Job Description: Reporting to the Associate Director of Programs, the Assistant Director for Event Management is responsible for the planning and execution of complex logistics within the Joe Crowley Student Union (JCSU), including marketing and scheduling of bookings within the event and meeting spaces of the union. This position works directly with administrators at the highest level of the University, Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE), student leaders, and state government officials in the planning and production of sensitive and often controversial programs as well as those with extraordinary physical plant challenges and technological demands. The incumbent initiates program development and program assessment within the union that compliments student recruitment and retention activities as well as those that enhance the reputation of the union as the center of campus life and community.
The Assistant Director manages financial aspects of events and is responsible for the timely invoicing of facility charges in accordance with university and NSHE fiscal policies. The incumbent supervises the student management team of graduate students, event-management student employees and event volunteers.
The University of Nevada, Reno is one of eight institutions of higher education governed by the Nevada System of Higher Education. With a growing student enrollment in the Fall of 2016 of 21,353, 36% of our student body are from traditionally underrepresented populations. With a total budget of over $600 million and research awards of $201 million, the University provides a comprehensive selection of degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. Recently recognized as an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), the University is also recognized as a “Top Tier” Best National University by U.S. News & World Report (7th year in a row). The University is located in the picturesque Truckee Meadows at the base of the Sierra Nevada and in the middle of the nation's next new College Town, the City of Reno. The University of Nevada, Reno is just a short distance from the state capitol, the beautiful Lake Tahoe area, and numerous state and national parks. Also, the City of Reno is less than a 4 hours' drive from San Francisco.
The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.
Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree and 4 years of related professional experience or Master’s Degree and 2 years of related professional experience. Relevant Experience: experience in event planning, scheduling or related field. Schedule Requirements: This position will work non-traditional hours including weekends, evenings and other shifts as needed.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience working in a college student union, working with large complex events, the ability to develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders, supervisory experience.
Contact Information for this Position: Patricia Hand, Search Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org 775-784-6505
Special Instructions to Applicants: Please attach a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references.
Job Open Date: 07/05/2017
Job Close Date: 8/2/2017
Open Until Filled: No
Search Number: 72657
Note to All Applicants: A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire. HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment. The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation, or genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Nevada, Reno employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Nevada employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women and under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.