Event Manager

UW Madison - School of Education

The School of Education and many of its programs are widely regarded as being among the very best in the nation. In addition to our high quality academic programs, the people and units that make up the School are addressing some of society’s most critical needs and furthering their fields. Our renowned faculty, staff, and students conduct innovative research that is driven by the Wisconsin Idea and the conviction that the work they do should benefit Wisconsin, the country, and the world.


Position Details

Event Manager
Southwest Wisconsin
Madison, WI

The Event Manager leads a range of engaging events, both in person and virtual, for the UW-Madison School of Education. This position works within a highly collaborative Office for Communications and Advancement to support the strategic vision of the School of Education and to promote programs and initiatives through events. The Event Manager plays a central role in building a vibrant, inclusive, and productive environment in the School and with its partners and alumni.

The School of Education is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion. We encourage applications from potential candidates of all race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, nationality, religious, and other group identities; and we encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate ability to foster an inclusive work environment and work with colleagues and audiences from diverse backgrounds.

The highly ranked UW-Madison School of Education is unique in that it is home to 10 departments that house faculty and staff conducting a range of research across the arts, health, and education. The Event Manager contributes to activities within the School of Education to serve and improve our communities, the state, and the world.

  • Establishes and executes day-to-day operational functions and goals of events to align with existing strategy 
  • May exercise supervisory authority, including hiring, transferring, suspending, promoting, managing conduct and performance, discharging, assigning, rewarding, disciplining, and/or approving hours worked of at least 2.0 FTE or equivalent employees 
  • Identifies, proposes, and implements new or revised unit operational policies and procedures
  • Monitors the budget and approves expenditures 
  • Establishes and sustains relationships with internal and external stakeholders 
  • Responds and manages emergent events as needed, including VIP visits and advancement opportunities 
  • Project manages the creation of and orders promotional materials for events as needed
  • Provides support and consulting on various School events across offices and departments as needed
  • 3-5 years of in-person and/or virtual event planning preferred
  • Experience in cross-cultural communications or lived experience working across cultures, ages groups, and/or languages is preferred
  • Experience producing events based in accessibility and equity best practices is a plus
  • Experience in detail-oriented communications and editing to manage event invites, reminders, and additional communications is preferred
  • Skill coordinating different types of events based on the topic or occasion is a plus
  • Knowledge of software such as Qualtrics, Paperless Post, Eloqua, MailChimp is preferred
  • Knowledge of presentation and design software such as PowerPoint, Google Slides, and Canva is preferred
  • Knowledge of virtual meeting platforms such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams is a plus

Salary minimum $60,000 ANNUAL (12 months), Depending on Qualifications

See our benefits package - https://hr.wisc.edu/benefits/new-employee-benefits-enrollment/benefits-for-employees-covered-by-the-wrs/

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