Mavs Gaming is hiring an event director.
The team boasts one of the most impressive esports facilities in the NBA 2K League, and has hired a number of staffers to develop its presence within the organization and community as a whole. The facility played host to the NBA 2K League offseason meetings last week. Over the offseason, the organization has brought on a number of new hires, led by Trey Christensen as the new director of esports.
Mavs Gaming holds the No. 5 and No. 14 picks in the first round of the 2019 NBA 2K League entry draft after a 6-8 season. The team features former first-overall pick Dimez; the Mavs traded Dayfri, their other protected player, to Wizards District Gaming for the aforementioned No. 14 overall pick.
The Dallas Mavericks are seeking a highly motivated individual with a passion for personalvia TeamWorkOnline
relationships and sales as the strategic business leader of Event Management, including the departments of Event Planning, ESPORTS, Banquets/Catering, Event Service and Event Technology for the Mavs gaming event space in Dallas.
The Mavs Gaming Event Director will oversee the development and implementation of departmental strategies and ensures implementation of the brand service strategy and brand initiatives. The position has overall responsibility for executing all property events with a seamless turnover from sales to operations and back to sales. Ensures the team meets the brand’s target customer needs, ensures employee satisfaction, focuses on growing event revenues and maximizes the financial performance of the department. Develops and implements property-wide strategies that deliver products and services to meet or exceed the needs and expectations of the brand’s target customer and property employees and provides a return on investment.
Duties and Responsibilities
Researches and analyzes new products, pricing and services of competition
Monitors and controls event budgets and negotiates all necessary contracts
Works with direct reports to review scheduled events and troubleshoot potential challenges/conflicts
Ensures the property is appraised of all groups that will impact property operations
Works with culinary team to ensure compliance with food handling and sanitation standards
Oversees Event Operations including Banquets, Event Services and Event Technology
Oversees event planning team
Ensures meeting space and corresponding heart of the house areas are cleaned and maintained
Ensures furniture and equipment is maintained and inventory levels are kept in accordance to corporate guidelines
Leads the execution of brand service initiatives in event management areas
Develops an Event Management strategy that is aligned with the brand’s business
Supervise staff to maximize human resource potential in producing high quality events.
Management of event logistics (permitting, setup, bids, scheduling, overall structure)
Identify and develop with other staff appropriate event programming
Coordinate communication and meetings Gaming staff for all special events and event planning
Assist in the development of merchandise concepts for special events
Work with other divisions and departments of Mavs Gaming and Dallas Mavericks to ensure full support for special events and programming
Solicit reviews of each event and analyze data on events
Participate in the annual budget process for event projection and monthly financial assessment
Ensure effective communication from the top down and bottom up through participating in and/or leading regular meetings
Work additional hours as needed during special events
Perform other duties as assigned
Required Skills and Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business administration, tourism, hotel management, or related field
Three to five years supervisory experience with event management
Working knowledge and understanding of how to conceptualize, organize and implement special events
Proven ability to develop and execute successful special events
Excellent organizational and leadership skills
Keen analytical and critical thinking
Clear written and verbal communication and time management skills with excellent attention to detail
The abillity to perform work in a timely and professional manner
Highly motivated, self-directed, and results driven
Detail oriented with strong organizational skills
Able to take direction and follow through multi-step project steps/procedures consistently
Must possess good interpersonal communication skills with the ability to plan and meet deadlines
Must have strong leadership ability and willingness to work harmoniously with staff
Must demonstrate excellence in consultation, facilitation, and influence; excellent organizational & project management skills;
Results driven with outstanding problem-solving skills
Must be able to lift 50 pounds