Assistant Director of Event Services

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About the University of West Georgia

Just west of Atlanta, the University of West Georgia is a second home for more than 1,800 faculty and staff members dedicated to transforming lives and changing perspectives. With over 13,700 undergraduate and graduate students and nearly 90 programs of study, we’re a university of anything’s possible. We embrace diversity. We value community. We drive growth. We engage – as students, faculty and staff – and work collectively to be the best comprehensive university in America, sought after as the best place to work, learn and succeed.

Join our pack and get a front seat to history in the making. Special things happen when you Go West. Come see for yourself.

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Nature of Work

Responsible for the coordination of all events housed within The Coliseum. This position is also responsible for managing the master calendar, marketing plans, and preparing rental estimates for Coliseum events.

In addition to Coliseum event services, this position will serve on the EMSCampus Governance team, serve as a supervisor for large events across campus (football/move-in), supervising a large number of employees and routinely working additional night, weekend, and Holiday events.

This position also backs up the Assistant Director of Business Operations during absences. Because the fulfillment of these duties requires the Assistant Director of Event Services to hold a purchasing card (P-Card), a satisfactory credit check will be required as a condition of employment.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management, Business, or related field and 3 years of event management leadership experience.

Capability of working collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, and members of the community

Willingness to work early morning, late night, and weekend shifts depending upon event schedule

Strong leadership, communication and customer service skills.

Ability to work in a dynamic environment

Ability to work in a team, take directions, and communicate effectively

Successful credit check required for P-Card responsibilities

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in Sports Management, Business, or related field and 4-5 years of event management leadership experience. Previous experience in sports, entertainment, recreation, government, or higher education setting.

Salary $45,540.00/yrly Minimum - $58,632.00/yrly Midpoint Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

Must have the ability to work evenings, weekends, and sometimes holidays in a fast paced often noisy environment.

Notice to Applicants

Please be advised that should you be recommended for a position, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.

It is the policy of the University of West Georgia to follow federal law in regards to affirmative action and equal opportunity. The University of West Georgia.s affirmative action program and related policies are developed in compliance with Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, as amended; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Sections 503 & 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title II) and their implementing regulations; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as it amends 38 U.S.C. 4212.




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Posted: 3/19/2019
Application Due: 4/1/2019
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