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Corporate Director of Events - Corporate - Clyde's Restaurant Group

Location: Washington, DC, United States

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Pay: $120,000 - $135,000 per year plus bonuses
Clyde’s Restaurant Group is hiring a Director of Events to join our corporate team!
 
Clyde’s Restaurant Group is one of the nation’s most successful and enduring restaurant companies with 12 properties in the DMV area. We offer a diverse range of event experiences across our award-winning locations which include corporate events, weddings, and celebrations. Each venue has its own unique charm and capabilities, catering to intimate gatherings for groups of 10 as well as large-scale events for over 1100 guests.
 
Our locations include Clyde’s of Georgetown, Clyde’s of Chevy Chase, Clyde’s at Mark Center, Tower Oaks Lodge, Clyde’s of Gallery Place, Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm, Old Ebbitt Grill, The Tombs, 1789 Restaurant, Fitzgerald’s, The Hamilton and The Hamilton Live. We are growing and plan to add three new restaurants with event space: Rye Street Tavern, Cordelia Fishbar, and Ebbitt House.
 
The Corporate Director of Events oversees and manages all event-related activities for the Clyde’s Restaurant Group, with a primary focus on ensuring successful event execution to achieve guest satisfaction and drive revenue growth.
 
This position offers the flexibility to work remotely 30% of the time with the rest spent at the corporate office or restaurants.
 
BENEFITS - WHY JOIN THE CLYDE’S TEAM:
  • Pension Plan – 100% company-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 1 year
  • 401k with participation immediately
  • Achievable and generous semi-annual bonus plans
  • Flexible schedule with 5-day work week and ability to work remotely 30% of the time
  • Opportunities for career growth and advancement
  • 100% complimentary off-duty dining for up to 3 guests.
  • Complimentary Shift Dining
  • Parking Benefits
  • Best in class Health plan with Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Long Term Disability, Telemedicine, Wellness Coach, and reduced rates on acupuncture, massage therapy, fitness memberships, and more
  • Hospital Indemnity, Critical Illness and Accident Insurance
  • Behavioral Therapy resources
  • Paid Time Off & Sick Pay
  • Paid Medical/Family Leave up to 8 weeks based on jurisdiction
  • Jury Leave, Time Off to Vote, and School Activities Leave for DC restaurants only
  • Charity Donation Matching Program of up to $4,000 per calendar year
  • Employee Assistance Program – Legal, Emotional, Financial, and other support. 5 sessions per issue for employee and immediate family members.
  • Assistance Fund for employees in need
  • Digital Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Best-in-class classroom & on-premises training program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Annual Flu Shots
  • Discount program with thousands of exclusive brands and services
RESPONSIBILITIES: WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING AS A CORPORATE DIRECTOR OF EVENTS
  • Developing short- and long-term event sales growth strategies.
  • Staying updated on industry trends and event management technology.
  • Conducting market research to stay competitive in the events business.
  • Implementing initiatives to boost event bookings.
  • Monitoring regional events and potential revenue sources.
  • Optimizing usage of event spaces.
  • Establishing competitive minimums for event spaces.
  • Prepare and deliver reports and relevant data. 
  • Managing restaurant event budgets and advising on financial matters.
  • Training and leading restaurant event managers.
  • Providing timely assistance and insights to Event Management team
  • Preparing reports
  • Fostering client and vendor relationships
  • Ensuring sales and marketing system compliance – Triple Seat
  • Collaborating and assisting with recruitment, marketing and event menus and sourcing new platforms
QUALIFICATIONS: WHAT WE LOOK FOR IN A CORPORATE DIRECTOR OF EVENTS
  • 5+ years of Event Sales Management experience
  • 5+ Experience with budgeting and forecasting sales and revenue
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work cooperatively with employees of other departments.
  • Organization, responsiveness, time management and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong leadership skills and supervisory experience.
  • Ability to analyze and understand budgets.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, including the ability to proactively anticipate problems and opportunities.
  • Ability to work independently (remotely) and as part of a team with emphasis on accuracy and timeliness.
  • A commitment to the Vision, Mission and Values of Clyde’s Restaurant Group.
  • Genuine desire to interact with employees and vendors in a professional manner at all times.
  • Hospitality experience required.
***You do not need to meet every single requirement. If you are excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. Research has shown that women, people of color and other underrepresented groups may be less likely to apply to a job unless they meet every single qualification. Clyde’s is dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic team, so you may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.  
ABOUT US
WHERE YOU START IS ONLY THE BEGINNING… Clyde's Restaurant Group (CRG) remains one of the most successful and enduring restaurant companies in the nation with a rich history and 11 iconic properties in the greater Washington, DC region that includes the Clyde's brand, 1789 Restaurant, The Tombs, Fitzgerald’s, Old Ebbitt Grill, and The Hamilton. Through acquisitions and concept development, we expect to double our company size over the next five years. Come grow with us.
Clyde’s Restaurant Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has an unwavering commitment to treating everyone with courtesy, dignity, and respect, and fostering inclusivity and belonging. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.
If you require any special accommodations in order to apply or participate fully in the application process, contact us at [email protected].

 

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