43North — Associate Event Manager
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  • Associate Event Manager

    EMPLOYMENT

    Full Time

    COMPANY

    43North

    LOCATION

    Buffalo

    WEBSITE

    www.43north.org

    ABOUT

     

    Are you super organized and do you love paying attention to the small stuff?

    Do you have a passion for planning, organizing and attending events?

    Are you a creative, self-motivated team player?

    Do you like to network and get to know new people?

     

    If so, you might be 43North’s next Associate Event Manager!

     

    Why Us?

     

    Joining the team at 43North is your chance to be part of something big – It’s happening here. Through our competition, we are bringing entrepreneurs to Buffalo and creating jobs in a city that we love. We are a small team. That means we are lean and mean. You will get the chance to build your experience by having your hands in many different areas of our company. We like to have fun, but our passion drives us to work hard, think creatively, and to be the best. If this sounds like you, then read on…

     

    Here’s what you’ll do:

    • Reporting to our VP Programming & Community Engagement, the Event Manager will lead and execute on events across the year, including internal and external-facing events
    • Plan events from start to finish according to requirements, target audience and objectives, follow-up and measurement of success
    • Use creativity in planning phase to provide suggestions to enhance the event’s success
    • Provide real-time feedback to staff members to course correct on the fly
    • Source and negotiate with all applicable vendors and suppliers
    • Evaluate and secure venues for events to ensure space requirements are met
    • Resolve problems and make quick decisions to ensure a successful launch
    • Be in charge of hiring and event specific personnel (DJs, waiters etc.) as necessary
    • Coordinate all operations ensuring that event runs smoothly
    • Work with marketing and promotional team to create promotional plan for events
    • Analyze the event’s success and prepare reports
    • Conduct post-event debrief and prepare reports in order to identify how successful the event was and to identify areas for improvement

     

    Here’s what you’ll need:

    • A minimum of 4 years experience planning and executive large-scale events. Some experience planning national or high-profile events is preferred.
    • A Bachelor’s degree in public relations, marketing, hospitality management or related field is required.
    • Must be a self-starter who can take initiative and work independently
    • Skilled in project and time management
    • Knowledge of KPIs, marketing, and promotional techniques for event management
    • Computer savvy; proficient in MS Office
    • Outstanding communication and negotiation ability
    • Excellent organizational skills and must have extreme attention to detail
    • A knack for problem-solving and the ability to adapt quickly to unexpected problems
    • Ability to network and develop strong relationships with both internal and external partners
    • A team player with leadership skills to drive projects to completion
    • General knowledge of Buffalo venues and suppliers, both historical and new/upcoming spaces