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Events Manager

Posted: 07/07/2024

Position: Events Manager
Organization: Kearney Enrichment Council
Location: Kearney, MO
Application Deadline: 31 July 2024
Start Date: asap
About Kearney Enrichment Council: The Kearney Enrichment Council (KEC) is dedicated to fostering community engagement, cultural enrichment, and social development through diverse and impactful events and programs. Our mission is to create a vibrant, inclusive community where residents can thrive, connect, and experience meaningful growth. We are now seeking a dynamic, innovative, and experienced Events Manager to join our team and lead the charge in delivering exceptional events that align with our mission.

Position Overview: As the Events Manager, you will be at the heart of KEC's efforts to engage and inspire our community through well-planned, executed, and evaluated events. You will oversee all aspects of event management, from conceptualization to execution, ensuring each event reflects the values and goals of KEC. This role requires a creative thinker with a strategic mindset, strong organizational skills, and a passion for community enrichment.
Key Responsibilities:

  1. Event Planning and Coordination:
    • Develop, plan, and execute a diverse range of events, including cultural festivals, educational workshops, community gatherings, and fundraising events.
    • Create detailed event proposals and timelines, ensuring all logistical aspects are covered.
    • Coordinate with vendors, sponsors, volunteers, and other stakeholders to ensure seamless event execution.
  2. Budget Management:
    • Prepare and manage event budgets, ensuring cost-effectiveness and financial sustainability.
    • Monitor event expenditures and provide regular financial reports to senior management.
  3. Marketing and Promotion:
    • Collaborate with the marketing team to create compelling promotional materials and campaigns for events.
    • Utilize social media, traditional media, and community networks to maximize event visibility and attendance.
  4. Community Engagement:
    • Foster relationships with community members, local businesses, and organizations to build support and participation in KEC events.
    • Gather feedback from event attendees to continuously improve the quality and impact of KEC's programming.
  5. Team Leadership:
    • Lead and mentor a team of event coordinators, volunteers, and interns.
    • Provide clear direction, support, and feedback to ensure high performance and professional growth.
  6. Evaluation and Reporting:
    • Conduct post-event evaluations to assess success and areas for improvement.
    • Prepare detailed reports on event outcomes, including attendance, engagement levels, and financial performance.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Event Management, Hospitality, Marketing, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in event planning and management, preferably within a nonprofit or community organization.
  • Proven track record of successfully managing events.
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to multitask and prioritize effectively.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in event management software and tools.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, as required by event schedules.
Why Join Kearney Enrichment Council?
  • Impact: Be part of an organization making a tangible difference in the community.
  • Growth: Opportunities for professional development and career advancement.
  • Culture: A supportive, inclusive, and dynamic work environment.
  • Innovation: Freedom to bring your creative ideas to life and shape the future of community events.
How to Apply: Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume, cover letter, and portfolio of past events to Please include “Events Manager Application – [Your Name]” in the subject line.
Kearney Enrichment Council is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Join us at Kearney Enrichment Council and help us create memorable experiences that enrich lives and build a stronger community!

Job Type: Full Time

Salary Range: $30,000 - 49,999