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The Special Events Manager works cooperatively with Zoo Miami Foundation and Zoo Miami staff, volunteers, sponsors, donors and vendors to plan and execute a variety of ZMF special events – large and small. Those events include its annual fundraisers, donor engagements, Board socials, Board meetings, Wild Bunch events, Member events and other special events on and off-site throughout the year in support of the mission and as required by the Development, Executive and Marketing departments as well as the Board.
A bachelor’s degree in hospitality management, communications, project management, marketing, PR or related field is preferred. Minimum of two years’ experience in meeting/special event planning or related professional experience required. Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.
Current Florida Driver’s License in good standing.
Ability to read and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports and effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Ability to interact with donors, vendors, volunteers and staff in a collaborative manner.
Ability to plan and coordinate the ordering, receipt and utilization of supplies and materials. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Proficiency in MS Office Applications, including MSWord, Excel and PowerPoint.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.