Job Details

Business and Events Manager
Aug 12, 2019 and Events Manager-550.pdf
Community Matters
Full Time

Job Title: Business and Events Manager

Location: Community Matters Administrative Office, 2110 Saint Michael Street

Compensation Type: exempt, full-time, salary

Reports to: Executive Director

Application Deadline: August 23, 2019


Job Overview

The Business and Events Manager oversees the operations, business development, and event coordination of The Sanctuary, a social enterprise event venue of Community Matters.  

Core Job Responsibilities

Business Development

  • Build market position by locating, developing, and maintaining business relationships;
  • Meet all business revenue goals by researching prospective clients in targeted markets, pursue leads, and follow through to successful bookings;
  • Manage revenue tracking and data reporting for The Sanctuary;
  • Manage business marketing including website, social media, The Knot, and all other forms of marketing;
  • Understand target markets, including industry, company, project, company contacts and which market strategies can be used to attract clients;
  • Build new vendor partnerships (preferred catering, lighting, sound, etc.) to advance revenue goals.

Event Coordination

  • Manage all event booking, coordination, and communications with renters;
  • Collect and manage all payments and agreement contracts;
  • Coordinate setup, planning, and all details for client use of Sanctuary;
  • Manage and collaboration with part-time Events Coordinator  to ensure highest quality of service, divide event schedule, and oversee coordination;
  • Hire and manage temporary event setup/clean up staff;
  • Coordinate access to the space for all events and ensure proper security and condition of space before, during and after events.

Facility Operations

  • Coordinate and manage all set up, clean up with janitorial and event staff;
  • Maintain proper licenses, permits, etc. (alcohol, commercial kitchen, occupancy);
  • Maintain proper condition of the Sanctuary and maintain compliance with the health department regulation of the commercial kitchen;
  • Manage all facility supplies and ensure space is properly prepared for events;
  • Manage pick up and setup of all rented event items;
  • Manage use of the space outside of paid events (Community Matters events, community usage, etc.)



  • Must have strong customer service skills, organization skills, and the ability to troubleshoot and resolve problems.
  • Must be reliable and timely in attendance and have a flexible schedule.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Must have regular evening/weekend availability.
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment and independent without constant supervision is required
  • Attention to detail, ability to work unsupervised while maintaining safety and quality standards, and confidence to speak up and act when safety and/or quality are compromised.
  • Comfort with multitasking and maintaining efficiency and productivity.
  • Effective and frequent communication with manager and support staff, regardless of department or shift.
  • Ability and willingness to adhere to and advance protocol in a diverse work environment.
  • Proficient in Google and/or Microsoft Office suites.



  • Ability to frequently sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and climb.
  • Ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.


To Apply

 Send cover letter and resume to Mary Delaney at by Friday, August 23.



Contact Details

Mary Delaney
Community Matters