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Reporting to the Associate Dean for Student Success, the Events Manager leads the planning and execution of college-wide events in support of the Driehaus College of Business's strategic goals for strengthening stakeholder engagement and brand awareness. The Events Manager also will act as a consultant for college departments and centers on their unit-based event planning, providing best-practice event planning advice and guidelines to empower these units to develop and deliver high-quality, effective events. An Events Planner and student interns report to the Events Manager.
What You'll Do:
In collaboration with the associate dean and college leadership, develop an annual strategic plan for college-wide events that supports DCOB's strategic priorities and engagement goals, including events supporting the Dean's Office, Undergraduate Programs Office, Kellstadt Graduate School of Business Career Management Center, and Doctorate in Business Administration program. The plan will include an integrated events calendar, objectives and goals, recommended themes, audience targets, budget projections and criteria for assessing effectiveness.
Direct all logistics and staffing, including the Events Planner and student interns, involved in the planning, execution and evaluation of college-wide events. Includes developing event concepts, goals and scheduling in collaboration with event sponsors/partners; managing event budgets (adherence of budgetary guidelines, negotiating services and fees, managing vendor relationships and invoicing); space and catering reservations; event invitations, marketing and registration; overseeing event set-up and on-site event management; creating, tracking and sharing event reports and analytics.
Serve as a consultant for DCOB college departments and centers on their unit-based event planning, providing best-practice event planning advice and guidelines.
Collaborate with university event planners on planning, execution and staffing of the college's participation in June graduation and international commencement events.
Manages Events Planner and student interns.
Cost-conscience management of event budgets, including adherence of budgetary guidelines, negotiating services and fees, managing vendor relationships and invoicing.
What You'll Need:
Bachelor's degree or four years of experience required , master's degree preferred. At least three years of relevant work experience in event planning/project management, preferably in an academic or non-profit setting.
Able to stand for extended periods of time. Motor dexterity skills for extended computer, keyboard and telephone use. Ability to walk throughout the day. Ability to occasionally lift up to 25lbs.
Knowledge and experience with strategic event planning, as proven through successful management of high-quality events for which the candidate was primarily responsible.
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office suite software applications, resources for designing invitations/programs, and web-based event listing/RSVP applications, such as Eventbrite.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Strong customer service, organizational and time management skills; meticulous attention to detail
Ability to multitask and manage projects on deadline and within budget.
Ability to anticipate, analyze and propose solutions to issues and challenges.
Demonstrated interpersonal skills to establish and maintain good working relationships with diverse groups, including co-workers, university leaders, faculty, staff, students, alumni, donors and business community representatives.
Ability to take and give directions, take appropriate initiative and possess a flexible and upbeat demeanor.
Position requires off-site and after hours work, including evenings and weekends, to work on or at events. May need to use personal vehicle and personal cell phone and will be reimbursed for business expenses
Working for a stable and well-known University that values diversity and inclusion.
Top choice medical, dental, and vision benefits.
Retirement plan matching contribution of 10%.
Tuition waivers for employees and dependents.
Generous paid time off, sick time, holidays, floating holidays, and more!
For consideration, please include a resume and cover letter.
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