Special Events Associate
Position Type: Staff Openings
Working with the Marketing Office and under the direct supervision of the Director of Communications, the Special Events Associate will manage special events and promotional activities to help raise the visibility and enhance the reputation of St. Edward’s University in support of the university’s strategic priorities. The Special Events Associate will design and implement events, and will communicate news about events to: strengthen the institution’s relationship with internal and external communities, support enrollment and recruiting efforts, showcase the university, and contribute to specific public relations efforts.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Event Planning for Marketing: design, organize and implement special events and promotional activities; counsel other university offices on event planning; develop and manage timelines and budgets; hire and manage all event vendors; conduct event evaluations to determine effectiveness and guide future plans; For Admissions: work collaboratively with admissions event staff to develop strategies and help design key recruiting events. Public Relations/Media Relations: participate in marketing and promotional strategies for events; promote on-campus events to external and internal audiences; assist with internal communication writing projects; assist with media relations and social media as needed.
Bachelors Degree in public relations, journalism, marketing or related field with at least five years progressively responsible experience in a complex organization with responsibility for event planning, internal communications and/or public relations. Demonstrated ability to manage and guide staff members who are not direct reports. Must demonstrate superior communication skills, including writing, editing and public speaking, and have experience communicating institutional messages to internal and external audiences. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community are extremely important. Candidates must demonstrate a high degree of accountability in defining event objectives and measuring outcomes. Occasional weekend or after-5p.m work required. Successful completion of an employment and/or criminal history background check required.
About St. Edward's University:
Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward’s University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 5,300 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward’s emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning and exciting internship opportunities. The community atmosphere extends to the more than 900 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students. It is an exciting time to be part of the St. Edward’s community as the university increases its global engagement to educate students for the opportunities and challenges of a 21st century world.
How to Apply:
Qualified applicants are invited to submit a St. Edward’s application; letter of interest detailing experience as it relates to the qualifications and resume to: Special Event Associate Search Committee, CM 1029, St. Edward’s University, 3001 S. Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78704-6489. NO PHONE CALLS OR EMAILS.
<p>St. Edwards University is an equal opportunity employer and hires only U.S. citizens and documented workers.</p>