Conference/Marketing Associate

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
Closing Date: 
Fri, 02/09/2018

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), a leading national research organization based in Washington, DC, seeks a dynamic, tech-savvy, and well-organized conference/marketing associate for its Conferences and Communications programs. ACEEE is an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1980 that acts as a catalyst to advance energy efficiency policies, programs, technologies, investments, and behaviors.

ACEEE’s organizational culture is collaborative and team-oriented with a strong commitment to its mission. Staff work at an energetic pace in an entrepreneurial environment that emphasizes professional growth and development. ACEEE offers a high degree of workplace flexibility, with an emphasis on results, making ACEEE an enjoyable and fulfilling place to work.

Position Description:

ACEEE seeks a conference/marketing associate to promote, market, and manage registration for ACEEE conferences and events. The position supports the conferences team in planning and implementing conferences and events and also works closely with the communications team on marketing conferences via the ACEEE website, email and social media. This position is an exciting opportunity for a candidate interested in organizing high-impact conferences and using marketing to expand their reach.

The conference/marketing associate will have a variety of opportunities to work with an experienced staff of conference planners as well as with a talented communications team. The associate will report to the conferences manager. The position’s core responsibilities include:

  • Assist with the logistics of ACEEE conferences, workshops, webinars and other events

  • Manage conference email marketing blasts, create and maintain conference web pages, create

    and maintain conference mobile apps and work with other staff in developing and implementing

    other conference marketing strategies

  • Manage the registration process for all conferences and events; serve as help desk for

    conference questions

  • Work with the communications team to market ACEEE conferences through the website, email,

    and social media

  • Work on several special projects related to conferences including the Linda Latham Scholarship

    application process and the Champions of Energy Efficiency nominations and awards

  • Travel to most ACEEE conferences to manage the registration process

Expectations and Responsibilities:

  • Excellent writing and communication skills. The associate is expected to write creative marketing pieces promoting conferences and attendance.

  • Superb organizational and project coordination skills. The position requires experience coordinating complex, long-term projects independently and as part of teams. The associate must also balance multiple projects and deadlines.

  • Strong interpersonal skills. He/she will coordinate and collaborate with numerous ACEEE staff members on the logistics and marketing of conferences. The associate will sometimes be working directly on software applications to develop best practices.

  • Highly motivated and innovative. The associate must be able to work independently and continually pursue innovative and creative promotional ideas for conferences.

  • Tech-savvy and quick learner. The position requires the candidate to have knowledge of and experience in all Microsoft Office products and be a quick learner of software needed to complete tasks.



  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field including marketing, hospitality or communications with at least two years of related experience

Strongly preferred:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products including Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint

  • Basic knowledge of HTML and web design (Drupal preferred)

  • Outstanding skills in writing marketing emails and using social media

  • Knowledge and experience in the following software: Salesforce, Pardot and Cvent

    Preferred start date: on or about March 1, 2018, based in Washington, DC

    Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes ACEEE’s generous benefits package which includes health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance coverage; a 403(b) retirement plan; transportation and bike share benefits; three weeks of vacation in the first year and four weeks thereafter.

    To apply: Send cover letter and resume to and use “Conference/Marketing Associate” in the subject line. We do not accept phone calls.

    ACEEE is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination with regard to race, sex, color, age, religion, creed, class, sexual orientation, national origin, and disability.