Corporate Events Manager at Amherst
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 900 employees, $5 billion under management and approximately $15 billion under advisement and oversight. www.amherst.com.
The Corporate Events Manager will plan, manage, and deliver best-in-class event experiences that embody the Amherst brand ethos, engage our employees, and build a collective sense of belonging. The Events Manager will also plan and execute select corporate events for other stakeholders, such as investors, board members, and other partners, and will assist with large corporate engagements. The Events Manager will take the lead on social events at two Austin office locations, social engagements at the firm’s sports and entertainment hospitality suites, networking, and educational events, and community volunteering events, among others.
Event Plans: develop thoughtful and thorough event plans containing all pertinent details, internal and external stakeholder responsibilities, run of show, etc. for each event.
Calendar of Events: Maintain a comprehensive calendar of internal events, aligning stakeholders around timelines for decision-making and execution.
Expense Management: Track and maintain an up-to-date, organized record of all expenses for each event, submitting expense reports in a timely manner.
Event Communications: Develop and oversee communication plans for each event and collaborate with internal communications lead, graphic designer, and other internal counterparts as needed to ensure all stakeholders are properly informed, as appropriate. Event communication touchpoints include, but are not limited to:
Invitations & RSVP tracking
Pre- and post-event memos
Updates on Slack and other communications channels, as appropriate
Cross-Functional Support: Partner with teams (IT, Facilities, HR, Marketing, etc.) across the organization to develop events that meet corporate goals, as needed
Vendor Sourcing & Management: Research, secure and manage event vendors (venues, transportation, catering, entertainment, hotels, etc.). Build and maintain strong relationships with external partners, vendors and third-party event service providers.
Process Development & Deployment: Sports & Entertainment Hospitality: Partner with Institutional Marketing team and HR counterparts to develop and deploy an inventory management process and a turnkey, detailed event process including deadlines, logistics, instructions, and necessary guidelines for guests attending sports and entertainment events at the firm’s hospitality suites throughout the year. Develop strong, productive, and positive relationships with host venues.
Post-Event Reporting: Analyze events’ success and prepare debriefs, lessons learned, and reports for senior management, as appropriate.
Partner with HR counterpart on planning, management, and execution of large-scale employee events, major conferences, and partner and investor events, as appropriate.
Develop and cultivate a positive, collaborative working relationship with the executive assistant team and provide support by offering helpful resources, recommendations, suggestions, or plans review for their executive’s events (ex. meetings, dinners) or team events (ex. team socials, team meetings).
5-7 years of experience in event management, including end-to-end planning, execution, and administrative experience
Proven record of developing thoughtful engagements that contribute to corporate objectives
Ability to develop and maintain a big picture perspective, while paying impeccable attention to the smallest detail
Strong time management and track record of deliver best-in-class events on tight deadlines and within the approved budget
Flawless administrative organization, expense tracking, and budget management skills
Ability to build strong working relationships and guide others to consensus
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Proficient in Microsoft 365
Proficient in event management software tools, preferably Cvent
This position is located in Austin, TX
Our full-time employee benefits include:
- A competitive compensation package, annual bonus, 401k match
- Flexible PTO including 7 paid holidays, 1 floating holiday, and 1 volunteer day
- Employer-paid benefits (medical, dental, vision, health savings account)
- Professional career development and reimbursement
- Up to 16 weeks paid maternity leave; up to 4 weeks of paid parental leave
- Backup childcare offered through Bright Horizons
- Relaxed casual environment with virtual 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.