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Director of Event Operations

Purpose of Position

To assist sports event planners in promoting, planning and conducting the best possible event for their organization. Primary project manager for the Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports Commission.

Position Requirements

• Must deal easily and professionally with a wide variety of people
• Ability to assist with the planning and organization of events of all sizes, including leadership role on local organizing committees for major events
• Must be creative and inventive
• Project management skills, including managing tasks and budgets
• Strong computer skills
• Strong writing skills
• Willingness to work evenings and weekends
• Must be professional in appearance and demeanor

Specific Duties

• Conduct planning conferences with clients
• Provide attendance building and marketing promotion assistance
• Assist planners with needed services including volunteers, officials, permits, signs, food vendors, etc.
• Maintain relationships with planners year-round
• Assist the Director of Sports Sales & Development with bid presentations
• Serve on organizing committees for selected events
• Create microsites for events, as requested
• Actively bring members/sponsors and planners together
• Manage relationships with Sports Commission sponsors, ensuring they receive all sponsor benefits and communications
• Administrative lead for Sports Advisory Council, communicating meeting notices, taking and distributing minutes, etc.
• Assist with planning all Sports Commission events, i.e., Sports Summit, State of the Industry, SportsTown Awards
• Maintain detailed service histories in shared sales/services database and hard files.
• Provide hospitality/information booths at sports events, as needed

This fulltime, salaried position starts at $35,000-$37,000 annually and reports to the Executive Director of the Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports Commission. Benefits include medical and dental insurance as well as paid holidays, vacation and sick leave.

The position is open until filled. Interviews start immediately.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Travel Lane County. Email:
Subject: Director of Event Operations

Cover letters should highlight the applicant's knowledge and passion for Lane County as well as relevant experience. Please limit cover letter to one page.