Senior Events Manager – Do Good Events

Do Good Events, a boutique event planning firm in Minneapolis is seeking a dynamic, innovative, reliable professional for the full-time role of Senior Event Manager.

Senior Event Manager should be enthusiastic about building a business by connecting with new prospects, maintaining strong relationships with vendors and clients, efficiently managing event planning process, coordinating details large and small and executing excellent events. The ideal candidate has managed the event planning process from A to Z with businesses and non-profits.

Do Good Events works primarily with businesses and nonprofits to take the stress of event planning off their plates, give them back their time and allow them to be the host of their function. We believe events build relationships, create memories and add excitement to our world. We work with our clients on events with a variety of size, scope and budget. We take a collaborative approach to create event goals with our clients and partners.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Development, production and delivery of projects from proposal through event execution and follow-up. Senior Event Manager will be the face of Do Good Events for client and attend meetings, maintain effective communication, etc.
  • Ability to attend networking events, cultivate relationships and solicit new sales.
  • Collaborate with venues and provide guidance to client on site selection (conduct bidding process, negotiate agreements, etc)
  • Delivering events on time, on budget and exceeding goals and expectations.
  • Mentor and coach event manager and event specialists.
  • Ability to communicate with vendors on everything from contract negotiation to day-of set-up specifics.
  • Develop and maintain planning tools (ie budget tracking, project timeline, load-in schedules, event specs, meeting agendas, packing lists, etc)
  • Assisting in marketing, networking and promotion efforts for Do Good Events. Included in these expectations is social media to attending networking events.
  • Ability to communicate ideas effectively.
  • Ability to think creatively and quickly.
  • Ensuring excellent customer service and partner collaboration.
  • Excellent Computer skills with google platform software, social media sites, Microsoft word platform.

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS college degree.
  • 3+ years experience in executing corporate or non-profit events.
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds and carry event supplies.
  • Exceptional work ethic and commitment.
  • Desire to achieve success and continue building upon it.
  • Desire to collaborate, think creatively, be innovative, build relationships.
  •  Ability to take initiative and get the job done regardless of the challenge.
  •  Possess a strong teamwork ethic with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  •  Ability to work smart and efficiently in a fast-paced, high-growth environment.
  •  Willingness to travel (including potential event, weekend and holiday work); approximately 5 – 10 times per year.
  •  Exceptionally detail oriented and conscientious with excellent planning and organizational skills.
  •  A passion for events.

Working Hours:

We will work together to create a “schedule”. Event Manager will be responsible for working a minimum of 40-hours a week but never fully in an office setting. Hours will vary and include nights and weekends. Senior Event Manager should be prepared for various work day activities including: checking-in guests at early morning business conferences, assisting in event details at evening networking activities, execute a silent auction at a Saturday gala and set-up decor at an afternoon luncheon.
Many of our clients host their committee meetings in the evening hours, Senior Event Manager should be able to attend those as well.

Compensation:

The role of Event Manager will be compensated with a base salary of $40,000 – $60,000 DOQ and goal-based bonuses.

 

Send cover letter and resume to kalsey@dogoodevents.com