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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 management, of signature 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. May also include university-wide events, special events for scholarship donors and students, leadership annual giving donors, planned giving donors, and various other donor groups. Events are designed to recognize and steward donors, engage alumni donors, influencers, and friends of the University. Events typically include a fundraising goal or increased participation rate. Develops and maintains project management, file sharing, and communication systems for the department to ensure all team members, clients, partners, and leaders have complete visibility into the event production process. Manages overall budget and reporting for the department. Serves as primary event budget/billing liaison for clients. Negotiates contracts with vendors. Establishes and communicates project timelines, procedures, plans, and concepts covering all aspects of event production. Manages team assignments of event and planning activities. Conducts long-range planning and goal setting for event success metrics. Recommends the life cycle and frequency of events and activities for the division. Manages simultaneous event projects. Manages external communications to constituents and partners. Prepares briefing materials, speeches and scripts and working directly with leadership and their offices. Manages post-event analysis to assess opportunities and document the event. Recommends improvements for event project management technology and services, and implements recommendations as appropriate. Debriefs leadership and other division staff on event outcomes. Analyzes data, creates reports, and monitors key performance indicators. Manages a team of professional staff. Performs other related duties 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, advancement, non-profit or related field.

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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