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Special Events Manager

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Categories: Administration, Staff/Administration, Calendar Year (12-Month), Hybrid



Plans and implements Providence Campus events that are hosted by colleges and departments within the university, all while maintaining university standards, policies and procedures


Diversity & Inclusion 

Embracing diversity for a richly inclusive community is a Guiding Principle at JWU. Our students, faculty and staff have varied backgrounds, experiences and perspectives that unite us as one community and contribute to our success. We are committed to enhancing the diversity of our workforce teams and we encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. 

Johnson & Wales University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law.


Essential Job Functions

  • Coordinates events from conception through post-event including, but not limited to: acquiring approvals, determining budgets, selecting sites, strategizing and communicating with supporting departments, compiling supporting event documents, identify necessary event printed and electronic materials, on-site execution and post-event communications in compliance with university standards, policies and procedures
  • Assists in auditing existing university event processes to ensure continuous improvement.
  • Develops and maintains working relationships to create a cohesive operation and working environment to maintain exceptional event execution
  • Coordinates logistics for signature events and high profile distinguished guests visiting campus
  • Manages in-person, virtual and hybrid events by using virtual meeting and event technology tools while implementing and incorporating best practices
  • Maintains that marketing deliverables meet event objectives, are on time and reflective of university branding
  • Works well with multiple and diverse stakeholders, vendors, staff, faculty and students to execute successful events
  • Assists with managing external event inquiries and upon approval, manages all logistics to foster community relationships, and maintains successful external event execution
  • Supervises and manages student employees, as necessary, to enhance their academic and professional development
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a bachelor's degree
  • Moderate amount of experience working in event management in-person, hybrid and virtual, or related experience


Please note: Qualified candidates must live or relocate within a daily commuting distance of the Providence Campus location upon hire. 


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