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At Stanford PACS, our events play a vital role in communicating our work and our mission to the public. As the Events and Partnerships manager, you will be responsible for creating a strategic annual events calendar and lead all event planning. In order to be successful in this role, you should be a self-motivated individual, who is highly organized, creative, and detail oriented. You will also play a critical role in organizing the Philanthropy Innovation Summit, our signature biennial event with individual philanthropists. You will manage the design and production of all collateral, including brochures, rack cards, posters, etc. Under the guidance of the Director of Partnerships and Community, you will also help forge partnerships within and outside Stanford to further PACS' mission. Thus, the Events and Partnerships Manager is a great role for someone interested in leading special events for nonprofit fundraising and partnership development efforts.
This is a 100% FTE, continuing position. This position will be based on the Stanford campus and will be considered for an option of telecommuting (hybrid of working on-site and off-site), subject to operational need.
In this role, you will:
*Initiate and lead meetings with stakeholders to plan scope and format of events, establish and monitor budgets, and/or review administrative procedures and event progress.
*Serve as project leader on specific events, coordinating teams that plan, implement, and manage all aspects of events such as: marketing, vendors, attendee experience, event registration, food and beverage, security, press and/or media.
*Responsible for budget planning and management, venue management and equipment and facilities management for specific events.
*Research and provide recommendations for potential event locations and evaluate alternatives.
*Manage vendors/consultants, coordinate and review administrative procedures including venue & facilities management.
*Oversee development of registration strategy and logistics for specific events.
*Communicate effectively with internal and external partners and stakeholders.
*May oversee support staff, students, and other contingent staff; provide staff training.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
To be successful in this position you will bring:
Education & Experience:
*Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
*Demonstrated success managing event teams and planning, developing budgets, and meeting budget goals.
*Excellent project management skills, and the ability to manage complex timelines and multiple projects.
*Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
*Excellent interpersonal, communication, time management, and customer service skills. Must be well organized and detail oriented.
*Exceptional customer service skills with the ability to cultivate partnerships.
*Demonstrated high level of confidence in making strategic decisions, good judgment, and innovative and creative problem-solving skills.
*Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, knowledge of cloud applications such as Google Docs and Forms.
*Ability to interact and successfully collaborate with a broad spectrum of contributing groups and customers
In addition, preferred requirements include:
*Experience in long-term event design and planning, and creating a strategic events calendar in line with the organization's mission and brand.
*Eye for layout and design of programs and other collateral, and experience working with external creative teams/contractors.
*Experience with Wordpress, Mailchimp, InDesign, and SalesForce.
*Ability to work under deadlines with minimal guidance.
*Demonstrated ability to complete detailed work accurately.
*Strong analytical skills and experience with online analytics and trends.
*Ability to work with diverse stakeholders, including scholars, industry leaders, students and staff.
*Knowledge of and experience in the philanthropy/social sector.
*Experience marketing events on social media.
*Experience in a professional academic setting.
The expected pay range for this position is $72,000 to $91,000 per annum.
Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs.
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To be considered, please submit a cover letter and resume along with your online application. Your one-page cover letter should briefly describe your background in events management and provide examples of your experience with attention to detail, responsiveness, and decision-making.
The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classifications and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
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