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Events Manager

Northern Arizona University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jun 7, 2022

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus)
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Full Time
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Events Manager

Location: College of Social & Behavioral
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job ID: 606359
Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Workplace Culture

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 excellence.

Special Information

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 the position.

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 references.

Job Description

The Manager will have direct responsibility for the following areas of college operations:

Strategic Communication—25%
  • 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

Event Planning—20%
  • 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

Facilities/Building Management—25%
  • 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

Minimum Qualifications

  • 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 education

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Expert knowledge of event planning tools, processes, and concepts.
  • Knowledge of processes for engaging and recording feedback from attendees.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Planning, organizing, coordinating, and facilitating skills.
  • Event planning skills.
  • Project management skills..
  • Customer service skills.

  • Analyzes complex situations and anticipates issues.
  • Demonstrates strong problem solving, organizational, and analytical capabilities.
  • 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 Requirement.

Background Information

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.

FLSA Status

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. Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). New employees are eligible for benefits 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.

Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship

NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.

Application Deadline

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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