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Director, Event Management and Protocol

Company: University of California Riverside
Location: Riverside
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Job Description:

Minimum RequirementsThe Director of Event Management and Protocol (Director), reporting to the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Alumni Engagement is a key member of the University Advancement team advising the Assistant Vice Chancellor in all areas related to highly visible, overarching campus activities that advance UC Riverside objectives, particularly those that raise campus visibility and secure financial support from donors and friends of the University. The Director oversees the team responsible for coordinating University programs and consults on program issues, events, ceremonies, graduation, and dignitary visits sponsored by divisions throughout the campus community, setting the stage for introducing potential donors and advocates to the excellence and innovation that are hallmarks of UC Riverside's programs, faculty and students. Serves as the liaison to the Office of the Chancellor in scheduling the Chancellor's participation at events. The Director develops a strategic annual events budget in collaboration with the Assistant Vice Chancellor. Supervises budgetary planning for each event, ensuring compliance with UCOP and UC Riverside purchasing and financial policies. Primary responsibilities are for the oversight and hands-on attention to ensuring that all activities, from major campus-wide signature events to Chancellor-hosted activities, stay within budget and ensuring compliance with funding rules. Holds events staff responsible for strict adherence to pre-approved events budgets. Ensures the timely reconciliation of event expenditures and prompt payment of expenditures by and to internal and external partners. Serves as a talent manager for staffing, including volunteers, both within Event Management and Protocol and the campus community in order to assemble the complement of staff and volunteers vital to the success of major projects. Has full responsibility and accountability for high-profile events that provide important forums for interactions with community leaders, elected officials, volunteer organizers and business leaders. Serves as the campus resource on developing and maintaining campus protocols including social and event etiquette for all aspects of events. Provides leadership to the UC Riverside campus as the expert dedicated to the development of dynamic public events that strategically promote UC Riverside. The budgeted amount for this position is up to $100,000.. Education. Education Requirements. Degree. Requirement. Bachelors' degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.. Required. Experience. Experience. Requirement. 8 - 13 years of related experience.. Required. Preferred. Strong leadership/management skills, including skills to lead, direct, mentor, evaluate and motivate staff.Strong knowledge of program management, including comprehensive staff and budget administration.Strong political acumen and skill in judgment, decision-making and problem recognition, avoidance and resolution.Strong knowledge of all aspects of event management and production and public relations.Strong knowledge of the campus, its vision, mission, goals, programs, policies and infrastructure.Strong interpersonal communications skills to build and foster a collaborative and cooperative work environment and build to maintain good working relationships with all organizational levels and outside constituencies.Strong knowledge of management principles, policies, concepts and best practices and skill to select, train, mentor, evaluate and, as required, take disciplinary action with subordinate staff.. Preferred Qualifications. Additional Information. 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 is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S. universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings.. UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. - U.S. News 2020. UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.. Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. - Business Insider 2019. Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings. UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.. 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.. University of California, Riverside900 University Ave.Riverside, CA 92521. Tel: (951) 827-1012Previous supervisory/managerial experience.

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