Events Manager

Coe College

The Office of Admission seeks a detail-oriented and ambitious Events Manager.  This position will develop innovative and interactive visit opportunities, with particular attention to in-person and virtual group visit programs, in an effort to reach all recruitment and diversity goals of the college. These programs must maintain as a primary focus the academic and extra-curricular offerings of the college as well as the unique benefits of our location in a metropolitan setting.


Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Work in collaboration with the Director for Campus Engagement to create a comprehensive roster of visit programs that further the immediate and long-term recruitment goals of the college.
  • Support other visit experiences, such as individual, virtual and department specific visits. Also in conjunction with the Office of Marketing, plan and manage graduation and other assigned campus events.
  • Secure participation of various programming partners including: faculty, staff, administrators, student assistants, alumni, community and business representatives, Sodexo Food Service, Physical Plant, Security, campus reservations and others.
  • Oversee on-site arrangements and manage comprehensive program operations before and during program events. Proactively handle any arising issues and troubleshoot any emerging problems on event days.
  • Generate and analyze all necessary pre- and post-event agendas, letters and reports.
  • Monitor and manage the operating budget.
  • Train, supervise, encourage and motivate full-time staff members, student assistants, interns and program specific volunteers.



  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience required.
  • 3-5 years of event planning experience desired.  5+ preferred. Desired higher ed event planning experience.
  • Familiarity with topics and issues related to higher education and college selection.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite programs required. InDesign experience preferred.
  • Successful completion of a background check, in accordance with Coe College policy.


Knowledge, Skills and Competencies:

Position Specific:

  • Possess a strong working knowledge of the higher education landscape to successfully create programs that capitalize on the unique aspects of the college.
  • Unwavering customer service ethic and high expectations for quality.
  • Prioritize multiple projects with overlapping timelines.
  • Analyze data to help drive decisions for new programs or enhancements to current programs.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Works well in a collaborative environment.
  • Strong oral and written communication with multiple constituencies.
  • Effectively manage groups and individuals within a fast-paced environment while maintaining the highest level of customer service.

Coe Competencies:

  • Dedication to the educational mission of a private, residential liberal arts college.
  • Ability to maintain positive relationships in a collaborative and diverse team atmosphere.
  • Commitment to excellent customer and/or student service.
  • Demonstrated ethical and responsible decision making.
  • Consistent attendance and accountability necessary to meet position objectives.


Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

  • Stand, sit or walk up to 8 hours. 
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. frequently.
  • Ability to work indoors and outdoors, and access events in areas without elevators.


Coe is committed to fostering a multicultural environment and encourages applications from individuals who will help fulfill that goal. We value the input of multiple viewpoints and diverse perspectives and aim to create an academic community that is rich with cultural, social and intellectual diversity. Coe College is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Benefits:

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Job ID: 77047

Posted 29 days ago

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