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Special Events Managers usually work in corporate environments where they handle event planning from conception to completion and evaluation. The events they may be responsible for are fairs, exhibitions, conferences, promotions, social events, fundraising events and product launches. The ideal candidate needs to demonstrate in his or her resume good communication abilities, budgeting skills, multitasking, proactivity, teamwork, and deadline orientation. Based on our resume samples, most candidates hold a degree in a relevant field such as marketing or communication.

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1

Hospitality and Special Events Manager

Reviewed operating practices and procedures to determine where improvements could be made in areas such as work flow, reporting procedures or expenditures

  • Negotiated and maintained long term vendor partnerships resulting in $2.5M in sponsorship
  • Implemented customer service program, reducing costs by $40K and improving service levels by 25%
  • Created innovative sponsor and fan promotions, while reducing annual expenses by 30%
  • Actively pursued new business and community involvement programs resulting in an additional $150K in revenue
  • Responsible for all in house inventory; equipment, audiovisual, premium items, employee apparel
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
AA
Hospitality Management
2

Special Events Manager

Received President's Achievement Award, granted to one employee annually for outstanding contributions to the organization.

  • Coordinated all aspects of fundraising and community visibility events, including developing and managing budgets, soliciting donations, negotiating vendor contracts and securing high-profile speakers.
  • Managed flagship fundraising event, a 1,000-person awards luncheon, increasing fundraising revenue for 2006 event by 30% over previous year and surpassing goal by $80,000.
  • Produced 16 events annually, increasing events by 60% during tenure with no budgetary increase, and raising $100,000 in additional event revenue.
  • Founded Young Professionals Board, consisting of 12 volunteer members, to spearhead fundraising and marketing strategies and diversify fundraising base.
  • Conceptualized and implemented Coffee and Conversation event series to increase personal interaction among major donors, prospective donors and the organization's President in small group settings.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Sociology
3

Special Events Manager

Responsible for booking events nationwide including Corporate and Social Events with traveling to host tradeshows.

  • Increased sales by more than 25% within four months and named Top Sales Representative of the Quarter in 2012.
  • Grew sales more than $10 million for 2013 fiscal year for Special Events Headquarters.
  • Negotiated contracts and managed all aspects of events execution: exhibit coordination, housing agreements, on-site management and technology rental.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BBA
Marketing
MA
Management
4

Special Events Manager, Foundation

Managed all planning, fundraising, stewardship, communication, implementation and logistics for five annual events.

  • Responsible for $2.3M annual fundraising (19% of department fundraising goals). Established and managed all
  • In 2008 led and implemented inaugural Children's Holiday Festival project with over 3,000 attendees.
  • Led Development and Friends Board members, volunteers and committees in conjunction with the successful
  • Partnered with Marketing Coordinator on all marketing and communications even- related materials (print and web).
  • Supported all hospital leadership decisions, goals, vision, and mission and promotes diversity and teamwork.
  • Managed, coached and mentored the annual giving and event project coordinator; oversaw their production and professional development to achieve a cohesive team and successful events.
Candidate Info
27
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Business Administration / Management
Business
5

Special Events Manager

Directed and executed the overall management, production, and growth of special events accruing revenue of more than $250,000 to fund athlete events

  • Managed event coordination to include expense and revenue data, budget development, sponsorship sales management, marketing material development, purchasing, advance and day-of logistics, compliance, and organization and analysis of information
  • Spearheaded committees of 20 or more fellow employees and volunteers to plan event logistics
  • Instituted a first year fundraising event hosting over 375 guests and raising $70,000
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Business Marketing
MA
Business Administration
JD
Juris Doctor
6

Special Events Manager

Lead Event Department operations, including coaching seven event planning professionals and managing a combined budget of $22M. Drive regional integration and marketing communications via digital platforms, social media and traditional channels. Supervise cross-functional event strategy and implementation teams with full accountability for event production, branding, program content, logistics, global policies, vendor engagement and performance metrics.

  • Realigned corporate event strategy team objectives by integrating consistent branding across functions, accommodating increased demand for global portfolio of 40+ incentive trips, marketing programs and special events annually and achieved 89% to 94% satisfaction rating for all events.
  • Developed and executed integrated event communications and promotional plan for top-producing entrepreneurs through traditional print, social media, blogs, event applications, text messaging and email campaigns with specific focus on mobile optimization to reach diverse target markets.
  • Piloted social media initiatives at Amway business conference resulting in 6.7 million impressions and 898 unique visitors exceeding both performance goals by over 500%.
  • Mitigated legal risks by directing cross-functional teams in tax, legal, procurement and audit functions to establish robust guidelines for corporate policy, improved financial reporting and budget management.
  • Trained and coached associates on event marketing and current best practice methods in event production, ensuring consistency in delivery and bottom line impact.
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Business Management
MA
Marketing
7

Special Events Manager

[company name], Special Events Manager: Responsible for planning, promoting and executing the Fight for Air Climb fundraising event, as well as assisting with the Fight for Air Walk and Oxygen Ball events.

  • Grew Climb from start-up event to one of top five Climb events nationwide with the organization.
  • Exceeded Climb financial goal by average of 42.5% over three years.
  • Increased donations per participant for Climb from $162 to $173.
  • Primary contact for Climb 2009 to 2011; primary contact for Walk in 2010.
  • Created and maintained Climb website in 2010 as division transitioned from Data Track to Convio platform.
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Communications
8

Market Analyst & Special Events Manager

Created advertising and public relations campaigns for local and national corporate, small business and political clientele, developed and produced
six large non-traditional revenue (NTR) events, small promotional events and client for the top revenue-generating NTR business-unit of the region.

  • Maintained account portfolio of small business, major local, major national, and political client.
  • Maximized the company's revenue by increasing billing and producing positive results in campaigns.
  • Created and implemented promotional campaigns to support traditional advertising and increase value in both Clear Channel's properties and radio, as a medium.
  • Designed physical layouts and logistics planning of NTR events serving over 65,000 patrons annually.
  • Managed promotional campaigns for Clear Channel NTR partnered events.
  • Generated new business through networking, community involvement and research.
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
Marketing & Mass Communications
9

Special Events Manager

Innovatively created a guest experience that placed our property above all others.

  • Oversaw a 6 million dollar budget with multiple accounts.
  • Handled all hotel, transportation, and food and beverage needs for entertainment.
  • Successfully organized multiple outdoor festivals for a variety of demographics.
  • Managed events of the top 20 players to over 3,000 guests.
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Business And Communication
MA
Master of Arts
10

Marketing and Special Events Manager

Developed strategic partnerships and corporate sponsorship opportunities for the publication.

  • Managed overall planning of special events (including logistics, budget, sponsorship, promotions and marketing) which were attended by noted celebrities and political dignitaries.
  • Co-managed the development of the website, produced content for the magazine's newsletter and coordinated the media strategy with the press director.
  • Arranged and booked celebrities for interviews and feature stories.
  • Developed the magazine's marketing plan and brand imaging; after implementation the magazine received a 50% increase in subscriptions and event attendance.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job

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