Public Events Manager
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POST DATE 9/4/2016
END DATE 11/12/2016
University of California - Riverside
JOB DESCRIPTIONPUBLIC EVENTS MANAGER
8AM - 5PM
$43,100 - $53,600
Under the direction of the Director of Event Management and Protocol, the Public Events Manager is responsible for the planning and implementation of university events, and assisting with the coordination and production of campus-wide public ceremonies and high-profile major events that benefit the University of California, Riverside and enhance the institution s image, reputation and attractiveness as a worthy focus of charitable giving and other forms of support. If you are looking for a challenging career that will afford you the opportunity to use your experience and innovative thinking - then this could be the ideal opportunity for you.
Bachelors' degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Minimum of 2 years of related experience.
Must be able to travel and to work evenings and weekends. Must possess a valid license to drive in the State of California
Ability to work professionally under pressure and under tight deadlines; ensuring excellent customer service support.
Good interpersonal communication skills and political acumen, including skill in effectively representing the campus, medical center or other university organization to its publics.
Working organizational skills, including skill in effectively coordinating and organizing multiple details. Excellent organizational abilities appropriate to effective calendar management and student and/or volunteer scheduling.
Good judgment and effective decision-making and problem resolution skills, including skill to recognize and deal effectively and appropriately with real and potential problem areas, including skill to determine the issues/problems that need to be brought to the attention of higher level staff and/or management.
Ability to work in diverse groups, including but not limited to students, staff, faculty, general public, production personnel, technical operators and performing artists.
Working knowledge of concepts, principles and practices of event planning and production and public relations.
Knowledge of the various aspects of event logistics including facilities and space design, catering, d cor, sound and multimedia, lighting and parking.
Skill and ability to organize, plan and implement special events in diverse settings for varied audiences with various purposes.
Experience with microcomputer applications such as e-mail, word processing, spreadsheet applications and alumni/donor databases.
Working knowledge of the campus, its programs, policies, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure.
Experience using Microsoft Office and Raiser's Edge constituent database.
Knowledge of social, business and academic protocol.
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.
At UC Riverside we celebrate diversity and are proud of our #12 ranking among the nation for most diverse universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014). Become part of a place that fosters success for all its constituents, students, faculty, and staff, and where work/life balance and campus culture are integral to our way of life.
UCR is ranked 55th among top public universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014).
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview
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