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Events and Program Coordinator

Company: The Economic Club of Grand Rapids
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

The Economic Club of Grand Rapids is the premier organization for people interested in and contributing to the growing economic health of the Grand Rapids metropolitan area. The Econ Club is one of the pillars of a vibrant, growing West Michigan business community and serves as a meeting place where influential leaders gather. Our mission is to provide a forum to connect, inform and inspire our diverse community about today's economic issues and relevant topics of the day.The Econ Club is seeking an Events and Program Coordinator who will play a critical role in planning and implementing the logistics of events, programs, and related activities. This full-time position is perfect for someone who is passionate about developing engaging programs, executing high-quality events, and creating welcoming experiences where all attendees feel they belong to our inspiring community.What You Will Be Working On

  • Coordinate, plan, and execute programs and events both in-person and online that advance the Econ Club's mission, vision, values, and strategic priorities.
  • Ensure each event and program are of high standards and hosted with excellence to provide maximum benefits to members, guests, and the community.
  • Oversee all deliverables for all events and collaborate with the Marketing and Communications Manager to create event-related content and promote events on time.
  • Manage event registration process for members and guests.
  • Manage event logistics and production including room set up, food and beverage, audiovisual equipment for all programs and initiatives.
  • Coordinate activities with staff, volunteers, speakers, suppliers, partners, and sponsors for all events.
  • Scout new venues and opportunities for collaboration across the city.
  • Assist with event recaps and optimization suggestions.
  • Build events and program calendar that reflects members' interests and industries and aligns with what is going on in the city.What You Need To Succeed
    • Bachelor's degree in Meeting and Events Management, or equivalent experience.
    • Excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability to interface with individuals at all levels.
    • A welcoming attitude and ability to always provide exceptional customer service.
    • Strong work ethic and track record of adapting to, planning for, and managing multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Suite, SharePoint, and event-related software.
    • Willingness to work occasional early mornings, late evenings, and weekends.Why This Position Is ExcitingThe Economic Club of Grand Rapids hosts 15+ luncheons per year, where 400-600 members and guests connect with professional colleagues and learn from thought leaders on business and economic issues. The Econ Club also hosts an Annual Dinner for over 1600 guests as a centerpiece event for the West Michigan business community. This position allows the ideal candidate to make an impact in the Grand Rapids community. You'll be working with a core group of passionate team members who are constantly pursuing innovative ideas to attract, engage and grow our members. If you're looking to connect, inform, and inspire - this role is for you!The Economic Club of Grand Rapids offers a comprehensive benefits package including a flexible work schedule, generous paid time off, health insurance, and simple IRA contribution.To learn more about our work, please review our website at: https://econclub.net/The Economic Club of Grand Rapids is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Keywords: The Economic Club of Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids , Events and Program Coordinator, Other , Grand Rapids, Michigan

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