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Senior Director of Event Operations 

Category Fundraising / Foundation  
Description

Directs the daily operations of the Resource Development Events Department. Oversees strategy and logistic planning of meetings and special events for the organization. Manage event budgets to ensure revenue and expenses are kept within established boundaries. Ownership of internal and external communications to ensure requirements are known and deadlines are met. Ability to manage creative people in a hectic environment with an eye on excellence.

Embrace Opportunity Village core values by cultivating positive and meaningful CONNECTIONS with clients and colleagues, demonstrating ENTHUSIASM, high standards of PRODUCTIVITY, authentic STEWARDSHIP, and consistent participation in individual and team DEVELOPMENT. Reinforce and positively engage in Opportunity Village's organizational culture supporting choice and creativity of clients and of staff.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Organizes and manages staff and operations supporting OV's special events, overseeing the creation and coordination of a full and diverse schedule of high profile events (inclusive of Magical Forest) and maximizing their impact on achievement of OV's goals.
  2. Collaborate with OV leadership and fundraising staff to strategize event goals and outcomes determining the best practices for events to enhance donor cultivation and relations.
  3. Coach and develop event staff. Provide ongoing feedback and guidance to direct reports on individual performance.
  4. Assist in development and implementation of strategic and operational plans to achieve short and long term development goals.
  5. Work with event managers in developing goals, deadlines, oversight of critical paths and event timelines.
  6. Develops and refines event management procedures that will ensure timeliness of event planning, implementation and execution.
  7. Work in conjunction with Business Office and Event Staff in preparing event budgets to achieve annual revenue goals.
  8. Attend fundraising events and provide on-site support.
  9. Work closely with purchasing manager in implementing department wide purchasing program.
  10. Monitor progress of registration and ticket sales for HallOVeen and Magical Forest.
  11. Collaborate with the Marketing Department to develop and implement a marketing plan for all events.
  12. Ensures timely reconciliation of event expenditures in order to ensure adherence to pre-approval events budgets and prompt payment of expenditures by and to internal and external partners.
  13. Undertakes special projects and assignments as directed.
  14. Performs other duties as assigned.
 
Position Requirements

SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Possess excellent speaking and writings skills, time management and organization skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skill and the ability to work with all levels of management.
  • Proficient in all programs of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Willingness to work evening and weekend hours.
  • Creative problem solver who is able to “think outside the box.”
  • Detail oriented with ability to set priorities and manage multiple tasks and deadlines.
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to excellence.
  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking, communications skills are imperative.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals, co-workers and supervisors (verbal and written).
  • Must possess social perceptiveness to assess and understand other’s reactions and behaviors.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Hospitality or applicable field.
  • Required: Five years’ experience in a managerial role.
  • Required: Five years’ experience in fundraising or related area.

PHYSICAL ABILITIES & WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and functions of the position. The list below of minimum essential functions is illustrative of the minimums only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed.

  • Ability to lift and move boxes up to 40 pounds.
  • Ability to sit at a computer for prolonged periods of time and/or stand for extended periods during events.
  • Ability to work in a typical office environment.
  • Ability to tolerate stress.
  • Ability to conduct tasks and successfully perform under critical deadlines.
  • Manual dexterity to operate office equipment and examine documents, records and files.
 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Various Shifts  
Rate of Pay DOE  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Req Number FUN-17-00003  
Open Date 7/11/2017  
Location Oakey Campus  
About the Organization Join Las Vegas' Favorite Charity! Here you can be proud to answer the question, 'Where do you work?' Opportunity Village (OV) is more than just a job; being a member of the OV team instills a sense of pride and purpose into your work week. Our motto for the people we serve is: Pride. Purpose. And a Paycheck. So it is no wonder that the same can be said for our employees who serve our clients.

Aside from the satisfaction of participating in a community that extends beyond our campuses, OV also offers a wide array of additional benefits including: health, dental and vision insurance, retirement savings account, training and development opportunities and much more!  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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