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Special Events Coordinator
Company Name:St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
  
This position requires candidates to have a US work permit. Please do not apply if you are not legally able to work in the United States.
 
Applicants to this position must reside within a 90 mile radius of the property.
 
Position Description:St. Francis Winery & Vineyards heritage in Sonoma County dates back to 1971 with the establishment of the Behler Vineyard in Sonoma Valley. St. Francis is best known for specializing in premium and ultra-premium wines made from 100% Sonoma County grapes. The St. Francis Visitor Center, located on the scenic grounds of the Winery and vineyard, is a Wine Country destination offering an impressive array of wine and food pairing options to visitors. St. Francis Winery currently produces wines including their Sonoma County series: Merlot, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Zinfandel, the Wild Oak varietal series and ever expanding Artisan Series wines, all showcasing the best Sonoma County has to offer.

We are currently seeking a Special Events Coordinator responsible for all special event sales operations, guest relations, internal and external communications of all special events, as well as coordinating the execution of the event with staff and other departments. Events include winery events, trade events, corporate lunches and/or dinners, and Wine Club events. The Special Events Coordinator ensures effective communications within the department and throughout the Winery and enhances the Winery image by executing professional, organized, and quality oriented memorable events.

This is a full-time, exempt position with a Tuesday through Saturday standard work week. Must be flexibility to work evenings, weekends and holidays as event business dictates.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
? Proven leadership and business acumen.
? Well-developed sales, negotiation, project management and guest relations skills.
? Good judgment and the ability to make timely and sound decisions.
? Creative, flexible, and innovative team player; strong interpersonal skills.
? Commitment to excellence and high standards.
? Ability to work effectively with all levels of management.
? Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills.
? Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
? Demonstrated ability to make successful presentations to individuals and/or groups at all levels of an organization.
? Ability to work independently and as a member of various teams and committees.
? Proven ability to handle multiple priorities, projects and meet deadlines.
? Professional appearance and demeanor.
? Able to work effectively within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm.
? Knowledge of wine, wine growing, and winemaking processes with ability to educate guests.
? Knowledge of food and wine preparation, presentation and coordination. Familiar with ingredients, preparation methods, proper service temperatures, and garnishes.
? Ability to efficiently execute flawless guest activities while remaining sensitive and unobtrusive to the needs of the guest.
? Excellent customer service skills.
? Highly dependable.
? Acute attention to detail.
? Ability to work flexible schedules including evenings, weekends and holidays.
? Proficient with MS Office programs including Word, Excel (mid-level skills), Outlook (email and calendaring).
? Proficiency with database management and POS systems.
? Valid drivers? license and reliable transportation.
? Passion, enthusiasm, focus, creativity, and a positive outlook

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
? 2-3 years of related experience and training in hospitality, fine dining, special events, and marketing.

  
Company Profile:St. Francis Winery & Vineyards heritage in Sonoma County dates back to 1971 with the establishment of the Behler Vineyard in Sonoma Valley. St. Francis is best known for specializing in premium and ultra-premium wines made from 100% Sonoma County grapes. The St. Francis Visitor Center, located on the scenic grounds of the Winery and vineyard, is a Wine Country destination offering an impressive array of wine and food pairing options to visitors. St. Francis Winery currently produces wines including their Sonoma County series: Merlot, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Zinfandel, the Wild Oak varietal series and ever expanding Artisan Series wines, all showcasing the best Sonoma County has to offer.
  
Job Profile:
Position: Manager - Food and Beverage
Start Date: Immediate
Job Category: Other
Job Type: Full-time
Compensation: Salary
Experience: 3 years
Education: Commensurate experience
Job Location(s): California
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