Location: North Chicago, IL
Salary Range: $53,775 - $67,247 - $80,718
The Event Manager is responsible for contract management and sales strategies relating to operation of the Greenbelt Cultural Center. Develops strategies to maximize event sales and to cultivate relationships with corporate clientele. Develops and implements a comprehensive strategic plan in concert with the District Public Affairs division in order to maximize exposure in the social and corporate event planning fields. Supervises full-time staff.
Develops and executes an ongoing strategy for promoting sales of the banquet space. Manages relationships with local corporate clients, striving to maximize Greenbelt Cultural Center’s exposure as a banquet/meeting space. Works directly with clients to plan and facilitate events. Prepares contracts, manages transactions and prepares room floorplans using event planning software. Trains, schedules and supervises staff. Maintains financial files for the facility according to District procedures. Works with facility vendors in order to manage building systems. Coordinates District Events at the facility. Performs tasks that will require walking, lifting, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching and sitting. Drives a motorized vehicle to travel to different locations. Performs lifting tasks up to 50 pounds.
Associates’ degree in Business, Communications, Marketing or related field. Three years’ experience in event sales. One year supervisory experience. Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) preferred. Must possess strong skills in conveying ideas and concepts in writing or orally. Strong capabilities in coordinating the collective efforts of staff to meet the facility goals and objectives. Knowledge of Sales, Promotions, Marketing and Social Media. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. Must possess a valid driver’s license.
HOW TO APPLY AND APPLICATION DEADLINES
Interest in Forest Preserve employment can only be expressed by submitting a Forest Preserve Employment Application. Applications are accepted online at www.LCFPD.org. Applications are accepted only for posted positions. A completed application must be submitted by Friday, July 13, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.