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Freedom House Church

Events Project Manager

Freedom House Church
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States


Date Posted: 01/14/2017
Categories: Other
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 2501 to 3000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
The primary purpose of the Events Project Manager is to oversee and manage the logistics for general and special events, holidays, and leadership-related events held at Freedom House Church. The ideal candidate will work closely with volunteers, team leaders, event managers and staff to ensure that all events are successful and cost-effective, paying close attention to budget and time constraints.
 

Core Duties/Responsibilities (not limited to the following):

  • Plan event from start to finish according to requirements, target audience and objectives
  • Create event snapshots to ensure theming of an event is clear, cohesive and transferrable
  • Come up with fresh ideas and suggestions to enhance the event’s success
  • Network with other churches and marketplace event planners to keep current on ideas and trends
  • Complete projects, assign tasks or recruit volunteers to follow through on plans
  • Organize events and tasks utilizing project management tools
  • Research and hire vendors to complete necessary jobs
  • Approve plans within designated time frame to meet deadlines for each event
  • Ensure event is completed smoothly and step up to resolve any problems that might occur
  • Prepare and manage budgets and ensure adherence
  • Source and negotiate with vendors and suppliers
  • Plan and lead promotional activities for the event
  • Communicate with participants regarding event details
  • Manage database for successful registration of participants and tracking of event data
  • Analyze the event’s success and prepare reports for review
  • Help to supervise all event-related staff (i.e., event coordinators, caterers etc.)
  • Build core event planning team that carries out overall management of events

Qualifications & Skills

  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2-3 years of leadership experience in the area of events at a church, para-church ministry or business. Candidate will have a proven ability to strategically develop and lead teams, with a strong knowledge of event marketing best practices. While education is not a pre-determining factor for this role, the ideal candidate may have an Associates and/or Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, hospitality management, or a related field.

Others skills deemed valuable for this position:

  • Computer savvy; proficient in MS Office
  • Outstanding communication and negotiation ability
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Must stay current on cultural and hospitality service trends
  • A knack for creative problem-solving
  • Customer-service orientation
  • A team player with leadership skills
  • Enthusiastic attitude
  • Healthy interpersonal relationships