Associate Director, Special Events

Posting Number 2021-8600
Posted Date 3 months ago(9/1/2021 2:11 PM)
Location : Location
US-NY-New York
The Office of the Chief of Staff
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service (PS1046)
Compensation Grade
Band 53
Marketing/Advertising/Public Relations/Media/Video/Audio

Position Summary

The Associate Director, Special Events will a) oversee and direct the planning, coordination, scheduling, and execution of special events for the school, b) advise department and school leadership about how events could be strategically implemented to promote the school's brand and mission, c) manage financial accounts for special event budgets and expenses, ensuring project expenses and quality of events are met; and d) supervise the Events Administrator, by providing regular support, guidance, and leadership while running the school’s events office functionality.


Required Education:
Bachelor's Degree

Required Experience:
5+ years related experience including planning and executing special events, including budget management and the conceptualization, planning and implementation of multiple special events.

Preferred Experience:
Related experience in higher education or a large non-profit organization is preferred.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Excellent customer service skills. Highly creative with the ability to develop new ideas for events. Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. Ability to prioritize and execute multiple tasks, meet deadlines and work in a rapidly changing environment. Ability to professionally interact with diverse internal and external customer groups. Knowledge of standard office software. Budget management experience.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Database management experience, especially with Salesforce. Experience with online registration systems, website maintenance, and social media. Audiovisual expertise. Experience managing multiple, complex budgets. Experience working with students. Creativity with the ability to develop new events.

Additional Information

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