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Events and Communications, Program Manager

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Position Information

Position Information

Job Title Events and Communications, Program Manager
Job Description

The Events and Communications Program Manager coordinates two related functions at the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies. Both foci help to build our community of scholars, faculty, alumni, and students, and others interested in Asian Studies. The position’s primary report is to the Assistant Director of the Liu Institute. This position will involve working closely with faculty and staff at the Liu Institute, and will coordinate with the Director of Communications and Marketing and the Events Program Director in the Keough School Dean’s Office.

Event Coordination
This position will be the lead event coordinator for the Institute. This includes scheduling events, booking facilities, corresponding with guests, managing guest itineraries, preparing publicity, hosting guests, and monitoring the budget. This involves professional oral and written communications with key internal and external individuals and groups, all within a global, multilingual setting. In coordinating events, the Program Manager collaborates with the Events Program Director at the Keough School, particularly on the scheduling and planning of events. The Institute frequently collaborates with other units on campus in hosting events, and the events coordinator plays a key role in ensuring that such collaborations are effectively and efficiently managed. As a primary contact on Liu Institute events, the position takes an important lead in maintaining high standards that reflect on the Institute, the Keough School, and the University.

This position will develop communications efforts across all platform, print and digital. This includes developing content and maintaining websites for the Institute and Institute projects; coordinating the annual Year-in-Reivew and Asian Leadership Forum publications; managing e-publications including e-newsletters, podcasts, and blogs; occasionally managing the editing of video for web posting; and managing communications work by outside vendors and consultants when appropriate. The Program Manager will also assist in the Institute’s social media efforts, including posting content to Facebook and Twitter accounts, researching relevant social media trends, assembling media analytics, and developing a social media strategy. The position will also play a key role in developing the Institute’s media strategy. The Program Manager collaborates with the Keough School’s Director of Communications and Marketing and Notre Dame’s Office of Media Relations in communications and marketing efforts.

Strategy Development
The Events and Communications Program Manager will work closely with the Institute’s director and assistant director to develop event and communications strategies. The Event and Communications Manager will also work with the Keough School’s Director of Communications and Marketing to develop the Institute’s communications strategy.

Minimum Qualifications

B.A. in Communications, Marketing, Journalism, Asian Studies, International Relations, or other relevant field. Three or more years professional experience in areas such as marketing, writing, public relations, and/or event coordination, preferably in a higher education setting. Experience in web content development and familiarity with CMS software applications and use as well as web design software. Understanding of communications strategy and its connection to digital content, creation, and organization. Experience coordinating events, preferably in an academic setting. Excellent project management skills (organization and attention to detail), teamwork, and writing and editing skills. Interest in global affairs and Asia.

Preferred Qualifications

Familiarity with Asia (any area, region, nation), and/or proficiency in any Asian language or culture is preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Department Institute for Asia & Asian Studies (39110)
Department Website
Family / Sub-Family General Admin / Events Planning
Career Stream/Level EIC 2 Professional
Department Hiring Pay Range $34,229 - $57,000
Pay ID Semi-Monthly
FLSA Status S1 - FT Exempt
Job Category Administrator/Professional
Job Type Full-time
Schedule: Days of Week & Hours

M-F, 8-5, some evenings and weekends

Schedule: Hours/Week 40
Schedule: # of months 12

Posting Detail Information

The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and others that will enhance our community. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

Posting Detail Information

Job Posting Date (Campus) 09/12/2017
Job Posting Date (Public) 09/12/2017
Job Closing Date 10/01/2017
Posting Type Open To All Applicants
Posting Number S17827

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  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
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