Provide creative and supervisory direction for 30+ high profile special events per year hosted by Missouri S&T and the Miner Alumni Association, including donor recognition events, galas, homecoming activities, reunions, curator and trustee events and facility dedications.
Manage the full scope of event planning and logistics for events including production, vendor sourcing, collateral, invitation and RSVP management, scripts, program (speakers, presentations, run-of-show), technical, operational and decor requirements, on-site execution and post event meetings.
Build relationships with and provide support and direction to internal and external event contributors including event staff, university departments, performers, photographers, caterers, and transportation services.
Oversee the implementation of donor recognition and stewardship strategies, including facility signage/plaques, recognition walls, creating personalized appreciation gifts for donors and alumni.
Cultivate and maintain relationships with donors by leading and managing the activities of the Order of the Golden Shillelagh (OGS) major donor society and serve as the executive secretary to the OGS Executive Committee. Coordinate and oversee the production of the printed and electronic Shillelagh Newsletter.
Manage the Hasselmann Alumni House (HAH) including supervising the HAH House Manager. Provide oversight and direction to overall maintenance, marketing, budget and operations of the Hasselmann Alumni House.
Prepare, present and manage budgets for all aspects of donor relations. Develop event timelines and execute within the specified parameters for all events and donor relations initiatives to ensure execution at the highest level of expertise.
A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 3 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary
A Bachelor's degree and 5 years of alumni and/or donor relations experience is highly preferred.
Strong problem solving skills are required for success in this position, including the ability to act quickly under pressure and develop solutions to complex problems with little to no notice or supervision.
Good verbal and written communication skills are required. Communication skills are used both during internal meeting communications, interactions with alumni and donors on an individual basis, and committee participation.
Excellent interpersonal skills including tact, diplomacy and flexibility to work effectively with senior administration, faculty, staff, students and the general public.
Experience working independently with minimum guidance and as part of a high functioning team. The ability to instill esprit de corps and build a strong team of cohorts among campus partners and colleagues is essential.
The ability to manage and supervise staff and volunteers on a regular basis is required.
The ability to lift moderately heavy objects/boxes, bend, squat, climb chairs and ladders, reaching for objects and be on foot for extended periods of time.
The final candidate is required to provide copies of official transcript(s) for any college degree(s) listed in application materials submitted. Copies of transcript(s) should be provided prior to the start of employment. In addition, the final candidate may be required to verify other credentials listed in application materials.
Failure to provide official transcript(s) or other required verification may result in the withdrawal of the job offer.
All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
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