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Events Manager at University of California - Riverside

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Type: Full Time
Location: Riverside, California

Job Description:



Full Time
Commensurate with Experience


Under the general supervision of the Associate Director, the Events Manager coordinates all aspects of special events, such as symposiums, colloquiums, conference and meetings, including those hosted by Palm Desert Center. Position coordinates all meetings and classroom scheduling, assists with the development and administration of policy and procedures pertaining to the use of University facilities for meetings, special events, and coordinates event details pertaining to Palm Desert Center initiated events as well as facility rental events. Produces and coordinates marketing and public relations materials for University events as assigned. Please note: The budgeted range for this position is up to $54,950.


Education Requirements


Bachelors' degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.



2 - 4 years of related experience.


Good judgment and effective decision-making and problem resolution skills, including skill to recognize and deal effectively and appropriately with real and potential problem areas, including skill to determine the issues/problems that need to be brought to the attention of higher level staff and/or management.
Good interpersonal communication skills and political acumen, including skill in effectively representing the campus, medical center or other university organization to its publics.
Experience with establishing schedules for event planning and execution, maintaining budget objectives, and estimating event costs.
Demonstrated software PC skills which include, database applications, spreadsheet and financial applications, word processing applications, event management, calendaring, etc.
Working knowledge of concepts, principles and practices of event planning and production and public relations.
Working knowledge of the campus, its programs, policies, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure.
Working organizational skills, including skill in effectively coordinating and organizing multiple details. Excellent organizational abilities appropriate to effective calendar management and student and/or volunteer scheduling.
Ability to work professionally under pressure and under tight deadlines; ensuring excellent customer service support.
Ability to work in diverse groups, including but not limited to students, staff, faculty, general public, production personnel, technical operators and performing artists.
Skill in writing in a concise, logical, professional and grammatically correct manner.


Experience working in an institution of higher education/campus environment.

Operating knowledge of University policies and procedures related to Accounting, Facilities, Material Management, Purchasing, and the organization's structure.

Experience working with audio visual equipment including projectors, document cameras, audio systems, microphones and other equipment used for presentations.


In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

* UC Riverside was included in the (August 2018) edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges."

* Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

* In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and gender boundaries.

* UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.

* In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities in the nation for high black student graduation rates.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview


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