Unit-specific Responsibilities 1) Lead development of the event proposal, concept, communications plan, final briefing, and post event debrief and analytics with event partners. 2) Provide strategic guidance and event expertise for events within portfolio, as well as to a variety of partners. 3) Develop clear event concept plan with event stakeholders based on overall objective and ARD-wide strategy and goals. 4) Ensure finalized plan is properly executed by working closely with the selected internal and external service providers to develop clear and complete specifications, contracts, orders, and standards of service for the event. 5) Provide onsite logistical support for events and manage all aspects of final preparations through the conclusion of the event. 6) Actively contribute to team goals and staff development, including professional development, team building, and goal setting. 7) Seek opportunities for professional development that will enhance job performance, including building networks within the University and with colleagues at peer institutions.
Unit-preferred Competencies 1) Communicate Effectively & With Influence 2) Exhibit Resilience & Optimize Resources 3) Display Emotional Intelligence 4) Lead Performance & Flawless Execution 5) Foster Partnership & Collaboration 6) Demonstrated skill and knowledge of, or ability to learn quickly, the internal workings of the University as well as the technology tools available to the Office of Alumni Relations and Development, including Griffin (the University's Donor Relationship Management System), Microsoft Windows computer environment, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and FileMaker. 7) Strong verbal and writing skills, high attention to detail and follow-up, and excellent organizational skills. 8) Ability to manage confidential information with discretion and tact. 9) Experience developing and monitoring event budgets. 10) Project management experience. 11) Willingness and ability to travel to campus and/or non-campus locations for University business. 12) Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends.
Working Conditions Work Setting 1) Standard office environment
Mental Demands 1) Self-motivation and the ability to take initiative. 2) Ability to prioritize multiple projects and independently follow through with detail.
Preferred Qualifications Experience 1) Professional experience in nonprofit management, development, alumni relations, marketing, public relations, sales or similar professional work experience.
Required Documents 1) Resume 2) Cover Letter (optional)
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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