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Corporate Events & Meetings Planner - Park Ridge, IL

Post Date: 06/09/2022

Req. Number: 95895

City: Park Ridge

State: Illinois

Zip Code: 60068


Goodwill TalentBridge, a full service staffing and recruitment firm, is part of Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin and Metropolitan Chicago, the largest of the 165 Goodwill territories in North America. With more than 90 years of experience in Workforce Development and job training, Goodwill is helping thousands of people find work in the communities we serve, including 13 counties in Wisconsin and 10 counties in Illinois.

Are you experienced in corporate event planning and looking for an opportunity to put your leadership & organizational skill set to use? Goodwill TalentBridge and one of our premier clients in the greater Chicagoland area is seeking talented CMP Professionals to join their team!


  • Offering a HYBRID work schedule AND FLEXIBILITY!
  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Hearing
  • Pension & 401(k) savings!
  • Vacation/Sick/Holidays/Birthday’s
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Professional Development
  • EAP & More!


Offering a hybrid remote work environment, Meeting Planners are responsible for the management of global conference events and projects while acting as a liaison for vendors and clientele.

  • Full cycle management of global conference events and logistical preparations: Agenda’s & Manuals, RSVP’s & Invitations, Venue Selection, Negotiation & Preparation, Menu’s & Catering, Volunteer Management, Seating Arrangements.

  • Timeline, Reporting & Presentation Management: Rehearsals, Scripts, Breakouts, Schedules, includes year-round preparation, orientation, and correspondence. Manage quarterly reports and oversee Postmortem reporting.

  • Leadership & Global Council Staff Liaison: Liaison to Traffic General Task Force, arrange conferences, onboard new task force liaison, ensure task force is prepared for on-site duties.

  • Organizational Structure & Sponsorship Management: Ensure sponsorship fulfillment using ConneXion Zone; Create floor plans for sponsorship booths and print materials; Ensure space for discussion areas, fun zones and speaker zones.  

  • Vendor Management: Manage website vendor and work with other vendors to manage budgets, including hotels.






  • Bachelor's degree and/or three or more years' experience
  • CMP Certification
  • Relationship Management – Member & Stakeholder
  • Vendor Management & Contract Negotiations
  • Sponsorship Management
  • Project & Budget Management
  • Event & Conference Planning
  • Effective Communication
  • Full vaccination for COVID-19 is required!

M-F; two days in the office, three days remote (M,T / TH, F - office closed on Wednesday's). 
$65k+ - starting salary, negotiable.


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