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TIAA Event Manager in Des Moines, Iowa

Corporate Event Planning Manager

The Event Manager for the enterprise events team is responsible for designing, planning and executing events for our most important audiences. This individual will focus on overseeing client-facing programs in support of various business unit goals. This position provides a unique opportunity to build end-to-end experiential marketing programs that fortify and strengthen relationships with external customers. As a member of the events team, this individual will take on additional support for events and strategic projects and in support of our goal to drive operational excellence and scale programs. The role will work across the organization and interface with senior leaders within marketing and across the enterprise.Â

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Deliver high-quality programs and ensure that events become a best-in-class function and competitive advantage for TIAA.

  • Manage all event elements to ensure optimal client experience. Functions include:  - Source venues and event locations.  - Negotiate and contract with venues and vendors.  - Rooms, food & beverage, audio-visual and meeting set management.  - Create, maintain and distribute event marketing including save-the-dates, websites, invitations and other event-  related communications.   - Oversee event partners, vendors and contract worker(s).  - Deliver events on time and within budget.   - Maintain detailed records and ensure all program data and budgets are accurate and up-to-date.

  • Serve as team subject matter expert for a wide range of client facing events and programs.

  • Collaborate with marketing and business colleagues to create and deliver integrated marketing plans surrounding events and sponsorship activations, including thought leadership, communications, public relations, social media, etc.Â

  • Build and maintain relationships with key business and event partners.

  • Ensure all programs are driven by business goals and deliver ROI. Consistently measure and report on results.

  • Communicate openly with stakeholders on programs, plans and results. Continuously seeks opportunities to increase transparency for the team’s work.

  • Proactively identify major issues or reputational risks to Director and recommends appropriate action.

  • Proactively recommend process improvements, including use of self-service tools, checklists and materials for smaller scale events in order to drive efficiencies and focus on higher value work.Â

Educational Requirements

  • University (Degree) PreferredÂ

Work Experience

  • 5+ Years Required; 7+ Years Preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Physical Requirements: Sedentary Work

Career Level


Required Qualifications

  • Five plus years of experience in event management including large-scale programs

  • Five plus years of experience comfortably working in high-volume group managing multiple programs at a time

  • Five plus years of strong business acumen and to build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external clients.

  • Five plus years being highly organized with a strong attention to detail

  • Five plus years of executive presence experience

  • Five plus years of excellent written and verbal communication skills (writing sample required)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Event Management, Communications or Marketing disciplines

  • Financial services industry experience preferred

  • Deep knowledge of Cvent functionality and features

  • Ability to bring the brand to life with key audiences and drive results

  • Ability to think strategically, while still focusing on the details necessary to plan and execute successful events and programs

  • Creative problem-solver and team collaborator

  • CMP designation ideal

*Business travel is required 30% of time pending our return to the office in January 2022

Potential Salary: $119,000.00 USD

Actual base salary may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, time in role, base salary of internal peers, prior performance, business sector, and geographic location. In addition to base salary, the competitive compensation package may include, depending on the role, participation in an incentive program linked to performance (for example, annual discretionary incentive programs, non-annual sales incentive plans, or other non-annual incentive plans).Â

Company Overview

TIAA is the leading provider of financial services in the academic, research, medical, cultural and government fields. We offer a wide range of financial solutions, including investing, banking, advice and education, and retirement services.

COVID-19 Vaccination

TIAA requires all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide documentation of full vaccination, unless you qualify for an accommodation as determined by TIAA consistent with applicable law.

Benefits and Total Rewards

The organization is committed to making financial well-being possible for its clients, and is equally committed to the well-being of our associates. That’s why we offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package designed to make a positive difference in the lives of our associates and their loved ones. Our benefits include a superior retirement program and highly competitive health, wellness and work life offerings that can help you achieve and maintain your best possible physical, emotional and financial well-being. To learn more about your benefits, please review our Benefits Summary (https://www.tiaa.org/public/pdf/benefits-at-a-glance.pdf) .

Equal Opportunity

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider all qualified applicants for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, sex, religion, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected status.

Read more about the Equal Opportunity Law here (https://www.dol.gov/general/topics/posters) .

Accessibility Support

TIAA offers support for those who need assistance with our online application process to provide an equal employment opportunity to all job seekers, including individuals with disabilities.Â

If you are a U.S. applicant and desire a reasonable accommodation to complete a job application please use one of the below options to contact our accessibility support team:Â

Phone: (800) 842-2755

Email: accessibility.support@tiaa.org

Privacy Notices

For residents of California, please click here (https://www.tiaa.org/public/tiaa-nuveen-ca-privacy) to access the TIAA CA Applicant Privacy Notice.

For residents of the EU / UK, please click here (https://www.tiaa.org/public/nuveen-eu-uk-privacy) to access the EU / UK Pre-employment Notice.

For all other residents, click here (http://www.tiaa.org/public/tiaa-nuveen-privacy) to access the Applicant Privacy Notice.

TIAA started out over 100 years ago to help ensure teachers could retire with dignity. Today, many people who work at not-for-profits rely on our wide range of financial products and services to support and strengthen their financial well-being.