College of Social & Behavioral
NAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by an
unshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values.
We—faculty, staff, and administrators—thrive by combining our
efforts and working side by side to further NAU's culture of
A member of the leadership team in the Office of the Dean of the
College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, the Events Manager
leads or provides high level support for the dean, associate deans,
chairs and directors in several areas of critical college
operations, including strategic communication, event planning and
scholarship administration, and building management. The Manager
serves as a member of the Dean's Office leadership team. The
successful candidate will have strong project management, analytic,
organizational, and communication skills. Collaboration, engagement
with and commitment to diversity and inclusion, capacity to manage
multiple demands and adaptability are also required for success in
In addition to your application upload: 1) letter of interest
describing how your qualifications meet the job duties, 2) current
resume, and 3) names and contact information for three professional
The Manager will have direct responsibility for the following areas
of college operations:
- Promote and market SBS events and news to NAU students,
staff/faculty, alumni and Flagstaff community through calendar
listings, press releases, e-newsletters, bi-weekly emails, digital
slides, and website/social media posts
- Promote SBS research to NAU News
- Liaison to University Marketing; coordinate with college units
to promote effective web communication, social media per NAU
standards; support development of marketing material aligned with
NAU branding guidelines and assist with unit earned media
- Maintain college webpage content and additional unit webpages,
coordinate unit webpage editors when applicable, and manage college
and department (if applicable) social media platforms
- Plan and coordinate college events and public programming in
collaboration with the Dean and Development Director. Events
include: Annual SBS Fall Faculty & Staff Meeting, College
Awards, Community Partner Breakfast, SBS Commencement and SBS
Commencement Receptions, Hall of Fame, Summer Seminar Series
and other special events.
- Manage event budgets and track expenditures. Process invoices
with College and Foundation accounts.
- Create, conduct, and analyze event surveys to evaluate audience
motivation, engagement and satisfaction
Scholarship & College Awards Administration—15%
- Management of college level scholarships, including heading the
SBS scholarship selection committee, liaisoning with unit level
scholarship coordinators, promotion, application processing,
maintenance of scholarship database, and eForm implementation.
- Manage Teacher of the Year and College Awards process
- Oversight of building management for the SBS Castro building;
participate in university building management meetings, liaison
with Facility Services
- Liaison with ITS for maintenance and upgrades of instructional
technology and classroom equipment
- Oversee building management of SBS Castro including building
and classroom security and access, monitoring of building
conditions, oversight of staff supporting building management
- Serves as point-of-contact and/or coordinates interior design
projects and building large-space planning with NAU/SBS Dean for
both SBS Castro and SBS West
- Support dean's office planning for improvements to public and
front facing office spaces
- Orchestrate faculty office assignments and office preparations
in conjunction with the associate dean for personnel and graduate
programs, including moving of office furniture/technological
equipment, purchasing of office furniture, coordination of
cleaning/painting/flooring/electrical and other office needs
- Oversee Property Surplus pickups
- Coordinate building projects
- Collaborates with students, staff, faculty and administrators
to identify and resolve issues and conflicts requiring discretion,
diplomacy and confidentiality
- Collaborate with SBS Dean's office and unit administrative
staff to assign technological items (computers, printers, monitors,
etc.) to departmental staff and faculty
- Coordinate with unit administrative staff to maintain inventory
and assign office furnishings
- Supervise SBS administrative staff involved in events,
scholarship processing, projects and/or building management
- Other duties as assigned by dean or associate deans
- Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communication, Social Science,
Business, Liberal Arts or related field
- 1-2 years of project management experience
- 2-4 years of progressively responsible, relevant administrative
or management experience
- Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
- Expert knowledge of event planning tools, processes, and
- Knowledge of processes for engaging and recording feedback from
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel,
- Planning, organizing, coordinating, and facilitating
- Event planning skills.
- Project management skills..
- Customer service skills.
- Analyzes complex situations and anticipates issues.
- Demonstrates strong problem solving, organizational, and
- Manages and maintains relationships.
- Balances competing priorities and manage multple concurrent
projects with quality execution and on time delivery.
- Communicates effectively.
- Promotes a diverse, inclusive environment.
COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement
As of 12/10/21, the Safer Federal Workforce employee vaccination
requirement is currently suspended pending the outcome of a federal
court-issued injunction. This injunction has suspended the recent
executive order issued by President Biden requiring all employees
of federal contractors to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. For
current status of the vaccine requirement and/or questions, please
visit FAQs for Employee Vaccination
Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the
following: a criminal background investigation, an employment
history verification and a degree verification (in some cases)
prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a
fingerprint background check. Additionally, as an employer in the
state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal
E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new
employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year
Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report
. The report is a result
of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery
reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed
calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU
uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report
crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the
Fire Safety Report
is combined with the Annual
Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this
campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire
safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing
and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you
would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the
NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the
department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.
Salary range begins at $54,779. Annual salary commensurate with
candidate's qualifications and related experience.
This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair
Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or
compensatory time for additional time worked.
This is a Service Professional (SPF) position. NAU offers an
excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and
vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement
System or the Optional Retirement Program; 22 days of vacation and
10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and
qualified dependents. More information on benefits at NAU is
available on the Human
Resources benefits website
. NAU is a tobacco and smoke-free
campus. Service Professionals are hired on a contract basis,
renewable each 6 months according to
terms of the Conditions of Professional Service
offered a position will be eligible for state health plans
(including NAU's BCBS Plan). New employees are eligible
on the first day of the pay period following their
enrollment, after their employment date. Employees will have 31
days from their start date to enroll in benefits. If a new employee
chooses the ASRS retirement option, participation in the Arizona
State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that
accompanies it, will begin on the first of the pay period following
6 months after the new employee's start date. New employees who
choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP), which
is an alternative to the ASRS plan for faculty and other appointed
staff, will begin to participate on the first day of employment.
Additionally, the long-term disability plan that accompanies the
ORP will begin on the first day of employment.
Learning and Development
Your career at Northern Arizona University includes the opportunity
for professional development. New
employee on-boarding training
includes courses to be completed
within the first 30 days. If your position includes the supervision
of a benefit-eligible employee, we offer the NAU Supervisors
Academy for you to complete within your first 2 years.
NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship
for this position.
July 5, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on
this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the
"Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline. If you
need assistance completing your application there are instructions
available on the Human Resources website
or in person in the
Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus
- on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.
If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable
accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact
the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006
or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities,
veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements
NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps,
and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.
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