Skip to the content of the web site.

Events Manager

Date: January, 2013
Reports to (Job Title): Director, Advancement
Jobs Reporting (Job Titles): None
Location: Main Campus


35 hr/wk

Primary Purpose

The events manager is accountable for all facets of the Faculty of Engineering’s Advancement events, including event strategy, planning and coordination, marketing and communications, logistics, administration, budgeting and evaluation.  Advancement events include, but are not limited to faculty/staff/student awards’ events, building openings, donor recognition functions, alumni events, student recruitment events, etc.

Key Accountabilities:

.1.Event marketing and communications including, but not limited to:


2.Event programming including but not limited to:


3.Human resources administration, including but not limited to:



4.Other administrative functions, including but not limited to:


Position Requirements


University undergraduate degree preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Additional education or training in events management or public relations an asset.



MS Word Excel PowerPoint Other
word excel powerpoint
  • Promotional writing and/or editing experience and asset;
  • Highly proficient in MS Office programs; OutlookKnowledge of Raiser’s Edge an asset;Understanding and use of Social Media an asset;
  • Ability to learn new software quickly and to adapt and access software while off-site.

Nature and Scope

Interpersonal Skills:

Organized team-player with ability to work well under time pressure, meet tight deadlines and deal effectively under stress.  Internally, makes contact with senior administrative staff to plan and execute events including but not limited to:

Externally, makes contact with contractors and suppliers to deal with, influence, and motivate.

Parents of Engineering students

Level of Responsibility:

Decision-Making Authority:

Makes event-related decisions in consultation with the Director, Advancement

Physical and Sensory Demands:

Minimal demands typical of an administrative position within an office environment

Working Environment:

Travel:   Occasional travel required

Working Hours:  Regular working hours, some evening/weekend work required.

Risks-Physical and psychological:

Physical risks

Psychological risks

Minimal exposure to disagreeable conditions typical of a supervisory position