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Event Program & Project Director - Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT)

Company: GNA
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Job Description:

-Event Program & Project Director - Advanced Clean Transportation
Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA), a leading clean transportation and energy consulting firm, is seeking an Event Program & Project Director to lead strategy development and project management for conferences focused on advanced and clean energy technologies and their various end use sectors-including municipal, regional and long-haul goods movement, transit/shuttle, school, construction, refuse, utilities/telecom, and more. -Learn more at
In this role, you will lead the conference program development process from start to finish, including strategizing session topics, formats, and speakers that showcase the projects and technologies driving sustainability across multiple commercial transportation sectors. -This not a logistics role.
As the Event Program & Project Director, this individual will be central to helping GNA remain at the forefront of industry trends, maintaining and growing connections with industry leaders, and developing new business opportunities. -Having the ability to quickly absorb new information and provide feedback that will support GNA's business growth and the ability to represent GNA well to a diverse audience is vital. -The ideal candidate is an extremely organized individual with a passion for advanced clean tech and experience managing complex projects with multiple stakeholders. This position would ideally be in our Santa Monica, California office (hybrid schedule of three days in office, two days remote), but we are willing to consider a fully remote role for the right candidate.
Primary responsibilities of this position include:

  • Lead the conference program development process, including strategizing session topics, formats, and speakers. -Agendas must serve multiple goals including serving cutting edge content, supporting the communications goals of sponsors/exhibitors, and creating tie-in opportunities with off-site tours and demonstration projects.
  • Work to expand the reach of conference programming including development of new conference series and channels for attendee participation
  • Oversee outreach process to develop an optimal slate of speakers in support of agenda topics
  • Draft compelling agenda session titles and descriptions to attract fleet executive attendance
  • Provide direction to the marketing team to support attendee outreach efforts, including reviewing email content/images, thought leadership articles, website content/images, promotional videos, event collateral, and more
  • Provide direction and feedback for sponsor/exhibitor outreach, including helping to identify target organizations and contacts
  • Identify and organize opportunities to host in-person or virtual tours so that attendees can see real-world projects firsthandSecondary responsibilities of this position include
    • Identify industry associations to participate as "endorsing organizations" to help market the educational event to their members
    • Coordinate with the marketing team to identify target audiences and provide direction on list development
    • Collaborate with SVP of Sales to identify speaking opportunities for key sponsors and exhibitors
    • Participate in pre-event prep calls with speakers/panelists to provide direction to speakers on key trends/topics to cover, tips to ensure presentations are informative and compelling, and questions speakers might receive from the audience
    • Organize internal planning meetings with the event logistics, marketing and speaker support teams, including preparing agendas and status updates
    • Respond to technical inquiries from conference attendees and team members
    • Identify ideal locations/dates to host the annual conference based on the competitive event landscape, opportunities for off-site tours, local sponsorship opportunities, and other factors
    • Drive process management including documentation of workflows, roles and responsibilities, post-event key findings, and refinements
      Minimum Qualifications:
      • Bachelor's degree in business, technology, or a related field strongly preferred
      • At least five years of program management experience in a technical or policy field including a working knowledge of technology, public policy, agencies, public funding, and trends.
      • Candidates should have demonstrated experience and interest in advanced clean transportation technologies and trends-including electromobility, hydrogen fuel cell, connected technology, low carbon fuels, autonomous, supply chain efficiency, and more-and the early demonstration projects taking place in commercial operations around the world.
      • Exceptional ability to organize, document, and effectively communicate complex ideas to a diverse audience
      • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
      • Experience developing educational events, conferences, and tradeshow is a major plus
      • Strong interpersonal skills; high degree of responsibility, initiative, and professionalism
      • Exceptionally strong organizational and planning experience
      • "Can-do" attitude and a willingness to learn
      • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite
        ?Compensation & Benefits:
        This full-time, staff position offers an annual salary, as well as a full benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurance on day one. We also offer 401(k) plans and performance-based bonus opportunities.
        GNA is an equal opportunity employer. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex (including sexual or gender identity), religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, age, marital or veteran status, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, or any other legally protected status.
        No Agencies, please. No Sponsorship. EOE.

Keywords: GNA, Santa Monica , Event Program & Project Director - Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT), Executive , Santa Monica, California

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