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Director of Events

Company: IISTL
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: September 26, 2022

Job Description:

The Institute is looking for an individual to plan, produce, and promote all events from Board meetings to Festival of Nations.

  • Develop and update annually special event's strategic program plan on basis of organization's budgeted funding requirements for - virtual, in-person, and hybrid events.
  • Prepare outline master plan with all objectives as well as timeframe for every event.
  • Incorporate main organizational deadlines.
  • Prepare annual revenue as well as expense budget for every single activity of event.
  • Ensure to stimulate activities to increase net revenue over preceding year.
  • Develop weekly, monthly as well as yearly program performance reports.
  • Execute timely adjustments in programs as required to attain stated goals.
  • Upgrade on every aspect of event creation along with management.
  • Ensure to rework events as required to remain fresh plus attractive.
  • Develop new events being better designed to accomplish company objectives.
  • Plan plus promote aggressively all corporate as well as individual sponsorship opportunities related with each event.
  • Incorporate solicitation strategy as well as stewardship activities as required.
  • Provide personalized reports and updates to imperative event sponsors participating in events.
  • Prepare and supervise entire income-generating activities associated with events.
  • Ensure to seek product donations with purpose to maximize net revenue from events.
  • Monitors the progress of the planning and execution of each task that has to do with the event
  • Includes (but not limited to) logistics management, collateral creation, budgeting and expense management, vendor and facility collaboration, permits, layout, rentals, securing/managing volunteers as needed, and event agenda and flow. For awards presentations, manage nomination and selection process.
  • Development of general event management policies
  • Supervision of the production process of an event
  • Make sure that staff and work personnel at the event adhere to the management policies that were put in place to minimize hiccups during the course of the event.
  • Perform other appropriate duties as


    • Assist with the recruitment, onboarding, training, and professional development of departmental staff.
    • Organize workflows, set staff work goals, develop productivity standards, and appropriately delegate responsibilities to staff to achieve the overall organizational mission and program objectives.


      • Participate in fundraising planning, implementation, and evaluation, including resource requirements and identification of potential funding sources, and related grant-writing.
      • Maintain sound business practices and prudently manage resources within the approved budgets and in accordance with current laws and regulations.
      • Ensure that the applicable incurred costs meet the audit requirements for Federal awards and/or other applicable Funders' requirements.

        Program Development/Implementation

        • Oversee the design, marketing, promotion, delivery and quality of the applicable programs, products and services.
        • Strengthen operational capabilities through expanded use of technology, improved operational processes, and enhanced professional development.
        • Maintain current departmental written procedures.

          Required Skills/Abilities

          • Must possess good leadership qualities at all times
          • Must have good organizational, analytical, and coordinating abilities
          • Excellent problem-solving abilities
          • Must be creative and able to prioritize tasks in the face of many challenges
          • Design sensibility and the skills to create compelling visual creatives and basic collateral
          • Strong knowledge and working experience of digital event/program platforms and web conferencing
          • Exceptional project coordination and organizational skills, including managing external contractors
          • Skill in problem solving, creating contingency plans, and handling emergencies when necessary.
          • Demonstrated ability to foster relationships and build community relations
          • Ability to develop oneself through continuous learning, initiative, innovation, resourcefulness, and critical thinking.
          • Ability to prioritize, effectively manage multiple projects concurrently, and take ownership of work.
          • Ability to meet deadlines and to work extended hours when necessary.
          • Ability to work independently and as part of a team as necessary.
          • Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external customers.
          • Ability to maintain confidentiality of company information.
          • Must be meticulous, but able to maintain a balanced perspective in rapidly changing business circumstances.
          • Ability to work productively in a multicultural environment and demonstrate respect for differences.
          • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, including videoconference situations
          • Great interpersonal abilities
          • Intermediate to advanced experience with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft 365.
          • Expertise with the following software is highly desirable: Zoom (full features), Canva, Adobe, Chamber Master, Google G-Suite

            Education and Experience

            • Bachelor's Degree in any hospitality-related field, marketing, communications, or management
            • 5+ years of proven success developing and executing events and that drive both physical and virtual traffic
            • Experience working in a non-profit environment a plus

              The above statements describe the job's essential responsibilities and requirements. They are not an exhaustive list of the duties that may be assigned to job incumbents.
              Candidates of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

              IISTL mandates that all employees and volunteers have proof of current COVID vaccination and booster with allowances for disability and religious exemptions.

              The International Institute of St. Louis, a nonprofit organization, is our community's immigrant service and information hub. To learn more about the International Institute, visit our website at .
              Our programs and services for immigrants, their families, and the wider community are locally and nationally-acclaimed. We connect new arrivals with first-touch services and resources, engage foreign-born and the wider community, and build a more inclusive community. To apply through our website or to view other job openings, visit

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