The Major Events and Awards Manager brings together individuals to build trusted relationships in the homebuilding industry through a variety of events and programs throughout the year. The Greater Houston Builders Association, the state’s largest local home builders association and third largest in the nation, is seeking a detail-oriented, passionate, hospitality management professional, who desires a fast-paced work environment. The Major Events and Awards Manager works with our team of committed staff, association members and volunteers to create memorable events that enhance their member experience and the industry’s growth in our community.
This is a full-time position with benefits including: health, vision, dental, short-term disability and life insurance, 401K matching, 16 holiday days annually, as well as the week between Christmas and New Years Day off. Employees earn up to 16 days of PTO annually with additional opportunity for accrual based on length of employment. The GHBA office is located in Jersey Village, Texas and our team regularly supports events throughout the 11-county region that GHBA serves. Work will primarily be in the GHBA office. Our staff works from home most Fridays and full-time employees also receive two additional flex work from home days every month.
Planning, organizing, managing and executing events ranging from committee meetings to signature association events and experiences.
Negotiating contracts and managing vendors for a variety of events and activities, including indoor and outdoor events.
Management of the Sales and Marketing Council (SMC) and supporting the board of directors for the council.
Supporting Council committees which advise and assist with SMC events.
Budget management and sponsor cultivation through preparation of reports of financial results for each event and ensuring sponsor and attendee balances are paid.
Management of the Million Dollar Circle and Houston’s Best PRISM Awards programs.
Ensure volunteers, attendees and sponsors obtain appropriate ROI from involvement in events.
Travel within the GHBA region on a regular basis (up to 20% of time).
Other duties as assigned.
This job requires attendance at some GHBA events outside of normal workday hours.
High School Diploma or GED.
3 years of experience in hospitality and/or event management.
Customer service-oriented attitude and a sense of flexibility.
Strongly skilled in use of Microsoft Office Suite – particularly Excel and PowerPoint.
Experience utilizing virtual meetings platforms including Zoom and Microsoft Teams.
Experience managing employees, peers and volunteers.
Must be able to prioritize tasks and have excellent organizational skills.
Availability for some night and weekend events.
Experience managing a wide variety of events ranging from 50-800
At least 1 year of experience negotiating contracts.
The Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA) is the voice of Houston’s residential construction and remodeling industry. Through advocacy and education, we aim to enhance the business climate for members, and to provide quality obtainable housing to the community. GHBA members are a consortium of Houston's top building industry professionals.