Assistant Director of Events


: $132,420.00 - $206,040.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Executive Management

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HoursStandard University business hours8:30am 5:00pm (academic year)8:00am 4:30pm (summer)Hours may vary based on operational needs.Job DescriptionReporting to the Director of Operations and in support of the mission, vision, and values of Hendricks Chapel, the Assistant Director of Events will manage a portfolio of priority operations related to special events, hospitality, and facilities. By implementing strategies with a direct impact upon thousands of chapel visitors, this Assistant Director will supervise 30-40 student employees and help to foster and support a diverse, dynamic, inclusive and welcoming chapel community. They will also direct the chapels relationships with an expanding and diverse set of campus and community partners, in order to reaffirm the chapel as the heart of Syracuse University and as a student-centered global home for religious, spiritual, moral, and ethical life.QualificationsStrong personal character, excellent organizational skills, knowledge of technical/event equipment, and a strong commitment to hospitality, confidentiality, and a positive attitude.Bachelors degree in business, event management, public relations, communications, hospitality, or related field or equivalent amount of experience.Event management, business, and/or hospitality experience is preferred.Job Specific QualificationsBasic knowledge of technical event needs including microphone set up, audio-visual connection for presentations.ResponsibilitiesManage a portfolio of priority operations related to special events, hospitality, and facilities. This responsibility includes directing the chapels relationships with an expanding and diverse set of partners, including student organizations, campus departments, and community organizations.Direct the planning and implementation of high priority events, such as the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and Holidays at Hendricks, which impact thousands of guests and includes management of operations such as: staging, information technology, sound, lighting, and general details to ensure overall hospitality and excellence.Direct staff operations in relationship to Peoples Place Caf, the student-operated coffee shop located in Hendricks Chapel, which receives nearly 40,000 visits per academic year. This responsibility includes implementing strategic priorities and exploring opportunities to maximize caf engagement and impact in accordance with the mission and vision of Hendricks Chapel.Manage the chapels expanding wedding operations, which includes reservation intake, planning, invoicing, evaluation, and supervision of student employees. This responsibility includes exploring new and innovative opportunities to enhance wedding operations in accordance with the mission and vision of Hendricks Chapel.Manage the hiring, training, and supervision of 30-40 student employees. This responsibility includes being on-call for guidance and direction in response to employee questions.Application InstructionsIn addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter.EEOCSyracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.Commitment to Supporting and Hiring VeteransSyracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The Universitys contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus CommunitySyracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.
Associated topics: administrative, administrative coordinator, associate, chief operations officer, document, facilities, food, operations director, staff, support * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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