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The Conference Manager is responsible for developing, organizing and executing a wide array of conferences and professional education programs. Responsibilities include but are not limited to overseeing and/or managing diverse activities such as event planning, public relations, financial management, contract negotiation, marketing, sales, and personnel management. Additionally, the incumbent collaborates on the designing and implementation of new professional education programs.
Positions require a Bachelor’s degree in adult/continuing education or relevant program area and three (3) years of experience in developing and administering non-credit educational programs, conferences and events, including at least one (1) year of supervisory experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis. A Master’s degree in a related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience. Positions may require evening and weekend work and travel.
Masters Degree in Communications, Hospitality Business Management , Public Relations, Marketing, Higher Education or other closely related field.
Experience developing and managing budgets.
Experience with HTML and web editor software.
An additional 2 years of experience developing and administering non-credit educational programs, conferences and events.
An additional 1 year of supervisory experience.
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.
WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (http://www.advance.wsu.edu/).
WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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