Collaborates with University Center leadership to identify and develop strategic initiatives consistent with the strategic plan. Contributes to decision-making, long-range planning, and in the allocation of resources for the Operations of the University Center. Provides leadership, supervises, and develops staff, coordinates activities, and serves on committees and teams at the institutional level.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Master's degree from an accredited university in Event Management, Project Management, College Student Personnel, Higher Education, or related field
Minimum of 5 years post bachelor experience in facility operations and event management
Demonstration of expertise in facility management, project management, audio-visual equipment and maintenance, information technology, and budget management
Values teamwork concepts and a student-centered philosophy
Experience in the recruitment, training, and supervision of full-time staff
Ability to work with departments regarding operations and event management, working knowledge of accounting, and an understanding of marketing techniques
Understand the role of the college union as an educational support facility and program
Proficient in written, oral, analytical, and interpersonal skills with adherence to a collaborative team approach; ability to deal patiently with people of all ages, from multiple disciplines, and cultural backgrounds; and the ability to communicate effectively at all academic, management and social levels
Strong organization and planning skills, follow-through, flexibility in dealing with frequent changes, and the ability to solve problems in a calm and direct manner
Facility operations, audio-visual, and event management experience in a college or university environment
Experience with Event Management Systems (EMS) or similar system
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants are required to apply online. UWRF will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Applicants are required to provide:
Letter of interest specifying qualifications and experience (cover letter)
Names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least three references who can specifically comment upon your experience and professional preparation (references)
Deadline to Apply: Initial review of applications will begin upon receipt. For full consideration, applicants should submit all required materials by November 5, 2021.
UW-River Falls does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources at 715-425-4941.