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Event Specialist

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Contract role with potential for extension or perm with Fortune 500 Tech company in San Francisco!

Our Client is looking for a long-term contract Event Specialist to help manage programs within their annual user conference in November. The ideal candidate for the Event Coordinator role will be an experienced, take charge professional with ability to manage administration and logistics of numerous programs within the user conference.
The Event Specialist must be able to anticipate project needs, discern work priorities, and meet deadlines with little supervision.
The Event Specialist also should have a passion for and experience with volunteerism and corporate event management, someone who provides outstanding customer service, is an enthusiastic professional who able to build relationships with internal and external partners.

Responsibilities:
• Manage programs such as but not limited to Networking Receptions and Activities, production and staff/speaker scheduling for Answer Bar, Engagement Lunches and Certification Exams, Tours and Volunteer programs
• Contribute to the event/project strategy, design and development, and successful implementation
• Serve as liaison with vendors and internal partners on event-related matters
• Assist with managing program budgets
• Collect information regarding status of action items, maintain high-level project schedule, raise potential issues with program manager; suggest and implement solutions as needed

The Basic Job Requirements
• BA, BS, or equivalent experience
• 2+ years project management or similar experience
• 2+ years in Event Planning or equivalent
• Proven experience in project management and resource scheduling technology platforms
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including writing and presenting
• Highly organized with a proven ability to drive projects to completion and persevere to get the job done
• Strong work ethic, craftsmanship, and quality standards
• Proficient with multiple desktop applications, including MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint)
• Knowledge of graphic design processes and technology a plus for work on branding/signage/digital elements
• Travel to conference required

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