Job Type: Staff Job Description: Support and manage the execution of marketing/communication actions and event planning for a multi-campus, higher education institution. The successful candidate must possess diverse skill sets that allow performance as an event manager, project manager and creative writer. As event planner, this event and marketing specialist will plan and execute signature University events, including but not limited to graduations, white coat ceremonies for the Kansas City and Joplin campuses as well the annual alumni Homecoming events. Additionally, he/she will direct and supervise the University's event planner.
As a project manager, this individual will oversee timelines and completion of work for a team of six-plus communications professionals within the University Relations department. Additionally, this successful candidate will serve as content contributor for print, web, direct mail and magazine articles; and contribute to strategic communications planning and brand development.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Plan and execute signature University events in Kansas City, MO and Joplin, MO.
Supervise University Events planner in the development and execution of all other University-related events both on and off campus, ensuring creative themes and quality production
Provide direction and assistance to internal constituents
Maintain archives for signature event protocols
Manage the timeline and projects for the University Relations department, relaying requests for projects to appropriate individuals and ensuring timely deliverables.
Write content that is on target to meet the University strategic communications goals and objectives.
Create, track and implement overall University Events budget
Negotiate vendor contracts
Cultivate and maintain vendor relationships
Represent the University Relations department and the University favorably and in accordance with established Core Values and expectations
Perform other duties as assigned or directed to meet the goals and objectives of the organization
Other administrative tasks (i.e., filing, preparing documentation)
Participate in developing department goals, objectives, and systems
Actively participate in team and University meetings
Bachelor's degree required
Four years in corporate or academic event planning and execution
Proven track record for delivering events within or under budget
Excellent writing capabilities with samples of effective communications written for print and digital mediums.
Ability to provide back up support in graphic design utilizing InDesign a plus.
Ability to succinctly and clearly articulate event instructions and direction to large groups of people
Creative ability to concept and develop visually pleasing and effective events utilizing a cohesive
Internal Number: R-0000902
About Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB)
For nearly 100 years, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences has been committed to a primary purpose – the education and training of caring, compassionate osteopathic physicians. Today, that purpose has grown to include training students in bioethics and biomedical sciences. At KCU, we: - Provide the second-largest number of physicians in Missouri and Kansas - Alleviate physician workforce shortages nationally, with 58 percent of our more than 7,100 practicing alumni in primary care specialties - Deliver much-needed medical care in underserved areas, with 19 percent of alumni practicing in rural care nationwideLearn more at www.kcumb.edu.