Event Director

This position is responsible for building the sales pipeline and sales leads for our event and meeting room space on Lake Union. This position ensures that the guest experience with our company creates the best offsite meeting and event experience.

Necessary Skills

  • Generate 80 marketing qualified leads each month by using all forms of communication (Email, telephone, cold calls, mailings, attending events and conferences, etc.)
  • Generate $30,000 in meeting room and event space bookings per month.
  • Create networks within the community (e.g. hotel concierges, Chamber of Commerce, executive assistant groups, office manager groups) in order to promote the brand and build sales.
  • Follow up to answer questions, address concerns, and secure commitments through signed contracts and required deposits from prospective parties.
  • Meet with guests to tour the facilities and offer other services such as audio/visual, entertainment etc.
  • Conduct a post-event NPS Survey with average of 9 out of 10 score to ensure we delivered on a magical experience and to inquire about repeat bookings.
  • Coordinate all bookings with management to ensure maximum sales and profitability.
  • Create monthly calendars with all contracted and pending events and communicate upcoming needs to our team.
  • Create marketing plans and coordinate execution with management team.
  • Track all sales to compare to prior year and budget.
  • Forecast future sales and proactively seek new business in order to meet budget goals.
  • Join specific business organizations and attend meetings to build strong relationships and connections.

Experience Using These Tools

Google Docs and Microsoft Office. Research, create, and implement process and workflow improvements to maximize efficiency and productivity. Basecamp / Trello / Smartsheet. WordPress. Social media posting and organization for Twitter / Facebook / Instagram. Newsletter creation and editing with MailChimp. Client data management Zoho / Salesforce / PipeDrive / PipelineDeals.

Minimum Requirements

  • Prior sales, customer service, and event experience required.
  • Proven track record of meeting and exceeding goals.
  • Prior leadership roles in trade organizations and networking groups.
  • Must be able to read and comprehend a BEO, diagram, and any other documents associated with catering sales and events.
  • Must be able to attend and or coordinate networking events on evenings in order to reach our monthly goals.
  • Required: Consistently demonstrates community involvement in Seattle, Redmond, Bellevue, Kirkland, area.
  • Required: 2-3 years of experience in customer service; hospitality; tech accelerator; venture capital; or non-profit service work.
  • Have attended startup events like a Startup Weekend, GeekWire events, and Seattle Startup Week.
  • 4 year college degree, Master’s degree a plus.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Salary DOE
  • Three (3) weeks paid vacation, plus company is closed between Christmas and New Years as paid benefit
  • Excellent medical, dental and vision benefits

NOTE: RESUMES WITHOUT COVER LETTERS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED AND PLEASE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

  1. Please write a cover letter that will show us why you really want this position and why we should consider you. Please list your salary requirements.
  2. Please take the DISC assessment and email the results to us.
  3. Please take the Grit Test and email the results to us.
  4. If you have ever taken the StrengthsFinder test please share your top 5 strengths.
  5. Email: careers [at] thinkspace [dot] com.

Career Path

Depending upon skills, education, and leadership some of the positions could be VP of Operations, VP of Events, VP of Sales. This is one of those roles (just like life) where it is what you make of it, I won’t be standing in your way. – Peter