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Conference and Events Manager

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Job Function: Manager
Company: Structured Finance Industry Group
Company Website: www.sfindustry.org
Position Location: Washington, D.C.

Job Description:

General Overview

Company Background/Culture

Structured Finance Industry Group, Inc. (“SFIG”) is a member-based, trade industry advocacy group focused on improving and strengthening the broader structured finance and securitization market. SFIG provides an inclusive network for securitization professionals to collaborate and, as industry leaders, drive necessary changes, be an advocate for the securitization community, share best practices and innovative ideas, and educate industry members through conferences and other programs. Members of SFIG represent all sectors of the securitization market including issuers, investors, financial intermediaries, law firms, accounting firms, technology firms, rating agencies, servicers, and trustees. Further information can be found nd at www.sfindustry.org.

Formed in March 2013, our institutional membership totals approximately 350 members, represented by a Board of Directors totaling 40 members selected from all membership constituencies. Additional leadership is provided by an executive committee, including Officers of the Board of Directors, select Board members and the Executive Director.

While the Membership of SFIG is geographically diverse, with a concentration in New York, the operational headquarters are based in Washington, D.C. – close to the majority of SFIG’s regulatory and legislative audiences.

SFIG’s culture is one of broad inclusion. SFIG prides itself in ensuring that it represents all aspects of the structured finance industry and extensive governance exists to ensure strict adherence to this principle.

To facilitate broad inclusion of its Membership, SFIG encourages its Members to assume an active role in SFIG advocacy efforts by joining member committees and task forces, which are designed to cover a wide variety of topics relevant to the securitization industry. Members drive the agenda of the organization.



Key Responsibilities

 Reporting to the Director of Conferences and Education, the Conference and Events Manager will be an integral member of SFIG Conference and Education team and of the entire SFIG staff. The Conference and Events Manager is responsible for managing the full breadth of SFIG’s corporate sponsorship relations across multiple touch points within SFIG’s overall mandate, including SFIG conferences and symposia, SFIG’s WiS (Women in Securitization) program, the SFIG Industry Dinner and various other SFIG programs, including the forthcoming SFIG University initiative.

Specifically the successful individual will be challenged with the following key goals:

  • Sourcing of sponsors and negotiation and execution of sponsorship agreements for SFIG conferences, including our flagship event SFIG Vegas, attracting approximately 7,000 registrants and over 150 corporate sponsors, SFIG Canada, and SFIG RMBS
  • Serving as primary POC for sponsors for conference execution, exhibit and meeting space management and any other logistical needs
  • Develop and expand sponsorship packages/offerings for existing and new initiatives, including WiS and the SFIG Industry Dinner
  • As part of the overall Education and Conference team, assist in the expansion of the SFIG educational curriculum, including supporting the development of a substantial online educational presence and the development of a revised web-based architecture to create a platform specifically dedicated to online learning

Responsibilities would include:

  • Working with SFIG’s executive management to determine sponsorship goals and pricing strategy
  • Developing sponsor value proposition, including exhibit space, meeting rooms space, and branding and performing targeted outreach to traditional and potential new sponsors.
  • Overseeing the production and dissemination of sponsorship materials
  • Managing sponsor firm and client pass allocations
  • Managing meeting room space allocation process in consultation with Director of Education and Conferences
  • Developing all sponsor branding opportunities including signage and additional non-generic branded-sponsorship opportunities
  • Establishing exhibit space locations for all sponsors and working with a third party vendor firm for sponsorship exhibit booth set up
  • Working with Education and Conference team to support general event logistics, i.e., badges, signage, delegate packs, brochures/agendas, etc.

As a representative of the premier securitization trade organization, the successful candidate will interact with senior corporate officers of our member organizations and therefore be expected to have strong communication and writing skills, exemplify the organization’s high professional standards, and still maintain a “roll your sleeves up” attitude in order to support various operational needs.


Qualifications and Requirements

Professional & Educational Requirements

General Requirements:

  • Ability to develop work plans, set and meet deadlines, work well with minimal supervision, prioritize assignments, and organize multiple projects and duties simultaneously while meeting deadlines.
  • Demonstrated skills in relationship management with a commitment to building relationships at all levels coupled with an ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • Demonstrated “can do” and “extra mile” attitude and a willingness to carry out a wide range of activities, including both professional and logistical tasks
  • Strong computer skills with familiarity with Microsoft Office, email clients, Internet research, and social networking tools
  • Flexibility with respect to schedule, working hours, and travel

Specific Requirements:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in conferences sponsorship management or a similar events-related role, preferably working in a finance-related role.
  • Exceptional devotion to customer service, backed by a solid understanding of the diverse participant groups, and related sponsorship goals, within the structured finance industry
  • Excellent writing and communication skills and experience presenting complex information in a variety of formats and styles for different audiences
  • Strong critical thinking, organizational, and administrative skills; with keen attention to detail

Education:

An undergraduate degree is required, preferably in Business Administration or other areas of Finance.


Remuneration and Benefits

We offer attractive, competitive compensation and benefits including, medical, dental, vision, life, Short-Term Disability, paid vacation and 401k.

How to Apply

Please email your credentials, including writing sample and resume to jobs@sfindustry.org. The subject line should read “Conference and Events Manager”. Due to the anticipated volume of responses, we will contact only those candidates who most closely match our requirements. No phone calls please. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Local candidates only. Recruiters – please do not contact


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