Jobs At CoSN

CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) is the premier professional association for district technology leaders. For over two decades, CoSN has provided leaders with the management, community building, and advocacy tools they need to succeed. Today, CoSN represents over 13 million students in school districts nationwide and continues to grow as a powerful and influential voice in K-12 education.
 
CoSN has twop open positions listed below:  Director of Meetings and Conferences and Accounting Coordinator.
 
 

Director of Meetings and Conferences

The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) seeks a creative and independent problem solver to assist with the association’s conference and events for the leading professional membership association for K-12 Chief Technology Officers. The Director is responsible for oversight and coordination of all meetings, including the Annual Conference, regional CTO meetings and other events throughout the year. Duties include organizing, planning and executing these events.

Primary Responsibilities

Responsible for managing the events process for CoSN, including contract negotiations, vendor management, expense monitoring and budgeting, record keeping, on-site management, staff and volunteer coordination. 

Position Responsibilities

  • Establishes and implements a conference timeline with clear deadlines and oversees overall execution of the plan.
  • Manages and oversees on-site coordination of Annual Conference, including serving as key liaison with hotel staff, CoSN staff and volunteers. 
  • Manages all external vendor relationships including contract negotiations with hotels, venues, keynote speakers and other vendors. 
  • Facilitates all logistics including accommodations for participants and speakers; event space requirements; food and beverage needs; signage, marketing and printing; attending to any special needs; and security.
  • Oversees communications with speakers and manages overall logistics such as issuing confirmation letters.
  • Oversees all aspects of pre- and post-conference events. 
  • Develops, coordinates, and monitors CoSN website content.
  • Oversees on-line registration process.
  • Provides input for the development of  collateral materials, including print and online marketing, onsite program
  • Provides follow up after events, including thank you letters, committee debrief, dissemination of attendee evaluations, and review of the final budget.
  • Collaborates with the in-house sponsorship team to ensure that the conference will support requirements outlined in letters of agreement.
  • Collaborates with conference chairs on the call for presentations process with the professional advancement team which is responsible for this process.
  • Based on input from staff, conference committee and attendee evaluations, provides recommendations for improvement of future events. 
  • Collaborates with the Director of Membership and Chapters and state chapter leaders to manage regional meeting logistics including F&B, A/V, and maintenance of conference websites. The Director of Conferences and Meetings will lead this effort.
  • Creates transparent, accurate and collaborative files.
  • Reviews event bills for accuracy and approves payment.
  • Ensures that websites for all events are up to date with current information.
  • Collaborates with the CEO and Conference Chairs to identify keynote speakers and define high level conference features.
  • Recruits and trains volunteers to work at the Conference and/or other events.
  • Oversees planning and logistics for Board of Directors meetings, CTO Forums and Feedback Focus Forums.
  • Works closely with external vendors to support both the annual conference and an annual auction.
  • Supervises conference team members.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Four Year Degree is required.
  • Minimum five years of experience
  • Proven ability to effectively plan events from beginning to end
  • Proven and exceptional negotiating and conflict-resolution skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload
  • Excellent oral and written communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to function well independently and in a professional manner
  • Experience with an Association Management system is preferred.
  • Experience with a simplified Content Management System is preferred.
  • Detail oriented, dependable and flexible with initiative and capacity to handle a complexity of tasks simultaneously.
  • Excellent computer skills, including familiarity of both association management databases, as well as standard office productivity applications (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Wordpress)
  • Occasional travel required.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Position collaborates with all staff and reports to the Chief Operating Officer.

Compensation is based on experience. CoSN supports the pursuit of and the release time and funding required to retain relevant professional certifications. Please send a resume, salary requirements and a cover letter outlining your experience as it directly relates to this position. Emails only to HR@cosn.org.  No calls please. Learn more about CoSN. Learn more about CoSN’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

 

Accounting Coordinator, Part Time

CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) is the premier professional association for district technology leaders. For over two decades, CoSN has provided leaders with the management, community building, and advocacy tools they need to succeed. Today, CoSN represents over 10 million students in school districts nationwide and continues to grow as a powerful and influential voice in K-12 education. CoSN is seeking a part time Accounting Coordinator reporting to the Director of Finance.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepares check deposit and make bank deposit.
  • Monitor past due invoices.
  • Manages bills processing daily.
  • Maintain vendor profile.
  • Manages kitchen/office supplies orders.
  • Manages office equipment and request for services as needed.
  • Manages internal and external accounts payable inquires.
  • Enter expenses reports for senior staff.
  • Issue sponsorship invoices.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Strong organizational skills and be able to juggle shifting priorities.
  • Excellent writing and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and written.
  • Works well under tight deadlines.
  • Team oriented and able to work with a small staff.

Qualifications:      

  • Two Year College degree or equivalent experience.
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office products. Excel experience is required.
  • Experience working with MemberSuite, QuickBooks Online, Bill.com and event registration platform are a plus.
  • CoSN provides a competitive salary aligned to compensation for similar positions within the DC Metro area non-profit community. 

Apply

Send a cover letter, specifically addressing the bullet points in the job description by outlining your experience as it directly relates to this position. Please include a resume with work and salary history & requirements. This position is located in Washington DC. Emails only to HR@cosn.org.  No calls please. CoSN is an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability.