- Working Title :
- Development Events Specialist
- Posting Number :
- Job Category :
- Administrative - Project Support, Event Planning
- Reports To :
- School of Social Work Director of Development.
- Experience Range :
- 2 to 5 Years
Development Events Specialist
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The development events specialist is responsible for planning, managing, designing, executing events and related follow up for the School of Social Works Office of Development and Alumni Relations, as well as the Deans Office. This position reports to the School of Social Works Director of Development.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
80%---Development & Alumni Events Management
On an annual basis the development events specialist will be responsible for the execution of the Schools homecoming tailgate, reunion programming, distinguished lectures, student awards ceremony, professional conference receptions, and alumni receptions as needed.
Additionally, the specialist will provide event support for: the Alumni Board of Governors professional development, community outreach, community service, and graduation- related activities; the development offices donor/alumni recognition activities; and special projects, symposiums, faculty installations, lectures, and dinners as directed by the deans office. For each event the specialist will be responsible for the oversight of budget estimates, all logistics related to the successful implementation of the event, including on-site management of activities, appropriate follow-up with invitees (as directed by the development director), tracking and reporting of attendees in DAC, and event evaluation.
In conjunction with the Schools Public Relations Manager and Director of Development, the events specialist will be responsible for the creation of promotional materials, such as invitations, program booklets, and flyers, as well as their appropriate dissemination via mail and email. The specialist will also be responsible for events-related material on the Schools website, and will assist with events-related articles for the Schools semi-annual publication Ongoing and the Schools alumni e-newsletter.
5% ---Assist with non-events office projects and initiatives, and perform other duties as assigned.
*The ability to travel and flexibility to work some evenings and weekends is required.
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Demonstrated strong organizational and administrative skills.
- Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in a team environment.
- Experience in event planning.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Professional demeanor and strong interpersonal skills.
- Extensive computer literacy, especially with databases, internet, and Microsoft Office.
- Ability to balance priorities and to work under pressure.
- Careful attention to detail.
- Some knowledge of the University organization policies, rules and regulations, procurement and purchasing and the DAC (Donor Alumni Constituency database) is a plus.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Mission StatementThe Office of University Development maximizes private support for the University of Michigan through high-quality collaboration with the development programs of schools, colleges, and units. We also provide fundraising leadership through the stimulation and facilitation of healthy, productive and life-long relationships with our colleagues, alumni, friends, foundations and corporations.
U-M EEO/AA Statement: The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.