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Edmonton Economic Development Corp.

Application Deadline: May 10, 2013   Starting Date: May 20, 2013

Position: Edmonton Events Specialist

Job Description:
Edmonton Economic Development Corporation is responsible for providing leadership to the economic growth strategy for Edmonton and the Capital Region. We will realize our vision of Edmonton as Canada’s economic and entrepreneurial powerhouse by inspiring a culture of entrepreneurship, innovation and competitiveness that forever differentiates our city. EEDC also markets Edmonton as a tourist destination and manages the Shaw Conference Centre and the Edmonton Research Park.

The Tourism division promotes Greater Edmonton as the destination of choice for tourism, conventions, major events and film production.

The Opportunity
Are you passionate about sport and culture and attracting world-class events to Edmonton? Edmonton Tourism has a unique new role to fill that will be actively involved in various aspects of making this happen. Working alongside the Event Attraction Manager and various stakeholders, you will assist in the implementation of the Edmonton Events Strategy responsible for bringing events such as the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup to Edmonton. With the ability to work independently as well as a team player, you will possess a strong sales and client service orientated background along with project management expertise.

The Role:
Reporting to the Event Attraction Manager, the specific focus of this role will be to:
• Seek out and respond to sales leads/inquiries
• Develop new and maintain existing business relationships with clients and stakeholders
• Create and follow up on bid proposals
• Coordinate and assist with hosting sports familiarization tours, site visits and other client events
• Prepare for and attend industry events including national and international conferences and tradeshows
• Update and maintain Edmonton Events website and social media content
• Track and report measures as required
• Other duties as required

The Candidate:
Qualified applicants will possess;
• Post-secondary degree in Physical Education/Recreation, Tourism or Marketing and/or a minimum of 2 years of experience in sport/leisure management, event and/or tourism industry
• Excellent knowledge of Greater Edmonton including hotels, attractions, events, sports community/associations
• Excellent interpersonal skills and relationship development ability
• High degree of motivation and self-reliance
• A positive, professional and knowledgeable image at all times
• Strong communication and presentation skills
• Ability to work collaboratively under tight deadlines
• Previous sales experience – considered an asset
• Flexibility and ability to travel nationally and internationally

Type of Position:
Full Time - Employee

Contact Information:
Harjinder Sidhu
Edmonton Economic Development Corp.
9797 Jasper Ave NW
Edmonton , AB, Canada
T5J 1N9


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