ChemYards events and outreach manager, OFC, GHSCO

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 24 July 2020

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a ChemYards Events & Outreach Manager for its Operations, Finance and Compliance Division (OFC) within its Global Health Supply Chain Office (GHSCO), located in Arlington, VA. The ChemYards Events & Outreach Manager works with the Facilities team in the Operations, Finance, and Compliance Division to serve as a community liaison between Chemonics and the Navy Yard area, ensuring an inclusive, user-friendly, mixed-use building environment that facilitates the work of the company and contributes to the greater community. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.
“ChemYards” is Chemonics’ new headquarters. The 12-floor facility, including a fitness center, conference center, and bike room, is currently under construction in the Navy Yard neighborhood of Washington, DC. The future building will combine four Chemonics locations into one. Chemonics is slated to move in to ChemYards in late 2021. A major component of ChemYards’ vision is both developing and sustaining connections to the community.
Responsibilities include: ChemYards-specific duties and responsibilities
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to build and sustain Chemonics’ long-term community investment and engagement in the Navy Yard community (for example, by developing partnerships with schools, non-profit organizations, and other community groups, as well as launching and operationalizing robust events and outreach programming)
  • Under the leadership of the Facilities director, the Executive Office, Human Resources, and the corporate Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) team, support the establishment and operation of an inclusive Center for Excellence/mixed-use space that will be dedicated for D&I programming, conversations, resources, and events for the benefit of the entire Navy Yard community
  • Recommend and establish vendor relationships for ChemYards with preference for vendors from the local community
  • Support the HR team—and collaborate closely with the D&I team and the Facilities Director—to develop and implement the strategic ChemYards plan. This may entail conducting research, gathering data, and other related activities
  • Support the HR team with compilation of data and preparation of periodic required reports for the D.C. Government
  • Collaborate with Facilities Director to define the ChemYards team’s roles and launch and operationalize robust events and outreach programming that promotes teamwork, leadership development, and collaboration across the company
  • Foster and demonstrate a workplace inclusive of creating opportunity, serving others, building trust, innovation, and exceeding expectations
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required
Facilities Team-specific duties and responsibilities
  • Coordinate events in common areas. Coordination may include assisting with room reservations and (re)configurations, planning and organization event catering, and ensuring audiovisual equipment requirements are planned/tested in advance to ensure it is operationally sound before events
  • Partner with the facilities services team to ensure metrics are captured regarding room usage relating to type of events held and associated stats
  • Interface with security team to maintain open communications regarding upcoming events and requirements including external participation; assist with proactive security measures to ensure a safe and comfortable event experience
  • Work closely with the Facilities Director to help plan, organize, and manage/ lead and/ or complete as individual contributor, special project taskings relating to Facilities Services’ current and future workspaces
  • Perform as concierge in the ChemYards conference center as required and supervise the receptionists
  • Perform other facilities tasks as assigned
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required
  • Minimum 3 years of community outreach and event planning experience required. Minimum 3 years of business operations and/or facilities experience desired
  • CMP, CSEP, or CPCE certification desired but not required
  • Experience coordinating events, managing logistics, identifying speakers, and developing agendas/materials
  • Experience building and managing strategic relationships with parties external to the organization
  • Experience creating and managing project plans to support effective implementation of programs and initiatives
  • Knowledgeable about space and meeting planning
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office applications; proficiency in Excel preferred
  • Strong initiative, organizational skills, work prioritization skills, and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, and lead presentations, training courses, and effective meetings
  • Demonstrated ability to solve technical, managerial, or operational problems and evaluate options based on relevant information, resources, well-rounded experience, and knowledge
  • Demonstrated integrity, independent thinking, respect for others, resourcefulness in problem solving, and initiative to learn new skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • English fluency required, secondary language skills a plus
Application Instructions: Apply through our Career Center at by August 7, 2020. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. COVID-19 Recruitment Information Chemonics International is monitoring COVID-19 activity around the world. The health and wellbeing of our staff is of the utmost importance to us, and we continue to hire for all open roles with interviewing and on-boarding done virtually. Our new hires and current staff working from our Washington, DC, Arlington, VA, and London offices will temporarily work from home until it is safe to return to our offices.

About the Organization

Owned entirely by employees, Chemonics is an ISO-9001 certified international development company. For more than 40 years, we have partnered with local and international organizations to promote social and economic change around the world.

Chemonics International is a leading international development consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. with more than 40 years of experience implementing programs around the world.

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