Assistant Event Manager, Silver Spring

Are you results-driven, a good communicator and enjoy managing project details? If so, we have the job for you!   Join this professional organization as the Assistant Event Manager and interface with clients to successfully communicate their values through events, technology and communications.  This is an organization that cares about their people – they even offer birthdays off!

 Responsibilities:

·       Manage client projects ranging in size from 10-1,000 attendees

·       Develop client-specific strategies, implement creative solutions, and manage meeting and event details to meet client objectives

·       Manage all aspects of site selection including site research/visits, contract review/negotiation

·       Draft timelines, work plans and budgets; Develop evaluations and final reports

·       Participate in client meetings and new business development (e.g., building budgets, conducting research, participating in presentations and proposal writing)

·       Onsite management of client events (which sometimes may include a weekend)

Qualifications:

·       2-4 years’ experience managing event programs from start to finish

·       Bachelor’s degree in hospitality, communications, business or related field required

·       Strong work ethic, enthusiasm and positive attitude

·       Experience managing corporate, non-profit or association meetings and events

·       Proven ability to review and negotiate hotel contracts

·       In depth knowledge of event production (e.g. sound, lighting, decor)

·       Proactive, curious self-starter

·       Exceptional written, verbal communications and customer service skills; client-first approach

·       Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; strong PowerPoint skills

·       Working knowledge of online registration systems, social media, and other event planning technologies

·       Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) and Certified Government Meeting Professional (CGMP) would be ideal

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If you are interested in learning more about this career advancement position, please click the Submit Resume button below or email your resume to resumes@elitepersonnel.com.  Thanks!  We look forward to hearing from you.

elise ambrose