Director, Events #605459

Northern Arizona University
Arizona, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jun 03, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

  • Effectively manage and supervise university events staff in a positive and productive manner. Responsible for hiring decisions, performance appraisals and assignment of projects to direct reports;
  • Provide effective oversight and direction to all areas of the office ensuring deadlines are met, effective event programming with detail being adhered to and counsel to staff;
  • Work with the President, Chief of Staff, VP University Advancement, University events staff, and other members of the campus community to collaboratively plan high quality events and functions;
  • Works with either the Vice President of University Advancement or the Associate Vice President of Alumni Relations or other applicable positions to develop and achieve long-and short-range goals and strategic planning for appropriate areas;
  • Oversight and responsibility for budgeting, reporting and development for the NAU university events office;
  • Serves as onsite manager at select events to advise team and facilitate operations and respond to emergencies or problems; ensures all aspects of events are implemented and controlled according to plans;
  • Review and approval of collateral material distributed to wide audiences. Draft responses on behalf of the President as directed;
  • Triage and liaison with high-level external and internal constituents for event, programming and outreach efforts. Including information requests and general questions;
  • Participate as member of designated committees as required;
  • Represents the university in a professional manner as a point person on matters relating to events and in university and community meetings;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Marketing, Business Administration, Public Relations, HRM or related field AND
  • 5 years of event coordination, conference planning or related program experience AND
  • 3 years of professional staff supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Supervision of staff in a high pressure, confidential setting;
  • Experience working on events in a higher education setting and with university administrators.

Please see for full job descriptions and details on how to apply online!  NAU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.