Events Manager at Amherst

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Events Manager, Amherst – Austin, TX
Amherst is revolutionizing the way U.S. real estate is priced, managed and financed in order to unlock opportunities for all market participants. Driven by data, analytics and technology, Amherst has a 20-year history of anticipating where the next risks and opportunities are likely to emerge and designing actionable strategies for investors to capitalize on opportunities across residential real estate, commercial real estate and public securities. Amherst, along with its affiliates and subsidiaries, has more than 1,000 employees, $5 billion under management and approximately $15 billion under advisement and oversight. In 2019, Bungalo sold its 250th home, and Amherst managed it 25,000th home. To learn more, please visit 
The Marketing team at Amherst is responsible for serving as a strategic partner and vendor to the entire business. Under its purview, the marketing team owns the brand development and narrative, the positioning of executives externally, the customer lifecycle – whether that customer is an investor, a resident or a home buyer/seller – and acquisition, strategic events, and creative services. From creating an annual calendar and strategy that aligns to business goals to ongoing reporting on marketing initiatives, this team serves as the backbone of a fast-paced, high growth organization.
As part of the Marketing team, Amherst is seeking a dedicated, passionate brand ambassador to plan and execute internal and external events from conception through execution including creation and management of a budget, timeline, management of outside vendors, regular communication with key stakeholders, partnership with the creative team on collateral and environmental branding elements, execution on site. This role requires a proactive, can-do attitude and an extremely high level of attention to detail and organization. It mandates the ability to across multiple ongoing projects and a flexible work schedule to accommodate the timing and execution of all internal and external events. In this role you will work with key individuals across the entire Amherst organization, manage vendor relationships, and foster relationships with select industry conference organizations.
Primary responsibilities:
  • Work with Head of Marketing, leadership and fellow Events Manager to identify and execute priority conferences and sponsorships
  • Plan and execute Amherst branded events and the Company’s participation in all major third party events & conferences, i.e. Dell Match Play, SXSW, SFIG, IMN, etc
  • Create, socialize and manage annual conferences and events calendar on an ongoing basis
  • Manage all internal events including from team events, corporate functions and investor events
  • Maintain and execute on budgets and detail-oriented project plans for each event in addition to holistic event calendar to ensure the team hits key milestones to stay on track and on budget
  • Research, secure and manage vendors, including meeting space, transportation, food & beverage, entertainment, accommodations, etc
  • Coordinate event marketing, managing event websites for logistics and partnering with creative to develop the relevant materials (invitations, ads, targeted emails)
  • Craft and distribute pre and post communications to attendees and stakeholders
  • Provide post-event reporting to ensure ROI
  • Develop and maintain positive, collaborative working relationships with contacts from each part of the organization to support their internal and external events
  • Ensure holistic activation with branded promotion items and oversee the ProShop and MSR stores
Internal Events:
  • Create best-in-class internal events that surprise and delight our employees and our investors/ clients/partners
  • Work with Marketing, Internal Communications and other office staff to manage and execute internal events including, town halls, client/investor lunches, team offsites, and companywide networking events.
  • Ensure that all events meet Amherst brand standards
External Events:
  • Work closely with Sales & Marketing to:
    • Attract audiences to event activations via direct and indirect outreach
    • Distribute leads from events to the right internal groups/database
    • Create amazing touchpoints for customers and prospects alike
    • Align content and presenters with event goal, managing the Run of Show (agendas, presenters, bios, av, materials, etc)
    • Coordinate the distribution of conference materials (name badges, tent cards, signs, packets, etc)
    • Ensure appropriate premium giveaways are at events and are stocked throughout the year
    • Follow budgets for external events
  • Build relationships with certain industry events and maintain those relationships throughout the year to make Amherst a trusted partner/help get us exclusive or first access
  • Communicate cross-functionally throughout the organization to ensure the correct attendees
  • Keep your finger on the pulse of real estate, tech, finance/investment industry conferences
  • Build / maintain strong relationships with external vendors / third party service providers to successfully execute Amherst branded events
  • Analyze the events’ success and prepare debriefs, lessons learned, senior management reports as appropriate
  • Proven track record / demonstrable experience of running events from conception to completion with minimum of five years of experience in events management
  • Experience of developing and managing external partnerships with service providers in the delivery of events / projects
  • Strong business acumen, exceptional problem solving capabilities, creative thinker
  • Responsible, professional, ability to perform well under pressure and tight deadlines, results-oriented and works with sense of urgency
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills both oral and written
  • Strong organizational & project management skills, great attention to detail
  • Great team player with leadership skills
  • BSc / BA degree is required, preferably in hospitality management, PR, marketing or related field
What we offer:
Amherst is a privately held corporation located in West Austin with beautiful views of Lake Austin and the loop 360 bridge in a modern work-space with open floor plans.
  • A competitive compensation package, annual bonus, 401k match
  • Flexible PTO, 8 paid holidays
  • Employer-paid benefits (medical, dental, vision, health savings account)
  • Professional career development and reimbursement
  • Employee referral program 
  • On-premise fitness center, locker rooms
  • Monthly lunch stipends, fully stocked kitchen with snacks/drinks
  • Monthly/quarterly office events!
Amherst is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or veteran status, and encourage all applicants to apply.
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Austin at our HQ with beautiful views of Lake Austin in a modern office

An Insider's view of Amherst

What are some social events your company does?

Amherst is always participating in exciting events. From Dell Match Play to SXSW, Amherst engages in a variety of local events. We also host smaller events for employees such as summer BBQ's and happy hours. Nothing tops our holiday party, a true family celebration!


Director of Talent Programs

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm most excited about our Budget Revision Project! We were tasked with the challenge of moving a tedious process into a more user and mobile friendly system. This will allow the field teams to submit budget revisions from MSR Properties and have one system to manage the majority of their work. This excitement is why I love being a part of the team


Business Analyst

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

“At Amherst, I am able to work collaboratively with peers who have had years of experience similar to mine. The technology is current and evolving as the company grows. Therefore, my skills stay current and always improve.”


Senior Systems Engineer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

My team is expected to create new IP (Intellectual Property) through innovation in software, hardware, workflow process and data. Our goal is to build franchise value/shareholder value, solve difficult problems through creative solutions, and improve over-all efficiency that in turn makes life easier for all of Amherst


Chief Technology Officer

What are some things you learned at the company?

Within my first year, I have acquired solid enterprise-level knowledge in developing .NET applications by using Angular 4+, ASP.NET MVC, WPF, Entity Framework, and advanced SQL. We’re transitioning into ‘React’ apps that I'm excited about as it will add to my tech skills. I like that we have autonomy regarding the tech decisions in development


Software Engineer

What are Amherst Perks + Benefits

Amherst Benefits Overview

Competitive salaries
Choice of Mac or Windows hardware
Flexible vacation days, paid holidays, and work from home options
Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD, Life, EAP, and 401K with matching benefits
Stellar colleagues with proven track records

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Amherst has established the Amherst People Council focused on Engage, Grow and Give to promote employee engagement such as Affinity Groups, Career Growth and Mentorship and Philanthropy events.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Amherst provides unconscious bias training to all employees
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, age or disabilities.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 1 times an employee's annual salary.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
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Performance Bonus
Amherst has a discretionary annual bonus program based on performance.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Amherst provides Backup child care assistance.
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 16 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Amherst also provides 4 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Amherst provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Amherst sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Amherst employees receive between 20 and 30 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 8 hours per year of paid volunteer time.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
We offer relocation assistance depending on location and position.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Amherst provides a monthly stipend for remote employees.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Amherst offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Amherst hosts lunch and learn meetings weekly.
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Amherst. allows employes to set aside 50% of working hours for learning.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

Competitive compensation and bonus program. Flexible PTO. Health, vision, dental and long term disability coverage. Paid maternity/paternity leave. Attractive office space. Training certification assistance. Monthly birthday celebrations. Casual work environment with regular team-building outings.

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