The Director of Special Events functions as the team leader and fills a critical role in support of the planning and implementation of multiple, high profile events on the University campus. These activities include providing support to various units, offices and programs, including the Office of the President, Provost, Vice President for University Advancement, Alumni Engagement, and Development and Athletics Advancement. Among the key events are Commencement, Honors Convocations, Inspiration to Innovation Gala, Words to Action Town Hall events, marquee speaker series and donor events, building ceremonies including ground breakings, dedications, etc.
This position directly oversees many of the logistical items of event planning as well as the coordination of support services, marketing, communications, and volunteers. A high degree of cooperation and communication is necessary in this role, focusing on building internal and external relationships, and marketing an exceptional level of customer service to both colleagues and clients alike. The position oversees the development and implementation of departmental strategies and ensures application of quality and experience standards and brand initiatives.
Directly reports to the Associate Vice President for Alumni and Community Engagement. The ideal candidate is an experienced, well-rounded events person who is agile, resourceful and possesses a strong production, communications, and experiential marketing background. The role requires a mix of strategy and execution and a deep passion for the power of events to create memorable experiences that engage constituents with the university.
This is a position in the CSU - Management Personnel Plan (MPP), and serves at the pleasure of the President. This position will require adherence to University compliance training such as: Conflict of Interest and Ethics, AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention, Information Security, and Injury and Illness Prevention Program. The person hired for this position may be required to complete an outside employment disclosure statement in accordance with Title V of the California Code of Regulations.
SJSU is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability.
It is the policy of SJSU to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities who self disclose.
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