Manager of University Events

Position ID: 42390
Savannah State University
University Advancement
Position Description
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Event Manager
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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.

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 S4872014
Open Date 02/26/2019
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions Summary

Complete application online,; submit cover letter, current resume, transcripts, and two professional references.

Review of applications will begin March 15, 2019; to ensure your application is considered it should be submitted by this date.

Application Procedure: 
Please see the below "Institution Employment Link" to view a complete job description, create an application, and apply for the position.
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Events and/or Meeting Planning (Admin code)
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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
119 Holmes-Hunter Academic Building
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822


Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Clare Norins, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Sheila C England, System Coordinator