Operations and Events Specialist
North Bethesda, MD Operations
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The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) seeks an individual for the Operations and Events Specialist position. The Operations and Events Specialist is a new position and will report to the Director of Operations. The position will be located in North Bethesda, Maryland (relocation from Falls Church, Virginia, on September 1, 2022), with the option to telework one day per week. This role is responsible for the planning and execution of the annual conference and workshops and will provide event support for Commission and committee meetings. The Operations and Event Manager will also provide operational support to the Director of Operations. 

ABHES offers a team-based atmosphere where continued growth and professional development are valued. We offer a generous benefits package that includes paid time off, 100% company-paid medical/dental/vision benefits for the employee, 6% company match retirement contribution, tuition reimbursement, and more.


General Operations Support

  • Maintain the ABHES website.
  • Send mass emails through Constant Contact.
  • Provide training and support to staff and ABHES volunteers on how to submit expense reports successfully.
  • Prepare the expense report tracking system for upcoming site visit cycles (approx. 200 visits per year). 
  • Review and approve submitted expense reports for payment.
  • Provide support to the Director of Operations as needed.

Annual Conference

  • Facilitate site selection process in partnership with the Director of Operations.
  • Serve as staff liaison to the Annual Conference Committee.
  • Set up and run registration.
  • Develop and implement a marketing and communications plan.
  • Develop the program with the assistance of the Annual Conference Committee and senior leadership.
  • Secure sponsors and exhibitors, working with each to establish long-lasting relationships.
  • Identify potential keynote speakers.
  • Maintain conference website.
  • Arrange and manage F&B, AV, and other conference-related logistics.
  • Serve as primary contact for hotel and other vendors, as appropriate.
  • Responsible for all pre-and post-conference communications and reports.

Workshops (approx. 3-6 per year)

  • Set up virtual and in-person workshops in CVENT.
  • Secure meeting space for in-person workshops and serve as the primary point person for all meeting space logistics. 
  • Manage registration.
  • Responsible for post-workshop activities, including sending a post-event survey and certificates of completion.

General Event Support

  • Assist the Director of Operations with securing and planning in-person Commission and committee meetings.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited post-secondary institution
  • Minimum 3 years of event experience.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and Zoom.
  • Experience using CVENT or another event management system is a plus.
  • Experience using Certify or another expense management system is a plus.
  • Prior experience working in higher education, accreditation, or certification is not required but preferred
  • Travel up to 10% is required.


  • ADAPTABILITY AND FLEXIBILITY. You have a positive “can-do” attitude, can self-motivate and multi-task while working on various projects, and look for new ways to continuously improve processes. You plan and prioritize tasks and pay attention to meeting deadlines. You make suggestions to increase effectiveness.
  • ATTENTION TO DETAIL. You have the ability to efficiently allocate your cognitive resources to achieve thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing tasks, no matter how small or large.
  • DEPENDABILITY AND A STRONG WORK ETHIC. You are a reliable employee who demonstrates responsibility and consistency in your job performance.
  • EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATOR. You provide excellent customer service and demonstrate strong writing, editing, and presentation skills. You have the ability to treat all information obtained through your workplace as confidential.
  • TEAMWORK. You are able to participate in a team-oriented environment. You communicate well, actively listen, and are responsible and respectful with stakeholders who have varying levels of roles and responsibility. 
  • PROFESSIONALISM. Display professionalism when representing yourself and employer.
  • RELATIONSHIP BUILDER. You are comfortable working with stakeholders who have varying levels of roles and responsibilities. You utilize your soft skills to connect with others and form positive working relationships.