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Event Coordinator

Overview
Kumon is the world's largest after-school math and reading enrichment program and one of the most established franchise businesses in the world ? with more than 300,000 students enrolled and more than 1,500 individually owned and operated Kumon Math and Reading Centers in the U.S. and Canada alone.
Kumon is committed to its employees and offers an excellent rewards package including:
Competitive salary and bonus incentives
Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance benefits
Plentiful Personal Leave and Paid Holidays
Reimbursement for travel expenses
And more?
Kumon North America seeks an Event Coordinator to exercise responsibility in the planning, implementation, management and evaluation of 4 annual meetings and 26 regional forums. The Event Coordinator must be a self-starter with strong interpersonal skills, excellent attention to detail and ability to prioritize, multi-task and problem solve. The individual must be customer service focused and willing to participate in a collaborative team culture. Project management skills are key to this position.
The Event Coordinator will report to the Manager of Events Team.
Responsibilities
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Coordinate logistics for conferences and events for pre-planning, onsite event management and post-event.
Creation of event specifications and all resulting event orders, creation of menus and managing catering, room setup, internet, shipping, and d?cor, etc.
Manage vendors for all aspects of events including catering, signage, printing, shipping, destination management companies, etc.
Assist with managing conference content and "run of show" (presenter schedules, presentation management) for conferences.
Provide registration assistance/backup for registration inquiries, reports and other relevant functions.
Create conference communication pieces as necessary.
Oversee conference signage needs from inception, proofing and on-site placement.
Manage inventory and shipment of items as needed for conferences liaising with printing vendor, onsite venue and Kumon warehouse.
Performs other miscellaneous duties in support of conferences.
Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in hospitality, event management, business, communications, marketing or related field required
Minimum 3 years of overall experience
Ability to travel up to 15%, both domestic and international, and work overtime as needed to attend events and conferences (including weekends).
Knowledge of all elements of meeting logistics including: food and beverage, AV and transportation
Ability to work at the Kumon Headquarters Office in Teaneck, NJ
Excellent organizational/project management skills
Excellent Microsoft Office skills
Strong written, oral and non-verbal communication skills
Ability to effectively prioritize and execute serval project simultaneously conforming to shifting priorities, demands and timelines

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