.

At EAB, we serve not only our partner institutions but each other-that's why we are always working to make sure our employees love their jobs and are invested in their community. See how we've been recognized for this dedication to our employees by checking out our recent awards .

For more information, visit our Careers page.

The Role in Brief:

Events Specialist

Working with teams and leaders across the firm, the Specialist will manage events with an innovative approach, high attention to detail, and unparalleled level of service. The Specialist is responsible for event management including but not limited to the following:

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the planning of in-house events; including detailing event specifications with preferred caterer, audio visual, managing on-site event experience, and serving as an on-site manager
  • Manage the A to Z meeting process - owning room blocks, meeting staff recruitment, supplies, vendor relationships, meeting communication, on-site management, etc.
  • Responsible for the planning and day of management of EAB's virtual events.
  • Collaborate with program teams in developing event strategy; serving as a consultant to the team by bringing forward innovative event ideas and ensuring objectives for each meeting are set and executed upon
  • Responsible for the planning of small conferences and trade shows; including detailing event specifications with association host, creating booth design, audio visual, managing on-site event experience, and serving as an on-site manager
  • Work closely with web team, account management, marketing to develop a strategic communication plan for each event
  • Coordinate internal team and firmwide events, building culture and engagement among EAB team members.
  • Monitor attendance reports to ensure capacity is maximized at each meeting; make adjustments to meeting space or sleeping room blocks as necessary
  • Report and distribute accurate data (meeting scores, attendee comments) to all relevant internal departments; follow up on any areas of concern
  • Assist in the collection, review and analysis of historical meeting data (scores, attendance, cost, etc.) in order to predict future trends.
  • Track expenditures and ensure events are executed within projected dollar amounts; identifying opportunities for cost reductions while maintaining a superior event experience.
  • Manage meeting staff to ensure superior service is provided to both internal and external constituencies
  • Support other projects and support functions within the department

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Excellent academic record
  • 1 year of post-Bachelor's work experience
  • Internal candidates must be able to demonstrate a record of achievement throughout EAB tenure
  • Experience staffing national meetings or external events
  • Demonstrated success delivering service both internally and externally
  • Proven experience managing multiple, competing priorities
  • Attention to detail

Ideal Qualifications:

  • Experience developing personal organization tactics to meet business goals
  • Ability to take initiative on projects
  • Ability to communicate by e-mail and phone with internal and external clients
  • Experience working in a team environment, as well as autonomously
  • Demonstrated computer and analytical skills
  • Positive attitude, poise and judgment


Consistent with our belief that our employees are our most valuable resource, EAB offers a competitive and inclusive benefits package.

* Medical, dental, and vision insurance; dependents and domestic partners eligible

* 401(k) retirement plan with company match

* 20+ days of PTO annually, in addition to paid firm holidays

* Daytime leave policy for community service or fitness activities (up to 10 hours a month each)

* Paid parental leave for birthing and non-birthing parents

* Phase Back to Work program for employees returning from parental leave

* Infertility treatment coverage and adoption or surrogacy assistance

* Wellness programs including gym discounts and incentives to promote healthy living

* Dynamic growth opportunities with merit-based promotion philosophy

* Benefits kick in day one, see the full details here.

At EAB, we believe that to fulfill our mission to "make education smarter and our communities stronger" we need team members who bring a diversity of perspectives to the table and a workplace where each team member is valued, respected and heard.

To that end, EAB is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we make employment decisions on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. We don't discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law.

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1+ years
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