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2021 Virtual Convening Associate

Programming | Chicago, IL | Temporary

Job Description


The Parliament of the World’s Religions is the oldest, the largest, and the most inclusive gathering of people of all faiths and traditions. The first Parliament took place in 1893. Since then, this historic event has taken place in Chicago, USA ; Cape Town, South Africa ; Barcelona, Spain ; Melbourne, Australia; Salt Lake City, USA; Toronto, Canada; and now for the first time virtually this October!

Overall Responsibilities: The Program Committee has reviewed and recommended programs for the 2021 Parliament Virtual Convening. Under the guidance of the the Executive Director, the Program Associate will:

  • Follow up correspondence with program presenters  to gather any information still needed.

  • Respond to emails and calls from approved program presenters to help resolve any issues and inquiries.

  • Set up times for training of program presenters on the software and manage those trainings.

  • Collect videos for pre-recorded content and upload to the virtual event hub.

  • Edit the write ups for the program, and input these write ups, bios of presenters, and images of presenters into the virtual event software.

  • Assist the Executive Director and other staff on any other elements of the virtual convening that will be necessary.

This is a full-time temporary position that will begin August 1, 2021 and end on October 31, 2021.


  • Technical proficiency in Google Suite, video meeting platforms, and maintaining databases

  • Excellent attention to detail and a demonstrated commitment to accuracy

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills

  • Strong verbal, organizational and written communication skills

  • Detail-oriented, self-starter with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines

  • Experience with virtual events and/or the accelevents platform is a plus