Events Manager

Princeton, NJ
Jun 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Under the Office of University Advancement, the Princeton University Office of Development secures philanthropic support for the University's highest priorities by engaging and stewarding Princeton's alumni, parents, and friends. We rely on strong partnerships with our volunteers and campus partners. Our strategy emphasizes the long view, honoring the relationships nurtured by those who came before us and empowering those who come after us to successfully build on our efforts.


As a member of the highly respected and fast-paced Development Events team, the Events Manager is responsible for successfully planning and implementing all aspects of assigned events while strictly adhering to stated budget guidelines and project timetables.

The Events Manager will develop project plans, facilitate planning meetings, project and track expenditures, identify and coordinate venues, secure internal and external vendors, oversee all event logistics, collaborate with campus partners, and provide on-site staffing as assigned. The Events Manager will additionally work with senior members of the Events team to assist with the execution of more complex events. The Events Manager will consistently and effectively represent Princeton's mission and, as appropriate, engage with senior administration, faculty, trustees, and volunteers.


  • Bachelor's degree and at least five+ years of event planning experience in a university or complex/fast-paced setting.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple assignments and changing priorities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skill and a high degree of professionalism and initiative.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and keen attention to detail.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Strong work ethic and discretion, good judgment, and commitment to keep confidential all data related to Princeton and its alumni and donors.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently while being part of a larger team.
  • Demonstrated competency with computer software applications, including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint and comfort with custom databases.
  • Frequent evening and weekend work is required.
  • Assignments may include travel.
  • Familiarity with Princeton University or a similar university environment is preferable.

Please submit a cover letter with your application materials for further consideration.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

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