Events Manager

Location: Central Operations
Job Code: 98
# of Openings: 1

Description

 

Mars Hill Church’s mission is to make disciples and plant churches. Mars Hill Church has grown from a Bible study to over 14,000 weekly attenders at 14 different churches in 4 states, Washington, Oregon, New Mexico, and California. We expect a lot from candidates: an unyielding love for Jesus, a mastery of an ever-changing field, and motivation to see leaders trained. Due to our continued growth we are looking for someone who has experience managing large events and conferences. 

 

Role Summary:

The Events Manager will be part of the Marketing and Communications team and will drive conferences and events for both Mars Hill Church and The Resurgence. We’re looking for a driver and a visionary more than an administrator. This person would be required to focus on creating and improving existing systems, increasing efficiency and building a strong team. They would be a goal setter who plans well through implementation and influence.

 

Qualifications:

  • Committed to fulfill the duties required of Mars Hill Church members as outlined in the membership covenant.
  • Committed to fulfill the character qualifications of a deacon as taught in the Scriptures.
  • 5+ years experience implementing large conferences and events of 500+ attendees, 50+ volunteers and multiple vendor contacts
  • Bachelors degree, emphasis in Events Management preferred

 

Core Competencies:

  • Proven success managing events
  • Leadership experience over people and projects
  • Relationship/network building
  • Risk management
  • Budget management
  • Strategic/critical thinking

 

Desired Character Qualities:

  • Discretion, perseverance, patience, and a sense of humor
  • Excellent interpersonal skills both in-person and on the phone
  • The ability to take direction and implement
  • The ability to work within an ever changing environment
  • The ability to accomplish projects with minimal supervision
  • The ability to delegate tasks

 

Sample Responsibilities:

  • Write event proposals for national scale conferences with 2,000+ attendees.
  • Plan and implement a mid-week church event for 400+ attendees.
  • Lead meetings with department heads from the Art, Video, Web, Production, and Content Departments.
  • Finalize executive summaries of a bus tour taking place the following Spring.
  • Present proposals before senior leadership teams, knowing all of the details with the ability to anticipate and answer questions.
  • Input and update project management software to ensure event deadlines were made.
  • Recruit and train volunteers to assist in the event department.
  • Network with potential event sponsors and locations, establishing long lasting relationships.
  • Develop a robust planning system for events including checklists, contacts, best practices, etc.
  • Communicate with multiple departments about event expectations and needs.

 

Schedule: Monday - Friday, some travel, weekends and evenings depending on event and needs

Hours: Full Time, exempt

Location: Central Offices | Seattle, WA 

Vacation: Two weeks vacation, one week personal, plus one week at Christmas 

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement, and Disability





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