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Meeting Planner/Registration & Housing Manager

American Public Works Association
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
14 days ago


American Public Works Association (APWA) serves professionals in all aspects of public works by providing innovative conference and education opportunities for professional development. The Meeting Planner / Registration & Housing Manager is a key member of the conference planning and delivery for two national conferences of over 2,000 attendees as well as meeting planning for smaller events through out the year. 

About the Meeting Planner / Registration & Housing Manager Role: 

This position manages the registration and housing activities in support of APWA sponsored conferences during the pre, onsite and post show phases.  This includes coordination and management of vendor and the associated contracts, working with a team environment with other aspects of the conferences focused on customer service and attendee experience.  Supports our chapters with event planning contract review and consulting on meeting planning activities at the chapter level.  Assists in the organization and execution of virtual and hybrid meetings as needed as well as management of the smaller association internal and external meetings, events including the business travel guest room process.   Provides customer service and planning support for PWX, North American Snow Conference (NASC) and National Equipment Roadeo including reports, data and trend analysis for future conferences. 

You’ll Love it Here If You…

  • Are truly committed and passionate about what you do
  • Have a creative and innovative style
  • Have a high bar for excellence and attention to the details
  • Believe that teamwork leads to success
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Love to work with volunteers


What You Will Need to Succeed:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree 
  • 5 years of experience working with event registration and housing for large events 
  • Customer service and teamwork focused working with a variety of different people and personalities.
  • Excellent computer and communication skills
  • Project management experience 
  • Contract negotiation skills
  • Association experience preferred
  • CMP certification, a plus

What Will Differentiate You

  • Leadership:  the desire to take initiative and actively contribute to the team and association
  • Communication: the ability to communicate effectively and professionally with all levels of individuals including volunteers
  • Association  Experience: working with an association and understanding the customer service needs of members and volunteers.  

Why APWA?  Check out our benefits!

We offer remote hybrid work schedules, excellent health, dental and vision insurance programs, matching retirement benefits, 37.5 hour work weeks with the opportunity to have 2 Fridays a month off.  APWA also invests in the APWA staff with professional development opportunities, leave time and a flexible work culture. 

We’re proud of the work we do because our work matters. Every role at APWA contributes to advancing the quality of life for others as we support those who operate, improve and maintain public works and infrastructure. With supporting over 30,000 members across North America, we’re always looking for motivated and inspiring people to join us.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 59210289
  • Location:
    Kansas City, Missouri, United States
  • Position Title: Meeting Planner/Registration & Housing Manager
  • Company Name: American Public Works Association
  • Job Function: Other
  • Job Type: Permanent Positions
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 5-7 Years
  • Required Travel: 10-25%

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