Meeting Or Special Events Coordinator

A Meeting or Special Event Coordinator is responsible for the planning and implementation of a meeting or event that takes place in the hotel. Meeting or Special Event Coordinators have impeccable organizational skills, thrive in fast-paced environments, and enjoy meeting people and providing quality customer service. It is a job that requires creativity and the use of many talents.

Responsibilities

  • Administer financial controls and procedures
  • Implement event plan, including program, site development, equipment, staging, seating and parking
  • Coordinate office administration
  • Fulfill marketing plan, including advertising, trade shows, contests and volunteer/sponsor appreciation programs
  • Recruit, train, supervise and evaluate staff and volunteers
  • Prepare/deliver written and verbal communications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • A diploma or degree in communications, marketing, business administration or tourism management is usually required
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to be an effective team member
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Public relations skills
  • Marketing skills are an asset
  • Human resource management skills
  • Ability to motivate others
  • Negotiation skills are an asset

Possible Future Career Paths

  • Convention/ Meeting Planner
  • Special Events Manager
  • Owner/Operator