Event Manager

Harsch Investment Corp Portland , OR 97228

Posted 3 weeks ago

The Event Manager position at Harsch Investment Properties represents a rare opportunity for a qualified and dedicated individual to join and contribute to a consistently successful, growing organization, with a national reputation for real estate excellence. Founded in 1950, our privately-held real estate company acquires, manages and develops properties for its own richly diverse portfolio. Award-winning Harsch enjoys a stellar reputation in the industry, and among countless thousands of tenants throughout the Western United States. We own and operate over 24 million square feet of office, multi-tenant industrial, multi-family and retail properties in six western states. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Harsch has regional offices in Portland, Seattle, the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento, Las Vegas, and San Diego.

The Event Manager will work withinthe President's Office to help coordinate a high-volume of complex andsophisticated events. These include corporate events such as retreats, holiday andsummer parties, broker events, management meetings, tenant appreciation events,and art events. They will also work with the President to plan art andpolitical functions such as private engagements, dinners, receptions and artexhibitions. The Event Manager should enjoy helping with all aspects of eventplanning including menus, flower decorations, invitations and guest lists.

ESSENTIALFUNCTIONS/TASKS:

  • Develop and manage an annualcalendar of events

  • Communicate with the President and hisstaff to ensure events support corporateand civic goals

  • Keep President abreast of information anddeadlines requiring follow-up and action

  • Plan and receive approvals on allaspects of event production including: securing venues, creative collateral,dcor, menu selection, program and entertainment, photography, speakingremarks, parking and other logistical details

  • Develop invitation lists and manageRSVPs

  • Workinternally with departments to prepare for events

  • Keep Presidentabreast of information and deadlines requiring follow-up and action

  • Arrange travel and accommodations for President or special guests

  • Manage President'sschedule while on location, and drive to coordinate activities when necessary

  • Prepareshipments of Foundation published books

  • Research and coordinateadditional events or activities for President to attend while on location

  • Oversee contracts, manage budgetsand receive authorization of expenses

  • Serve as liaison to organizationsplanning events for which the President will participate

  • Complete follow up plans,evaluations and acknowledgements after each event

  • Development, implement, and monitorevent management systems, policies, procedures and event tracking

  • Additional duties and specialprojects as assigned

Experience, training, skills required:

  • A minimum of three years' experience within event management

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office

  • Excellent calendar management skills

  • Strong organization, attention to detail, creativity and strategic thinking

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and meetdeadlines

  • A can-do attitude and ability to stay calm under pressure

Education:

  • Bachelor's Degreepreferred but not required

LICENSE ORCERTIFICATE REQUIRED:

  • Valid DriverLicense and registered automobile

TRAVELREQUIREMENTS:

Some travel to local or out of state events maybe required.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.


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