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HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco, CA, USA
Feb 19, 2019
Part Time
We’re Hiring! Position Available: Project Manager/Events Specialist Position Type: Part-Time Position Purpose : As Project Manager/Events Specialist, you will act as an event coordinator/volunteer manager for our corporate volunteer projects. You will plan and develop volunteer projects with the help of the Program team, coordinate the logistics surrounding the event, and manage and lead the volunteers on the day of the event. This is not your typical part-time job. You will be working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with a team comprised of hard-working, fun, and creative individuals who have various experience levels. You will gain experience in project development, volunteer management, event management, and logistics coordination all of which are applicable to both the nonprofit and corporate sectors. Hours and Availability : This is a part-time, on-call position. Corporate volunteer projects occur mostly during weekdays (M-F) and occasional weekends. Ideally, you have a flexible schedule and are open to a varied work schedule--some work weeks could offer up to 30 working hours, while others may only require as few as 4 hours. We are flexible and will work with your schedule; many of our employees in this position are students or have other job commitments. The start date for this position is on Thursday, March 21st, 2019. We are asking that you commit to the position through at least September 2019, and can extend beyond that time. Position Responsibilities : Volunteer Event Development ● Research and develop creative new projects that meet needs of the community. ● Coordinate and/or conduct site visits with nonprofit agencies to scope out activities the volunteers will complete (i.e. painting, gardening, cleaning, etc). ● Research, organize, and prepare plans to make each volunteer project a success. ● Communicate professionally with corporate clients about the details of the projects. Day-of Volunteer Event Management ● Ensure that project experiences are safe, productive, and fun for the volunteers. ● Welcome, direct, and instruct/manage large groups of volunteers. ● Communicate clearly with volunteers to articulate goals of the project. ● Troubleshoot any problems that might arise. ● Coordinate project clean-up as the project is ending. ● Ensure that project goals are met. Logistics (as needed) ● Organize and package tools/supplies from our tool warehouse for use at volunteer projects (i.e. garden tools, painting supplies, cleaning supplies). ● Deliver tools/supplies to project sites. Pick up tools/supplies after projects have completed. ● Assist in organizing, cleaning, and completing other warehouse tasks. Responsibilities of all HandsOn Bay Area Staff : ● Embrace HandsOn Bay Area’s core values and mission. ● Be ambassadors for HandsOn Bay Area in the community. ● Support the fundraising efforts of the organization. ● Act as leaders on HandsOn Bay Area corporate service projects as necessary. Requirements : ● A flexible schedule. ● Ability to organize and plan projects. Experience with large projects (100+ volunteers), a plus. ● Detail oriented. Able to multi-task with flexibility to succeed in a fast-paced environment. ● Experience with gardening, painting, or construction, a plus (we can provide training in these areas). ● Valid driver’s license. ● Ability to drive vehicles like small U-hauls/large vans a plus. Experience driving medium-sized (10-14’) U-Hauls a big plus. Not to worry if you don’t have this experience though; we can train you. ● Able to lift up to 40 pounds. ● Basic familiarity with Google applications (Gmail, Drive, Calendar). ● Strong customer service skills; good interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal. ● Able to provide positive supervision and mentoring for volunteers at a project site. ● Comfortable speaking in front of large groups of volunteers. ● Be a team player who can also work independently AND have fun! ● If you need immediate full-time work, this is not the position for you. You must commit to staying in this position through at least September 2019 (it will save you and us a lot of time). Traits : ● Excellent time-management skills. ● Highly organized with great attention to detail. ● Professional demeanor in person, in email, and on the phone. ● Good interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal. ● Self-starter. Able to work both independently and as part of a team. ● Ability and flexibility to work in a fast-paced environment. ● Handy with basic project budgeting. ● Passion! Interest in nonprofit work and belief in the value of community service. Important Information ● HandsOn is contractually obligated to run background checks on our employees, and we strongly believe in protecting the vulnerable populations with which we work. Don't automatically exclude yourself from applying. We take a whole view of a person's past into consideration, because we know that you are a lot more than your permanent record. Compensation : $20/hour. The position has automatic salary increases for individuals who stay longer than 6 months. Other benefits include: paid sick and community service time, 401k plan, and great opportunity for growth and advancement (half of our current full-time staff started in this position). How to Apply : Email a cover letter (1 page or less) and resume to jobs@handsonbayarea.org 1. Include the following email subject line: Project Manager/Events Specialist - [insert your last name here]. 2. Address the following in your cover letter: What makes a high-quality volunteer experience? 3. Please attach the cover letter and resume to the email as PDF files. HandsOn Bay Area is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity. We are committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment of any kind. All employment decisions at HandsOn are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, family or parental status, or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local laws. About HandsOn Bay Area : Our Mission: People helping people HandsOn Bay Area creates awesome volunteer opportunities to connect cool companies and people like you to schools, parks and nonprofits that need your help. HandsOn Bay Area volunteer opportunities address critical community issues such as hunger and homelessness, the environment, youth development and more. Each year, we mobilize over 17,000 volunteers to help 250+ local schools, parks and nonprofits with over 55,000 hours of volunteer support. HandsOn Bay Area creates custom employee volunteering events and programs for over 50 innovative companies each year. We coordinate everything - planning, supplies, logistics and leadership - so that volunteers can show up and make a difference! Current clients include: Google, Twitter, Gap, Kaiser Permanente, and Levi’s. Check out one of our videos for an example of our work.
Historic Seattle Seattle, WA, USA
Feb 19, 2019
Full time
COMMUNITY EVENTS COORDINATOR (OR MANAGER) Application deadline: March 1, 2019 Desired start date: April 1, 2019 Position Summary The Community Events Coordinator/Manager oversees the execution of all programming and events for Historic Seattle’s community of donors, longtime program attendees, and the general public . Under the direction of the Director of Philanthropy and Engagement, the Coordinator/Manager will present compelling, illustrative, effective, audience-focused programming that strategically supports the mission of Historic Seattle. Position Status This position is full time, 40 hours per week, non-exempt, and reports to the Director of Philanthropy and Engagement of the Historic Seattle Preservation and Development Authority and Foundation. Compensation A comprehensive salary and benefits package is offered. Depending on the position level, which will be determined by the selected candidate’s experience, the salary range for this position is $40-$50K. Historic Seattle offers a positive and flexible working environment. Candidate must be willing to work outside of normal business hours. Qualifications 1. 2+ years of event management experience 2. Bachelor’s degree in related field, or 4 years of additional relevant experience 3. Desire to build audience pipeline and engage with event attendees 4. Exceptional logistical, writing, planning, organizational, and execution skills 5. Experience with Blackbaud databases like eTapestry and design software like InDesign/Illustrator a plus 6. Conscientious, collaborative, and creative 7. Personal or professional interest in historic preservation Job Description Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: Public Programs / Donor Events 1. Thoughtfully executes and delivers a slate of approximately 20 annual, public programs and 7-10 donor-centric events focused on Historic Seattle’s education, advocacy and real estate initiatives 2. Works collaboratively with Historic Seattle Staff, Council, and Foundation Board, to continue to engage longtime audience members and supporters, while exploring ideas and executing programs that attract new audiences and donors 3. Leads all preliminary, day-of, and post-event tasks associated with the successful execution and delivery of public programs and donor events, including but not limited to, communication and coordination with on-site personnel, staff, vendors, food and beverage providers, partnering organizations, and program participants; diligently manages program schedule and budget; and recruits and manages event volunteers as needed; requests and evaluates audience feedback with the intent of program improvement 4. Contributes to creation of program guides and marketing materials by assisting with content development, editing, and design; collaborates with other staff to develop program and event collateral that provides a deeper and more enriching audience experience 5. Distributes guides and marketing materials with the intent of increasing program reach 6. Serves as a welcoming, articulate, and knowledgeable spokesperson for Historic Seattle at public programs, donor events as requested, and external public-facing events 7. Analyzes metrics from programming, including attendance, income/expenses, and survey feedback, to make determinations on the execution of future programming Miscellaneous/Other 1. Provides support for other organization fundraising, communications, and marketing activities, at the direction of the Director of Philanthropy and Engagement. 2. Assists Director of Philanthropy and Engagement with additional needs as requested How To Apply Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply by March 1, 2019. Please email a cover letter addressing qualifications and interest in the position and a résumé highlighting relevant experience to naomiw@historicseattle.org . Current and past education program guides may be viewed at https://historicseattle.org/events-landing/ Historic Seattle is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants representing the diversity of our community are encouraged to apply.
Downtown Kelowna Association Kelowna, BC, Canada
Feb 19, 2019
Full time
Marketing & Events Coordinator The Downtown Kelowna Association is seeking an enthusiastic team member to establish and execute marketing campaigns to promote growth and visibility of Downtown Kelowna. The Downtown Kelowna Association is seeking an enthusiastic team member to establish and execute marketing campaigns to promote growth and visibility of Downtown Kelowna. This position also involves the coordination of events from conception to completion. The successful applicant will establish and maintain strong relationships and execute various programs/projects as assigned. The ability to work collaboratively and creatively with limited supervision, independently, and within a team is vital. This is a physically demanding position at times which requires extensive walking, standing and comfortably lifting 50 lbs repeatedly. Qualifications & Skills Post-secondary education in Marketing and/or Event Management or relevant experience in related role is required High level of individual initiative and creativity Ability to work with limited supervision and within a team Ability to resolve practical problems independently Excellent communication, writing and editing skills Strong analytical and organizational skills Accuracy and attention to detail Ability to consistently meet daily, weekly and monthly deadlines Proficient in office software (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.) Proficient at maintaining websites, social media presence and using Illustrator and Photoshop Access to a vehicle for transportation of event equipment and supplies Valid BCDL Hours & Compensation This is a full-time salary position starting at $38,500 annually, Monday thru Friday, 9am – 5pm. Must be available to work some evenings, early mornings and weekends as required. The DKA offers a medical-dental benefits package after 90 days. Apply with cover letter and resume to: Email: admin [at] downtownkelowna [dot] com In-Person/Mail: 200 – 287 Bernard Ave. Kelowna, BC V1Y 6N2 We thank all applicants in advance, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco, CA, USA
Feb 19, 2019
Part Time
We’re Hiring! Position Available: Project Manager/Events Specialist Position Type: Part-Time Position Purpose : As Project Manager/Events Specialist, you will act as an event coordinator/volunteer manager for our corporate volunteer projects. You will plan and develop volunteer projects with the help of the Program team, coordinate the logistics surrounding the event, and manage and lead the volunteers on the day of the event. This is not your typical part-time job. You will be working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with a team comprised of hard-working, fun, and creative individuals who have various experience levels. You will gain experience in project development, volunteer management, event management, and logistics coordination all of which are applicable to both the nonprofit and corporate sectors. Hours and Availability : This is a part-time, on-call position. Corporate volunteer projects occur mostly during weekdays (M-F) and occasional weekends. Ideally, you have a flexible schedule and are open to a varied work schedule--some work weeks could offer up to 30 working hours, while others may only require as few as 4 hours. We are flexible and will work with your schedule; many of our employees in this position are students or have other job commitments. The start date for this position is on Thursday, March 21st, 2019. We are asking that you commit to the position through at least September 2019, and can extend beyond that time. Position Responsibilities : Volunteer Event Development ● Research and develop creative new projects that meet needs of the community. ● Coordinate and/or conduct site visits with nonprofit agencies to scope out activities the volunteers will complete (i.e. painting, gardening, cleaning, etc). ● Research, organize, and prepare plans to make each volunteer project a success. ● Communicate professionally with corporate clients about the details of the projects. Day-of Volunteer Event Management ● Ensure that project experiences are safe, productive, and fun for the volunteers. ● Welcome, direct, and instruct/manage large groups of volunteers. ● Communicate clearly with volunteers to articulate goals of the project. ● Troubleshoot any problems that might arise. ● Coordinate project clean-up as the project is ending. ● Ensure that project goals are met. Logistics (as needed) ● Organize and package tools/supplies from our tool warehouse for use at volunteer projects (i.e. garden tools, painting supplies, cleaning supplies). ● Deliver tools/supplies to project sites. Pick up tools/supplies after projects have completed. ● Assist in organizing, cleaning, and completing other warehouse tasks. Responsibilities of all HandsOn Bay Area Staff : ● Embrace HandsOn Bay Area’s core values and mission. ● Be ambassadors for HandsOn Bay Area in the community. ● Support the fundraising efforts of the organization. ● Act as leaders on HandsOn Bay Area corporate service projects as necessary. Requirements : ● A flexible schedule. ● Ability to organize and plan projects. Experience with large projects (100+ volunteers), a plus. ● Detail oriented. Able to multi-task with flexibility to succeed in a fast-paced environment. ● Experience with gardening, painting, or construction, a plus (we can provide training in these areas). ● Valid driver’s license. ● Ability to drive vehicles like small U-hauls/large vans a plus. Experience driving medium-sized (10-14’) U-Hauls a big plus. Not to worry if you don’t have this experience though; we can train you. ● Able to lift up to 40 pounds. ● Basic familiarity with Google applications (Gmail, Drive, Calendar). ● Strong customer service skills; good interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal. ● Able to provide positive supervision and mentoring for volunteers at a project site. ● Comfortable speaking in front of large groups of volunteers. ● Be a team player who can also work independently AND have fun! ● If you need immediate full-time work, this is not the position for you. You must commit to staying in this position through at least September 2019 (it will save you and us a lot of time). Traits : ● Excellent time-management skills. ● Highly organized with great attention to detail. ● Professional demeanor in person, in email, and on the phone. ● Good interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal. ● Self-starter. Able to work both independently and as part of a team. ● Ability and flexibility to work in a fast-paced environment. ● Handy with basic project budgeting. ● Passion! Interest in nonprofit work and belief in the value of community service. Important Information ● HandsOn is contractually obligated to run background checks on our employees, and we strongly believe in protecting the vulnerable populations with which we work. Don't automatically exclude yourself from applying. We take a whole view of a person's past into consideration, because we know that you are a lot more than your permanent record. Compensation : $20/hour. The position has automatic salary increases for individuals who stay longer than 6 months. Other benefits include: paid sick and community service time, 401k plan, and great opportunity for growth and advancement (half of our current full-time staff started in this position). How to Apply : Email a cover letter (1 page or less) and resume to jobs@handsonbayarea.org 1. Include the following email subject line: Project Manager/Events Specialist - [insert your last name here]. 2. Address the following in your cover letter: What makes a high-quality volunteer experience? 3. Please attach the cover letter and resume to the email as PDF files. HandsOn Bay Area is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity. We are committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment of any kind. All employment decisions at HandsOn are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, family or parental status, or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local laws. About HandsOn Bay Area : Our Mission: People helping people HandsOn Bay Area creates awesome volunteer opportunities to connect cool companies and people like you to schools, parks and nonprofits that need your help. HandsOn Bay Area volunteer opportunities address critical community issues such as hunger and homelessness, the environment, youth development and more. Each year, we mobilize over 17,000 volunteers to help 250+ local schools, parks and nonprofits with over 55,000 hours of volunteer support. HandsOn Bay Area creates custom employee volunteering events and programs for over 50 innovative companies each year. We coordinate everything - planning, supplies, logistics and leadership - so that volunteers can show up and make a difference! Current clients include: Google, Twitter, Gap, Kaiser Permanente, and Levi’s. Check out one of our videos for an example of our work.
Historic Seattle Seattle, WA, USA
Feb 19, 2019
Full time
COMMUNITY EVENTS COORDINATOR (OR MANAGER) Application deadline: March 1, 2019 Desired start date: April 1, 2019 Position Summary The Community Events Coordinator/Manager oversees the execution of all programming and events for Historic Seattle’s community of donors, longtime program attendees, and the general public . Under the direction of the Director of Philanthropy and Engagement, the Coordinator/Manager will present compelling, illustrative, effective, audience-focused programming that strategically supports the mission of Historic Seattle. Position Status This position is full time, 40 hours per week, non-exempt, and reports to the Director of Philanthropy and Engagement of the Historic Seattle Preservation and Development Authority and Foundation. Compensation A comprehensive salary and benefits package is offered. Depending on the position level, which will be determined by the selected candidate’s experience, the salary range for this position is $40-$50K. Historic Seattle offers a positive and flexible working environment. Candidate must be willing to work outside of normal business hours. Qualifications 1. 2+ years of event management experience 2. Bachelor’s degree in related field, or 4 years of additional relevant experience 3. Desire to build audience pipeline and engage with event attendees 4. Exceptional logistical, writing, planning, organizational, and execution skills 5. Experience with Blackbaud databases like eTapestry and design software like InDesign/Illustrator a plus 6. Conscientious, collaborative, and creative 7. Personal or professional interest in historic preservation Job Description Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: Public Programs / Donor Events 1. Thoughtfully executes and delivers a slate of approximately 20 annual, public programs and 7-10 donor-centric events focused on Historic Seattle’s education, advocacy and real estate initiatives 2. Works collaboratively with Historic Seattle Staff, Council, and Foundation Board, to continue to engage longtime audience members and supporters, while exploring ideas and executing programs that attract new audiences and donors 3. Leads all preliminary, day-of, and post-event tasks associated with the successful execution and delivery of public programs and donor events, including but not limited to, communication and coordination with on-site personnel, staff, vendors, food and beverage providers, partnering organizations, and program participants; diligently manages program schedule and budget; and recruits and manages event volunteers as needed; requests and evaluates audience feedback with the intent of program improvement 4. Contributes to creation of program guides and marketing materials by assisting with content development, editing, and design; collaborates with other staff to develop program and event collateral that provides a deeper and more enriching audience experience 5. Distributes guides and marketing materials with the intent of increasing program reach 6. Serves as a welcoming, articulate, and knowledgeable spokesperson for Historic Seattle at public programs, donor events as requested, and external public-facing events 7. Analyzes metrics from programming, including attendance, income/expenses, and survey feedback, to make determinations on the execution of future programming Miscellaneous/Other 1. Provides support for other organization fundraising, communications, and marketing activities, at the direction of the Director of Philanthropy and Engagement. 2. Assists Director of Philanthropy and Engagement with additional needs as requested How To Apply Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply by March 1, 2019. Please email a cover letter addressing qualifications and interest in the position and a résumé highlighting relevant experience to naomiw@historicseattle.org . Current and past education program guides may be viewed at https://historicseattle.org/events-landing/ Historic Seattle is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants representing the diversity of our community are encouraged to apply.
Downtown Kelowna Association Kelowna, BC, Canada
Feb 19, 2019
Full time
Marketing & Events Coordinator The Downtown Kelowna Association is seeking an enthusiastic team member to establish and execute marketing campaigns to promote growth and visibility of Downtown Kelowna. The Downtown Kelowna Association is seeking an enthusiastic team member to establish and execute marketing campaigns to promote growth and visibility of Downtown Kelowna. This position also involves the coordination of events from conception to completion. The successful applicant will establish and maintain strong relationships and execute various programs/projects as assigned. The ability to work collaboratively and creatively with limited supervision, independently, and within a team is vital. This is a physically demanding position at times which requires extensive walking, standing and comfortably lifting 50 lbs repeatedly. Qualifications & Skills Post-secondary education in Marketing and/or Event Management or relevant experience in related role is required High level of individual initiative and creativity Ability to work with limited supervision and within a team Ability to resolve practical problems independently Excellent communication, writing and editing skills Strong analytical and organizational skills Accuracy and attention to detail Ability to consistently meet daily, weekly and monthly deadlines Proficient in office software (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.) Proficient at maintaining websites, social media presence and using Illustrator and Photoshop Access to a vehicle for transportation of event equipment and supplies Valid BCDL Hours & Compensation This is a full-time salary position starting at $38,500 annually, Monday thru Friday, 9am – 5pm. Must be available to work some evenings, early mornings and weekends as required. The DKA offers a medical-dental benefits package after 90 days. Apply with cover letter and resume to: Email: admin [at] downtownkelowna [dot] com In-Person/Mail: 200 – 287 Bernard Ave. Kelowna, BC V1Y 6N2 We thank all applicants in advance, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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  We never quite lose that back-to-school feeling do we? Remember as a kid that sense of excitement or anticipation…or even anxiety? As September arrived we knew the fun-filled days of summer were over. It was back to schedules, homework and extra curricular activities. But despite wishing the long summer days would last, there was plenty to look forward to. Reuniting with friends we hadn’t seen all summer. A new outfit. And backpack. New school supplies. (Especially a brand new set of coloured pencils!) Our favourite activity or club began again and the weather was mostly still warm and wonderful. In some ways it was nice to slip back into routine. Maybe a fresh start to do better? Ever notice how that back-to-school mindset carries over to the business world? The summer tends to bring a relaxed atmosphere at the office. Folks are away on holidays, meetings are a bit less frequent and often more casual. Long patio lunches are enjoyed along with short Fridays and lots of long weekends. And if you were lucky enough, maybe you enjoyed some well-needed time away from work. And then comes September. It’s back to serious business and routine and a full schedule. Why not embrace that “back to work” mentality and let it energize you into action? September marks the end of the third quarter of the year and is a great month to plan and execute a successful year-end! Here are some ideas on making September an awesome month for your business and for you personally! Review Your Business Plan September is a perfect month to review business plan for the year and see how you are doing. This is especially helpful if you aren’t doing it on a regular basis. If you are right on track, great. Keep up your plans to make sure all your objectives are met or exceeded! If you feel like you are falling behind this is the perfect time to set a plan to catch up. You still have several months to ensure you have your best year yet! It’s not too late! Start With A Bold Move Make that phone call or have that meeting you’ve been putting off. Get the one thing done you are dreading most. Don’t let it weigh you down. Jump in. Boldly taking care of something you aren’t really looking forward to will set the tone and energize you to push toward a great year end. Reconnect Remember how great it was to see friends after the long summer when you were in school? Using that same sentiment, get in touch with an old colleague or friend…or both. It’s easy to let relationships slide and hard work to keep them. But we all know how valuable they are. September is a great time to reconnect…and you’ve got a great opener! “How was your summer?” Start Fresh Just like with back to school, start September with a clean slate. Prepare for the busy months ahead. Clean up your desk. Refreshing your workspace will help clear the way for a great final quarter. There is truth to the idea that physical clutter can also clutter our thinking! Clean out your email or old files and photos and even your briefcase/backpack. Check your supplies and buy anything you need. (Maybe those new coloured pencils?) Bring a little green warmth into the office with a new plant. Buy something new to wear. Seriously. Nothing like a fresh outfit to dish up a boost of confidence! Don’t over commit It’s common to have the September calendar fill up quickly with everyone in the same mindset of “getting back down business”. Between business, social commitments and re-adjusting to family routines it can quickly become overwhelming. Try to leave a bit of breathing space in your schedule. It will help you stay on track with your own plan. Take the Pressure Off the Holidays (Yes they are really that close!) Knowing how busy the holiday season can be, do something in September that helps take the pressure off. Book the company lunch or party. Plan where your friends will have their annual dinner. Buy one (or more) of the gifts you know will be on your shopping list. We all know that once September arrives, the holidays are not far behind. Make a to-do list and get a jump on it. Every little thing you do now will make a big difference later.             Stretch the Summer Don’t forget - when September arrives there are officially still a few weeks of summer remaining. Make a point to continue enjoying the great weather. The long winter will feel that much shorter. Have a couple of patio lunches while the weather still permits! Make your days off count by being outdoors as much as possible. It will do wonders for your well being.     Post by Margaret Johnston, eventswork.com As a career event professional, Margaret brings valuable insight and knowledge to the recruitment, management and development of high-performance teams for the event industry. A strategic and inspiring leader, Margaret has held executive roles for several global event management companies and key roles in the start up and orchestration of many high profile and international events.   EventsWork is the favourite job board for event jobs in North America! Check out the latest jobs here!   Job seekers : Create a Free Account to get job alerts, post your resume and more! Employers : Post your event job today! Save time and money and reach a qualified audience.   EventsWork.com is dedicated to event jobs and career development resources for the event industry .  Contact Us . Connect with us on Facebook , Twitter ,  and Linkedin.  
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