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Directors Of Special Events are responsible for an organization’s special events strategy; main responsibilities of these professionals are developing organizational deadlines, coordinating daily activities, implementing the departmental budget, ensuring the follow-up of each event, networking with stakeholders, and assessing the performance of special events staff. Based on our collection of example resumes for Director Of Special Events, essential job requirements are events management expertise, strategic planning, creativity, problem solving, stamina, attention to details, and computer competences. Employers select resumes displaying a degree in marketing or communication.

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Director of Special Events

Developed and managed all of the special events of the Association with the goal to meet or exceed fundraising goals for each event.

  • Planned and organized a wide variety of special events including solicitation of sponsors, developed budgets, venue selections, and invitations designed.
  • Negotiated vendor contracts that focused on service, scope and objectives.
  • Exceeded expectations by delivering each event at or under budget while meeting or exceeding the fundraising goal and meeting a rigorous timeline.
  • Provided primary staff support to different board committees to include coordination of monthly meetings and community service projects.
Candidate Info
18
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Communications
2

Director of Special Events

  • Responsible for securing revenue more than $900,000 annually totaling $4.1 million over four years
  • Maintained all sponsor relationships for events and secured their recommitment from year-to-year
  • Oversaw organization's 20+ annual fundraising events, worked with vendors and coordinated all event logistics
  • Coordinated logistics for all high-profile events and worked closely with celebrities in attendance from the entertainment and sports industries, including, Robert Redford, Bo Bice, John Smoltz, Zac Brown, and Tom Glavine
  • Managed special events staff, consisting of Special Events Assistant and Intern
  • Coordinated volunteer program for fundraising events and health fairs
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Sports Communication
3

Director of Special Events

  • Executed press conferences, private concerts, movie premieres, corporate events, social events and film shoots for events ranging from 10 to 3,000 guests
  • Supervised managers for all departments including food, beverage, security, production and maintenance
  • Recruited, trained and supervised kitchen, service, banquet and bar staff
  • Negotiated and maintained long term vendor partnerships with Live Nation Worldwide Inc., Hillsong LA LLC and Goldenboy Promotions LLC resulting in $2M in gross sales
  • Clients include: Grammy Foundation, Ford Motor Company, 20th Century Fox, Twitch, Spotify, Interscope Records, Viacom
  • Live performers include Coldplay, Alicia Keys, James Blake, Duran Duran, Sam Smith, Lorde, MIA, Tame Impala
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
BBA
Business
4

Director of Special Events & Sales

Directed and helped produce large events across the country including: Allstate Sugar Bowl, Allstate BCS Championship Game, Indy 500 parade and pre-race pageantry, and the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade

  • Coordinated and helped produce several music festivals across the country
  • Managed all of the direct marketing campaigns related to my assigned events
  • Responsible for helping team reach departmental and individual sales goals
Candidate Info
16
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Community Health Education
5

Director of Special Events

  • Interim Executive Director of state organization.
  • Established all the South Carolina Chapter events.
  • Managed organization fundraising events on local level across the state working with committees and volunteers to motivate, raise funds and coordinate event logistics.
  • Increased fundraising revenue by 100 percent in organization's second year.
  • Solicited corporate sponsorship for local events including the preparation of the presentation and proposal.
  • Produced all chapter publications, invitations, press releases and other collateral.
  • Served as Board Vice President of Community Health Charities of SC. Designed 2003 -2005 Federated and State Campaign brochures and other campaign materials.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
6

Concierge/director of Special Events

  • Effectively checked in all hotel guests and forecasted their needs throughout stay.
  • Managed Concierge Desk to ensure guests were content with their requests during stay.
  • Promoted to Director of Special Events/Catering.
  • Organized/Executed business functions, weddings and dinner events for up to 600 guests.
  • Effectively worked with all departments of the hotel to ensure successful events.
  • Performed all guest and client tours of property including luxurious five suite hotel, ballroom & Art Gallery.
Candidate Info
26
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
7

Director of Special Events

In my first year we surpassed our fundraising goal and the $100k mark for the Chicago Jingle Bell Run/Walk for the first time, raising more than $24k over goal. We reached our highest participation number with over 1,800 participants. In 2015, we raised our highest total ever at almost $190k eclipsing our previous high of $158k. I directed our first and second Jingle Bell Run/Walks in Wheaton, nearly doubling participation from the 1st to 2nd year and raised over $14k more. In my first year coordinating our Chicago Walk to Cure Arthritis in 2015, it grew from a $99k event to $124k.

  • Manager of Jingle Bell Run/Walks in Chicago, Western Suburbs (Wheaton) and River Valley (Kankakee) and the Chicago Walk to Cure Arthritis.
  • Coordinates all aspects of Jingle Bell Run/Walks and Chicago Walk to Cure Arthritis, including sponsors, volunteers, participants and logistics.
  • Responsible for fundraising for Jingle Bell Run/Walks and Walk to Cure Arthritis through sponsorship, event registration and donations.
  • Recruits and trains volunteer committees for the Jingle Bell Run/Walk and Walk to Cure Arthritis.
  • Cultivates contacts and relationships with potential sponsors, vendors and key business executives.
  • Cultivates relationships with major donors, civic representatives, team captains and event participants.
  • Conducts calls to corporations and businesses to generate new sponsorship and team participation.
  • Assists teams and individuals with fundraising.
  • Assisted at Lake County (Libertyville) and South Suburbs (Orland Park) Walks, Golf Classic and Black Tie Gala.
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BS
Physical Education
MS
Sport Management
8

Director of Special Events

  • Oversee multi-million-dollar account and partnership with Arizona State University in multiple venues
  • Develop and maintain new relationships with new venues through positive verbal and written communication
  • Utilize strong time management skills, plan, produce, and execute a variety of special of events in average of 6 days from creation to implementation
  • With strong attention to detail, maintain meticulous records to ensure organization and accurate financial records
  • Contract management for clients
  • Produce events ranging from fundraisers, business meetings, weddings, alumni outreach, University sponsored events; averaging 35 per week
  • Exceed weekly sales goals set forth by CEO, CFO, and Director of Finance
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
7
months
at this job
BFA
Theatre And Production
MA
Nonprofit Management
9

Director of Special Events & Marketing - Foundation

  • Develop operational and strategic planning for special events and other projects as assigned, evaluation and assessment of material, fundraising and budget planning, written documentation and reports.
  • Develop marketing materials using both traditional and social media. Working collaboratively with graphic designer(s) to conceptualize the materials.
  • Proven record of accomplishment in the planning and execution of events. Raising over $5.9M gross and over $3.7M net revenue since 2008. Several events having more than doubled in attendance and net profits.
  • Expertise in creating and organizing one-of-a-kind black tie events from theme concept, décor/design, menu, entertainment, etc. to live production.
  • Four-time ICON Judges' Award winner with Moments Notice Entertainment and Paul Borrillo Entertainment for Best Entertainment Concept and Execution for the NCMC Foundation 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Gala's.
  • 2016 ICON Judges' Award finalist for Best Overall Event (Over $75K).
  • Coordinate the annual employee campaign working with an external non-profit organization and internal directors to achieve the campaign fundraising and employee participation goals. Working with IT personnel to develop and update a functioning database for solicitation of employee gifts.
  • Solicit major and annual gifts, sponsorships, in-kind donations and underwriting, including presenting sponsorships and grants.
  • Identify, solicit and cultivate relationships with executives, prospective donors, community members, board members, committee chairs and volunteers.
  • Recruit influential community leaders to serve on event committees, provide leadership and management, work collaboratively to achieve fundraising goals of facility/each event.
Candidate Info
29
years in
workforce
9
years
at this job
10

Director of Special Events

  • Solely responsible for minimum of $350,000 annually in special event revenue in Knox, Scott, Loudon, Fentress, Anderson & Blount Counties
  • Coordination and implementation of 4 golf tournaments within the calendar year.
  • Event sponsorship solicitation- including proposals, contracts and grant writing
  • Media Package design -includes media value assessments, press releases, event marketing promotions, partner impact reports and design of promotional materials
  • Coordination of all media appreciation events, capital campaign dinners, receptions, donor program events, and annual meetings in outlying counties
  • Speaking engagements/corporate presentations
  • Celebrity and speaker contract negotiations for the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame
  • Extensive volunteer management - working with 5 area advisory boards and the Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors
Candidate Info
28
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BA
Education

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