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Event Manager

The Conservation Federation of Missouri (CFM), the state’s largest and most active conservation organization, seeks an experienced Event Manager to join our team.

Founded in 1935, CFM has been instrumental in all aspects of conservation in Missouri for over 80 years. Today, we continue to ensure conservation of Missouri’s wildlife and natural resources, and preservation of our state’s rich outdoor heritage through advocacy, education and partnerships.

CFM has expanded our statewide events schedule, and is looking for the right person who can maximize the effectiveness of our events to increase awareness of our organization, grow our membership and exceed budgeted financial results. The Event Manager will conceptualize, plan, budget, and execute events that integrate into our marketing goals and contribute directly to our mission.

The Event Manager directs coordination of fundraising activities for each event. This includes working with staff and volunteers to set all fees, solicit and acquire items for raffles and auctions from donors, and implement a plan for additional fundraising opportunities.

Current CFM events include Annual Convention, Regional Explore the Outdoors Banquets, a series of sporting clay shoots, political rallies, partner events and internal meetings. We plan to add customer events, town hall meetings, fundraising dinners and more.

The Event Manager must have a passion for conservation and a strong desire to make a difference in the protection of natural resources. Travel is required, but mostly within Missouri. Some nights and weekends will be required. This position reports to the Executive Director and is preferably is based in Jefferson City at the CFM office, but we may be open to the right candidate working from a remote office.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assume responsibility and ownership in the planning and execution of all assigned events.
  • Manage all aspects of venue coordination, including meeting space allocation, meeting room set-up, diagrams, food & beverage, electrical, internet, etc.
  • Oversee and manage event project plan/timeline.
  • Manage event budget, invoicing, schedules of payments and cost savings report.
  • Oversee program agenda, ensuring communication across all internal and external teams.
  • Develop key volunteer committees, and manage them to meet timeline milestones.
  • Coordinate content, graphic development and production of all program collateral (i.e. agenda, conference guide, program of events, etc.) and signage.
  • Work with guests of honor to ensure all requests are met.
  • Develop and implement marketing plan to drive attendance to the event.

Qualified candidates must have the following to be considered:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Communications, Event Planning, Marketing, or Business
  • Documented successful experience in event management
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Highly creative and goal-oriented approach
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multitask, take initiative, and adapt to unforeseen circumstances
  • Decision-making based on established marketing metrics and best practices
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications
  • Excellent driving record

Benefits & Perks:

  • ‪‪‪‪Competitive salaries and bonus programs
  • ‪‪Medical and Dental coverage
  • ‪‪Wellness initiatives (incentive programs, fitness classes)
  • ‪‪Retirement plan with company match (401K)
  • ‪‪Casual dress code
  • Meaningful work for a non-profit organization striving to make our state a better place to live and recreate today and for future generations.

 

Resume and cover letter should be sent to:
Micaela Haymaker
Conservation Federation of Missouri
728 West Main
Jefferson City, MO 65101

mhaymaker@confedmo.org

 

The application period will close September 30, 2016.

 

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