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Manager, Education and Events
USAging Overview
USAging is the national association representing and supporting the network of Area Agencies on Aging and advocating for the Title VI Native American Aging Programs. Our members help older adults and people with disabilities throughout the United States live with optimal health, well-being, independence and dignity in their homes and communities.
Our leaders on aging well at home our members develop, coordinate and deliver a wide range of home and community-based services, including information and referral/assistance, case management, home-delivered and congregate meals, in-home services, caregiver supports, transportation, evidence-based health and wellness programs, long-term care ombudsman programs and more.
USAging is dedicated to supporting the success of our members in supporting the nation’s growing population of older adults, people with disabilities and caregivers through advancing public policy, sparking innovation, strengthening the capacity of our members, raising their visibility and working to drive excellence in the fields of aging and home and community-based services.
Position Overview
The Manager, Education and Events is a key supportive position in USAging. This position will play a leader role in coordinating USAging’s major conferences, meetings and special events including: Annual Conference and Tradeshow (attendance 1,100+); Aging Policy Briefing (attendance 150+); Leadership Institute (attendance 40+); Board Meetings (attendance 50+) and briefings and educational forums.

Job Title: Manager, Education and Events

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

  • Serves as the USAging internal lead liaison with our conference management company to develop and track workplan, timelines and logistics related to our Annual Conference
  • Serves as the staff lead to explore new educational ideas and formats and manage the implementation of the Annual Conference workplan including the Call for Sessions process, conference agenda development, session placement, Tradeshow and other logistics
  • Coordinate all aspects of USAging events including food and beverage, audio visual, ordering equipment, room set-up and other requirements for internal events
  • Maintains organization-wide events calendar of internal and external partners; responsible for executing internal meeting requests, including virtual meetings
  • Serves as the coordinator and logistical lead for the USAging Leadership Institute, which is a member only leadership development program
  • Assists with: selection of meeting/conference venue locations including but not limited to contract negotiations; event logistics: event communications; and marketing materials distribution
  • Work with Chief Financial Officer and key staff to develop event budget for major events
  • Create summary reports of each event outlining how data gathered can be used to develop successful future events
  • Build, maintain and manage internal and external business relationships to provide a team approach to the successful planning and implementation of all events
  • Work with staff to develop a calendar of educational training and webinars/online training sessions for external partners
  • Provide support to the USAging Conference Committee on educational content and event format/logistics
  • Other duties as assigned

This full-time position is based in USAging’s Washington, DC, office. The successful candidate will be able to attend the USAging Annual Conference and Tradeshow each summer for up to six days.


USAging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package, including fully paid individual health, dental and vision coverage; retirement savings plan with a 10 percent employer contribution and generous vacation and sick leave.


The successful candidate should be able to perform the essential function of the position satisfactorily and, if requested, USAging will make reasonable accommodations to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential duties of their job absent undue hardship.


Diversity is a core value at USAging. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environments for all employees. We believe every employee enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.


Applications must include a cover letter, resume and salary requirements. Apply for this position hereThe application closing date will remain open until filled. We cannot respond to all applications and unsolicited phone calls or emails will not be returned.
Position: Manager, Education and Events
Organization: USAging
Location: Washington,  DC 
United States
Salary: USAging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 1/18/2023
  • Bachelor’s degree required plus at least three years’ relevant experience in hospitality, catering, or meeting and event planning
  • Direct work experience coordinating and assisting with complex events and meetings in a mid-sized or large organization
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and follow-through
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to plan, meet deadlines and balance multiple projects
  • Ability to keep track of details and timelines and effectively communicate the most relevant information to leadership
  • Excellent skills with Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong business acumen and financial negotiation skills
  • Experience in contract negotiations with national hotels and vendors
  • Must be a self-starter Ability to work with a variety of people in a positive, effective manner
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work as a part of a team and build external relationships
  • Must have an all-hands-on-deck attitude and a willingness to pitch in when needed
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple, high-priority tasks and to bring projects/initiatives to completion
  • Ability to travel to locations outside of the DC area including overnight
  • Passion for USAging’s mission of helping older adults age in place and maintain their health and independence for as long as possible
Status: This listing expires on: 12/31/2023
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1100 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Suite 350

Washington,  DC 20003
United States
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