Communications and Events Manager - Skandalaris Center
Washington University in St. Louis
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Internal Number: JR67761
The Skandalaris Center Communications and Events Manager will be responsible for the development, execution, and continuous measurable improvement of the Centerâ™s branding and communication strategies as well as 50+ annual events and programs.
The work environment is primarily an office setting with frequent events/programs where transporting of lightweight (15lbs) materials/tables/etc. will be required. Many Skandalaris events and programs are held in the evenings and on weekends, thereby requiring hours/activities outside the normal work-day as needed. Work will be conducted at both the Danforth and Medical School campuses and occasionally off-campus.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Creates and manages the Centerâ™s events strategy across a wide variety of initiatives, programs, and constituent groups. Oversees structure and scheduling of staff support to ensure a world class experience for participants.
Develops branding and sponsorship content strategy, including implementation, generation, and dissemination. Manages engaged staff and partners to ensure connectivity across the Centerâ™s portfolio. Serves as a key liaison with Office of Public Affairs and other media outlets. Work closely with Advancement on donor prospectus creation.
Serves as communication liaison between the Center and all stakeholders, including National Council, donors, government and foundation relations (grant management), faculty, and students.
Supports SalesForce CRM and databases for communications and events tracking ensuring accurate collection of data and metrics as well as analyzing demand/satisfaction/outcomes associated with Skandalaris Center initiatives; manages databases and assist with custom surveys. Manages annual reporting for initiatives across the Center.
Manages budget for execution of brand plan.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Formal undergraduate education in entrepreneurship.
Experience with branding, marketing and social media in an entrepreneurial context.
Proven ability to handle confidential information responsibly.
Prior Management Experience.
Development and oversight of sponsorship opportunities for university or similar initiatives.
Experience with social media and website maintenance.
This position requires a self-starter with excellent project management, technical, communication (both written and oral), and interpersonal skills.
A self-motivated individual driven by challenge with the ability to work independently with a high degree of reliability, accuracy and productivity.
A positive attitude is a must.
Must be able to work independently in an environment of multiple and conflicting priorities and projects; anticipate and resolve problems and updates supervisor on status of projects.
The candidate should have good professional judgment, initiative, and confidence.
The candidate will work independently but have the ability to function as part of a team, coordinating with multiple constituencies.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Bachelorâ™s degree and three years of experience in writing, editing, or grant writing in related field.
$53,900.00 - $92,200.00 / AnnuallyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/ to view a summary of benefits.
Washington University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to an individualâ™s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability status, protected veteran status, national or ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation. Women, minorities, protected veterans and the disabled are strongly encouraged to apply.
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment â“ fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.
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