1) The Director, Enterprise Events role is an integral part of The University of Chicago Booth School of Business (Chicago Booth) Marketing and Communications Department.
2) The Director of Enterprise Events is passionate about leveraging enterprise events to enhance the Chicago Booth brand and increases engagement with our audiences while ensuring flawless management and execution of events.
3) This role is responsible for the strategic planning and execution of all enterprise events. Enterprise events are defined as events aimed at increasing brand visibility and showcasing the significant contributions of Chicago Booth across a variety of audiences, from prospective students to our alumni community, corporate partners and others within the Chicago Booth community.
4) Create and oversee the development and execution of plans, policies, and procedures for all domestic and international enterprise events.
5) Oversee and tackle all aspects of event production and promotion from content and program development, AV production, vendor management, logistics, audience communications, etc.
6) Work collaboratively with the Marketing and Communications team to develop brand, content, and channel strategies to promote events. Oversee the development of marketing collateral for events ensuring all tactics are reflective of above strategies.
7) Drive efficiency and accuracy in processes for collection, storage, and dissemination of events related information. Supervise event registration, systems, and surveys.
8) Collaborate with the Institutional Research team, the Marketing Analytics team and Director of Digital Engagement to drive insight management in an effort to measure performance and provide informed decision making to teams across the enterprise as it relates to enterprise events strategy.
9) Lead individual event dashboard creation and a year end summary of all enterprise events that will be used to assess effectiveness and evolution of the enterprise events strategy.
10) Lead annual planning process for enterprise level events focused on creating alignment between our events strategy, and project planning and execution, resulting in a cohesive and coordinated framework for events with defined metrics for success.
11) Create the mechanisms among Chicago Booth departments for effective communication and information sharing, including creation of a calendar of enterprise events and of a defined schedule of enterprise event planning, implementation and programming.
12) Actively partner with other areas of the University to improve audience engagement, increase the impact of Boothâ™s brand, and strengthen relationships with other departments and schools, always driving the brand management and high-level coordination among stake holders.
13) Function as the main point of contact relative to strategy, tactics, implementation and outcomes for all enterprise event stake-holders.
14) Manage enterprise event staff, providing direction and coaching while working closely as a hands-on member of the team.
15) Manage enterprise event budgets and track event-related expenses and revenues.
16) Direct enterprise event timelines, schedules, and priorities.
17) Keep up with current events trends and research peer organizations' special events and procedures.
18) Establish a set of best practices for event planning and execution that meet the scale and scope of each event opportunity.
19) Work with Chicago Booth leadership to formulate enterprise events topics and strategies, aligning enterprise events to brand strategy and business goals.
20) Partner with the events team within Advancement team on shared events as needed.
1) Strong leadership skills.
2) Impeccable communications, and interpersonal skills.
3) Comfort working in highly collaborative environment a must.
4) Sophisticated judgment in planning and relationship building.
5) Excellent analytical skills and ability to formulate solutions that garner institutional buy-in.
6) Ability to work successfully in fast-paced environment and consistently meet deadlines.
7) Excellent interpersonal skills, written and verbal communications skills.
8) Ability to successfully implement a strategic plan including budget management.
9) Problem solving skills.
10) Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
11) Ability to multi-task and manage independently.
12) Ability to handle public contact with senior leadership, prominent members of the Booth community, corporate sponsors, etc.
13) Ability to work effectively with and develop relationships with colleagues, alumni, faculty, vendors, and others.
14) Evening and weekend hours periodically.
15) Travel periodically.
1) Minimum seven years of experience in event promotion, planning, and execution.
2) Experience leading and developing event professionals.
2) Cover letter
NOTE: When applying, all. documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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