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Key Contributor & Effective Leader supporting event management functions in fast-paced and high-stress environments within a variety of industries. Experienced in managing large-scale non-profit events, managing key client accounts, negotiating contracts, managing human resources logistics, and generating event marketing materials. Equipped with a significant ability to leverage skills in project management and to introduce new tools for cost/time savings and efficiency improvements.
Proficient in: MS Office Suite, E-Touches Software, Exact Target, C360, Admin eSolutions, and Formsite
Leading Large-Scale Events Non-Profit Industry Staff Management Fundraising/Development
Human Resources/Operations Management Invoice Reconciliation Event Promotions Budget Management
Contract Negotiation Program Management Marketing Content Development Bilingual, English/Spanish
Direct day to day event management logistics within a fast-paced environment with a concentration on increasing productivity and efficiency levels
Utilize superior communication abilities to negotiate complex corporate contracts, support relationships with key accounts, and lead internal department meetings
Lead various financial functions which include designing and implementing a $15 million annual budget in addition to completing monthly reviews of general ledgers, credit applications, and tax forms
Manage human resources tasks such as preparing detailed job descriptions, interviewing potential candidates, providing coaching, and completing annual performance reviews
Instrumental in the management of fundraising event logistics such as working with Race Directors and managing race registration for over 20 Team in Training endurance events
Generate innovative event marketing materials, send out post-event surveys, and create educational webinars, internal manuals, registration sites, and LLS intranet web pages
Facilitated the strategic management of meetings within a successful non-profit organization which centered on supporting the execution of Team in Training events
Reviewed annual budgets to ensure compliance, reconciled invoices, and monitored billing of up to $3 million which resulted in an average annual savings of over $750 thousand
Successfully negotiated rates and booked hotel blocks at up to 43 hotels per event, supported the pre-event planning process, and acted as an on-site Risk Manager
Identified and diffused escalated customer service situations during events, assisted with medical and/or safety situations, and supervised event staff members
Recognized as the lead for the internal Memorable Events Committee which was tasked with promoting unique events within communities
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Continued:
Coordinated daily meeting and event planning functions which required overseeing the RFP process, inspecting event sites, building vendor relationships, booking hotel accommodations, and coordinating food and beverage logistics
Supervised staff and volunteer teams on-site which required providing individualized coaching and guidance in addition to leading staff meetings with up to 450 attendees
Reviewed, revised, and distributed all-chapter memos and e-newsletters which provided detailed event information, budgeting data, and additional pertinent information
Directed event operations which included identifying/selecting venues, managing food and beverage plans, booking air/ground travel, and obtaining hotel accommodations
Played a lead role in conducting detailed post-event analysis, reconciled vendor invoices, and evaluated the event in order to improve future productivity levels
Coordinated the time and schedule of celebrity speakers, ensured project deadlines were met, and consistently improved client relationships
Additional Professional Experience Includes: Spanish Teacher, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton/Saint Lawrence Schools (2001-2003)
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I am currently seeking a challenging new career opportunity as (JOB TITLE) and am submitting my resume for your review. In advance, thank you for your time and consideration.
As demonstrated in the accompanying resume, my professional qualifications include a strong background in event management and operations roles within a variety of industries with experience in managing staff members, creating innovative marketing content, negotiating vendor contracts, and creating/managing annual event budgets. In addition, I have strong experience in maintaining detailed records and diffusing escalated relationships with key clients.
To complement my professional experience, I also possess an impressive educational background which includes a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Spanish from the University of Scranton.
As an employee, you will find me to be a driven team player committed to supporting you in achieving your objectives through superior performance. I am confident that I could be a valuable asset to your organization, and look forward to interviewing with you in the near future.
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