Events Manager

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Waltham, MASSACHUSETTS


Posted: 25-Apr-24

Location: Waltham, Massachusetts

Salary: Open

Internal Number: R0010136

Brandeis University is delighted to announce a career opportunity an Events Manager.  If you are looking for an opportunity to work a hybrid schedule, a beautiful suburban campus with lots of perks including free parking, look no further.  At Brandeis, we offer competitive benefits and compensation package which include medical, dental and life insurances. We also offer a generous paid time off benefit.  If you are looking to advance your career through educational opportunities, Brandeis offers free tuition for employees, dependents and spouses. Our 403b retirement savings plan includes a generous match. 

Reporting to the Associate Director of University Event Operations, the Events Manager is part of a team responsible for supporting the planning and implementation of University events. The role includes supporting institutional events that are a high priority for the campus community. Will also work to market, recruit and execute external events such as corporate meetings, social engagements, and other non-Brandeisian events. The event manager will also have a campus constituent market segmentation assigned by departmental leadership.

Examples of Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates Brandeis affiliated events as assigned.

  • Coordinates external events for unaffiliated Brandeis clients as assigned

  • Participates in evaluating budgets and contractual provisions to determine requirements for space, location, technology, equipment, accommodations, catering and on-site management. Serves as contact between vendors and organization. Participates in negotiating contracts with vendors

  • Manages student workforce for University Event Operations (academic year), Usher Crew (commencement) and Summer Conference Assistants (summer).

  • Other duties as assigned in pursuit of the departmental goals and mission.

Education and Work Experience:

Bachelorâ™s degree and 3-5 years of relevant work experience, academic setting preferred; 3+ yearsâ™ experience a plus

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Diplomacy, strong interpersonal skills, and a collaborative nature are all essential

  • Highly proficient with Excel, Word and Shared document including G-suite applications

  • Ability to guide and consult on best event practices

  • Acute attention to detail and extremely organized

  • Preferred knowledge in 25live reservation system, Coupa/Marketplace+, and Workday

Additional Information:

Staff will serve in an on call rotation Friday-Sunday

Must be able to lift 25lbs. Some travel required. May include some evening or weekend hours. Valid drivers license and good driving record preferred.

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About Brandeis University
As a medium-sized private research university with global reach, we are dedicated to first-rate undergraduate education while making groundbreaking discoveries. Four major academic units with 3,600 undergraduates and 2,050 graduate students comprise the University: the College of Arts and Sciences, the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, the International Business School, and the Rabb School of Continuing Studies. In 1985, Brandeis was elected to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which represents the 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada. Brandeis has been ranked among the top 35 national universities by U.S. News & World Report every year since the rankings’ inception. Our 235-acre campus is located in the suburbs of Boston, a global hub for higher education and innovation. Our faculty are leaders in their fields, as passionate about teaching and mentorship as they are about pushing the boundaries of knowledge. Our students are motivated, compassionate, curious and open to exploring new and challenging experiences. Brandeis was founded in 1948 as a nonsectarian university under the sponsorship of th...e American Jewish community to embody its highest ethical and cultural values and to express its gratitude to the United States through the traditional Jewish commitment to education. By being a nonsectarian university that welcomes students, teachers and staff of every nationality, religion and orientation, Brandeis renews the American heritage of cultural diversity, equal access to opportunity and freedom of expression.
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