The Federation of State Humanities Councils (FSHC), a membership non-profit, is seeking a meeting planning professional to join its staff as the Meetings & Conference Manager. Previous experience in meeting and conference planning is required to be successful in this vital role. FSHC offers a collegial work environment with a small, dynamic, and collaborative team dedicated to supporting its mission of strengthening the state and jurisdictional humanities councils.
We are looking for an upbeat and detail-oriented meeting facilitator who can gracefully manage the unexpected. This position is responsible for scheduling and coordinating all aspects of the organization’s meetings and events, which range in attendance from 25 to 700. An ability to juggle multiple projects with superb accuracy while simultaneously meeting deadlines is imperative in this role. Planning for the annual national conference begins three years in advance and a year in advance for the annual advocacy event. This position reports to the FSHC President, is supported by the Communications & Events Coordinator, and works closely with the rest of the Federation staff, especially the Director of Communications. Since March 2020, the entire team has been working virtually due to COVID-19. Staff members are expected to be available during typical office hours in the Eastern Time Zone, with some flexibility available, as well as have access to reliable internet service. This is a full-time virtual position with a flexible location, although proximity to the Washington, D.C. area is preferred.