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Assistant Director of Events

Location: 

Aspen, CO, US

Property Name:  Dolce Aspen Meadows
Req Id:  19148


Dolce is now seeking a Assistant Director of Events to join our team at the Dolce Aspen Meadows location in Aspen, Colorado.

Job Summary

The Assistant Director of Events is responsible for ensuring all booked affairs are following property policy while maintaining high standards of quality, service and efficiency, optimizing guest satisfaction, and meeting or exceeding overall profitability objectives.

The Role

We are looking for a highly motivated and analytical individual with experience in creating and managing luxury catering events to join our team as Assistant Director of Events. This is a key position within the resort operations and will be responsible for selling revenue generating catered events to include, but not limited to weddings, social, meetings & conference events with all relevant profit driving components. In addition, the position will detail, service, and plan for the success of these events with collaboration of key departments to achieve maximum profitability and guest satisfaction.  The successful candidate will be creative, a problem solver, has a proven record of being a team player, is open to learning and leading by example, responds in a professional and courteous manner to guests and team.

Performs a leadership role within the department reporting up to the Director of Operations. Responsible for setting and maintaining department annual budgets, monthly forecasts, purchases and expenses as well as managing the team of catering and conference service managers.

Education & Experience

  • Education: This position requires a minimum formal education of a high school diploma. Formal degree in hospitality is preferred.
  • Experience: This position requires a minimum of two years within the hospitality industry, preferably with management experience in a catering & conference services or food & beverage role.
  • Technical Skills: Preferred experience with Microsoft Office, Delphi, Passkey, Social Tables, Micros, and Opera hotel automation systems. 
  • Experience with sales, communication, execution and planning of events in a hotel or similar facility.
  • Experience with managing people and leading teams.

Physical Requirements

  • Work tasks are performed both indoors and outdoors.
  • The workload required to perform this job requires the ability to adapt to change.
  • Must be able to sit at a desk for up to 5 hours per day.  Walking and standing are required  during the working day.
  • Must be able to exert well-paced ability to reach other departments of the hotel on a timely basis.

General Requirements

  • Acts as event liaison between all clients and hotel operations.
  • Manages all meetings and events with introductory call, follow up with clients, coordination of details, and completion of accurate Banquet Event Orders on a timely basis.
  • Communicates all changes on Banquet Event Orders to other departments.
  • Personally greets all meeting and catering event contacts upon arrival to finalize any arrangements and to orient the client to the facility and staff.  Keeps in constant contact with clients during entire stay.
  • Directs planning for the set up of meeting rooms or event space, audio visual equipment and any other pertinent services for all conference and catering guests and their events. Available to clients/guests to answer questions and accommodate special requests, as appropriate.
  • Directs departmental budget, reporting and forecasting tasks and processes.
  • Responsible for billing and financial management of entire event. Ensures billing is reviewed and accurate prior to closing the group folio and sending to client.
  • Completes special projects as assigned by the Director of Operations and the Director of Sales & Marketing
  • Responds to all incoming leads through online channels for catering, social and meeting events.
  • Prepares and submits for approval any purchase orders and invoices to be paid.
  • Conducts site tours of the property with client and outside vendors.

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is committed to attracting, motivating, and retaining talented team members who align with our company’s core values. We are proud to reward our full time team members with comprehensive benefit programs and resources which include:

  • Health insurance with HSA and FSA options
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life/AD&D insurance
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability coverage
  • 401(k) with generous company match
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid Holidays

Participation in any of the benefit plans and programs made available to team members is subject to satisfaction of eligibility requirements.  Wyndham Hotels & Resorts reserves the right to amend or terminate any benefit plan or program at any time in accordance with applicable law.

 

Wage Rate:  $$75-85k DOE (+ premier ski pass) 

 

COMPANY OVERVIEW:
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is the largest hotel franchisor in the world and a leading hotel management company.  We stand 22 brands strong across 9,000 hotels in more than 95 countries, and we offer the most diverse collection of hotel experiences in the world.  Our iconic brands, united by the richest and simplest rewards program in the business, make hotel travel possible for all.

Our hotel owners are the stewards of our brands, and together, we champion everyday travelers.  We believe guests deserve great experiences, and our robust portfolio—distinguished by our leading economy and midscale brands—delivers just that.

We are AmericInn® by Wyndham, Baymont® by Wyndham, Days Inn® by Wyndham, Dazzler® by Wyndham, Dolce Hotels and Resorts® by Wyndham, Esplendor® Boutique Hotels by Wyndham, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson® by Wyndham, La Quinta® Inns & Suites, Microtel  by Wyndham®, Ramada Encore by Wyndham, Ramada Worldwide® by Wyndham, Registry Collection Hotels, Super 8® by Wyndham, The Trademark Collection® by Wyndham, Travelodge® by Wyndham, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Wyndham Alltra, Wyndham Garden®, Wyndham Grand® and Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®.

Headquartered in Parsippany, N.J. with offices around the globe in London, Shanghai, Buenos Aires, Dubai and more, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts employs approximately 9,000 team members worldwide.

Our Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Job Location: Dolce Aspen Meadows845 Meadows RoadAspenColorado  81611
Employment Status: Full-time

What we expect from you

• Bring your best every day

• Put our guests first

• Strive to exceed expectations in all you do

What you can expect from us

• Best-in-class training and career development

• Supportive and engaged team

• Fast paced fun environment

About Wyndham

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is the champion of the everyday traveler. Through the largest and widest collection of hotel experiences in the world, we work to make hotel travel possible for all. Wherever and however people travel, Wyndham will be there to welcome them.


Nearest Major Market: Colorado