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At Paragon Events, we believe every challenge is an opportunity to become better. We also understand that this industry is an ever-evolving, rapidly growing business fueled by passion and the support of others.

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Paragon Events, Inc. is seeking an Association Manager with exceptional communication skills to join the association management team. This person will excel in this role if he or she is highly organized, a “people-person,” and computer literate. The administrator will be responsible for establishing and maintaining positive relationships with board members, members, and stakeholders. As an integral member of the association management team, you will report directly to the Director of Association Management & Operations Manager.

Core responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Event support and coordination
  • Support coordination of monthly chapter meetings
  • Updates event and chapter website with content
  • Process payments, prepare deposits, and match and recap event attendance
  • Match and recap event attendance
  • Attends all meetings including taking minutes of Board meetings and provide Board packets
  • Electronic Communication and Website Management Support
  • Use Constant Contact or similar system to make accurate content updates

The successful candidate possesses:

  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in clerical/administrative support position
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel and Outlook and knowledge of Constant Contact or a similar product is a plus
  • Knowledge of updating and maintaining websites is a plus but not required
  • Knowledge of member management tools (Star Chapter, and/or Member Clicks)
  • Flexible schedule and able to support meetings and occasional evening events in various locations

Personality attributes:

  • You are detailed oriented and organized
  • Responsive and can work under pressure with tight deadlines
  • Self-starter willing to take initiative
  • Honest and dependable, professional and flexible personality
  • Work well both independently and with a team
Paragon Events, Inc. is seeking a creative, organized, and self-starter looking to grow his or her career in the events industry. Whether you’re planning a general session at a global summit for 1,200 attendees or creating a VIP custom-themed dinner for c-suite executives, the event coordinator will support Event Specialists and Event Managers will all aspects of the event planning process and execution. You will support corporate events ranging across a multitude of industries including but not limited to environmental, healthcare, government, medical, financial, technology and more. As an integral member of the events team, you will report directly to the Manager of Meetings & Events and President & CEO.

Core responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Research event décor, entertainment and activities
  • Event support to specialists and director
  • Registration management and builds in software tools
  • Vendor and client communication
  • Creating event timelines and supporting budget management
  • Hotel room blocking and site-visit preparation
  • Event billing and financial management support
  • Support managers with research and project presentations

The successful candidate possesses:

  • One (1) to two (2) years experience as an event assistant / coordinator or successfully completed Paragon Internship program
  • 4-yr degree preferred but not required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Excellent written, spelling and verbal communication skills
  • Flexible and able to adjust within a fast-paced work environment

Personality attributes:

  • You are a proactive self-starter and resourceful.
  • You are resourceful and not afraid to get your hands dirty.
  • You are team-oriented and collaborative with the ability to support relationships with internal and external partners.
  • You have a hunger to learn new trends and skills to grow within the industry and company.
Paragon Events, Inc. is seeking an experiential event specialist to own and manage a multitude of events ranging from global summits to incentive trips. In this unique role, the event specialist will travel to destinations around the world to manage events with the support of the events team. This events junkie thrives in a fast-paced and demanding environment, possess a high level of intellectual curiosity, and demonstrates strong judgment in the face of ambiguity. As a direct liaison between vendors, clients, and attendees, the Event Specialist will play an integral role on the events team reporting directly to the Manager of Meetings & Events and President & CEO.

Core responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Manage and/or develop preliminary budgets
  • Oversee hotel room blocking
  • Coordinate event logistics ranging from food and beverage menus, audio visual, and venue contracts
  • Collaborate with event team on various programs
  • Direct contact with high-profile clients
  • Communicate and strengthen client relationships
  • Prepares event specific timelines and work plans

The successful candidate possesses:

  • Minimum three (3) years of meeting planning experience and program management
  • Experience using Cvent for event registration
  • Preferred knowledge of technology tools for budget modules
  • College Degree preferred but not required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Excellent written, spelling and verbal communication skills

Personality attributes:

  • You possess leadership skills to take an initiative and manage colleagues
  • Team oriented, process driven, and processes problem solving skills
  • You are an agile, goal-oriented personality, driven to succeed

Do you have an eye for detail, a love for numbers, and are organized? For this Monday – Friday position, we are seeking a dynamic, conscientious, and energetic bookkeeper that loves to work with numbers and people. This bookkeeper will work with accounts payable and accounts receivable and be expected to communicate with vendors, clients, and our internal departments in order to maintain databases and assist in preparing reports.  You should be professional and courteous with the ability to multi-task.  The right candidate will have strong computer skills, an understanding of accounting practices and procedures, along with ethical behavior in the workplace.

This position reports to: VP of Operations
Roles that report to this position: None

Job Responsibilities & Duties: 

Finance:

  • Understand GAAP
  • Develop monthly financial statements, including cash flow, profit and loss statements and balance sheets
  • Maintain and balance subsidiary accounts by verifying, allocating, and posting transactions and reconciling entries
  • Ability to reconcile general ledger accounts and make journal entries as required
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Generate 1099’s and 1096’s
  • Assist CPA with annual tax filings
  • Develop budget
  • Reconcile bank statements
  • Prepare bank deposits
  • Reconcile credit card statements
  • File sales tax report monthly
  • Review monthly expense reports for errors in posting

Administrative:

  • Answering phones with multi-line extension system
  • Send correspondence to vendors and clients regarding collections and follow-up phone calls.
  • Ability to use office equipment; copier, fax machine, 10-key calculator, and scanner
  • Become familiar with company server files system
  • Filing

Qualifications:

  • Proficient in QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Online
  • AA degree in Accounting or 2 years’ experience a must
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)

Requirements: 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with high attention to proper grammar and spelling
  • Ethical behavior when dealing with sensitive financial information
  • High Level of accuracy and efficiency
  • Courteous, professional manner, strong customer service skills
  • Must be a team player, self-starter, motivated
  • Highly responsive and takes initiative
  • Highly organized
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Detail-oriented, and provide thorough and accurate work product
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to spontaneous request or needs that may arise
  • Able to multi-task, prioritize, and provide a timely work product
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Professional, flexible personality
  • Understand the importance of wardrobe, uniform requirements
  • Honest, trustworthy, and dependable
  • Professionally represent Paragon Events when dealing with staff, customers, and vendors.

This is a Part-Time position with about 10 – 20 hours per week, with 1 day in the office per week. The human resource generalist is responsible for performing HR-related duties on a professional level and works closely with executive management in supporting designated geographic regions. This position carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas. Employee relations, training, performance management, onboarding, policy implementation, recruitment/employment, affirmative action and employment law compliance.

This position reports to: President and VP of Operations

Job Description:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Administers various human resource plans and procedures for all company personnel; assists in the development and implementation of personnel policies and procedures; prepares and maintains employee handbook and policies and procedures manual.
  • Administers the compensation program; monitors the performance evaluation program and revises as necessary.
  • Performs benefits administration to include claims resolution, change reporting, approving invoices for payment and communicating benefit information to employees.
  • Develops and maintains affirmative action program; files EEO-1 report annually; maintain other records, reports and logs to conform to EEO regulations.
  • Conducts recruitment effort for all exempt and nonexempt personnel, students and temporary employees; conducts new-employee orientations; monitors career-path program and writes and places advertisements.
  • Handles employee relations counseling, outplacement counseling and exit interviewing.
  • Maintains human resource information system records and compiles reports from the database.

Competencies:

  • Human Resources Capacity
  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Project Management
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Ethical Conduct
  • Time Management

Supervisor Responsibility:

This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities, but does serve as a coach and mentor for other positions in the department.

Work Environment:

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:
This is a part-time position 10-15 hours a week. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Travel:

No travel is expected for this position.

Required Education and Experience:

A bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years human resource experience, or a master’s degree in human resource management and 2 years’ experience in the HR field, or any similar combination of education and experience.

The marginal functions of this position have not been included. This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties to be performed. An employee will be required to follow any other job-related duties required by the manager.

This is a full-time, salaried position that reports to the Marketing Manager and supports the Sales, Branding and Marketing activities for all Paragon Events divisions (events, association management, and marketing) in addition to external client projects. The Marketing Generalist is to position the brand Paragon Events and its clients in the marketplace using our authentic brand voice to gain top brand position and increase sales across all business units.

The Marketing Generalist is an organized, proactive team player. Their energy is infectious, bringing positivity and continuous support to those around them. Working across multiple divisions, their ability to collaborate, foster relationships and bring solutions to the table are essential assets that allow them to act as a strong leader.

The Marketing Generalist is defined by a solid work ethic, with strong personal and professional integrity. They regularly acknowledge the contributions of those around them and, more importantly, understand how those contributions fit into the success of each business unit. The Marketing Generalist is instrumental in bringing the business units closer through open dialogue and the sharing of both internal and industry best practices.

Reports to: Marketing Manager, VP of Operations, and the President & CEO

Responsibilities

  • Calendar management of all projects to budget
  • Comply with and actively manage marketing budgets for department and client projects
  • Manage and implement online and email marketing initiatives
  • Design, develop, and distribute content marketing deliverables
  • Monitor online marketing and social media trends and best practices
  • Manage creation of graphics and illustrative copy
  • Conduct market research and monitor industry trends and behaviors
  • Perform support duties including but not limited to: database management, reporting and analytics, maintaining marketing materials, managing sales and marketing software tools
  • RFP generation management
  • Manage established partnership relationships
  • Participate in key industry organizations

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, or communications
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in marketing
  • Strong project management skills
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and Photoshop
  • Experience with Adobe Suite
  • Experience with social media tools
  • Experience with writing and editing copy a plus
  • Familiarity with CMS and marketing analytics tools (Google Analytics) a plus
  • Familiarity with SEO and keyword research best practices a plus

The ideal candidate is:

  • Capable of handling multiple tasks with competing priorities under minimal supervision
  • Able to think critically and exercise independent judgment and discretion
  • Technologically savvy and resourceful
  • Results-oriented and solution-focused with a problem-solving attitude
  • Team player
  • Able to exercise strong attention to detail
  • An effective communicator in speaking and writing
  • Self-motivated with a learning attitude and a sense of urgency
  • Highly organized
  • Able to work nights/weekends when needed
  • Passionate about hospitality and marketing/communications

Applicants should be prepared to submit or provide a portfolio that demonstrates your knowledge and expertise. At least 2-3 writing samples should be included, along with any designs or campaigns that the candidate has supported.

With Hard Work, Comes Great Reward.

Paragon Events, Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
We do not discriminate based on any status protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

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    Phone Interview

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    Interview

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    Task

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