Pre-Employment Application

Corporate Event Operations Manager
Chicago, IL  60647



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Responsibilities  Role Purpose
Windy City Fieldhouse is looking to hire an experienced, enthusiastic, customer focused and passionate corporate operations manager to join our events management team.  This person will be capable of assisting in the management of multiple, concurrent events from the initial planning stages through execution.  The successful candidate will possess exceptional attention to detail and strategic thinking coupled with high quality standards and superior service.  The candidate will have the ability to develop cooperative and strong relationships with diversified clientele and will assist in managing many different event types that range from Summer Picnics to Amazing Race Scavenger Hunts and other Team Building events.  Exceptional attention to detail is a must for this job.   

Responsibilities
  • "Owning" the delivery of several different event segments from the point the event is sold to final execution 
  • Reviewing contracts, agreements and all paper work related to the execution of an event
  • Work within a team to ensure company policies and procedures are being followed appropriately to ensure  delivery of an exceptional event every time 
  • Creating new event ideas and programs
  • Managing many Corporate Events throughout the year

Qualifications/Requirements Basic Qualifications
  • Minimum 3 to 5 years business experience ideally (but not required) in producing high quality corporate meetings and events
  • Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Power Point)

Eligibility Requirements
  • Team oriented
  • Professional work ethic
  • Excellent time management skills
  • B.A./B.S. from accredited institution or equivalent in related discipline
  • Must be willing to work on average 50 hours per week including some weeknight events and approximately 10-12 weekend days.  During the peak season of June-September, hours are generally higher at roughly 55 hours per week while averaging closer to 50 hours per week in the offseason.
Desired Characteristics
  • Consistent professional approach, with willingness to take ownership and responsibility both within and outside one's job domain
  • High energy level and very positive attitude
  • Ability to present ideas, expectations, and information in a concise, well organized manner
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills


Please complete the following information.  Then press the "Submit Application" button at the bottom. You may attach a resume at the bottom of the page. We recommend that you attach an MS-Word document. You have 45 minutes to complete the application.

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We may contact qualified applicants by phone. What is the best time to contact you? (Choose one)
8:30am - 11:30am
11:30am - 2:30pm
2:30pm - 5:30pm

Which phone number should we use first?
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Education
High School
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College Graduate
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Advanced Degree

Provide the name of the institution from which you received your highest degree

Based upon the description of job responsibilities, what do you believe is most appealing about a position with our firm, and why do you find that appealing?

Rank the following responsibilities 1 to 5 in order of what you most enjoy (1 being the highest): Managing Events, Preparing for Events, Verifying Contracts and Invoices, Managing People, Researching and Creating New Event Ideas. Also, please explain why you ranked the responsibility you enjoy most and least.

How does attention to detail impact success? Also, rate your attention to detail from 1 to 10 with 10 being the highest.

A car is required for this position. Do you have a car?
YES
NO
I can sometimes get access to a car

Check one description from the list below that best describes your understanding and skill level at Excel.
Understand basic formulas (addition subtraction sums)
Understand basic and complex formulas (if/then statements and other more complex formulas)
Limited knowledge of excel

What do you believe is the key to success in managing exceptional events?

I MOST prefer to work for a manager who:
Provides direct supervision and a structured working environment
Cheerleads success and helps me overcome failure
Trains me and sets me on my way but is also available to answer questions when necessary
Gives me the freedom to figure out the best management approach for me and expects me to figure out things on my own

I LEAST prefer to work for a manager who:
Provides direct supervision and a structured working environment
Cheerleads success and helps me overcome failure
Trains me and sets me on my way but is also available to answer questions when necessary
Gives me the freedom to figure out the best management approach for me and expects me to figure out things on my own

Describe a typical work week (including average number of hours). Are you willing to work evening and weekend hours?

Which type of day do you prefer?
A structured day which unfolds mainly as planned
A day where there is a good plan but client needs often change priorities

What is your current (or most recent) salary? What salary range would you consider? Please include the base salary and commission separately (if applicable).

Considering the quality candidates we receive, is there anything you want to add to set yourself apart?

Where did you learn about this open position? (Indicate the website, job board, referring individual or newspaper.)


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