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Job ID: 197988

Events Manager, Graduate School of Education
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Oct. 28, 2022
Title Events Manager, Graduate School of Education
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department GSE Administrative Operations
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Educational Services

Position Summary

The Graduate School of Education (GSE) is looking for an Events Manager to effectively direct, manage and execute both small- and large-scale events across the school and in support of multiple areas. This position will be responsible for the GSE commencement, student orientation, award ceremonies, conferences and symposia, lectures, and inter-disciplinary events hosted by the GSE.

A successful candidate will be both a strategic planner and detail oriented, able to manage competing priorities, and well organized. Reporting to the GSE Unit Business Officer, the Events Manager will routinely interact with all levels of the school’s administration, faculty students, alumni, other UB campus offices. The Events Manager will also work with both on-campus and off-campus service providers such as caterers, equipment suppliers, photographers, and other vendors as needed.

The GSE is committed to equity, diversity, justice, and inclusion in our research, teaching, administration, and engagement. We seek individuals whose interests align with this mission as we look to grow our team.

The Events Manager will:

    • Plan and direct events through collaboration with committees or individuals hosting events to ensure all functional needs are considered and resources identified.
    • Develop and provide checklists, as well as internal and external timelines to create and execute off-campus and on-campus events based on size, scope, audience, and goals.
    • Serve as functional area lead for using and implementing UB’s event registration and management system so various users can maximize system.
    • Provide logistical support including event schedules, booking venues, staffing, food and beverage requirements, and managing participant registration.
    • Ensures that post-event surveys, thank you communications, and other related engagement items are completed so that benchmarking data can be compiled for future planning.


Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Two years events or related experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5 years working with event planning, preferably in an academic setting.

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