Reporting to the Vice President for University Advancement, the Assistant Vice President for Special Events and Public Affairs is responsible for leading, developing and managing the day-to-day planning, coordination and management of the special events that involvethe President and the University’s most important stakeholders. Additionally, theAssistant Vice President for Special Events and Public Affairs will direct the stewardship events for the Advancement Office.
As a senior member of the Advancement team, the Assistant Vice President for Special Events and Public Affairs develops an overall strategic plan for showcasing the university through special events and positioning the president publicly. This strategic model supports the University’s mission and vision and ensures a high level of visibility and momentum that engenders a sense of excitement, optimism and confidence in theuniversity’s top stakeholders.
Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree and at least ten years of non-profit special events and public affairs experience, preferably in a higher education.
Progressively responsible leadership experience with a demonstrated record of accomplishment in each of these areas.
Experience persuading and influencing groups and individuals to support the organization’s agenda with respect to colleagues, team members, volunteer leadership, and other stakeholders.
Management and supervisory experience.
Ability to interact professionally with all levels of students, staff, faculty, and external constituents.
Experience analyzing data and developing systems to improve operating efficiency.
Excellent oral and communication skills, including active listening skills.
Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize and execute multiple tasks, meet deadlines and work in a fast-paced environment and problem solve.
Ability to maintain effective, consistent and clear communication.
Energetic and positive professional who works well in a collaborative team environment.
Internal Number: 19-35A
About University of New Haven
The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education.Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960 and opened its Orange Campus in January, 2014. The University operates a satellite campus in Tuscany, Italy, and offers programs at several locations throughout Connecticut and in New Mexico. UNH provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities.The University enrolls approximately 6,800 students, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 5,000 undergraduates – the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, and Tagliatela College of Engineering, UNH offers over 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 500 study abroad programs worldwide and its student-athletes compete in 16 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II’s highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference.