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Special Events Planner

City of Johns Creek

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Join Our Team as the Special Events Planner!

Are you passionate about community engagement and event planning? The City of Johns Creek seeks a dynamic individual to join our team as a Special Events Planner. In this role, you will serve as the driving force behind our city's special events and volunteer programs, enhancing community outreach and engagement. Your efforts will directly enrich the cultural and entertainment offerings within Johns Creek.

Key Responsibilities:

Mastermind Memorable Moments: From cultural holiday celebrations to family-friendly activities, you'll be the creative genius behind our city's special events, leaving lasting memories for all who attend.

Inspire Volunteerism: Rally the troops and lead our volunteer army! You'll recruit, train, and energize volunteers, ensuring every event is powered by the spirit of community.

Forge Meaningful Connections: Build bridges with local businesses, organizations, and agencies to foster inclusion, diversity, and unity within the City of Johns Creek.

Bloom with Variety: With a broad spectrum of events, you'll plan unique festivities to inspire fun for all generations in our multicultural community. You will coordinate with many entities for logistics, budgets, and schedules to ensure every event is a resounding success.


Bachelor's Degree in Business, Public Relations, Marketing, or equivalent program.

A minimum of three (3) years' experience in special event production, public relations, fundraising, and volunteer management.

One (1) year of experience working in city government is preferred.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, especially Word and Excel.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Strong leadership and organizational abilities.

About this Position:

Work is performed independently under the general supervision of the Recreation Manager in the Recreation   Parks Department.

Competitive salary and benefits package:

Explore outstanding healthcare options and exceptional retirement benefits with the City of Johns Creek! Our comprehensive package includes a generous 12% contribution of your base pay to the 401a plan and a $1 for $1 match up to 5% in the 457(b) retirement plans, potentially totaling up to 22%! Access financial adviser services at no extra cost. Revel in a competitive salary package crafted to align with the unique responsibilities and benefits of the Special Events Planner. We offer competitive wages starting from $29.85 to $32.90 per hour with a potential starting salary of $62,086 - $68,438 annualized for an 80-hour schedule. This position is non-exempt, and overtime may be required.

About Us:

The City of Johns Creek is a vibrant jewel nestled in the thriving northeast suburbs of Metro Atlanta. As the 9th largest city in Georgia, we take pride in our community of 85,000 residents and 250 dedicated employees who contribute to its growth and well-being. Established in December of 2006, Johns Creek has emerged as a beacon of safety in Georgia, consistently earning high marks on's rankings. We are committed to upholding this reputation as we move forward. Johns Creek was ranked as one of the best places to live in the United States in 2023 by and the #1 place to raise a family in Georgia by We aim to be pioneers in health, wellness, and innovation, continually drawing residents and businesses from all corners to call Johns Creek their home.

Join Us Today!

We want to hear from you if you are enthusiastic about community engagement and event coordination! Don't miss your chance to be part of something extraordinary!

Join us in making a difference in the vibrant community of Johns Creek!

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER The City of Johns Creek is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, or any other class or status protected by law.

IMPORTANT: By submitting your resume online, you hereby authorize the City of Johns Creek to contact, obtain, and verify the accuracy of the information contained in this application from all previous employers, references, and educational institutions. You also hereby release from liability the City of Johns Creek and its representatives for seeking, gathering, and using such information to make employment decisions and all other persons or organizations for providing such information. You understand that any misrepresentation or material omission made by you on this application will be sufficient cause for cancellation of this application or immediate termination of employment if you are employed, whenever it may be discovered.

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information via this online portal. No unsolicited letters, emails, telephone calls, or in-person submissions will be considered in fairness to other potential candidates for this position. Applications will be reviewed as received.

The City of Johns Creek is a drug free workplace and all positions are subject to the candidate successfully passing a background screening.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

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