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Senior Events Coordinator

Clifford Chance
Full-time
On-site
Houston, Texas, United States
$80,000 - $95,000 USD yearly

Company Description

Who we are

We are one of the largest international law firms in the world. With over 30 offices across the globe, we strive to exceed the expectations of our clients, providing them with the highest-quality advice and legal insight, which combines the firm’s global standards with in-depth local expertise.

Our firm, work and people span jurisdictions, cultures, and languages. We offer our clients a truly international perspective. We believe every career should be rewarding and stimulating - full of opportunities to learn, thrive, and grow. That’s why we’re so proud of our inclusive, friendly, and team-based approach to work.

You’ll find our clients in commercial and industrial sectors, the financial investor community, governments, regulators, trade bodies, and not-for-profit organisations. But no matter who they are or why they’ve reached out to us, we provide a world-class service every step of the way. And that’s possible thanks to the entrepreneurial spirit and conscientious approach to work that you’ll find across all of our teams.

Whichever area of the business you join, you’ll become an integral part an innovative, diverse and ambitious team of people. Clifford Chance is a place where the brightest minds and the best of colleagues meet.

Job Description

The role

 

Clifford Chance US LLP is seeking a full time Senior Events Coordinator for our recently established Houston office. This position will report to the Americas Events & Marketing Manager and will be a member of the Americas Business Development and Communications team. The Senior Events Coordinator will focus primarily on coordinating client-facing and internal and events for our Houston team and will also assist in supporting significant client events throughout the Americas region.  You will work closely with Business Development and Communications colleagues, lawyers, and external associations and events agencies to deliver seamless, high-quality events to support the Clifford Chance strategy.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • With guidance and support from the Americas Events & Marketing Manager, lead on the planning and execution of client-facing and internal events for our Houston office (including client receptions, client seminars, client webinars, conference sponsorships, alumni events, pro bono meetings, and other internal and external social events hosted by Clifford Chance).
  • Manage the sponsorship of, and participation in industry conferences in the Houston area, working with Business Development managers, the branding team, and partners to maximize our investment and raise our profile.
  • Proactively research and source local events and dinner venues, and negotiate contracts for venues, entertainment and vendors/suppliers.
  • Work seamlessly with the Americas Brand, Communication & Marketing team to ensure all Houston events have a Clifford Chance "look and feel" and are in line with the priorities of the region as a whole.
  • Utilize the Firm's online marketing tools and CRM database to manage events; develop a deep knowledge of our client engagement policies to be an advocate for Clifford Chance's global privacy, hospitality, and other policies.
  • Assist with site inspections prior to selecting venues for off-site events, including conferences and dinners; some travel is required including outside of Houston, TX.
  • Keep abreast of marketplace trends within the industry and provide relevant and innovative ideas to stakeholders and internal clients, including refining existing programs.
  • Provide centralized team support to the wider Business Development team in the region.
  • Perform other projects and tasks as assigned.

Qualifications

Your experience

 

  • 5+ years of event planning experience in a law firm or professional services environment preferred.
  • High School Degree required; Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced and growing environment.
  • Proficient in MS Office with the ability to learn new technologies and software.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be proactive, self-starter, detail oriented with the ability to identify opportunities for process improvement.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple deadlines/priorities.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Make effective decisions using sound judgment.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and maintain strong internal working relationships.
  • Excellent organizational and client service skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work overtime as assigned including working outside the core business hours as needed.
  • Must be able to travel domestically up to 15%.
  • Must be independently and legally authorized to work in the United States.

 

Clifford Chance US LLP offers a comprehensive benefits and compensation package. The salary range for this role is $80,000 to $95,000. The actual salary will be commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and relevant experience.

Additional Information

Equal opportunities statement

At Clifford Chance, we understand that our true asset is our people. Inclusion is good for our team and their families, our firm and society. 

We are committed to treating all employees and applicants fairly and equally regardless of their gender, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, national or ethnic origin, social or economic background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, or age.  This applies to recruitment and selection, terms and conditions of employment including pay, promotion, training, transfer and every other aspect of employment.

We have a variety of flourishing employee networks. These networks are a place for colleagues to share experiences and advocate for change wherever they see an opportunity for improvement.

Our goal is to deliver an equality of opportunity, an equality of aspiration and an equality of experience to everyone who works in our firm. 

Find out more about our inclusive culture here