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Assistant Director of Events (34366)
Northern Illinois University


Date Posted Jul. 18, 2022
Title Assistant Director of Events (34366)
University Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL, United States
Department Alumni Services
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Administration - General
 
 

Overview
This position is responsible for the development, marketing and management of Alumni Association and NIU Foundation events, and provides a wide range of full-service event planning support for all related events.
Position Summary
The Events Administrator Associate interacts with alumni, donors, and prospects on a consistent basis in promotion of Northern Illinois University, NIU Foundation and the NIU Alumni Association.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
This position is responsible for the development, marketing and management of Alumni Association and NIU Foundation events, and provides a wide range of full-service event planning support for all related events. The Events Administrator Associate interacts with alumni, donors, and prospects on a consistent basis in promotion of Northern Illinois University, NIU Foundation and the NIU Alumni Association.

This position is responsible for facilitating and organizing all events for the Alumni Association and Foundation events, including ensuring all amenities, accommodations and related aspects are arranged, including but not limited to site selection, staffing, food and beverage selection, transportation, and audio or visual equipment.

All of these responsibilities are focused on enhancing the Foundation’s prospect pool and donor base before, during and following the campaign, and so requires continuous interaction with alumni, donors, prospects, deans, and boards. As such, this position requires excellent communications skills, the ability to relate complex event planning to every constituent, and the ability to oversee multiple events at a highly professional level.

As a primary point of contact with alumni and event attendees, the Events Administrator Associate must be able to represent the Foundation, University and the Alumni Association in a professional, enthusiastic manner with a customer service and team focus.

Minimum Required Qualifications (Civil Service)
CREDENTIALS TO BE VERIFIED BY PLACEMENT OFFICER

1. Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality, Marketing, Public Relations, Communications, Business Administration, Student Affairs, or a closely related field.
2. A total of one (1) year (12 months) professional work experience in Event Planning, Conference Management, Public Relations, Communication, Marketing, or any other related field.
3. Based on position requirements, additional education, training and/or work experience in the area of specialization inherent to the position, may be required.
Specialty Factors (Civil Service)

Preferred Qualifications (Civil Service)
1. 1 year non-profit event experience, specifically related to Foundations or Alumni events.
2. 1 year previous donor and board relations experience.
3. Certification as a CMP (Certified Meeting Professional).


 
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