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Events Manager - Office of External Relations

NYU Abu Dhabi is pioneering a new model of higher education for a global world, dedicated to excellence in teaching and research and to advancing cooperation and progress on humanity?s shared challenges. Drawing on the strengths of the NYU global network, it offers an outstanding liberal arts and sciences education to students from the United Arab Emirates, the United States, and around the world, with a distinctive focus on intercultural understanding and leadership. It supports innovative research and graduate education programs that push forward the frontiers of knowledge and respond in powerful and interdisciplinary ways to vital global and local challenges.

Position Summary

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply

New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to appoint an Events Manager reporting to Director, Commercial & University Events.

The Events Manager is expected to increase community participation across NYUAD sports, arts, conference and meeting space facilities through the design and delivery of diverse, exciting and commercially successful events and activities, targeting individuals, groups and organizations from Abu Dhabi, UAE and around the world. Coordinate resources responsible for delivering a range of events. Work closely with NYUAD management team and our government partners to develop and deliver programs focused on Abu Dhabi, UAE and broader community participation.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Recommend, plan and execute events and activities to expand the use of sports, arts, conference and meeting facilities by external constituents from the local area, Abu Dhabi and wider UAE community

  • Work closely with stake holders to manage, plan and organize the multiuse of campus facilities considering NYUAD academic requirements while expanding external use
  • Manage all AV, catering & facilities requirements through internal and third-party providers
  • Support and assist in planning and managing special events and activities for the Vice Chancellor’s office as needed and take full responsibility of such requests in the absence of Events & Business Initiatives Manager

  • Support university events team in major events such as Commencement Exercises etc
  • Prepare forecasts, monthly reports, presentations for the past and upcoming events
  • Engage and partner with the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority and NYUAD TCA team to get appropriate licenses required to host events

Required Education:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality

Required Experience:
  • Minimum 5 years events management/sales experience in a hotel/convention center or a similar role in a higher education institution
  • Familiar with various UAE events licensing requirements ADTA, TCA etc
  • UAE experience
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Outstanding client service skills
  • Ability to negotiate, influence and build strong relationships
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Produce proposals, contracts and other related booking tools
  • Able to prepare, present monthly reports for data reporting and forecasts
  • Available to work on weekends, holidays & evenings as and when required
  • Fluent in English
  • UAE Driver’s License

Other Information About NYUAD

NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.

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