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Manager, Presidential Events

University of Akron
Ohio, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 15, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Development & Advancement
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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The University of Akron, Office of the President, is seeking to fill the position of Manager of Presidential Events.

Primary responsibilities include:
reporting to the director of executive engagement; assisting in the managing of all presidential-level events for the Office of the President that will take place on campus, at the presidential residence and in the community; helping to develop and execute many high-level events simultaneously for the president, including dinners, receptions, community gatherings and events with other members of the senior leadership team; assisting in scheduling and managing various events for the University's Colleges and Departments; coordinating, implementing and managing numerous presidential events and programs - from invite creation and mailing to event completion; maintaining strong working relationships with the president's office, college deans, administrative faculty, and other campus personnel; working closely with on-campus catering, managing off-campus catering, and managing orders, quality control and budgeting payment for rentals with vendors; working with campus constituents on upcoming events where the president will be attending or will have a speaking role; supporting the president's executive administrative coordinator on daily scheduling, office functions, event invites, presidential meetings and office management; performing other duties as assigned by president's office staff and director of executive events; and providing functional guidance over nonexempt staff including general scheduling, assigning tasks and monitoring work activities.

Required Qualifications:

  • Relevant Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in event planning, hospitality, catering, or related positions
  • Ability to multitask and excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work nights and weekends and occasionally travel
  • Basic computer skills including word processing, spreadsheet and internet capabilities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in an executive office or university setting

About University of Akron:

As one of the largest employers in the region, The University of Akron is creating a community and workforce committed to making a difference in the lives of our students and in the region. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package to qualified candidates who are passionate about shaping and inspiring the next generation of thinkers, experts, artists, and leaders.

The salary range for this position is commensurate with experience and qualifications. We offer a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package.

Application Deadline:
Open until filled, however, review of applicants will begin November 10, 2021.

For complete position details, visit

Job ID # 13178

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Akron, as an equal education and employment institution, is committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified individuals in its education programs or activities, including applicants for admissions or employment, will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, military status or status as a veteran. To further this commitment, the University complies with state and federal laws which prohibit discrimination. Questions or concerns about the administration of this commitment can be directed to the University’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Office (

The University also strives to provide an environment free from the negative impacts of gender-based discrimination and harassment as prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972. Questions about Title IX can be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, the Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Education or both. For more information on Title IX at the University of Akron, including how to contact the Title IX Coordinator, how to file a complaint under Title IX with the University or the Title IX process at the University of Akron, please visit the University’s Title IX page at


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