Director, Alumni Events and Programs
The Director of Alumni Events and Programs oversees all major Alumni Relations special events including budgeting, planning, contracting, staffing, implementation, closeout, evaluation, and staff/volunteer management. S/he will serve as consultant to other staff within the division for their events and assist as needed.
The Director supervises two Assistant Directors and will be required to work nights and weekends. Minimal local and national travel up to 15% is also required.
Education (include licenses, certifications, etc.):
A minimum of six years of experience managing a variety of special events for large and small diverse adult audiences.
Experience managing and personally implementing the entire event cycle from planning to implementation to closeout.
Experience working with budgets, vendor negotiations, and contracting.
Experience with managing vendor contracts.
Experience managing and training staff.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent creativity, idea generation, and on-target solutions for the development and enhancement of events.
Proven results in an event sales/marketing role within the hospitality industry.
Strong knowledge of, and relationships with, event-related vendors including florists, audiovisual, linens, special effects, gifts and favors, and other service providers.
In-depth understanding of the special event industry.
Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, high quality, high-relationship environment.
Skilled in discovering and anticipating client needs, and designing creative event solutions.
Highly effective verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary.
Availability to respond to the 24 hour a day on call responsibilities of managing events in a complex facility.
Availability to work nights and weekends as well as be able to travel both locally and nationally up to 15%.