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This position involves the planning and organizing of event activities, including managing logistics such as facilities, tickets, audience management activities, concessionaires, caterers, and vendors, and facilitation of communication and services with speakers and facility maintenance staff; or provides technical support of these activities.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: June 30, 2022 - Open Until Filled
25% Plans and manages moderately complex events involving alumni, donors, and partners from varied institutions, including academic, research, public, nonprofit institutions, industry, and private sector.
20% Determines and coordinates staffing needs and develops guest lists, working with CDSS senior staff, affiliated units, and others.
15% Consults with CDSS staff and others on details regarding events and event planning.
15% Identifies, plans, and organizes online and in-person event venues and vendors.
10% Collaborates effectively and ensures smooth-running, effective events, including successfully recognizing and resolving potential and real problems in a timely manner using tact, sensitivity, discretion, and political acumen.
10% Organizes and contributes to long-range event planning for CDSS.
5% Mentors and/or supervises volunteer or student corps; creates incentive and recognition programs for volunteer and/or student corps.
Bachelors' degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Thorough knowledge and understanding of concepts, principles and practices of event planning and public relations, including event design, organization and production.
Demonstrates good judgment in making decisions and managing events. Skill in effectively meeting budget and time constraints.
Highly developed judgment, decision-making and problem recognition / avoidance / resolution skills, including skill in determining those issues / problems that need to be brought to management's attention.
Ability to effectively work with invited guests, donors, government officials and university VIPs.
Ability to give clear directives and use independent, rational judgment to make optimal decisions.
Thorough knowledge of the campus, its vision, mission, programs, policies, achievements and infrastructure. Knowledge of University policies and procedures relating to the use of University facilities, event management and presentation.
Demonstrated organizational and project management skills to work successfully with clients to produce high quality events that meet client needs and appropriately represent the campus for fundraising events. Skills to provide excellent donor stewardship.
Highly developed interpersonal communication skills including political acumen and social perceptiveness. Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate with diverse populations with competing priorities.
Knowledge of principles and practices of volunteer recruitment, supervision, motivation and evaluation.
Proven ability to work on several tasks simultaneously; skill at responding effectively to priorities and setting deadlines.
Experience maintaining a high standard of productivity within a broad scope of responsibility despite frequent interruptions. Ability to complete large volume of diverse tasks efficiently, meeting established deadlines.
Knowledge of crowd management, crowd safety protocols, security and emergency procedures related to small, medium and large-scale gatherings.
Knowledge and skill to set and monitor work standards and protocols.
Salary & Benefits
Salary is commensurate with experience. This is an exempt, 100% FTE career position.
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