The Director of Signature Events will lead the planning, coordination, and execution support for all event related activities at the law school. The Director will collaborate with the Dean in creating strategic priorities for signature events.
Event Supervision (50%)
Supervise the planning, scheduling, and coordination of all law school events including logistics, catering, technical requirements, travel arrangements, signage, public safety coordination, parking, and ensure proper decor to meet quality expectations.
Work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students in all aspects of planning and executing school events.
Work with event stakeholders to develop a budget for each event and ensure the event revenue and expenses are executed in alignment with the budget.
Manage the negotiations of external events space as needed.
Supervise the communications for event-related print and digital marketing materials, registration and payment websites, and webpages.
Event Coordination Management (40%)
Supervise the Events Coordinator in the following tasks:
1. Ensure adequate staffing for events and setups. 2. Attend events to facilitate operations, clean up, and respond to problems or emergencies.3. Process paperwork for general event expenses.4. Recruit volunteers for events and activities.
Serve as the manager of the customer service process receiving customer input and responding if needed.
Maintain close, positive working relationship with colleagues, donors, alumni, volunteers and the community.
Other duties as assigned.
Strategic Vision (10%)
Collaborate with the Dean in creating strategic priorities for signature events, including Red Mass, Current Events in Law, McElroy Lecture, Dewitt C. Holbrook Social Justice Lecture,
Two years to five years
A college degree
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Detail orientated with excellent organizational and multitasking skills
Must be willing to work nights and weekends as needed
Problem solving skills
Computer skills with advanced knowledge of Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
Exceptional customer service skills
Regular exposure to favorable conditions such as those found in a normal office
Commensurate with experience
Valid driver’s license
Anticipated Work Schedule
Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Varies during events
The University of Detroit Mercy has one goal - to help our students realize their dreams and ambitions. We fulfill that goal by offering challenging academic programs taught by talented, committed professors and supplemented by hands-on research, co-op, and internship opportunities.