Events Manager

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Hyde Park Campus

59678 Enrollment And Student Advance

About the Unit

Job Information

Job Summary:

The Events Manager in the Office of College Admissions is in charge of all logistical components of both on-campus and off-campus programs. This includes playing a key role in planning sessions leading up to events and overseeing all day-of logistics.


  • Assist with the planning of department meetings and events, including, but not limited to, reserving space and audio-visual equipment, menu planning, arranging transportation, etc.
  • Execute on-campus events.
  • Manage hotel and vendor partnerships and negotiate contracts when necessary.
  • Track and reconcile expenses for all events.
  • Collect and analyze event data and outcomes to identify trends and opportunities for improvement.
  • Provide general office support as needed.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Public speaking and presentation skills
  • Work independently and as part of a team
  • Detail oriented
  • Problem solving skills
  • Adaptable

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience, and Certifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required

  • Minimum of 2 years of related experience
  • Preferred: Experience planning events and conferences

Technical Knowledge or Skills:
  • Knowledge of Microsoft programs, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to be on your feet for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

Required Documents:
  • Resume,
  • Cover Letter
  • Three References

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Job is Exempt?

Drug Test Required?

Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job?

Health Screen Required?

Posting Date

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Full time

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Job No:
Posted: 10/13/2018
Application Due: 12/12/2018
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