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Robert Half Conference & Community Manager in CHICAGO, Illinois

Description Robert Half currently has an excellent opportunity for a highly-skilled and motivated Conference & Community Manager to lead operations at a growing company in Chicago, Illinois. Looking to push your career in the right direction? Then this Conference & Community Manager role may be a perfect fit. The Conference & Community Manager role is a full-time employment opportunity and requires the person to be 100% on site.

The function of the Conference & Community Manager would be to coordinate meeting and events amongst various stakeholders at the client site. Additionally, the Conference & Community Manager would serve a key function in the notification, communication, and coordination of the various special events that are planned to occur daily.

Your responsibilities

· Directly manage conference centers and events spaces. · Conference Room Scheduling / Support: Monitor inventory and status of conference rooms within facility and/or portfolio. · Set-up rooms as requested; Break-down rooms after meetings; Coordinate catering requirements. · Support and coordinate A/V requirements with available resources; Support video conferencing requests with appropriate IT resources. · Provide conference/lobby ambassador services as required. · Generate detailed monthly volume/activity reports to track conference room usage and related costs. · Directly manage Event Coordinator(s), coach, and mentor as part of on-going development. · Review, consolidate, and update existing agreements, protocols, and processes related to client's special events that the Property Management Team has in place with various stakeholders at the site. · Create a site wide special events protocol that can be applied consistently to all stakeholders and tenants on site. · Ability to oversee cross-functional teams on programming and content. Provides strategic guidance and insight moving beyond a purely logistical role. · Provides weekly status reports to the management team to include pipeline reports and post event follow-up. · Oversees team’s roles and responsibilities on events, ensuring all team members are meeting the requirements of assigned roles. Requirements · Bachelor’s degree or higher in Urban Planning, Public Administration, Hospitality, or a related field · Excellent communication, complex coordination, and problem-solving skills · Commendable and proven leadership presence · Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and scheduling software(s) such as Microsoft Project · Five to seven years of practical work experience in the Event Planning (or related) field · Project management skills, including scope, schedule, and budget management; team collaboration and management; on-site staffing and work supervision; and contractor/vendor procurement and management · Venue/building operations experience, including selection and inspection of event venues and coordination with buildings departments, engineers, and other staff to adhere to building codes and other permit stipulations

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