Regional Event Manager – Mid Atlantic Region
BidPal Network - Washington, DC

This job posting is no longer available on BidPal Network. Find similar jobs:BidPal Network jobs

Title: Regional Event Manager – Mid Atlantic Region
Department: Event Management
Location: Washington, DC

BidPal is the leading provider of technology that helps charities raise more money while adding fun and excitement to fundraising events. The company’s commitment to helping nonprofits use technology to more efficiently run their events has fueled explosive growth in BidPal’s products and services. BidPal first revolutionized charitable fundraising by introducing wireless bidding to the silent auction process. Today, BidPal also provides charitable organizations an end-to-end solution

The Opportunity:

In 2011 charitable giving in the U.S. was estimated to be more than $298 billion. BidPal is well positioned to assist its not-for-profit partners to capitalize on the opportunity to maximize their fundraising capability.

You bring the drive to succeed and professional event management experience to maintain BidPal’s position in the marketplace as the leader in auction automation. We deliver the products, support and career growth you desire

Your Role:

The Regional Event Manager is responsible for leading the Event Management efforts of BidPal events in the Mid-Atlantic Region (Maryland, Washington, DC and Virginia.) The work environment is client-focused and fast paced. A successful Regional Event Manager operates efficiently in this climate, maintains composure, demonstrates leadership through maturity and communicates well with all constituents.


Recruiting/Training Staff
  • Full cycle recruiting, training, evaluating and coaching local event managers.
  • Area staff management – optimizing the performance of needed part time employees/contractors.
  • Travel to necessary events in order to oversee & evaluate event staff.
  • Assign Corporate Event Managers to upcoming events as needed.
  • Coordinate with Central, Eastern, New York, and Western Regional Event Managers that all events are effectively staffed.
  • Generate working relationship with national staffing partner as the BidPal Team Lead to ensure events are sufficiently and successfully staffed in advance for event execution. Monitor staffing and address issues as they arise.
  • Assist with overall Event Management payroll and expenses where needed
Event Execution
  • Execute BidPal events in the region as needed with attention to Telesales markets, including on-site execution and post-event review.
  • Participate in customer conference calls when necessary.
  • Interface with Site Survey Leads ensuring they are on track with the venue and the client.
  • Assist with equipment upgrade requests as necessary with Sales & Operations.
  • Work in conjunction with Sales & Operations to manage venue relationships, solve pre-event and post-event concerns, and create positive tech vendor relationships.
  • Resolve pre- and post-event issues with clients, venues and vendors, with the goal of maximizing client satisfaction and BidPal brand reputation.
  • Provide/review event feedback, to identify issues, trends, helping to bring ongoing innovation and efficiency to BidPal technology, training, and best practices.
  • Assist with lead generation & handling of new client web and/or phone leads, as needed
  • Attend sales trade shows and seminars, as needed

Education Requirements: BS/BA required.

Other Requirements:
  • Experience/knowledge with charitable fundraising events
  • Flexibility for travel and weekend work
  • 3 – 5 years’ work experience in General Management or Events required
  • Experience in managing staff in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to manage employees and external event volunteers
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Passion for Customer Experience
  • Strong technical aptitude and the ability to learn and adapt to new technologies
  • Exceptional relationship management skills
  • Exceptional communication skills: written, verbal and interpersonal
  • Highly organized with the ability to meet multiple concurrent deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Works well in a team environment
  • Computer skills mandatory
  • Handles stressful situations and deadline pressures well
  • Proven client care skills to maintain and enhance client relationships
  • Highly motivated, self-starter
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

About this company
BidPal is the leading provider of technology that helps charities raise more money while adding fun and excitement to fundraising events....