Events Manager

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HUB EVENTS ARCHITECT

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Hub Events Manager provides leadership and direction in the execution of high-quality events that advance the mission and vision of the Volunteer Center. Through a collaborative effort with the Hub Management Team, the Events Manager establishes and maintains a reputation for events with consistently high standards which uphold the integrity of the organization and have an enduring impact on the Washington County community.

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Provide leadership, professional expertise, and direction in the planning of events with board members, VC staff, donors, member agencies and the community-at-large.
  • Establish and maintain professional standards and procedures for production of events including up-to-date knowledge of industry best practices, as well as clear documentation on the entire event life-cycle (conception, design, development, coordination, implementation and post-event evaluation.)
  • Leverage understanding of the competition/industry to identify business opportunities that contribute to mission-driven growth.
  • Develop and monitor quarterly and annual sales projections, maintain event budgets and ensure prompt billing and payment from customers and vendors.
  • Establish and maintain a robust network of vendors, clients and partners in the community.
  • Create a full calendar of events in order to satisfy a wide range of community interests while balancing the realistic capacity of the staff, board, and volunteers to execute a successful event.
  • Attend special events as required to ensure flawless execution from start to finish, including: setup/take down, staffing, vendor coordination and to resolve last minute challenges.
  • Work collaboratively with The Hub leadership team to ensure appropriate use of Hub resources in the cafe, event space and community kitchen.
  • Work with team members to generate and execute new event ideas and effectively promote programs and events to the community.

SKILLS

  • Outstanding organization, time management, and communication skills
  • Think creatively and quickly resolve issues independently
  • Exemplary customer service standards
  • Thrive in a fast-paced changing environment and work well under pressure
  • Flexible, able to work evening and weekends as necessary 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Two or more years of demonstrated, successful experience in event management and planning with a comprehensive understanding of operations management as it relates to special events. Non-profit event management experience preferred.

Solid experience running a diverse range of special events from small private parties to large-scale public facing productions. 

Experience with nonprofit organizations and volunteer management is a plus.

Please kindly submit your resume here: www.volunteernow.net/hiring

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