Anchorage Daily News

300 W. 31st Ave.
Anchorage , AK

Events Coordinator

Anchorage Daily News
Anchorage, AK Full-time
Posted on January 10, 2020

We are currently seeking an Event Coordinator to help manage our small and large events. The Event Coordinator will assist in all aspects of event planning and management, including internal and external events.

A successful candidate will be extremely organized and be able to manage the logistics of multiple events simultaneously. Responsibilities for the Event Coordinator include meeting with clients/vendors to work out event details/plan with the client, scout and book locations, food, entertainment, staff and cleanup. The Event Coordinator also creates and presents event proposals to prospective clients.

Events Coordinator Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain a working relationship with vendors and venues.
  • Understanding the complex needs of different events, and diverse clients.
  • Planning event aspects, such as venue, dining, décor and giveaways.
  • Ability to delegate event planning tasks to other staff members where necessary.
  • Strong knowledge of venues and vendor offerings while taking clients on tours of venue possibilities.
  • Coordinating event entertainment, including music, performers, and guest speakers.
  • Coordinate communications with vendors, sponsors and sales team.
  • Attentive to the value of staying under budget while planning event specifications.
  • Must be organized and able to track expenses and to-dos for multiple events at same time.
  • Issuing invoices, collecting payments in a timely manner, and creating comprehensive and readable financial reports.
  • Managing and overseeing events on the day of, including problem-solving, welcoming guests, directing event set-up, communicating with staff, organizing vendors, and managing take-down.
  • Communicating with marketing team to create effective advertisements for each event.
  • Anticipating and planning for possible different scenarios.
  • Creating sales opportunities for future events during client liaisons and during events.
  • Strong communication skills, and the ability to present event ideas and plans to leadership team, client and vendors.
  • Ability to take meeting notes and disseminate to team.

Events Coordinator Requirements and Qualifications

  • Previous event planning experience preferred.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Capable of working with internal and external teams and partners.
  • Familiarity with event registration software.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business management, hospitality management, marketing or related areas.
  • Ability to work under strict deadlines.