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Director, Project Management

System ID
General Management
Relocation Type
Employment Status

Unit Description

Sodexo Conferencing is looking to bring a Director of Event Production Management to lead our event production at United States Patent Trademark Office Conference Center located in Alexandria, VA.  


Key responsibilities:

  • Facility lead for event schedule, AV production, maintenance, and producing live and virtual events. It requires a variety of technical and administrative roles surrounding staff scheduling, live production, equipment ordering and maintenance.
  • Lead and coordinate audio-visual and virtual support for Conference Services at the USPTO by ensuring the proper set-up, installation, operation, staffing, and maintenance of all audio-visual equipment and systems.

Activities include:

  • Lead of event schedule for the venue
  • Oversight of Audio Visual maintenance operations for the client
  • Assisting GM with event invoicing, financial reporting, & presentations. 
  • Coordinating with Directors and clients to establish standards and expectations for each event.
  • Organizing and providing direction for the production support staff, including camera operators, video and audio technicians, and graphics operators.
  • Ensuring that technical capabilities are established for all presenters including those participating from remote locations.
  • Direct the production feed for live events.
  • Operating equipment such as switchers, laptops, cameras, or other devices.
  • Interfacing with the Floor Manager to coordinate instructions for presenters during the event.
  • Overseeing resolution of technical problems during an event.
  • Ability to oversee operation of Tricaster 8000, Allen & Heath iLive audio mixer and a Panasonic PTZ Camera System Controller
  • Understanding of multi-casting, unicasting, and familiarity with CDNs and streaming protocols including using Flash and HTML5
  • Familiarity with web-cast and web-conferencing services including Live-stream, Vbrick and WebEx
  • In addition, the role will need someone to solve technical issues on the main campus, as well as provide support to the regional offices to ensure client satisfaction is met
  • Role may expand to include other responsibilities as the position evolves

Position Summary

Responsible for managing a project or a portion of the project management life-cycle (initiation, planning, deployment and/or closure) for efforts requiring the Division/Organization to radically rethink and transform their strategies, processes, protocols and practices to address changing priorities and drive value, efficiencies and effectiveness . Develops, drives and/or coordinates initiatives related to performance improvement, fiscal improvement and/or operational effectiveness and efficiency. Consults regularly with leadership from operations and functional areas within assigned division and keeps project executive and business owners up to date on project status and potential issues and resolutions. 

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor’s Degree
Basic Management Experience - 5 years
Basic Functional Experience - 5 years experience in developing and implementing organizational efficiency initiatives

Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.


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