Reports to Vice President of Administration/Chief Administrative Officer. Plan, staff and oversee the management of between 35-40 high profile annual events on and off-campus, which may occur after normal business hours and on weekends. Manage and develop the employees within the Special Events department.
Individuals must possess such knowledge, skills and abilities, or be able to explain and demonstrate, that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
Education and Experience
This position requires a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree and extensive high-touch event planning experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to demonstrate the ability to perform the job.
Ability to read, write, hear, speak, see, communicate effectively and maintain a professional appearance. Ability to operate basic office equipment to include, photocopier, fax machine, computer equipment, display monitors and the like. Ability to travel. Lifting of office supplies and event materials is necessary.
The Office of Special Events interacts with the College President, Senior Staff, College Trustees, College faculty, staff and students, high profile speakers/public figures, contracted security, hotel managers, and current and prospective donors. A clean and neat appearance is required. Ability to promote and maintain pleasant and positive relationships which are supportive of the College Mission is essential. This includes building supportive and professional relationships while maintaining confidentiality, as needed.
Code of Commitment
Be a good representative of Hillsdale College to promote the liberal arts, the College’s original Articles of Association and operating principles stated in the Staff Code of Commitment. The Mission Statement should be considered in all aspects of the position. The teaching of Christian faith shall remain a conspicuous aim of the College.