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Deputy Managing Director, Strategic Convening

Company: Gmf
Location: Washington
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Deputy Managing Director Strategic Convening - Careers At The German Marshall Fund of the United States Career Opportunities with German Marshall Fund of the United States A great place to work. Current Opportunities Share with friends or Subscribe! Back To Openings Deputy Managing Director, Strategic Convening Department: Strategic Convening Location: Washington, DC
Job Type: Full-time
START YOUR APPLICATION The German Marshall Fund is a thought leader on issues critical to transatlantic interests in the 21st century, including the future of democracy, security and geopolitics, alliances and the rise of China, and technology and innovation. By drawing on and fostering a community of people with diverse life experiences and political perspectives, GMF pursues its mission by driving the policy debate through cutting-edge analysis and convening, fortifying civil society, and cultivating the next generation of leaders on both sides of the Atlantic.At GMF, we acknowledge that diversity, equity, and inclusion touches on all aspects of our workplace. As such, employees at all levels of the organization are accountable for incorporating inclusive practices, equitable principles, and championing diversity in their work.Hub Summary:The Strategic Engagement group represents a collaborative GMF-wide communications and engagement function whose purpose is to achieve greater efficiency, synergy and strategic messaging. The teams managing government relations, communications, publications, CRM database, and events comprise this group. The group will ensure all internal and external engagement reflects and widely promotes GMF's brand: we are the living, breathing spirit of the Marshall Plan.Work Stream Summary:GMF's Strategic Convening team is responsible for the implementation of Brussels Forum and other major GMF events, and the strategic coordination of GMF-wide convening activities. The Strategic Convening team is situated within the Strategic Engagement hub in order to contribute its part to the broader engagement activities of GMF.Job Summary:As Deputy Managing Director, Strategic Convening, the position manages all functions related to GMF's DC-based convening and one DC-based events staff member. This person also manages DC-based operations related to Brussels Forum, GMF's flagship event. This includes project management, budget, team management and recruitment of speakers. The role also includes significant external relations: sustaining relationships with existing GMF partners and pursuing new partnerships; liaising with senior officials; and negotiating with multiple stakeholders in developing the Brussels Forum agenda. Working closely with the Brussels-based Managing Director of Strategic Convening, the Deputy Managing Director also contributes to developing and sharing best practices for convening across GMF.Essential Duties/Responsibilities Strategic Convening

  • Develop protocols for invitations and event delivery for DC-based (and future US-based) events.
  • Provide oversight of large and smaller scale GMF DC -based conferences with regard to resource management, scheduling, developing formats, and allocation of intellectual and operational capacities ;
  • Working closely with GMF's AV team to improve virtual and hybrid convening activities at GMF.
  • Expanding networks of policy makers in the United States in particular to improve and increase high-level participation at GMF's major conferences.
  • Coordinate with all GMF programs, offices and fellows on all issues pertaining to Brussels Forum (agenda, speakers, partners, etc.)
  • Communicate with and manage relationships with external stakeholders, including partners (fundraising), prospects and senior speakers
  • Manage and train team members, as needed and direct oversight of DC-based events staff member.
  • Assist with management of the program budget; liaise with vendors and negotiate contracts
  • Participate in Brussels Forum production planning, operations, and implementation
  • Coordinate and plan other GMF major convening such as the NATO Public Forum
  • Coordinate and plan other GMF strategic events Knowledge and Skills Needed:
    • Policy knowledge (transatlantic relations, EU and NATO affairs)
    • Project management and strategic planning
    • Leadership development/mentoring/coaching
    • Minimum of 10-years' experience in the policy sector
    • Detail oriented and able to work under pressure; ability to react quickly and creatively to changing circumstances
    • Experience managing budgets and external partnerships
    • Ability to work effectively in a multinational work environment with oversight of multiple projects and staffEducation:
      • Bachelor's degree in any foreign policy field
      • Additional degree or management related certificate, helpfulWe highly encourage individuals from underrepresented backgrounds to apply. Historically, underrepresented groups include (but are not limited to) Black, Latinx/o/a/e, Indigenous, Asian, Arab, Middle Eastern, Pacific Islander, biracial, multiracial, female-identifying, the disability community, LGBTQIA+, and other marginalized identities.Don't meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At GMF we are dedicated to building a diverse and authentic workplace, so if you are excited about this role, but your experience does not align perfectly, we encourage you to apply. You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles at GMF.GMF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. START YOUR APPLICATION
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