Banquet Coordinator
Washington, DC 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a non-profit, bipartisan public policy organization established in 1962 to provide strategic insights and practical policy solutions to decision makers concerned with global security and prosperity.  Over the years, it has grown to be one of the largest organizations of its kind, with a staff of some 200 employees, including more than 120 analysts working to address the changing dynamics of international security across the globe.
The Banquet Coordinator is expected to assist with conference room reconfigurations and provide food and drink services at conferences, dinners and special events at CSIS.   This position is expected to interact with guests and CSIS staff in a positive, friendly and efficient manner.
Essential functions may include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Schedule is predominantly afternoons and evenings. Occasionally, morning assistance may be requested.
  • Responds to general inquiries regarding all aspects of events at CSIS
  • Provides support to the Director of Conferences and Event Planning, and the Senior Banquet Supervisor
  • Responsible for accepting, preparing and arranging food orders from outside catering companies
  • Maintains running inventory for kitchen supplies
  • Keeps beverages refreshed during the meeting
  • Sets up rooms for events and meetings
  • Completes cleaning tasks and breakdown service after events
  • Accepts and returns conference equipment and ensures it is properly stowed away at the end of the business day
  • Assists with any special tasks, presentations, projects, and reports
  • Performs a variety of other conferencing duties as assigned
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • At least two years of previous waitress, waiter or banquet coordinator experience required
  • Fluency in English both verbal and nonverbal
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Must be able to positively adapt to a constantly changing environment
  • Ability to work in a team environment
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.
Performance of duties require the use of hands and fingers to handle or feel. The job frequently requires ability to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.  Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, and peripheral vision. Candidates are expected to lift, carry, and move furniture weighing up to 75lbs and sometimes move more fragile items.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 
Interested applicants please submit your resume and cover letter at
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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Job Summary
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
2 to 8 years
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