Company Name:
Brown University
Approximate Salary:
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Providence, Rhode Island
United States
Event Management
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
4-6 Years
Education level:
Bachelor Degree

Events Manager – Brown University

Facilities Management Department

Providence, Rhode Island

Brown University seeks an Events Manager who designs, establishes, and oversees the integrated logistical and administrative support needs of multiple, complex, and wide reaching University and third party events, conferences, and/or other programs. Duties include:

  • Serves as a primary point of contact for both the client and the service providers.
  • Assesses program goals, prepares financial estimates, secures necessary AV and furniture equipment, determines and orders required catering, schedules and runs meetings, develops program budgets, and negotiates and administers service and client contracts.
  • Support and manage assigned logistical roles for major University events - including, but not limited to, Convocation, Family Weekend, Commencement, and special speakers.

Requirements include:

  • Bachelor's degree and 4 years' experience planning and managing events, ideally in a higher education setting, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Knowledge and understanding of meeting and event planning principles, requirements, procedures, and available resources.
  • Knowledge of conference facilities, technology, and equipment preferred.
  • Highly skilled in organizing resources and establishing priorities, and the ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
  • Ability to perform complex tasks and to prioritize multiple projects.
  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart information to a range of clientele.

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Applicants are required to use the Brown Career Site to apply for the position and to submit their resume, cover letter and any related documents. Please check the status of your application through the account you create when you apply.

All offers of employment are contingent upon consent to criminal background screening check and education verification with results satisfactory to Brown.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the School of Professional Studies.

With its talented and motivated student body and accomplished faculty, Brown is a leading research university that maintains a particular commitment to exceptional undergraduate instruction. Brown's vibrant, diverse campus community consists of about 4,500 staff and faculty, 6,200 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, 490 medical school students, more than 5,000 summer, visiting, and online students, and over 700 faculty members. Brown students come from all 50 states and more than 115 countries. Brown is frequently recognized for its global reach, many cultural events, numerous campus groups and activities, active community service programs, highly competitive athletics, and beautiful facilities located in a richly historic urban setting.

Brown offers competitive benefits such as a generous retirement plan and education programs; details are available at: