Lead the Wayne State University Special Events & Services team as the Senior Director, Special Events and Services! Our goal is to provide superior service and deliver high quality, memorable Wayne State University experiences for all event attendees.
The Senior Director, Special Events and Services oversees the operations of the Special Events and Services department. Serves as a key thought leader by directing the planning, design and execution of strategies, objectives and activities for university special events. Works closely with university leadership, the WSU Board of Governors and internal and external partners and constituents. This position reports to the VP, Development & Alumni Affairs and President of WSU Foundation.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in marketing, hospitality, sales, business or related fields. Minimum seven years’ progressively responsible experience in planning and execution of high profile events for development/fundraising organizations, large universities and/or non-profit or a corporate/businesses.
Preferred Qualifications: Certified Professional in Catering and Events (CPCE) or Certified Meeting Professional (CMP)
We offer a competitive total compensation package with many benefits for our employees and their families. Our benefits include; free tuition for employees, 50% off for spouse/dependents, up to 10% match 403(b), premium healthcare choices, generous vacation, and more.
Wayne State University’s mission is to create and advance knowledge, prepare a diverse student body to thrive, and positively impact local and global communities.
We inspire our students to be curious and passionate by supporting their education
We support our faculty as they discover new approaches, solutions and areas of inquiry through multidisciplinary, translational and applied research.
We engage our community through impactful partnerships, enriching the culture and economy of Detroit and beyond.
Apply via https://jobs.wayne.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=206129 posting #044034
Wayne State University is Michigan's only urban research university – and the largest research institution in the US! Located in the heart of Mid-Town and Detroit's University Cultural Center, dozens of museums, dining options, and historic buildings are located in our two mile walkable campus. Mid-Town is the home to a variety of world-class facilities such as galleries and concert halls; specifically: Detroit Institute of Arts, Fox Theatre, Detroit Opera House, and many more!
Wayne State University offers a competitive salary and an outstanding fringe benefits package including: free tuition for employees, 50% off for spouse/dependents, up to 10% match 403b, holiday closure, premium healthcare choices at affordable rates, vacation, and more! If you have the skillset, we are looking for and would like to work for an incredible higher-ed institution, then please apply at the link below. We look forward to talking with you!
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