Job no: 233653-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Event Planning, Program Coordination, Marketing, Public Relations, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

Position Summary:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. The pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity are inextricably linked goals for UW-Madison. Under the leadership of the CDO, the Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement (DDEEA) supports the mission of UW-Madison as it works to create a diverse, inclusive, and excellent learning and work environment for all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and partners of the university.

DDEEA's core values are centered in community, inclusion, organizational excellence, transparency, accountability, and social justice. The vision of DDEEA is to create a UW-Madison community where everyone thrives personally and professionally in diverse, global, and interconnected environments on campus and beyond. Our mission is to support and embody Madison's commitment to diversity, equity, and educational excellence in principle and practice. DDEEA uses collaboration, leadership and seeding of new initiatives, consultative advice, and the coordination of numerous institutional initiatives to support the campus, Wisconsin, and the world.

The Event Manager plays a part in the CDO and DDEEA's success in creating an inclusive community and facilitating the engagement of the UW-Madison campus community and DDEEA staff. The Event Manager plans, schedules, documents, and supports service delivery for events (both live and on virtual platforms) using established policies and procedures to meet customer need and ensure event compliance with institutional policy. Provides logistical expertise for high-profile outreach activities, e.g., UW-Madison's Annual Diversity Forum, DDEEA's graduation celebration, Outstanding Women of Color Awards Reception, Faculty of Color Reception, and the Women in Leadership Symposium.

The incumbent will plan and produce OVPCDO/DDEEA professional development events, including the annual division staff meetings. The Event Manager directs daily operations of the events, including monitoring the budget, and/or supervising event planning staff to ensure that operations run efficiently, economically, and in line with institutional policies and Diversity Framework goals. The incumbent will apply a strategic approach in event planning, supporting the Office of the Vice Provost & Chief Diversity Officer/Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement (OVPCDO/DDEEA), maximizing awareness of its programs and services, and meeting its goals of engaging campus and community audiences.

The Event Manager must be service-oriented in facilitating and fostering interaction and communication, possess strong leadership and strategic planning abilities while projecting a positive image of the Division through interaction with all constituencies. Strong attention to detail, excellent customer service, and the ability to work effectively as an integrated team member with an array of constituents is required.

An ability to learn quickly and actively become proficient at knowing state and university rules, regulations, policies, procedures, processes, and structures. Demonstrated success in working with persons from diverse backgrounds is required. The Event Manager must have a demonstrated commitment to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Minimum three years' experience managing multiple large-scale events (in-person and virtual) with underrepresented populations.

Minimum three years' experience helping coordinate on-going communications about organizational or community events with underrepresented populations.

Additional Information:

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $60,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

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Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/ .

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Jun 3 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jun 30 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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