Director of SSEM Events
Officer of Administration
Admissions/Financial Aid/Enrollment Management,
Student Services and Enrollment
Appointment Type and Duration:
$75,000 - $105,000 per year
Application Review Begins
July 29, 2021; position open until filled.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit a resume and cover letter describing your interest
and qualifications for this position.
The Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management (SSEM)
advances the University of Oregon's tradition of excellence by
enrolling and retaining high-achieving scholars from across Oregon,
across the country, and around the world. SSEM units include the
Enrollment Management departments of Admissions, Budget and
Financial Administration, Research and Assessment, Student
Financial Aid and Scholarships, Registrar, Strategic Communications
and Marketing, and Student Orientation, as well as Continuing and
Professional Education, and the Student Services departments of the
University Health Services, University Housing, and University
The Director of Events for the Division of Student Services and
Enrollment Management is the strategic and visionary leader
overseeing over 100 events annually focused on recruiting students
to the University of Oregon, fostering brand awareness, and
engaging the wider community in UO's mission.
The director will develop both a standard event template to be
employed across the country and oversee high-touch, large-scale
events on campus and throughout the community. The director is
responsible for overseeing the details and logistics of all events
and strategically aligning the look and feel of events with the
audience and desired outcomes.
The Director of Events serves as a key member of the enrollment
planning committee. In collaboration with the committee, the
director will use their expertise and enrollment data and trends to
decide when and where to host events, and the scale and scope of
those events. This position requires agility and the ability to
adjust strategy quickly in response to data.
The director must develop a deep working knowledge of the division
to ensure that events meet programmatic and strategic needs.
Working in partnership with unit directors and other leaders
throughout the division, the director will produce events that meet
the needs of the unit while also adhering to the overarching
strategy and budget, navigating situations where these needs are in
Working closely with the Director of Budget and Financial
Administration, the director will forge and maintain relationships
with key vendors and venues across the country, securing contracts
to ensure quality events within budgetary parameters. The director
must be a highly skilled project manager with the ability to track
the multiple moving pieces of simultaneous events.
The Director of SSEM Events provides primary leadership, planning,
and execution of SSEM sponsorship events throughout Oregon,
including but not limited to: Good in the Hood, Fiesta Mexicana,
Portland Rose Festival, Portland Pride, Pear Blossom Festival, and
The Director of SSEM Events reports directly to the Associate Vice
President for SSEM and leads a team of student staff to assist in
all aspects of event planning.
- Bachelor's degree in hospitality management, public relations,
communications, or a closely related field, or equivalent
combination of skills, experience, and education
- Five years of experience in major event planning
- Seven years of comprehensive hospitality experience and/or
professional event management
- Experience with directly supervising college
- Demonstrated experience managing a large event-related
- University and/or student event planning experience
FLSA Exempt: Yes
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful
completion of a background inquiry.
The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits
package to eligible employees, including health insurance,
retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about
benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative
action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance
with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals
to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected
status, including veteran and disability status. The University is
committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and
employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in
connection with the application process, please contact us at
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national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status,
disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity,
and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment
practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and
policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be
referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights
Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information,
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