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Manager of University Events

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Complete application online; submit cover letter, current resume, transcripts, and two professional references to: Manager of University Events Search; Savannah State University; University Advancement; Box 20439, Savannah, GA 31404 Review of applications will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled.

Posting Details 

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 Position Information

Working Title Manager of University Events
Job Summary

Savannah State University seeks qualified applicants for Manager of University Events. This position leads the systematic planning, coordination, implementation and evaluation of university events; develops and maintains a systematic goal-setting process and a formal evaluation procedure for university events. Collaborates closely with campus constituencies to strategically plan events that will advance the relationships between the university and its communities; demonstrates a high level of creativity, resourcefulness, strategic planning, and dynamic decision-making with a significant impact on the overall university image and fundraising success. Interacts with external audiences including major donors, community and state leaders, corporate sponsors, vendors and internal audiences. Manages marketing and rental of campus space to external constituents; provides information for the production, design and accuracy of printed programs, invitations, and brochures. Maintains a calendar of special events that maximizes potential impact and benefits in critical areas of donor stewardship and recognition, community relations, alumni relations, etc. Hires, supervises, and trains event staff. May be directed to perform job related tasks other than those specifically delineated in this description. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required; a minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in event planning, management and staging, or very closely related duties. Proficient in use of scheduling software. Demonstrated ability to plan and design unique event themes that further strategic initiatives of an organization; minimum two years of experience supervising and managing personnel in a professional environment. Background and/or credit check may be required.

Preferred Qualifications
Special Information to Applicants

Savannah State University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative-Action Institution committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, genetics, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected Veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records State.
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.
Your application is not considered complete until all required documents have been uploaded to the appropriate section.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S2732014
Number of Vacancies
Desired Start Date
Position End Date
Open Date 04/26/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions Summary

Complete application online; submit cover letter, current resume, transcripts, and two professional references to: Manager of University Events Search; Savannah State University; University Advancement; Box 20439, Savannah, GA 31404

Review of applications will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled.

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  1. Resume
  2. Unofficial Transcript 1
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