Northern Michigan University is seeking applications for a Director of Northern Center and NMU Events. The position is responsible for management and oversight for sales and operations of the Northern Center and NMU Events Department and its staff that directly provide logistical support, planning, branding, coordination and execution for on- and off-campus educational, cultural, youth, religious, corporate and programmatic conferences and events. Responsible for fostering solid relations with internal and external partners in an effort to strategically recruit clients to the University, with the goal for assuring these solid partnerships and programs are cohesive to the mission of the University. Identify, develop and implement a range of new programs for expanding conference services and summer programming, and generating income at the university consistent with institutional priorities.
The position is traditionally Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm with irregular hours required including nights and weekends, as dictated by event schedule.
Submit NMU staff application, cover letter and resume utilizing our on-line application process by accessing https://employMe.nmu.edu. All required application materials must be submitted electronically by November 1, 2019.
NMU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, and is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff.
Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree. Five years' work experience in any combination of event planning, conference management, hospitality management, public relations, or hotel and resort management. Three years' work experience managing full-time staff.
Knowledge/skills/abilities required: Knowledge of how to build budgets for new initiatives and to negotiate arrangements for a combination of activities. Knowledge of sales and marketing strategies. Understanding of "cost recovery" operations. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent negotiation skills. Strong organizational skills. Strong ability to understand and respond to needs of clients and stakeholders. Ability to establish and maintain active relationships and partnerships with a variety of constituencies. Demonstrated ability to deploy resources efficiently and effectively. Excellent team player; comfortable working in and encouraging a collaborative environment. Ability to prioritize and balance multiple tasks and projects. Ability to lead and motivate staff in a customer service centered management style. Demonstrated effectiveness at developing, overseeing and growing conferences and other programming opportunities.
Internal Number: 6001203
Northern Michigan University, with 7,900 students and 177 degree programs, is located along the shore of Lake Superior in the vibrant, historic city of Marquette, consistently named a top spot in the nation to raise a family, vacation, and enjoy an excellent quality of life. See more at www.nmu.edu/marquette. For a summary of the benefits offered by Northern Michigan University, visit http://www.nmu.edu/hr/benefitsummaries and select administrative professional.
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