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Events Coordinator Midwest

Location: Midwest

JNF seeks to recruit an Event Coordinator to be based in our Northbrook, IL office. The purpose of this position will be to plan, implement and follow-up on all high potential events in throughout the Midwest, including: Chicago, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Michigan, Wisconsin and other areas of the Midwest.

The following is a list of the principal job duties and responsibilities of the Events Coordinator position:
•Work closely with Director and campaign staff to define event goals, objectives and specific implementation plans
•Oversee execution of the program (A/V, music, timing, script, catering, etc)
•Coordinate the tribute/ad journal
•Work closely with Marketing Department on all printed matter including:
o Invitations
o Save the Date cards
o Event signs/banners
o Decorations
•Negotiate contracts and rates with outside vendors to ensure lowest costs and highest quality of service Work with committee members and event chairs
•Ability to act as a liaison between campaign staff and venues
•Develop lists and oversee mailing of Save-the-Date cards, invitations, etc.
•Confirmation of attendees, keeping track of RSVPs Coordinate all catering, rental, and audiovisual needs Monitor budgets
•Put in place, finalize and/or confirm event logistics Supervise the activities of vendors on the scheduled event day, as required, to ensure successful execution of all event aspects
•Develop and execute follow-up with vendors after event Work with campaign staff on follow up- Thank You letters to guests, chairs, committee members, vendors, etc.

Job Qualifications:

•A minimum of 3 years experience in event coordination and/or related field
•Proven negotiation skills with hotels, catering and/or other vendors
•Ability to problem solve and multi-task with numerous deadlines
•Tolerance for time-sensitive transactions and last minute changes
•Ability to work as a team with campaign staff
Excellent organizational, planning and leadership skills
High energy, flexibility and ability to meet deadline demands
•Ability to work on multiple events at the same time
•Strong attention to detail
•Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
•Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
•Travel throughout the Midwest region is required
•BA/BS degree

TO APPLY: Qualified candidates, please send your resume and cover letter with salary to

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