Kumon North America

  • Event Content Specialist

    Job Locations US-NJ-Teaneck
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/7/2019 1:04 PM)
    Job ID
    2019-1710
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Corporate Planning
  • Overview

    Kumon is the world’s largest after-school math and reading enrichment program and one of the most established franchise businesses in the world — with more than 300,000 students enrolled and more than 1,500 individually owned and operated Kumon Math and Reading Centers in the U.S. and Canada alone.

     

    Kumon is committed to its employees and offers an excellent rewards package including:

     

    • Competitive salary and bonus incentives
    • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance benefits
    • Plentiful Personal Leave and Paid Holidays
    • Reimbursement for travel expenses
    • And more…

     

    Kumon North America seeks an Event Content Specialist to assist in various aspects of Kumon North America conference support. This person plays a vital role in conference learning session content and audio-visual needs. This person also serves as a liaison between the event planning team and various departments/committees including the Instructor Conference Planning Committee (ICPC), Materials Development & Instruction (MDI), Kumon Services North America (KSNA) and outside vendors. The Event Content Specialist must be a self-starter with strong interpersonal skills, excellent attention to detail and ability to prioritize, multi-task and problem solve. The individual must be customer service focused and willing to participate in a collaborative team culture. Project management skills are key to this position.

    Responsibilities

    Conference Content

    • Manage conference presenters: provide PowerPoint templates to presenters, create content deadlines and ensure drafts are submitted by deadlines, collect content for conference website, collect AV/staging needs, format presentations for consistency.
    • Participate in regular ICPC meetings/teleconferences, help set agenda, take and distribute minutes.
    • Develop overall “run-of-show” for conference.
    • Create outline of emcee script and PowerPoint and work with emcees to finalize.
    • Review, upload and test presentations for quality control onsite.
    • Develop rehearsal schedule and manage onsite.
    • Act as stage manager during show onsite.

    Awards Ceremony Management

    • Obtain qualifying recipient lists and confirm with branches/departments.
    • Develop and distribute communication to award recipients.
    • Manage awards ceremony onsite.
    • Coordinate award orders and shipments to award recipients, presenters and staff.

    Conference Audio Visual (AV)

    • Create, submit and contract conference AV needs.
    • Confirm all AV needs with presenters for order.
    • Work with AV company on order and update as needed.
    • Oversee AV setup onsite and manage any additions/changes.
    •  Manage and communicate with conference AV support staff.

    Inspirational Student Stories

    • Lead contest logistics and manage committee.
    • Set up and manage online nomination survey for contest.
    • Develop and execute communications strategy to staff, Instructors and parents.
    • Respond to all email inquiries from staff, Instructors and parents.
    • Participate in and assign nominations for review to committee members.
    • Work with Finance to obtain gift cards for student finalists and process monetary awards for Instructor winners.
    • Handle all finalists related communication to branches, Instructors, and families.
    • Review and gain approval of video production contract.
    • Manage video production company and coordinate onsite staff support for video shoots.
    • Coordinate reviews of video cuts and compile all edits for production company.
    • Coordinate distribution of videos to all Instructors post-conference (downloadable links shared in Instructor newsletter and on iKumon).
    • Coordinate with PR to get videos on Kumon.com and Kumon YouTube Channel.

    Miscellaneous Conference Support

    • Serve on Student Conference Committee.
    • Review applicants.
    • Create finalist communication pieces for field, Instructors, parents.
    • Assist with logistics prior to conference (gathering/printing Instructor letters, printing student certificates).
    • Build Student Conference application website.
    • Wellness Initiatives.
    • Incorporate stretch breaks, wellness challenge, etc. into conferences.
    • Community Service.
    • Work with vendor to plan, execute community service breakout sessions.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in hospitality, event management, business, communications, marketing or related field required
    • Minimum 5 years of overall experience
    • Ability to travel up to 15%, both domestic and international, and work overtime as needed to attend events and conferences (including weekends).
    • Ability to work at the Kumon Headquarters Office in Teaneck, NJ
    • Excellent organizational/project management skills
    • Excellent Microsoft Office skills
    • Strong written, oral and non-verbal communication skills
    • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute serval project simultaneously conforming to shifting priorities, demands and timelines

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