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Job Summary


Management of events for Eventions on the Puget Sound campuses and assist the senior management team with leadership responsibilities. 


Managerial Responsibilities:

  • Support Business Manager with overall team performance and development
  • Primary support for event team in event development and customer communication
  • Act as MOD as assigned
  • Other projects as assigned by Management


Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Expertise in VIP level, complex and events with high visibility
  • Vendor management
  • Lead in executing special events
  • Stay informed with industry standards and share new ideas with the Eventions team members
  • Supports the culture in being of service
  • Schedule appropriate interdepartmental/vendor meetings for the operational aspects of coordinating conference/meeting requirements, which include pre-planning meetings or a pre-conference meeting for the customer and specific vendors
  • Determine customer needs and sales potential
  • Meet sales goals, as set by Management
  • Identify new business growth
  • Responsible for growing brand awareness
  • Attend marketing and networking opportunities
  • Be well versed in policies and procedures and provide excellent customer service while adhering to those policies
  • Provide guidance and be a resource for Event Services support teams and other vendors on site for events
  • Lead site visits to review event needs and specifications
  • Thoroughly and professionally communicate with customers and internal departments
  • Recommend changes, updates and service levels
  • Other duties as assigned






To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree required.  5+ year’s meeting/event planning experience is required.  CMP certification a plus.


Language Skills: English


Mathematical Skills: Basic calculations and Excel knowledge


Reasoning Ability: Ability to continually evaluate situations & re-prioritize accordingly.


Other Qualifications:  Proficient in Microsoft Software Programs including Outlook, Excel, Word, Visio; experience with the industry reservation tools; knowledge of meeting room sets; ability to operate a full line of audiovisual equipment; knowledge of catering resources; ability to type 60 wpm; excellent grammar, writing & communication skills; outstanding customer relationships.


Physical Demands: Must be able to lift 30 pounds


Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the associate is expected to engage in computer/desk work, speak with & correspond with clients, other associates, other departments, and outside vendors (via phone, email, or in-person).  The associate will be required to perform meet & greets (checking in with clients) whenever needed.  This associate will be working on high-profile, high-touch events that will require a large on-site presence.  Some lifting & physical activity may be required when assisting on-site.





This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, tasks, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job.  While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to modify essential functions of the job, or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (i.e. emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs, or technical developments)




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Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer.  At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

Req ID:  215610