Event Manager

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Title: Event Manager 

Organization: Global Commerce/ Georgia Allies

Location: Atlanta, GA

Position Type: Full time

Education: Bachelors 

Salary: 53k-55k annual 

Job Description & Details: 

The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD or “Department”) is the state's sales and marketing arm, the lead agency for attracting new business investment, encouraging the expansion of existing industry, locating new markets for Georgia products, attracting tourists to Georgia, promoting the state as a location for film and video projects, as well as planning and mobilizing state resources for economic development.

Georgia Allies is a public-private partnership fostering the professional relationships important to attracting, retaining and growing world-class capital investment and quality jobs across Georgia. Georgia Allies builds on the economic development initiatives of its members to create a larger, more effective amplification of Georgia’s outstanding business development efforts. This membership program allows the state to pool resources and produce far greater results collectively than could any member individually. The Chief Operating Officer of GDEcD serves as the Executive Director of the Georgia Allies, and GDEcD dedicates two full-time staff members to plan and execute events and to manage administrative requirements of the partnership.

Working closely with the Director, the Event Manager will be responsible for assisting in the day-to-day operations of the Georgia Allies program, with the primary goal of planning and executing innovative, unique and extraordinary marketing programs and events that aggressively promote Georgia’s business development efforts.

The Event Manager will support the Director with the planning, management and on site execution of tradeshows, meetings and events including venue and other related research, logistics, along with the daily administrative operations.

Responsibilities also include: presenting a high level of professionalism, sound judgement and reliable decision making; good time management skills and exceptional attention to detail; communication with partners, participants, and vendors; ensuring that all written communication is accurate and appropriate for the audience; maintaining program databases and other administrative records (such as meeting minutes, calendars, insurance, marketing materials, etc.); creation of agendas, memos, event briefings, presentations, transcribe meeting minutes; participating on event site visits; negotiating contracts; ensuring that financial and legal reporting requirements are met.

Minimum Qualifications and Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, public relations, business administration or a closely related field AND three (3) years of experience managing marketing events, including directing staff during events and working with outside partners or stakeholders OR One year of experience managing marketing events for the Georgia Department of Economic Development or a similar partner organization.
  • Project management and budgeting experience.
  •  Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, including copywriting, proofreading and editing written information.
  • High level of professionalism in demeanor and attire, including demonstrated ability to interact effectively with high-level executives and stakeholders.
  • Ability to travel and work nights and/or weekends as required for events.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience successfully planning and executing aspects of large corporate marketing events.
  • Understanding of economic development and Georgia businesses.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and database management.


  • Yes, domestic and limited international

Nights, Weekends Required?

  • As necessary for events


  • Open Until Filled; resumes will be reviewed immediately; Apply ASAP.

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, you must submit your resumé and cover letter (PDF format preferred) via the link on our careers page at https://www.georgia.org/aboutus/career-job-search. If you do not have internet access or require an accommodation because of a disability, please contact GDEcD Human Resources at 404-962-4000 or email jobs@georgia.org.

Additional Information for Applicants:

All qualified candidates will be considered but may not receive an interview. Preference will be given to applicants who meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications. Internal applicants may be considered prior to other applicants. Information on publicly posted social media accounts may be reviewed as part of the screening process. Applicants who are not selected for interviews will not receive notification.

To be considered for a salary offer above the entry level (if a range is posted), the successful candidate MUST have most of the education and experience qualifications shown as preferred. To receive an offer at the top of the range posted, experience must exceed preferred level. Offers will not exceed the top amount posted. Applicants selected for hire will be subject to a background check, including a criminal history record check. Depending on the position, the background check may include education verification, credit check, and driving record. Additionally, male applicants between 18 and 26 years of age must present proof of Selective Service Registration if hired.

Please note, if travel is required, the selected candidate will be required to pay travel expenses (hotel, meals, etc.) up front and will be reimbursed within one week of expense statement approval.