Dominican Center at Marywood (DCM) is looking for a full-time Event Coordinator with a minimum of one year experience managing various conference and program services. This person will be the primary point of contact for DCM’s internal and external happenings and will handle all events from start to finish (large and small). If you are a motivated individual who loves to drive success in the hospitality industry, demonstrates enthusiasm, and fosters a positive service-oriented presence, then please read further – this job may have been created just for you!
Our Event Coordinator position is primarily responsible for managing and executing all aspects involved in coordinating and administering the scheduling and booking process for any type and size of facility event(s). Working independently, and cross-functionally as a shared service, this role provides support and detailed information to other support services, program staff/non-program staff, volunteers, members, vendors, customers, guests, and other various parties/stakeholders. This role ensures all conference rooms/areas and service offerings are ready for events, programs, and other DCM happenings, in a timely fashion. Promoting and marketing DCM offerings/services to attract new bookings and expand customer markets are a required responsibility of this position.
Key initiatives (under direct supervision of the Director of DCM): Documenting, creating, standardizing, and improving protocols, processes, and workflows, as well as developing, collecting, and tracking internal and external data/key performance indicators (KPIs).
Ideal Candidate: Possess ordinary understanding of professional courtesy and office etiquette (highly professional presence expected internally/externally), and hold a bachelor’s degree in hospitality, event management, marketing/promotions, communications/public relations, business management, or other related fields (experience equivalent to four-year degree will be considered).
Basic Skills Required: Ability to work under strict deadlines, strong attention to detail, comfortable with basic to intermediate levels of knowledge/experience working with MSOffice (Outlook/Word/Excel), as well as aptitude to navigate through various computer systems, software/programs, and databases.
Special Skills/Experience Desired: Experience in/with advanced scheduling, advanced written/verbal communication, small project management, policy/procedure/compliance, and data analytics/measures/metrics (bi-lingual is a plus).
Additional Details: This position is full-time, hourly, and non-exempt. Expected work-week hours are 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday (flexible hours and weekend work may be required from time to time given event hosting needs). This person will report to the Director of Dominican Center at Marywood and does not have any supervision of others.
Interested applicants should complete an application in person or submit a resume and cover letter with availability to:
Dominican Sisters – Grand Rapids
2025 E. Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3895
We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage persons of diverse faiths and backgrounds to apply for employment with Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids.
Conference & Dining Services, Office / Administrative