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Event Specialist

Company: American Heart Association
Location: Pensacola
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Job Description:

**Overview**

Now is the time to join an organization that enables you to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. Here at the American Heart Association, you matter and so does your career!

The American Heart Association has an opportunity for an **Event Specialist** in **Gulfport/Biloxi, MS; Pensacola, FL; or Mobile, AL.** In this position, you will coordinate logistics for major fundraising events, in person and/or virtual events. Responsibilities will also include organizing and motivating volunteers, assisting with logistics of auxiliary fundraising events, coordinating event administration, schedules, and meetings; controlling inventory/implementation of marketing, presentation, or fundraising materials, and preparing financial or operations reports. You will also be responsible for ensuring sponsorship fulfillment of benefits, securing, and coordinating all vendor relationships, and ensuring AHA policies and procedures for events are followed.

The American Heart Association offers programs to help you maintain work/life satisfaction according to your changing needs and life situations. To help you be successful, you will have access to Heart U, our award-winning corporate university as well as various other training and support mechanisms locally and through our National Center.

#TheAHALife is our company culture, our way of life, reflecting our diversity and inclusion, our focus on work-life satisfaction, and our Guiding Values - Check out this hashtag on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter today!

**Responsibilities**

**Some of your responsibilities will include (but not limited to):**

+ Coordinate and collaborate with vendors or volunteers to execute logistics for a large fundraising event or multiple smaller events such as Heart Walk, Go Red for Women Luncheon, Heart Ball, and Cycle Nation, including infrastructure, lighting, sound, food, and beverage, etc.

+ Prepare, edit and maintain fundraising materials and presentations as well as event collateral and marketing material.

+ Coordinate the vendor contract process for assigned events to ensure that each site is following American Heart Association best practices, guidelines, and procedures. Track vendors' adherence to contractual obligations and perform as agreed upon. Coordinate logistics for auxiliary events and virtual events.

+ Virtual Event Production - collaborate with staff and volunteers to conduct virtual core events (Heart Walk, Go Red for Women Luncheon, Heart Ball and Cycle Nation) including volunteer/speaker coordination, production support, technical guidance, and coordination with communications to conduct successful events. Pre and post events also apply.

+ Ensure accuracy and adherence to the latest policies and practices of the AHA as they relate to fiscal and event financials. Ensure expenses for events are coordinated with the Data Specialist Team. Monitor event budget. Coordinate and track invoicing, expenses, and peripheral accounts for event. Prepare and distribute reports as requested.

+ Prepare and communicate schedules and meetings, and ensure deadlines are met. Ensure markets are meeting deadlines for successful event production.

+ Train volunteers and run assignments on-site during event. Act as volunteer liaison.

+ Travel will be required to events in assigned territory.

In this role, you will report to the Event Specialist Manager and will work with a team of fundraisers to lead logistics for events in the **Gulf Coast Market** (Gulfport, Mobile, Baldwin County, Pensacola, Destin, Jackson County and Tallahassee). The ideal candidate will live in **Gulfport, MS; Pensacola, FL; or Mobile, AL.**

Want to move your resume to the top so that you can become a **"Relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?"** Here are some of the requirements:

**Qualifications**

+ High School Diploma/GED, Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent combination of education and experience) preferred.

+ 1+ years of prior administrative support experience in related environment; broad knowledge and understanding of event management.

+ Excellent attention to detail, organization of workflow and calendars, verbal, and non-verbal communication with highly effective organizational and time management skills.

+ Ability to prioritize and develop solutions for effective decision making.

+ Ability to work independently, prioritize and handle multiple tasks while managing multiple territories simultaneously.

+ Proficient with all Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook.

+ Ability to work outside of standard hours which may involve some evenings and/or weekends.

+ Ability and willingness to travel periodically throughout assigned geographical territory.

+ Ability to lift 30 lbs and willingness to drive rental truck.

**Preferred Qualifications**

+ Proficient in Canva

**Compensation & Benefits**

The American Heart Association invests in its people. Here are the main components of our total rewards package. Visit Rewards & Benefits to see more details.

+ **Compensation** - Our goal is to ensure you have a competitive base salary. That's why we regularly review the market value of jobs and make adjustments, as needed.

+ **Performance and Recognition** - You are rewarded for achieving success by merit increases and incentive programs, based on the type of position.

+ **Benefits** - We offer a wide array of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance, along with a robust retirement program that includes an employer match and automatic contribution. As a mark of our commitment to employee well-being, we also offer an employee assistance program, employee wellness program and telemedicine, and medical consultation.

+ **Professional Development -** You can join one of our many Employee Resource Groups (ERG) or be a mentor/mentee in our professional mentoring program. HeartU is the Association's national online university, with more than 100,000 resources designed to meet your needs and busy schedule.

+ **Work-Life Harmonization -** The Association offers Paid Time Off (PTO) at a minimum of 16 days per year for new employees. The number of days will increase based on seniority level. You will also have a total of 12 paid holidays off each year, which includes several days off at the end of the year.

**At American Heart Association - American Stroke Association, diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity applies to both our workforce and the communities we serve as it relates to heart health and stroke prevention.**

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Be sure to follow us on Twitter to see what it is like to work for the American Heart Association and why so many people enjoy #TheAHALife

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

**Location** _US-MS-Gulfport_

**Posted Date** _21 hours ago_ _(10/12/2022 6:09 PM)_

**_Requisition ID_** _2017-1566_

**_Job Category_** _Field Campaigns_

**_Additional Locations_** _US-FL-Pensacola - US-AL-Mobile_

**_Position Type_** _Full Time_

**Location:** FL-Pensacola

Keywords: American Heart Association, Pensacola , Event Specialist, Other , Pensacola, Florida

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