DIRECTOR, SPECIAL EVENTS The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is the borough"s leading economic development organization, in an active growth mode with heavy emphasis on high quality events. The Director of Special Events is an integral part of the Chamber team, supporting excellence in event production under the direction of the SVP, Membership and Events, and assisting in driving the growth of the organization through positive interactions with members, prospective members and sponsors. In addition, The Director of Special Events will oversee and, in some cases, execute the creative design and direction of printed and digital Chamber materials (both event and non-event related). Responsibilities include: Produce all annual and signature events, and other events on an ad hoc basis Take a proactive role in driving ticket and sponsorship sales Prepare event communications including paper and e-invitations, promotional emails and related event collateral Conduct outreach to members, member prospects and potential sponsors to drive event attendance and revenues Staff events, which include early mornings, evenings and occasional weekends Oversee production tasks such as event registration, vendor payments, post-event debriefs, as well as ensure sponsor fulfillment Manage preparation and production needs for all events led by other staff members Interact collaboratively with all Chamber departments, including Communications and Economic Development
- Minimum of 2 years of experience in event planning and associated fund-raising
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office (in particular, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
- Proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite (in particular, InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator)
- Strong writing skills
- Strong customer service skills
- Strong leadership and decision-making skills
- Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet tight deadlines
Salary commensurate with experience. Full benefits package, an EEO employer.
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Director, Special Events.
Full benefits package