SHRM Specialist, Enterprise Initiatives in Alexandria, Virginia


The Role:

The Enterprise Initiatives Specialist is responsible for initiating and managing complex special projects for SHRM’s diverse enterprise members. The Specialist plays a key role in the SHRM corporate strategy by being the point person for annual conference delegations, special events, meetings and offerings exclusive to immigration specialty and enterprise members. Directly responsible for planning and executing events, managing budgets and coordinating team schedules. Works closely with events, accounting and other internal stakeholders to achieve goals.

This position also serves as the point person for onboarding of new corporate members and contributes to the ongoing reevaluation of the enterprise value proposition by assisting in the creation and the implementation of members surveys and other data gathering and evaluation projects.


Your Day:

  • Execute programs and events designed exclusively for enterprise members. Partners closely with other departments to ensure logistics, registration, speakers and otherobjectives are delivered professionally and within budget.Events include but are not limited to, Annual Conference, Global and Corporate lounges and delegations, immigration and global mobility conferences, and networking events

  • Act as the Global team liaison to annual conference planning committee and assist with registrations and reporting.

  • Assist in developing pricing for annual conference and other events.

  • Manage room set-up, audio visual, materials, shipping and food & beverage for all events at annual conference being hosted by global team, including welcome lunch, global lounge, global reception, orientation, delegation rooms, meeting rooms, partners summit and team dinner.

  • Assign and enlist global team to assist with events as needed and maintain master schedule of events and assignments.

  • Work with marketing and meetings teams to ensure logistical information disseminated to international delegates via email, print or app is complete and accurate.

  • Identify and communicate opportunities to streamline planning and execution of events.

  • Provide analysis, consultation, gap assessment and recommendations for projects.

  • Manage project budgets ensuring that appropriate action is taken to address budget variances.

  • Responsible for the onboarding of new enterprise members.

  • Maintain ongoing engagement with all enterprise members through regular check-ins.

  • Maintain enterprise micro-site(s) by contributing to the development and posting of content.

  • Work with the Market research team in producing regular event satisfaction surveys and create reports based on the results to inform improvements and increase satisfaction.

  • Prepare and distribute materials for ongoing member programs and special events.

  • Partner with Global Sales and Operations team to capture market feedback and transform it into new value propositions.

  • Work with team members to generate ideas/recommendations for increasing member engagement, satisfaction, expansion and retention.

  • Support manager with industry/member related research.

  • Assist with developing and maintaining annual budgets.

  • Other projects and duties as assigned.


Must Haves:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • 3 years experience as an office administrator or business manager, including event planning.

  • Global mindset with excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to communicate across cultures.

  • Flexibility and ability to organize and prioritize multiple projects at once.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Netsuite.

  • Ability to read financial statements.

  • Event planning including room set-up, food and beverage orders and registrations.

Let us know if you also have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field.

  • Experience developing and managing budgets.

  • Experience negotiating event contracts.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Regularly required to sit; talk and hear, use hands to type, file, handle or feel. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. Occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Visual acuity to use a keyboard, prepare and analyze data and figures; transcribing, viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading. May require ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations; or the ability to stand, walk, lift, carry and move light to medium weight. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and learn technical information. Light lifting is required. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force to constantly move objects.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is regularly performed in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment. This job requires occasional travel 0-10%.

The Society for Human Resource Management is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran).

ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: or TDD (703) 548-6990.

Category Global Business Development