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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: Directs the planning, management, and execution of signature events, functions, or meetings for an advancement and alumni engagement department. Establishes event goals and objectives. Events are designed to recognize and steward donors, increase fundraising, and/or increase participation rate. Activities support the University's fundraising and donor relations activities, including campaign related activities, specifically to recognize and engage donors, prospects, and volunteers who have made significant contributions to the university. Events include a fundraising goal or increased participation rate. May solicit corporate and individual sponsorships to supplement the budget and increase overall fundraising goal for event(s). Manages large event and/or department budgets with multiple funding sources. Negotiates contracts with vendors. Determines/sets best practices to enhance event management activity and systems. Reviews and/or approves event timelines, procedures, plans and concepts. Manages assignments for events and planning activities. Ensures timelines, plans, and logistics are handled appropriately. Creates efficiencies and standards for consistency for use across the division. Works closely with division staff across multiple units to identify new and existing activities that provide donor recognition and prospect engagement opportunities. Conducts long-range planning and creates and maintains events calendar. Determines life cycle of events and activities for an advancement and alumni engagement program. Provides leadership and direction for targeted audience, speakers, staff, and volunteer roles during event program/production. Ensures appropriate travel is secured for VIP guests and key Leadership. Manages staff and simultaneous events across multiple sites. Works with internal and external volunteers and others to secure hosts, locations, presenters, entertainment, etc. Engages University and division Leadership for participation. Works with designers to create collateral materials. Oversees preparation of pre-event briefs for leadership and others as needed. Reviews post-event analyses to assess opportunities. Reviews recommendations for improving events and services. Determines appropriate actions and improvements or changes for future events. Debriefs division leadership and other division staff on event outcomes. Seeks innovative and creative ideas for events through research, networking, and continuing education classes. May manage staff. Performs related responsibilities as required. Some night and weekend work is required. Some travel may be necessary.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor's degree and five years of experience in event planning/management, alumni engagement, higher education, development, fundraising, healthcare, or equivalent experience in a non-profit institution.

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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