Conference Manager

Mar 20, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Conference Manager

Employee Type: AP-Administrative Professional

Position Number: 77540

Work Location: Puyallup

Summary of Duties:
WSU Conference Management seeks to fill 2 conference manager positions, one of whom will have extensive conference/event/meeting planning experience. Both positions will work from the Puyallup office located within 30 miles of Seattle.

Holding offices in Puyallup and Pullman, WSU Conference Management leads the region in event management, partnering with federal and state agencies, non-profits, and university colleagues to deliver exceptional event experiences for clients and attendees.

The Conference Manager is responsible for developing, organizing and executing a wide array of conferences and professional education programs. Responsibilities include but are not limited to overseeing and/or managing diverse activities such as event planning, public relations, financial management, contract negotiation, marketing, sales, and personnel management. Additionally, the incumbent collaborates on the designing and implementation of new professional education programs.

Required Qualifications:
Positions require a Bachelor’s degree and three (3) years of experience in developing and administering non-credit educational programs, conferences and events, or marketing, including at least one (1) year of supervisory experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis. A Master’s degree in a related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience. Positions may require evening and weekend work and travel.

Posting Open Date: 03/16/2017

Posting Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

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Washington State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Educator and Employer.


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