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Alumni Engagement Event Manager (Program Manager I)
The University of St. Thomas

Date Posted Sep. 21, 2018
Title Alumni Engagement Event Manager (Program Manager I)
University The University of St. Thomas
St. Paul, MN, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Alumni Relations

Alumni Engagement Event Manager (Program Manager I)

The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for an Alumni Engagement Event Manager position within University Development and Alumni Relations – Alumni Engagement.

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission statement.


The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:

Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibility
A generous Employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibility
Medical, dental, and vision options
Employer-paid disability, life, and AD&D benefits


The Program and Event Manager will be responsible for comprehensive delivery of programs and events with emphasis on planning, logistics, and implementation. This position will manage the event functions and programming efforts within University Development and Alumni Relations and will be responsible for the planning and execution of events involving our alumni, university leaders, donors, students, community members, faculty, and staff.


1. Event and Program Management:

Responsible for an assigned portfolio of programs and related events, including logistics
Contribute to new program & event development and implementation
Develop, manage, and staff a comprehensive schedule of programs and events that are creative, engaging, and well attended
In collaboration with Corporate and Foundation Relations team, coordinate event sponsorships for events and ensure fulfillment of sponsor benefits
Partner with communications, development, and support personnel to ensure every aspect of the program portfolio delivers a world class experience, and drives intended results
Partner with Advancement Communications team to plan and coordinate the implementation of communication strategies for promoting each event, including printed materials, e-blasts, social media, web-page postings, volunteer outreach, and other channels
Manage post-event activities, including debriefs, volunteer recognition, coding and processing invoices and reimbursements, and documentation
Participate in relevant institutional committees
Perform in alignment with institutional values and strategic plan

2. Organizational Development:

Create and document processes and procedures
Meet annual and long-term programmatic goals
Provide regular, data-driven program and event evaluation

3. Administrative:

Systems utilization
Budget planning and monitoring; adhere to program budgets
Record and file maintenance
Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree
Three years of experience in professional meeting and event planning
Experience planning and delivering successful, high-quality and complex events
Experience in detailed event production including pre, on-site and post event logistics and follow up


On the University of St. Thomas Jobs page, follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes uploading a resume and copy/pasting a job specific cover letter.

In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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