Do you want to create a world where cancer is prevented or cured, and every survivor is healthy?
Conquer Cancer®, the ASCO Foundation raises funds to accelerate breakthrough research for every type of cancer, while sharing and supporting the vision of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the world’s largest professional society for people who work in cancer care. Conquer Cancer’s community of staff, donors, and affiliate organizations work to support research that delivers better treatments and cures and provides the vital resources and programs needed to deliver the highest quality, equitable patient care around the world.
ASCO is a flexible, high-performance membership organization where employees collaborate to support our mission through evidence, care, and impact. Together with Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation and CancerLinQ colleagues, we foster a culture that prioritizes customer-centricity, emphasizes teamwork, commits to quality, and values inclusion. Our culture, ASCO Works – Our Way of Working, has long enabled workplace flexibility and embraced technology to help us achieve balance.
ASCO offers competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package, and opportunities to participate in professional development programs. To learn more about Conquer Cancer, click here. To learn what it’s like to work at ASCO and Conquer Cancer, click here.
Who we are looking for:
If you have a passion for event planning, we have an exciting opportunity for you! The Conquer Cancer Foundation is seeking a dedicated and experienced Event Manager to join our team. In this role, you will be responsible for planning, managing, and executing both in-person and virtual Conquer Cancer events according to our Foundation's Strategic Plan.
If you're looking for a rewarding career in event planning, apply now!
This position is hybrid with a primary location in Alexandria, VA.
Lead the planning, management, and administration of events including timeline creation, budget development and management, contract negotiations, site inspection and venue selection, vendor management, invitation list management and registration, logistics, food and beverage selection, audiovisual coordination, program development and content, speaker and in-kind supporters solicitation and management, staff, leadership, and volunteer coordination, and pre- and post-event briefings.
Optimize vendor relationships and coordinate all production requirements for virtual events.
Manage and implement high-level, donor-hosted events including budget development and management, host communications and collaborations, invitation list management and registration, logistics and host arrangements, program development and content, staff, leadership, speakers, and volunteer coordination, and pre- and post-event briefings.
Coordinate and manage event logistics for other Foundation events
Collaborate with the database team to capture and track all event and constituent activity.
Develop and foster productive communication and relationships with all Conquer Cancer divisions, ASCO departments, Board members, and volunteers and ensure brand and event guidelines are followed.
Be accountable for the overall Events budgeting process
Other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree or combination of education and experience
5+ years of professional experience and proven success in the design and delivery of multiple fundraising and sales-related events, including dynamic crowd-funding event models
Demonstrated experience in strategic planning, fundraising, developing annual operating plans for events programs, and utilizing analytical skills to achieve measurable outcomes
Experience working with online event vendors, event registration systems, prospect and donor information systems, and reporting tools
Demonstrated project or events management experience
Strong experience in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint)
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Excellent communication and customer service skills with the ability to convey information to different audiences in a clear, timely, and effective way
Creative, innovative, and strategic thinker
Proactive and results-driven
Ability to adapt and persevere in stressful or challenging environments
Ability to collect and analyze information, problem-solve, and make decisions with sound judgment
Financial awareness with an understanding of budget management and the ability to make informed decisions that align with fiscal objectives
Strong negotiating skills
Fast-paced office environment with extended periods seated or standing at a desk
High use of computer and other office technology equipment
Minimum 10-20 days/yr
Hybrid work location. Fast-paced office environment.
Must lift up to 10 lbs
Extended periods seated or standing at a desk.
High use of computer and other office technology equipment.
Generous Benefits Package:
Hybrid Work Environment
Open Leave Policy
Paid Family Leave
13 Paid Holidays per Calendar Year
Staff Appreciation Days
401(k): 7.5% Employer Contribution
Employee Assistance Program
Fertility and Family Forming
Flexible Spending Account(s)
Healthcare Savings Account
Disability and Life Insurance
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
At ASCO and Conquer Cancer, our goal is to foster and encourage a diversity of thought, experience, and background in our workplace. Our organizations’ culture is multi-dimensional, and we encourage our employees to leverage their unique perspectives and ideas.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology, home to nearly 35,000 cancer doctors and researchers worldwide, offers a wide variety of services, programs and educational resources that provide much needed support to both oncologists and patients. ASCO hosts a family of award winning websites including our consumer site, Cancer.Net, our member homepage, ASCO.org , as well as JCO.org , the online version of The Journal of Clinical Oncology. The Annual Meeting, which attracts more than 34,000 cancer specialists from around the world, is considered the premier event in clinical oncology.