Director of Events

Join Our Team: Director of Events at Greater Fort Wayne Inc.

Greater Fort Wayne Inc. is looking for a dynamic Director of Events to join our team. This high-profile role involves planning, budgeting, and executing our four signature events: Annual Meeting, Greater Golf Outing, Economic Development Summit, and Holiday Night. The successful candidate will also support a variety of other programs and is crucial for securing sponsorships to drive our mission forward.

Salary: $48,000-$52,000

Responsibilities:

  • Implement and oversee all aspects of event planning and execution.
  • Manage budgets, and meet or exceed event attendance and revenue goals.
  • Act as the primary contact for sponsorships across all programs and events.
  • Foster strong relationships within the business community to meet sponsorship targets.
  • Coordinate with the Chief Impact Officer and the Impact Team on event specifics.
  • Manage logistics including catering, venue bookings, and event setup.
  • Engage with our investors and help secure new ones.

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or 3-5 years of experience.
  • Proven experience in event planning, donor relations, fundraising, and project management.
  • Strong passion for the Fort Wayne / Allen County community.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of management, including C-level executives.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and familiar with digital communication tools like Zoom/Teams.

Our Culture:
Greater Fort Wayne Inc. offers a high-profile, professional office setting that is fast-paced, team-oriented, inclusive, and results-driven. This role is a perfect match for someone looking to make a significant impact in their community while growing professionally.

For a complete description of the role, please review the position description.

Join us in driving impactful economic development and building a stronger community in Fort Wayne!

Apply Now!

Ready to contribute to the vibrancy and growth of Fort Wayne’s business community? We encourage all interested candidates to apply, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.