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Event Services Manager

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Nov 1, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Event Services Manager

Job no: 530629
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Student Life/Services

Department: Erb Memorial Union
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: Starts at $55,000 per year; commensurate with experience
Compensation Band: OS-OA04-Fiscal Year 2022-2023
FTE: 1.0
Application Review Begins

November 14, 2022; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants

In order for consideration, please submit a short online application, a resume that includes dates of employment, and a cover letter addressing relevant skills and experience with event production, project management, and team development.
Department Summary

The Erb Memorial Union (EMU) is a department of the Division of Student Life. The EMU is a multifaceted auxiliary service that employs over 90 professional staff and 400 student staff and serves over 15 thousand daily users during the academic year. The EMU welcomes students, faculty, staff, the community, and visitors to campus, and its mission is to provide learning experiences and opportunities for personal growth in an open, inclusive, and resource-rich community where students and staff collaborate to inspire and sustain extraordinary programs and services that promote diversity and social interaction. The EMU is student-centered and is operated in collaboration with a student Board, which is actively involved in determining the character and scope of the department and approving the budget recommendations of all EMU services and programs.
Position Summary

Scheduling and Events Services, a unit of the EMU, facilitates planning and support for non-academic use of University facilities and outdoor space on campus. Scheduling and Events Services provides services and equipment for a wide variety of cultural, educational, and recreational activities, enabling campus and community organizations to produce successful events. The unit is committed to providing a positive environment with knowledgeable and helpful personnel and relies heavily on student staff to carry out its mission (i.e., dedication to principles of flexibility, clear communication, and excellent customer service). Student learning opportunities include training in professional demeanor (e.g., time management, contributing as a team member, and respectful interactions with colleagues and consumers), scheduling software, planning and organizational skills, problem-solving, and adjusting venues to accommodate the diverse values and expectations of consumers. Services are available to student organizations, University departments and programs, and other non-affiliated groups holding events on the UO campus.

The Event Services Manager reports to the Director of UO Scheduling and Events Services. The Event Services Manager is responsible for oversight of all events, the budget for this component of the unit, hiring, discipline, training, and supervision of classified and student staff working in Events dealing with complex customer issues, and coordinating with the Scheduling Manager.

This position will work a schedule that may change from week to week depending on events in the building and may include evenings and weekends.
Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Three years of related professional experience.
  • Experience managing a budget.
    Professional Competencies

  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Proven collaboration skills.
  • Highly proficient communication skills.
  • Experience coordinating/advising/supervising professional and student staff.
  • Experience in decision-making.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with event sponsors and support
    Preferred Qualifications

  • Employee/work coordination in a multi-use, performance-based facility, including programming and operation.
  • Background in leadership development.
  • Background/experience in the performing arts.
  • Experience using current scheduling software.
  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in a related field.

    FLSA Exempt: Yes

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    University of Oregon students and employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see:

    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

    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 or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, 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, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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