Asst Dir, ADV Events

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*This is an Exempt position. Employees in this position are paid a salary on a monthly basis and are not eligible to receive overtime pay.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Leads the planning and execution of events, functions, or meetings for an advancement and alumni engagement program. Events may include, but are not limited to: large-scale gala or formal events, dinners, receptions, luncheons, board meetings, large-scale community awareness fundraising events such as walks, races, and tournaments, chair dedications and professorship celebrations, welcome or farewell events for staff, reunions and alumni events, cultivation and stewardship events with programmatic elements, groundbreaking events, building dedications, and tours. Prepares and manages event budgets, determines financial requirements for events. Works with vendors. Utilizes best practices to develop and recommend event operating procedures, including runs of show. Establishes and manages event planning timelines. Assists in the selection and coding of event invitees, utilizing CRM system. May coordinate related travel for guest speakers and staff. Trains and manages internal and external event volunteers, including executive level leaders, host committees and large volunteer groups necessary for community awareness events. Works with division leadership to engage University leadership as appropriate. May include preparation of briefing materials, speeches and scripts and working directly with leadership and their offices. Conducts post-event analysis to assess opportunities, may recommend improvements for events and services; implements recommendations as appropriate. Debriefs management and other division staff on event outcomes. Performs other related responsibilities as required. Some night and weekend work is required. Some travel may be necessary.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor's degree and two years of experience in event planning, OR a combination of education, experience, and training

The above statements are intended to describe the work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the personnel so classified.


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