Job Location : Houston, TX, USA
Job Description: The Corporate Relations and Event Coordinator oversee WBEA marketing efforts, fund development, educational and networking events. This position works to provide comprehensive marketing and secure volunteers, sponsorships, individual giving and markets and implements events that support the organizational capacity of WBEA members and strengthens their connection to local, regional and national networks. The position will also market and manage events for the San Antonio membership market and educational programs.
Responsibilities Adhere to the budget set forth by the President Develop marketing campaign for WBEA as well as major events Position the President for outreach and PR Support and collaborate with the President in securing sponsorships and donations Develop and adhere to conference and event planning schedule, policies and guidelines Contracting with caterers, A/V specialists and other vendors in a timely manner Solicit and review Request for Proposals and/or bids Secure continuing education units/credit status for educational events Identify and contract with keynote speakers and workshop presenters Secure and contract meeting space and lodging Publish and distribute the registration materials and other marketing materials Solicit volunteers and solicit exhibitors for events Manage data entry and ensure accurate and timely entry of revenue tracking and other records Ensure consistency of branding, design and messaging Develop, coordinate, and expand WBEA’s presence with social media outlets (Facebook, YELP, Twitter, etc.) Support Auction Team in preparing for and implementing WBEA silent auctions Take attendance prior to event planning meetings in order to keep track of attendees Facilitate the securing of appropriate venues for regional programs and events, including site inspections and negotiation of contracts Coordinate on-site arrangements and logistics for all WBEA events Works in coordination with the Membership Services Manager on marketing events Serve as liaison for Events, Annual Conference, Golf committees
Qualifications/Skills Bachelor’s degree in business administration, marketing, or related arts field (Associate degree accepted in Event Planning or Coordination, Catering, Marketing, or Hotel Management) Minimum 1 year experience with a record of success in communications, event planning, marketing, or related field Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communications skills Experience developing work plans, establishing schedules and timelines, managing multiple projects and duties simultaneously, prioritizing assignments, and meeting deadlines with minimal supervision Willingness to travel for WBEA business Experience writing articles, press releases, presentations, and other relevant communication tools Ability to work independently in a small office environment Proficiency with the Windows platform & Contact management system experience Marketing: Mail Chimp or other emarketing platforms; Social media: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube Knowledge about supplier diversity and the small business community
Preferred Skills: Graphics: Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, etc.)
Job Type: Full-time