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Event Manager

Company: Oakland University
Date Posted: November 22, 2017

The Event Manager will plan, manage, and execute high quality events that are designed to engage donors, volunteers, and the Oakland University community and friends on behalf of the President's Office and the Development and Alumni Relations division. This role will project expenditures, ensure purchases are made in compliance with University policy, plan for menu, facilities, seating, and technology needs, and provide event attendance reports and follow-up as needed. This role will require the ability to work extended hours; including early morning, evenings and occasional weekends. Bachelor's Degree in marketing, event planning, hospitality, communications, or related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Three to five years of experience in managing the logistics of high-level special events from start to finish including but not limited to, menu and beverage selection, decor, contracting and bid-process, and complete venue logistics planning. Ability to apply knowledge of the rules of etiquette and social protocol. Experience working with and for top-level executives and high ranking officials. Excellent organizational and analytical skills. Must be very detail oriented. Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to work in both a team environment and independently.

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