Position Title: Assistant Vice President for Special Events and Public Affairs
Reporting to the Vice President for University Advancement, the Assistant Vice President for Special Events and Public Affairs is responsible for leading, developing and managing the day-to-day planning, coordination and management of the special events that involve the President and the University's most important stakeholders. Additionally, the Assistant Vice President for Special Events and Public Affairs will direct the stewardship events for the Advancement Office.
As a senior member of the Advancement team, the Assistant Vice President for Special Events and Public Affairs develops an overall strategic plan for showcasing the university through special events and positioning the president publicly. This strategic model supports the University's mission and vision and ensures a high level of visibility and momentum that engenders a sense of excitement, optimism and confidence in the university's top stakeholders.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Employee is supervised by the Vice President for University Advancement SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Indirect oversight of other advancement team members as it relates to stewardship and high- end/Presidential events.
Leads, develops, manages, and executes a systematic, strategic comprehensive plan to promote the University through special events and stewardship opportunities
Develops policy guidelines and standard procedures for the Advancement office for special events and stewardship activities.
Creates and develops high-impact special events that best highlight the University.
Creates an analysis system for measurement of the productivity of the University's special events.
Creates, develops and executes the University's public affairs activities that generates and fosters engagement from the University's most important stakeholders.
Works collaboratively with the Marketing & Communications dept., to drive the development of events communications and collateral materials including the creation of promotional efforts, written print and electronic materials, as well as constructs a social media presence for special events.
Participates as a member of the senior leadership team and provides consultation on all campaign related issues.
Work across teams internally serving as a strategic partner to the leaders in all areas, ensuring alignment around strategic and campaign priorities.
Directs and oversees commencement initiatives that are externally facing.
Supports the President's office in planning and running board-related events.
SECONDARY DUTIES: As assigned by supervisor.
Candidates must have a bachelor's degree and at least ten years of non-profit special events and public affairs experience, preferably in a higher education.
Progressively responsible leadership experience with a demonstrated record of accomplishment in each of these areas.
Experience persuading and influencing groups and individuals to support the organization's agenda with respect to colleagues, team members, volunteer leadership, and other stakeholders.
Management and supervisory experience.
Ability to interact professionally with all levels of students, staff, faculty, and external constituents.
Experience analyzing data and developing systems to improve operating efficiency.
Excellent oral and communication skills, including active listening skills.
Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize and execute multiple tasks, meet deadlines and work in a fast-paced environment and problem solve.
Ability to maintain effective, consistent and clear communication.
Energetic and positive professional who works well in a collaborative team environment.
How To Apply: Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for at least three professional references via email to email@example.com. Reference Search #19-35A in the subject line.
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