Special Events and Programs Manager

at  Morton College

Cicero, Illinois, USA - 60804

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Immediate12 Oct, 2022Not Specified12 Jul, 2022N/AGood communication skillsNoNo
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Required Qualifications
The candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree in marketing or communications and a valid Illinois driver’s license. A minimum of 4 years of experience in the areas of event planning, conference management, and marketing and/or public relations with demonstrated success in leading large-scale events. Must be able to interact well with students, faculty, staff and college community. Excellent oral, written and listening skills, project management and relationship building experience. The successful candidate must be able to work in a position requiring public contact, exercise sound judgment, and assist a diverse student population in a multicultural environment. Bilingual in English/Spanish. Excellent customer service skills. Demonstrated word processing, database management and data entry skills. Must be able to work a flexible schedule including some evening & weekend hours. The candidate must be able to demonstrate the Morton College core values of compassion, fairness, respect, responsibility, tolerance and truth.
Preferred Qualifications
Proficiency in Spanish/English, both oral and written. Master’s degree in Business, Education, Marketing or related field. Prior experience with curriculum development, especially in the area of alumni relations and student engagement. Familiarity with budgets, public relations and marketing experience.
Job Summary
The Special Events and Program Manager is a member of the Institutional Advancement team and is responsible for cultivating and enhancing Morton College’s image through execution of events across campus for the college community. The Special Events and Program Manager will manage multiple projects with shifting priorities, interests and deadlines to ensure prioritization and execution on deliverables. They manage the strategy and execution of impactful college events, executive and VIP visits, alumni engagement, and donor events. This includes working with various college personnel and delegating tasks to help develop, plan, implement and evaluate events and special functions. With the mission, vision and core values of Morton College central to the work, this position is an integral part of the Institutional Advancement team and is a key member in helping achieve the college’s success.
Specific Job Duties
Together with the Institutional Advancement team, will be responsible for creating and managing quality campus-wide events to deliver the ultimate college community experience.
Interacts effectively with a diverse group of guests including faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members.
Provides effective strategies and manages project delegations to deliver a successful event experience.
Collaborates with student groups as necessary and continues history of strong campus partnerships by building effective relationships with key stakeholders across the College.
Coordinates requests for use of college space and other locations.
Assist in developing and refining design concepts for internal and external marketing.
Coordinates and oversees all event logistics, including but not limited to communication, marketing needs, venue research and selection, security, catering, transportation, floral installations, floor plan, linen, equipment, IT/audio-visual, event parking, and custodial services per event.
Researches information to resolve problems or issues.
Based on event analysis, feedback and competitive intelligence, identifies opportunities to improve and enhance events.
Build and maintain a campus events calendar.
Perform other job-related duties as assigned by the Vice President of Institutional Advancement.
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Min:N/AMax:5.0 year(s)

Events Services

Marketing / Advertising / MR / PR

Event Management




Cicero, IL, USA