The Events Manager is one of several individuals within the Office of University Events and is responsible for planning, production and implementation of a variety of University-wide special events. Examples of university special events include Board of Trustees and Board of Visitor meetings, University Day, donor recognition events, dinners, luncheons, athletic (Football & basketball pre-game/half time) hospitality, commencements, PhD hooding and honorary degree ceremonies, groundbreakings and building dedications, university-wide campaign events, regional, major university announcements, award dinners, and any additional events as defined by the Chancellor and/or the Vice Chancellor for University Development.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and one year of experience related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
This individual must have previous event management experience. Must be self-motivated, proactive, creative and extremely organized with great attention to detail and able to multitask and prioritize a great number of tasks/projects each day often in a fast-paced environment interacting with a wide range of people. This individual must have excellent customer service, interpersonal and communication (both verbal and written) skills. This individual must be able to work relatively independently on many projects. This individual must have the ability to research quickly and find needed locations and vendors. This position demands excellent computer skills, with proficiency in Microsoft Office toolsets, administrative skills and willingness to stay on top of the latest upgrades. Must have a valid driver's license. Ability to work evenings and weekends. Ability to stand for long periods of time and have the physical ability to lift items upwards of 30 – 50 pounds.
A minimum of 3 – 5 years of direct event planning experience. Knowledge of the University and its physical campus. Prefer event management degree with emphasis in special events, hospitality, recreation and leisure. Experience working in a higher education institution or non-profit. Experience working with offices of Advancement, Development, Communications and University leadership in higher education preferred. Basic HTML and CSS skills as it pertains to email.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Internal Number: 160019
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