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Job Summary The Section of Taxation is seeking a Meetings Manager with a high level of expertise in the meetings industry which allows them to serve as staff liaison to member committees and project teams. Responsible for researching data and keeping abreast of industry trends to establish and recommend meeting-related policies and procedures to staff and members. Often conducts conference and planning orientations for entity leadership and/or educational activities for other association meeting planners. Also responsible for the strategic planning and execution for all entity conferences and is ultimately accountable for the organization, promotion, and financial control of all entity meetings. Additional responsibilities include staffing, site selection, contract negotiations, budgets, deadlines, marketing, and onsite meeting management including vendor communications, group activities, and catered events
Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities - Supervise and manage meeting planning unit or team during pre-planning process as well as on-site during conference. (Allocate assignments of new projects to planning team based on schedules and capabilities). - Oversight of all entity meeting operations to include; budget development and execution, monitoring project timelines, scheduling, space assignments, group activities, catering, vendor communications and on-site logistical execution. - Decision-making and approval authority on all GC approved hotel contracts, vendor contracts and overall conference administration. - Primary Liaison to hotels, vendors and members in regards to all entity meeting related logistics, policies and procedure. - Handle strategic promotion, marketing, organization and execution of all conference logistics. - Performs other related duties as required.
Required Education, Qualifications, Experience Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience (an additional 3 years in meeting planning, marketing, and/or project management). 5+ years’ meeting experience with an emphasis on staff management and project management. Interpersonal and written communication and organizational skills must be highly developed. Must be detail and service oriented and possess an ability to efficiently balance conflicting priorities and multiple tasks. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
Preferred Education, Qualifications, Experience Hotel catering and conference services experience strongly preferred. Marketing and CMP experience preferred.
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