O3 Athletics Foundation is a non-governmental organization that engages Nigerian youth and gives them an opportunity to build a career in athletics. We are a team of coaches, trainers, physiotherapists, psychologists and project managers, working together to continuously produce World and Olympics champions by leveraging on a structured grassroots scouting network, dedicated nurturing, and early exposure to international competitions.
Volunteer - Event Coordinator
Maintaining a working relationship with vendors and venues
Creating event proposals which fit client requirements and presenting proposals by deadline
Planning event aspects, such as venue, seating, and guest list
Delegating event planning tasks to other members where necessary
Demonstrating to clients strong knowledge of venues and vendor offerings and taking clients on tours of venue possibilities
Coordinating event entertainment, including music, performers, and guest speakers
Staying under budget while planning event specifications
Issuing invoices and collecting payments in a timely manner, and creating comprehensive and readable financial reports
Managing and overseeing events on the day of, including problem-solving, welcoming guests, directing event set-up, communicating with staff, and organising vendors
Communicating with marketing team to create effective advertisements for each event, and when necessary crafting marketing materials such as print and Internet advertisements for individual events
Anticipating and planning for different scenarios
Creating sales opportunities for future events during client liaisons and during events, including possessing a strong working knowledge of the company to further these sales opportunities
Planning multiple events at once
JOB SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS
Communication: Event coordinators talk to clients, listening to their needs and presenting ideas and solutions to their requirements. They also work with suppliers, contractors, employees, wait staff and many other parties at the same time. Customer service and interpersonal skills are required.
Calm Under Pressure: Many things can go wrong during an event, and something eventually will. Event coordinators need to remain calm during crisis and the high pressure of an event in progress.
Computer Skills: Modern event planners rely on computers to communicate, plan, budget and organize their events.
Negotiation Skills: Event coordinators will need negotiation skills to work out prices with clients and contractors.
Organization: Many things happen all at once at meetings. Event coordinators need to stay focused and organized so that the event goes off without a hitch.
Problem-Solving Skills: Inevitably, something will go wrong at an event. Being able to quickly solve the issue is required.