Director of Event Planning & Operations
Property Name:
Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront
Job Title 
Director of Event Planning & Operations
Company Name: 
Wyndham Hotel Group
Work Permit: 
Applicants who do not already have legal permission to work in the United States will not be considered.
Management Position: 
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world's largest and most diverse hotel company with approximately 7,410 hotels worldwide. With iconic brands and hotel choices in every category from upscale to economy, we offer not only the most lodging choices around the world but also exceptional customer service and great value.

With an unrivalled location on Wacker Drive, just off Michigan Avenue, the Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront is in the heart of everything that is Chicago. The hotel boasts 334 spacious guestrooms, Hoyt’s Chicago restaurant and bar, 24-hour business and fitness centers and over 16,000 square feet of private event space. Many of our guest rooms offer stunning views of either the city or the famed Chicago River.

The Hotel offers 47 vacation ownership units in partnership with Wyndham Hotel Group’s sister company, Wyndham Vacation Ownership. As the world’s largest developer and marketer of flexible, points-based vacation ownership products, Wyndham Vacation Ownership has developed or acquired more than 185 vacation ownership resorts throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and the South Pacific that represent more than 23,000 individual vacation ownership units.

The Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront is part of the prestigious Wyndham Grand® ensemble of distinguished hotels within the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts brand that represent one-of-a-kind experiences in key destinations with refined accommodations, attentive service and relaxed surroundings. Wyndham Hotel Group,part ofthe Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN) familyof companies, isthe world’slargest hotel companywith approximately 8,000hotels and over 689,800 rooms in 73 countries.

Job Description:

The Director of
Event Planning & Operations is responsible for coordinating, supervising
and directing all aspects of the Banquet’s operations and Event Services while
maintaining profitabilty and high quality products and service levels.  He/she 
is expected to market ideas to promote business; reduce employee
turnover; maintain revenue and payroll budgets; and meet budgeted productivity
while keeping quality consistently high.

Education & Experience: 

  • At least 4 years
    of progressive experience in a hotel or events management experience; or a
    4-year college degree and at least 1 years of related experience; or a 2-year
    college degree and 2 or more years of related experience.
  • Must be
    proficient in Windows, Company approved spreadsheets and word processing.
  • Strong knowledge
    of service standards, and different service types (French, Russian, etc.)
  • Knowledge
    of food and beverage preparation techniques, health department rules and
    regulations, liquor laws and regulations.
  • Well-developed
    organizational and logistical management skills required to coordinate and
    execute multiple events held simultaneously.
  • Familiarity with
    and knowledge of employment laws required.
  • Knowledgeable
    and proficient with Union Contracts.
  • Previous
    supervisory responsibility required.

Physical requirements:

  • Long hours
    sometimes required.
  • Weekends,
    holidays & evening hours are required.
  • Must
    be able to sit at a desk for up to 5 hours per d
Please see Job Description.