Manager of Event Planning (Working Title: Manager of Student Activities)
University of Mississippi - The Gertrude C. Ford Ole Miss Student Union
Location: University, Mississippi
Type: Full Time
Salary: $40,098 - $56,854
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4 Year Degree
The Gertrude C. Ford Ole Miss Student Union at The University of Mississippi is seeking a dynamic and talented Manager of Student Activities to join our team.
The University of Mississippi, affectionately known as Ole Miss, is one of the fastest growing universities in the country. Oxford is consistently ranked as one of the nation's best college towns, and our campus has been recognized as the Most Beautiful College Campus by USA TODAY. Included in the elite group of R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. The university has been recognized as one of the nation's "Great Colleges to Work For" by the Chronicle of Higher Education, while the Grove is consistently recognized as one of college football's premier tailgating locations.
The individual serving in this position will play a crucial role in managing activities coordinated by the Student Activities Association as well as other organizations with The Gertrude C. Ford Ole Miss Student Union.
This position reports to the Assistant Director of Student Activities.
The candidate should electronically attach a resume and a cover letter describing qualifications for the position. During the application process, candidates will have the opportunity to attach a resume/CV and cover letter.
Examples of Work Performed
• Plans, schedules, coordinates and supervises the operations of student activities on campus such as Welcome Week, Homecoming Week, Union Unplugged series, Flagship Friday late-night programming, concerts, pageants, etc. • Advises and works with the Student Activities Association. • Recruits, trains, develops, and mentors support staff and student organization members. • Provides on-site supervision of events to oversee the use of facilities, physical set-up, catering, security, as well as compliance with campus policies and procedures. • Establishes and maintains relationships with suppliers and vendors. Negotiates prices, menus, space, etc. with suppliers and vendors. • Develops, manages and oversees assigned event budget. • Manages the publication of print and on-line newsletters, brochures, social media, advertisements, handbooks, and other informational materials. • Assists in establishing and implementing short and long-term goals, objectives, policies, and procedures supporting both program and department success. • Develops and administers assessment tools for departmental events and activities and student leadership development learning outcomes. • Establishes assessment practices, analyzes data, and implements findings. • Ensures staff and students are compliant with policies and procedures and guidelines are met. • Prepares and delivers presentations on program(s) offered by the department. • Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.
These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.
Manages the execution and implementation of assigned events.
Oversees assigned departmental budget.
Develops policies and procedures related to event planning.
Provides supervision and guidance for support staff.
Education: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university.
Experience: Three (3) years of experience related to the above described duties.
Substitution Statement: Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources.
Interview Requirements: Any candidate who is called for an interview must notify the Department of Equal Opportunity/Regulatory Compliance in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.