BUILD Conference Manager

Job Locations US-Remote
Posted Date 2 months ago(9/26/2022 9:56 AM)
Job ID
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Children and Youth
Fiscal Sponsorship Organizations
Location : Name
BUILD Initiative


The BUILD Initiative ( is a national effort that advances state work on behalf of young children (prenatal-five), their families, and communities. BUILD staff partner with early childhood state leaders focused on early learning, health, mental health and nutrition, child welfare, and family support and engagement to create the policies, infrastructure, and cross-sector connections necessary for quality and equity. BUILD provides consultation, planning, and tailored implementation assistance, learning opportunities, resources, and cross-state peer exchanges. These efforts help state leaders improve and expand access to quality and promote equitable outcomes for our youngest children.

This position is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a highly effective team to bring about positive change for young children and families, to learn about all aspects of the early childhood field, and to work at the forefront of an exciting movement to promote early childhood systems building.

The BUILD team is virtual; team members are located across the country. The person filling this position will work from a home office. Team members have opportunities to attend in-person meetings but work primarily via phone and computer.

BUILD is fiscally sponsored by TSNE (, which provides financial and grants management, human resources, legal, and other supports.


Vision and Leadership

  • Exemplify and extol BUILD’s values;
  • Stay informed on best practices and industry trends for in-person and hybrid conferences;
  • Develop process improvements based on evaluation and emerging trends to enhance and evolve conference;
  • Develop and be able to articulate BUILD’s vision and mission and have a general understanding of the organization’s work.

Conference Management

  • Directly manage and oversee the full lifecycle of the annual BUILD conference including, but not limited to: theme and schedule development, presenter/session recruitment, sponsor recruitment, session and sponsor space assignments, app development, volunteer management, and evaluation;
  • Work closely with Event Planner to book venues, communicate needs to venue, and support registration;
  • Establish, schedule, coordinate, and facilitate meetings with a conference committee to ensure all aspects of the conference are executed;
  • Work closely with content experts to ensure that engaging and relevant sessions are developed for the conference;
  • Act as primary contact for presenter and sponsor questions and concerns;
  • Work closely with Communications and Learning Communities teams to promote conference, coordinate hybrid aspects, launch and manage conference app, and ensure high production value;
  • Ensure all conference planning files are maintained and include pertinent information for future reference;
  • Maintain meeting calendar and ensure event planning is on track.


We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.


Desired Experience:

  • Impeccably organized;
  • Creative problem solver;
  • Strong interpersonal skills – ability to work well with content experts within and outside of the organization;
  • Strong computer skills and comfortable with technology;
  • Two to five years of experience in conference management;
  • Vision and experience for both sustaining and expanding an annual conference;
  • Proven leadership skills in managing a team and working collaboratively with partners;
  • Ability to complete tasks and respond to changes;
  • Some travel required to attend in-person meetings on as needed basis;
  • Familiarity with the early childhood sector, its unique communication needs and personality.


Physical Demands/Work Environment


The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. 


While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:

  • Handle, or feel objects, tools or controls;
  • Reach; traverse; sit (usually for longer periods of time); occasionally ascend/descend; and position self (to) move;
  • Job is not subject to significant occupational or environmental hazards;
  • Likelihood of personal injury would be relatively slight;
  • Environmental and work hazards are not present to a measurable degree.

Regarding COVID-19: TSNE considers the health and safety of our employees of the utmost importance, and due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and subject to your state and local laws, our policy requires that all employees performing in-person work at a TSNE designated office are fully vaccinated. For the purpose of this policy, fully vaccinated indicates that you have received a single dose of the Janssen vaccine, or both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. Certain exemptions may be requested and will be considered by Human Resources.


Compensation and Benefits


Location: Work will be performed remotely

Compensation: The starting salary for this position is $52,000 - $62,000 and is commensurate with experience.

Benefits: This position is eligible for a full benefits package including:

  • Generous Paid-Time-Off (PTO): 12 paid holidays, 3 weeks vacation, 1 week personal holiday, and sick time for full-time staff;
  • 80% Employer-paid, $0 deductible Health Insurance through Harvard Pilgrim;
  • Low-cost MetLife Dental and Vision;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Health and Dependent Care;
  • Employer-paid Life, Long- and Short-Term Disability Insurance;
  • Employer-paid Pension through TIAA;
  • ...and more!

TSNE/The BUILD Initiative strives to achieve excellence through a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment that embraces all of our individual and collective differences. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Middle Eastern and North African, Bilingual and/or Bicultural candidates, and LGBTQ2SIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We value and honor the unique talents, learning styles, and lived experiences of each individual that enrich and strengthen our workplace culture, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


All employment conditions are based on an individual’s performance and job qualifications. TSNE/The BUILD Initiative prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, creed, color, religion, native language, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, race-based hairstyles, or any other protected characteristic stated by federal and state law. Regardless of any class’ protection under the law or lack thereof, TSNE/The BUILD Initiative celebrates diversity and values the strengths that come with having a diverse team of employees. It is represented in our workplace culture, and it is who we are.


TSNE/The BUILD Initiative EEO statement extends to volunteers, interns, contractors, vendors, and clients.  


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