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Events Director

Job Title: Director, Events
Department: Marketing
Position Reports To: Vice President, Marketing
 
JOB SUMMARY:
Responsible for managing events, meeting budgets and executive-level committee management
 
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Plan, coordinate and execute all aspects of the organizations key events for up to 1,900 people
  • Oversee and manage all of the organization’s exclusive/executive level events and one-time special events throughout the year
  • Provide cross-departmental planning and logistic support for other Chamber programs and events
  • Develop and maintain relationships with Chamber members and major investors
  • Generate and manage event revenue through sponsorships and internal funding initiative (Gross revenue budgets of $620K and below)
  • Follow through with all event sponsorship benefits and follow up after all events to ensure expectations were exceeded
  • Negotiate contracts and arrangements for all Chamber events
  • Manage event budgets and supervise spending for all events to meet strict net revenue goals
  • Oversee and coordinate event and program committees composed of senior-level executives
  • Lead and execute the local selection process for an international award
  • Co-manage the Events + genKC Manager
 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
5 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor’s degree in public relations, marketing or similar. Evidence of successful event, sponsorship, marketing, public relations and business development/relationship development required. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills are necessary, and the ability to competently and calmly handle multiple concurring tasks while being an effective communicator and a team player. Proficiency in Microsoft office is required. Occasional early mornings and late evenings are required to fulfill the responsibilities of the job.
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The employee must be able to constantly move about an event site (10+ hours) and lift, pull, hold, push and place heavy objects (25+ lbs or less); constantly required to exchange accurate information confidently and decisively. The employee must also be able to perform basic office tasks – sitting at a desk, typing, talking on the phone, utilizing daily office equipment, etc.
 

Please direct all inquiries regarding this position to Melanie Mattes, Marketing Vice President:  email mattes@kcchamber.com.