director of events resume example with 14+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Director of Events Events Operations Management / Contracts Negotiation & Development / Relationships & Partnership Building Marketing Campaigns Coordination / Kaizen/Lean Management / Revenues & Profit Optimization Creative professional with over 10 years of experience in delivering successful events, penetrating into potential market, driving company success and growth, and leading multiple promotional campaigns. Proven track record of meeting and exceeding events targets, maximizing profits and attendance, ensuring seamless execution and participant satisfaction, and forging long-lasting professional relationships. Adept at conducting in-depth market research and analysis, developing targeted marketing communications, and driving key vendor negotiations, and increasing funds and revenues. Skilled in producing and creating video, including scripting and direction (seven in current year), leading supply chain management of PPE during crisis of COVID, restructuring website, and creating content. Capable of identifying systemic deficiencies and establishing and implementing highly efficient plans to impact performance across cost, time, budget, and quality requirements, while acting as Editorial board leader and manager for all foundation communication. Expert presenter and negotiator; equipped with strong communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills along with capability to thrive in fast-paced and challenging business environments.

  • Strategic Planning & Implementation
  • Process & Performance Improvement
  • Client Services Management
  • Resource Allocation and Optimization
  • Recruiting & Staffing Initiatives
  • Market Research & Analysis
  • Financial Operations Management
  • Annual report creation
  • Issues Identification & Resolution
  • Team Building & Leadership
12/2017 to Current
Director of Events Harvard University Petersham, MA,
  • Enhance efficiency of events by managing multiple operations, such as forecasting and supervising budget, maintaining record of vendor invoices and expenses, and conducing multiple reconciliations
  • Attain optimal outcomes by maintaining smooth workflow, providing value-added services, and ensuing all-time availability of modules, properties, and resources for all events
  • Establish highly performing workforce by providing professional development trainings to new staff members and directing staff on company’s core values
  • Devise and implement effective plans and procedures in coordination with executives
  • Delivered successful projects by achieving project objectives through handling project status, agendas, timelines, services, and tasks while meeting stringent deadlines and staying under budget
  • Streamlined business processes by spearheading all procedures from reporting, administration, and budgeting to top quality work and determining and seizing lucrative opportunities
  • Saved company cost by negotiating contracts on favorable terms with third party dealers and contractors and strategizing best working protocols
  • Determined business growth and initiated new approaches by evaluating ROI on all existing and future tactics
  • Maximized fundraisings by over $3M in current year and met and surpassed yearly targets.
  • Organized special company and team-building events to increase employee collaboration, trust and communication.
12/2011 to Current
Producer of Events and Programs Lifesteps, Inc. Eighty Four, PA,
  • Increase organization overall productivity by overseeing hiring techniques, ensuring staff development, performing yearly assessment of ‘Events and Programs’ personnel, and demonstrating budgeting in-depth analysis
  • Maintain accessibility of stock by controlling inventory management system and timely placing orders for wholesale materials
  • Assess event metrics, forecasted retail developments, and amplified revenues by formulating, executing, and handling tracking devices
  • Complied with company standards and policies while administering circulation of press releases on regular basis and arranging and assembling financial information for Executive Board and Board of Trustees members
  • Enlarged over 15k subscribers, recruited workforce, and selected and secured procured sites, arranged schedules, performed marketing analysis, and attained writing for over 500 affairs yearly by overseeing assembly, line, copy editing, and distribution of monthly print and e-newsletters
  • Expanded corporate territories by building company relationship with community associates and media outlets and delivering public events, trade shows, Garden Show, Emerald City Comic Con, and AWP
  • Amplified profits by $900k in sales on yearly basis throughout eight book stores in local area by managing agenda for promotional book campaigns for celebrity authors, politicians, and entertainers in an efficient manner
  • Played a key role in supervising multiple key scale events like Hilary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, John Cleese, and Justice Sotomayor according to each client requirements
  • Augmented brand recognition of company by developing public relations strategies and revaluating multiple events of food, music, and venues.
  • Applied industry knowledge and personal expertise to customize meetings, conferences and conventions to specific standards.
  • Recruited sponsors for events and planned scope of involvement, financial tie-ins and promotional aspects for mutual benefit.
  • Sourced speakers and special guests for wide range of corporate, industry and charitable events.
12/2011 to Current
CEO and Operations Manager All You Can Sweet”, Design Perfected Inc City, STATE,
  • Collect data and create and deliver multiple presentations at trade shows, utilizing strong communication and presentations skills
  • Provide top-notch support by handling billing, invoicing, and cash balancing issues and improving day-to-day company processes
  • Spearhead all aspects of stock and accounting operations, hire top talented professional, and conduct training and professional development sessions
  • Generated desired outcomes by building and strengthening partnerships with vendors, wholesalers, and customers and administering collaborations and design of events
  • Captured market share by directing multiple advertising and marketing campaigns, envisioning and applying creative ideas, and ensuring proper execution of customized buffets.
12/2008 to 12/2011
Development Director Our Lady Of The Lake / Archdiocese Of Seattle City, STATE,
  • Established vendor partnerships for driving business expansion, while maintaining record and documents and analyzing events
  • Gained extensive understating of budgeting by practicing fiscal budgeting methods and participating in numbers of programs
  • Developed associations with the parish, neighborhood associations, and academic colleagues for supervising programs and mentoring and leading over more than 100 volunteers on fundraising efforts
  • Increased profit margins by $200k and led 12 direct-reporting chairs and volunteers by planning, applying, and administering effective plans for advertising and marketing campaigns
  • Accomplished continuous business success by leading small-scale stewardship of cultural ceremonies, including banquets, galas, and volunteer award dinners on regular basis
  • Realized timely completion of events by overseeing all operations from conception to completion, directing fundraising methods, and improving procurements procedures
  • Additional experience as Events Manager Alumni and Advancement at high growth organization.
  • Created relationships with businesses, community leaders and citizens through events to promote company and add new donors and volunteers.
  • Secured fundraising revenue, accurately monitoring donations and monetary deposits to eliminate discrepancies.
Education and Training
Expected in to to
Bachelor of Applied Science: Behavioral Sciences
City University of Seattle - Seattle, WA
Expected in to to
Certificate: Catering and Hospitality / Kaizen/lean management Certified …continued…:
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School Attended

  • City University of Seattle

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  • Director of Events
  • Producer of Events and Programs
  • CEO and Operations Manager
  • Development Director


  • Bachelor of Applied Science
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