Event Manager

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Title Event Manager
Position Number 989121
Requisition No. S00796
Salary Range/Pay Rate Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Position Notes

Compensation commensurate with education and experience. For more information on Oakland University’s salary structure and fringe benefits, please go to our website at http://www.oakland.edu/uhr/benefits

Employee Group/Grade AP Band P
Job Category Administrative-Professional
Work Schedule FT/Reg (40 hours)

This is a full time position with evening and weekend hours required.
First consideration will be given to those who apply by December 7, 2017.

Pay Schedule Month
Number of Hrs./Wk. 40

Position Information

Position Information

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, event planning, hospitality, communications, or related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Three to five years of experience in managing the logistics of high-level special events from start to finish including but not limited to, menu and beverage selection, decor, contracting and bid-process, and complete venue logistics planning. Ability to apply knowledge of the rules of etiquette and social protocol. Experience working with and for top-level executives and high ranking officials. Excellent organizational and analytical skills. Must be very detail oriented. Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to work in both a team environment and independently.

Desired Qualifications

Previous experience working in higher education environment.

All Qualifications

Unless otherwise required by an applicable collective bargaining agreement, all minimum, additional and desired qualifications are preferred, but qualifications, degrees, and/or experience deemed comparable and/or equivalent by Oakland University in its sole and exclusive discretion may be considered.

Additional Qualifications
Position Purpose

The Event Manager will plan, manage, and execute high quality events that are designed to engage donors, volunteers, and the Oakland University community and friends on behalf of the President’s Office and the Development and Alumni Relations division. This role will project expenditures, ensure purchases are made in compliance with University policy, plan for menu, facilities, seating, and technology needs, and provide event attendance reports and follow-up as needed. This role will require the ability to work extended hours; including early morning, evenings and occasional weekends.

Job Open Date 11/21/2017
Job Close Date

Position Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you currently a member of the Oakland University Administrative-Professional Group?
    • Yes
    • No
    • No Response
  2. * What is the largest event you have planned? Include the type of event, your role in the event, the number of attendees, and type of attendees (e.g., community, donors, executives, etc.).

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Describe a series of multiple events you coordinated within a short period of time.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Give an example of your experience managing a budget.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents