Open Position: Event Manager



JDC Events is in search of new talent! We are looking for an independent, results-driven Event Manager to join our collaborative client services team in Silver Spring, MD. The Event Manager will manage project details and interface with clients to successfully communicate their values through face-to-face events, technology, and communications. This is a full-time position reporting to the Senior Director, Client Engagement and Operations.



What You’ll Do


  • Develop client-specific strategies, implement creative solutions, and manage meeting and event details to meet client objectives
  • Manage client projects ranging in size
  • Manage all aspects of site selection including site research/visits, contract review/negotiation
  • Draft timelines, work plans and budgets; develop evaluations and final reports
  • Participate in client meetings and new business development (e.g., building budgets, conducting research, participating in presentations and proposal writing)
  • Onsite management of client events (which sometimes may include a weekend)
  • Develop and manage exhibit/sponsor programs
  • Negotiate supplier/provider contracts and manage supplier services for clients


What’s Needed


  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience managing event programs from start to finish
  • Bachelor’s degree in hospitality, communications, business or related field required
  • Strong, fearless work ethic, enthusiasm, and positive attitude
  • Experience managing corporate, non-profit or association meetings, exhibitions and events
  • Proven ability to review and negotiate venue & supplier contracts
  • In depth knowledge of event production (e.g. sound, lighting, decor) and supplier management
  • Proactive, curious, self-starting innovator
  • Exceptional written, verbal communications and customer service skills; client-first approach
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; strong PowerPoint and Excel skills
  • Working knowledge of online registration systems, social media, and other event planning technologies
  • Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), Certified in Exhibitions Management (CEM) and Certified Government Meeting Professional (CGMP) preferred


What’s in It for You


  • Competitive salary
  • Competitive health benefits and retirement savings plan
  • Flexible work environment
  • Excellent Paid Time Off – including your birthday!




JDC Events is an equal opportunity employer; Minorities/Women/Disability/Vet.



Please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: [email protected]