​Assistant Director, Special Events - Office of Advancement (2 opportunities)

Washington D.C.
Mar 02, 2017
Jun 01, 2017
Executive, Director
Full Time
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Assistant Director, Special Events - Office of Advancement (2 opportunities)

The Assistant Director for Special Events plans and implements special events and advancement activities which support the alumni, development and public relations goals established by the university.  S/he works with the Director of Special Events to establish an annual strategy of alumni and development and recognition events, and assists in the creation, execution, and management of local, national, and international programs, and the evaluation and refinement of departmental methods and systems which best support the mission of the Office of Alumni & University Relations. Duties include but not limited to:

  • Interprets, selects, and applies appropriate guidelines and procedures necessary to accomplish the large number of competing priorities related to the annual calendar of OAUR events.
  • Plans, promotes, and implements local, national, and international special events and advancement activities that promote the University's alumni, development and public relations efforts.
  • Establishes and monitors a budget and timeline for each event; administers vendor contracts and event site-selection; assigns, briefs, and supervises Advancement staff volunteers; develops and manages a system for registration or ticket sales (as necessary); and creates promotional event materials.
  • Provides accurate estimation of all expenses and expected revenue before, during, and after each event.
  • Serves as liaison for volunteers and other University staff members to assist in the evaluation and recommendation of events for the importance of major components - such as budget and cost-effectiveness, university and community attendance, cultivation of new and potential donors, and overall organization of event, along with suggested improvements for future programs.
  • Communicates effectively with Alumni, Development, Communications and Advancement Services staff, the President's Office, and other University departments.
  • Serves as an advisor to co-workers on the management of events, meetings or conferences.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3 years of experience in special events of comparable size and complexity to those in higher education or non-profits
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills,  as well as superb attention to detail
  • Ability to balance multiple and high priorities at once
  • Experience supervising volunteers, high level executives and internal personnel
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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