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Job no: 492512
Work type: Exempt Staff
Location: Gambier, OH
Kenyon College invites applications for the position of Director of Campus Events. The director of campus events is a new position that will provide strategic leadership, management, guidance, and day-to-day oversight for the introduction, promotion, scheduling, planning and production of campus-based events and conferences. Reporting to the chief of staff, the director will balance competing needs and avoid scheduling conflicts to successfully execute campus events and conferences that reflect the quality and reputation of Kenyon College. The director of campus events will manage staff and student assistants in the events office and will foster a culture of teamwork and shared vision for events at Kenyon. In addition, the director will develop relationships with staff in other divisions to build a network of campus professionals dedicated to designing and executing high-quality events.
The successful candidate will be a highly motivated professional with thorough knowledge and understanding of event planning and public relations, including event design, organization and production. The candidate will have experience in developing, planning and implementing successful events, preferably at a college or university. The candidate will provide exceptional service to all campus constituencies, while guiding the development of new campus policies and procedures. The work of the director and the office will reflect an understanding of, and sensitivity to, campus culture. The candidate will be detail oriented with strong project management skills and an ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously. The Director will work closely with the Office of Diversity Equity & Inclusion to ensure that the College's commitment to diversity is reflected in Events Office programming.
Summer Conferences and External Client Events
Public Relations and Communications
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Success Factors
Work is generally performed in an office environment and requires the ability to operate standard office equipment as well as the ability to sit for long periods of time. The ability to lift boxes or items 30 pounds or less and move tables and chairs when necessary for events is required. The ability to obtain College driver certification is desirable. The employee will be dependable, flexible and willing to attend major events, be on-call, and work a varying schedule that will include evenings, weekends and college breaks.
Kenyon College is a nationally prominent, private liberal arts college where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community and close relationships among students and professors.
Compensation and Benefits
Salaries at Kenyon are competitive and commensurate with experience. In addition to an attractive salary, Kenyon offers benefits for employees and their family members. Children of employees are eligible for 100% tuition waivers at Kenyon, and through the Great Lakes Colleges Association, children of employees are eligible for 85% tuition waivers at fifteen other of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges.
We also offer health and dental insurance, TIAA/CREF retirement, and many other benefits, including provisions for a spouse, families, and domestic partners. Details about benefits as well as conditions of employment are described more fully in our Staff Handbook.
Kenyon is a unique place to live and work. To discover why it should be your next home, click here.
Kenyon College is an equal opportunity employer. It is the College's policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law.
Advertised: 09 May 2018 Eastern Daylight Time
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