Employment Opportunities

Director of Events and Event Services

Apply now Job No: 502023
Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: University Staff
Department: UD Arena - 500200
Pay Grade: B - Exempt
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Position Summary:

The University of Dayton's Athletics department is hiring for a Director of Events and Event Services for the historic University of Dayton Arena! This is a full- time benefit eligible position that offers health, dental and vision insurance, retirement, disability, tuition assistance, vacation/sick accrual and holiday pay. We invite qualified applicants to apply!

The Director of Events and Event Services, directs and coordinates personnel, subcontractors and daily activities involved in the execution of events, including security and safety of the facility and guests. Ensure all advance planning is done in a timely manner and all event details are successfully carried out. Additionally, all UD Athletics employees are expected to comply with all laws, policies, rules and regulations governing the University, the NCAA and the Atlantic 10 Conference.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree
Experience in facility operations and event management at a public assembly facility (stadiums, arenas, convention centers, concert halls, golf courses, etc.)
Experience with intercollegiate or professional athletics
Experience in administration including budget preparation, purchasing procedures
Experience in contract negotiations
Experience supervising/training personnel
Possess proficient computer skills with the following Microsoft Office products: Excel, Word and PowerPoint
Must be available and willing to work extended and irregular hours including evenings, weekends and holidays as needed
Possess a valid driver’s license, maintains a low risk driving record and is able to be insured by the university

Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

Experience in operational procedures, facility capabilities, industry terminology, event related services and technical requirements for various types of events
Possess working knowledge of event venue building and safety codes
Demonstrated ability to work effectively under pressure and/or stringent schedule and produce accurate results; remain flexible and adjust to situations as they occur
Demonstrated a high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations; that require poise, tact and diplomacy
Demonstrate the ability to give attention to detail, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines Possess excellent written communication and presentation skills
Demonstrate working knowledge of coordinating events
A demonstrated self-starter and able to work well both independently and in a team environment
Experience working with socially and culturally diverse communities

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply please submit a cover letter addressing each minimum qualification and any applicable preferred qualifications that you meet.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. The University does not provide work visa sponsorship for this position.

Closing Statement:

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.


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