IU Studios is the central marketing and communications unit at Indiana University, and includes the University Events and Conferences teams. Our insights and technology-driven teams serve as strategic consultants throughout the university, with a central mission to create experiences that lead to a lifelong love for IU and IUPUI.
In coordination with the directors of University Events, the Events Manager plans, develops, and executes entire smaller scale events or aspects of larger complex events for Indiana University. Events include private and public functions hosted by university leaders including meals, receptions (in residences or on- or off-campuses), recognitions, special events, ceremonies, conferences, lectures and workshops.
Department Specific Responsibilities
Collaborates with University Events' technical and content experts and negotiates with vendors and venues for the provision of event services such as floral/decor, gifts/memorabilia, and food service.
Plans a variety of recurring and ad hoc events for the university and oversees budgets, vendor contracts, transportation, catering, signage, equipment, technology, and other event components. Coordinates event activities prior to and on the day of events.
Consults with internal and external constituencies to plan event timelines and specifications and negotiate the terms of agreements and contracts.
Works closely with vendors and staff to ensure goods and services arrive timely and in acceptable condition for events.
Interfaces with media and/or marketing and communications representatives regarding calendar of events and event publicity.
Tracks and analyzes event metrics, such as attendance, participant feedback, and expenses; monitors effectiveness and return of investment; tracks suggested event improvements for future implementation in recurring events.
Ensures events adhere to university guidelines and policies and event contracts, agreements, and specifications.
May delegate administrative tasks to Event Services Coordinators.
Bachelor's degree in business, finance, public administration, hospitality/event management, communications,or a related field
5 years of experience in the hospitality or event management.
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered
Proficient communication skills
Maintains a high degree of professionalism
Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills
Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty
Demonstrates excellence in organizational, administrative, and communication skills.
Ability to manage aspects of highly-visible events.
Working Conditions / Demands
This role regularly requires the ability to effectively communicate. This role frequently requires the ability to handle equipment. This role frequently requires the ability to remain stationary and ascend/descend ladders/stairs. This role requires the ability to move objects weighing up to 25 pounds. The role requires the ability to detect items in close proximity as well as far away; discern between colors; detect objects in peripheral space of self; discern items in detail; and to have good depth perception. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.
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About Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.