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AAHOA: Director Of Events

AAHOA

This is a Contract position in Los Angeles, CA posted May 4, 2022.

Do you have a passion for planning events?

AAHOA is looking for a driven, solution-oriented, self-starter to join its fast-paced environment.

We hire humble, collaborative, and ambitious people and give them opportunities to grow and succeed.

Join us, and you’ll be part of an exceptional team which accomplishes great things.

It’s a roll-up-your-sleeves, get things done atmosphere.

AAHOA is the largest hotel owners association in the nation.

The nearly 20,000 AAHOA Members own almost one in every two hotels in the United States.

With billions of dollars in property assets and hundreds of thousands of employees, AAHOA Members are core economic contributors in virtually every community.

AAHOA is a proud defender of free enterprise and the foremost current-day example of realizing the American Dream.

The Director of Events reports to the V.P of Convention and serves on the association’s Executive Leadership Team.

In addition to overseeing AAHOA’s 200 events, s/he/they are also responsible to develop strategic plans and goals for the department, build strong relationships with external groups, and contribute to communications and messaging for the association.

The ideal candidate must be able to work quickly under tight deadlines while accurately planning and overseeing multiple events at a time.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.

5 years’ experience in event management required.

Essential Job Functions: This role will be responsible for the overall planning, strategy, management, and execution of up to 200 Association live and virtual events assigned to include ○ Sourcing of venues ○ Negotiating with relevant vendors and suppliers ○ Ensuring all contractual obligations are met ○ Managing event websites and registrations ○ Planning and executing all event logistics, including room set-up, event AV, housing, F& B, shipping, calendaring, invites, timelines, and other pertinent details ○ Budgeting ○ On site event management ○ Managing a team of talented event professionals This position will be responsible for the creation and management of all Association events except its Annual Convention, with attendance ranging from 50 to 500 attendees, including but not limited to: ○ Regional Conferences and Trade Shows ○ Town Halls ○ Special Events for Women Hoteliers, Young Professional Hoteliers, Independent Hoteliers ○ Brand Conference Events○ Board Meetings and Retreats ○ Legislative Events ○ Golf Tournaments ○ PAC Events ○ Leadership Conferences ○ Vendor Appreciation Events○ Virtual Events ○ In Person Committee Meetings ○ Industry Receptions
● Implement AAHOA’s strategic plan as it relates to Events
● Oversee department of events professional
● Prepare Board reporting Additional Qualifications
● Strong communication skills
● Ability to travel to events across the country as needed to manage the successful onsite execution of events
● Able to handle simultaneous tasks, organize, and complete tasks in a timely and cost-effective fashion
● Able to handle pressure situations and to meet deadlines
● Able to work independently
● Able to collaborate as a team member
● Demonstrates flexibility and willingness to adapt to change
● Flexible for performance of varied tasks
● Team oriented leader
● Careful attention to details
● Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with all levels of staff, Board members, industry leaders, vendors, and general public
● Ability to project a positive image to the public; demonstrate sensitivityand diplomacy in relationships inside and outside organization
● Demonstrated ability to manage people and events