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The Wilson Center consists of two separate, but parallel, pay systems (federal and trust). U.S. Civil Service positions are funded by our annual appropriation from the Congress. Trust positions are funded by private donations, grants and gifts to the Wilson Center.

When applying for a position, please follow the application instructions via the announcement on USAJOBS.   

The Wilson Center is committed to attracting and maintaining a high quality, dedicated, and diverse work force. As a member of the Wilson Center staff, you will become of the team that works together to build a bridge between the worlds of academia and public policy, to inform and develop solutions to the Nation's problems and challenges. 

Events Coordinator

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified candidates eligible to work in the United States.

Closes May 20, 2024

The Events Coordinator will work within a dynamic, dedicated team of events and communication professionals to execute policy briefings, keynote addresses, interviews, social engagements, and other events for the Wilson Center with diplomacy, tact, and discretion.

Position is a career-ladder position. If selected at the Grade 8, incumbent will receive training and guidance in preparation for more independence and autonomy at the full performance level of Grade 9.

  • Support Director of Events by independently managing event logistics, recognizing needs to make adjustments when necessary
  • Manage the Center’s event booking calendar system, suggesting and implementing solutions to address conflicting needs and priority planning
  • Serve as lead project manager for a portfolio of events to ensure all benchmarks and deliverables are being met and reassessed
  • Provide advice and guidance on the development, scheduling, coordination, and administration of all Wilson Center event programming
  • Assist in creating and implementing new event policies that reflect the modernization of event strategies at the Wilson Center based on experience with successful events
  • Provide experienced guidance and direction on ways for programs to have successful, high-level events
  • Manage the lifecycle of Wilson Center events. This includes insuring that Event policies and procedures are followed, all necessary documents are created and shared timely with relevant AV team. Ensures post-event review is completed and coverage is posted accurately
  • Manage communication between various departments throughout planning process including making recommendations to improve communication process as needed to ensure event projects are moving through appropriate steps
  • Maintain and review regular tracking of event-specific metrics with the VP of External Relations
  • Work independently with program teams to brainstorm new, relevant audiences for targeted events and how best to reach them
  • Negotiate bids for catering/event space in accordance with financial policy guidelines and directives

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