Event Manager
  • Austin, United States
  • 512-327-3070
26 Dec 2021
Real Estate
Event Management
2-4 Years
Job Description


kwx is an integrated homeownership experience company that puts Keller Williams real estate agents at the center of its world. The spectrum of Keller Williams Realty Inc., Keller Williams Worldwide, Keller Mortgage, Keller Covered, Keller Offers and Keller Manage, provides agents with a seamless experience so they can offer their clients an integrated homeownership experience. Our technology, training and resources give agents more time to build meaningful client relationships.

Every team member is a valued part of one team driven by one mission: to serve agents so they can serve their clients. We’re committed to listening, learning, and responding to our team members and to making kwx and its family of companies a truly great place to work.

Working with kwx is a win-win for agents, their clients and our kwx team.



In 1983, Keller Williams was a rebel upstart fueled by Gary Keller’s philosophy of “people helping people” and a win-win culture. Its enduring belief system, WI4C2TES (Win-win, Integrity, Customers, Commitment, Communication, Creativity, Teamwork, Trust, Equity, and Success) keeps them anchored in doing the right thing. The company started to fuel entrepreneurial agents’ success, so agents can serve their clients like no others in the industry.  


As Keller Williams grew to a market-leading organization, its culture spread, as did the commitment to give agents the training and tools to grow their businesses and profits. Keller Williams’ proud past set a foundation for a bright future.  


As time went on, Keller Williams expanded its offerings to support their agents. While it started with Keller Williams Realty, Inc., it soon expanded with Keller Williams Worldwide and then added supporting services including Keller Mortgage, Keller Covered, and Keller Offers. In 2020, the concept of One Co., integrating all companies for a homeownership experience, took hold and kwx was launched. 



Carl Liebert, a proven executive leader with 30 years of experience leading customer-driven transformations and developing strategic, operational and process excellence within retail organizations joined kwx as CEO in October 2019.


“The opportunity to work within a culture-first organization like KW is a natural fit with my personal and professional values. Our shared passion and commitment to delivering world-class customer experiences at scale made the opportunity to learn and lead alongside Gary Keller a compelling opportunity,” Liebert said. “KW has the market share, the vision and leadership, and unwavering commitment to keep the agent at the center of the holistic homeownership experience.”


Liebert’s focus for the kwx leadership team is to integrate the organization into one team with one mission; grow, engage, and retain the largest, most inclusive agent base; build the best-in-class data strategy and tech platform; build ancillary services and create a superior client experience across the ecosystem. 


As a part of the team, you can bring that vision to life. You can guide a team with a greater purpose. You can contribute to agents staying ahead of the game—giving agents what they need to be more efficient, productive, and relevant than the competition. 


KELLER WILLIAMS CORE VALUES RESPONSIBILITY: Every member of the Keller Williams leadership team is responsible for leading and modeling diverse, equitable, and inclusive practices in the workplace relative to hiring, promoting, paying, and managing people. Leaders are expected to treat all people with civility, respect, and dignity and demonstrate the 10 core values that form our belief system.

Who are we looking for?

KWRI thrives within a creative and collaborative culture, where being at the forefront of real estate is our primary goal. As an employee at KWRI, you will have the opportunity to work within a global organization that is growing at the speed of light. We’re looking for adaptable, flexible and creative people who want to be a part of a dynamic environment and make an impact on the future of real estate.


The Events Department is looking for a fast-paced, independent thinker who prefers a challenging environment and has a proven track record for success. We are looking for a person that is self-motivated and loves an environment that allows you to create your own growth path.


What will you do?

The successful candidate will plan, organize and execute a successful project each year, and contribute to all other KWRI events.  This planner will deal directly with all stakeholders, and possess the ability to take the scope and vision for each event with a working knowledge of all major event planning tasks and details.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ability to work directly with stakeholders to determine the scope and vision of X program.
  • Communicate successfully with other Departments (Marketing) and Client Care Manager to collaborate on project goals & objectives and follow through in a timely manner with project goals and plan.
  • Create plan to manage “X” program with tasks and task owners to the larger goals of the event in attendance numbers, vision and profit by holding the entire team to our budgeted goals.
  • Successfully research and report on benchmarking techniques to determine the vision for current and future programs.
  • Experience managing all types and sizes of events and a budget of 500K or more with accuracy and within time constraints and deadlines for reconciliations and budgeting.
  • Have a broad understanding of all major event planning tasks and proven track record of success in these.
  • Work on other events as a task lead and as assigned, example: Shipping to Food and Beverage or Signage, or all three
  • This position is required to travel 10% with up to 3-4 traveling events.
  • Attend and participate in the following Courses:
  • Franchise Systems Orientation
  • Recruit Select, Action Training and Leadership and Motivate
  • Train the Presenter
  • Coaching Skills Camp
  • Various Industry events and/or workshops and benchmarking opportunities

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 2 years of successful event planning experience desired
  • CMP Preferred, but not required
  • The drive to learn more about events and the real estate industry
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions and time constraints and enjoy working on multiple projects at one time and maintain positivity
  • Proven track record for making events and task systems more efficient
  • Team player, willing to jump in and work on items “outside” of their job
  • Willingness to collaborate on solutions for the success of the project
  • Ability to work independently on assigned tasks as well as to accept direction on given assignments while working collectively with other team members
  • Need to be able to occasionally work irregular business hours due to event schedules, set-up and dismantle
  • Have excellent time management and strong organizational skills
  • Creative, capable of developing smart solutions and is mindful of profit, profit share, and budgets
  • Be enthusiastic, positive, self – motivated
  • Be a leader amongst the team with event industry knowledge; help to create an atmosphere of experienced, positive planners 
  • Embraces change and a thirst for new projects or new ways of making our events memorable and successful
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and presentation skills to all sizes of groups.
  • Mastery of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Slack, trello, google drive)
  • Knowledge of Event Registration System or to be trained when hired
  • Ability to lift, pull, push, up to or over 25 pounds, or move, assist and/or lift items of awkward weights

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5 or more years of large scale event planning experience

kwx is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. kwx recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics disability, age, veteran status, or other protected status as required by applicable law. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.


We consider the health and safety of our team members to be of paramount importance. Therefore, the Company’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy applies to all team members who physically work in the Austin, TX or Dublin, OH offices. It does not apply to team members who are working remotely (unless they come into the Company’s offices, in which case, this policy applies).


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