Assistant Director - Dvlpmnt Events/Communications - Utah Valley University in Orem Utah

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah

United States


Detailed Job Description

Under the Director of Development Events & Communications, will assist with major special events under the Division of Development & Alumni. This includes support in planning, coordinating and implementing events for fundraising, donor stewardship, alumni relations, and presidential purposes. Responsibilities include: guest/sponsor/list management, record keeping, budget reporting, vendor communications, copy writing, and other event duties. The assistant director would also be tasked with working closely with the Deans and Development Officers from the colleges and schools on campus for planning, implementing, and managing events related to donors and fundraising.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in a directly related field and three years experience related to the Summary of Duties or a combination of education and/or experience totaling seven years.

Preferred Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited institution with a bachelor’s degree in event management/ communications/public relations or a related discipline, plus three years of relevant event planning experience.


Knowledge of event planning and management best practices.
Knowledge of fund raising and donor stewardship procedures, techniques, and best practices.
Knowledge of marketing and public relations best practices.
Knowledge and expertise in use of English grammar, punctuation, and syntax for both written and verbal communications.


Exceptional verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
Office productivity software skills, which must include MS Office programs, SharePoint, online resources, web, social networking, and cloud computing applications.
Basic skills in graphic design software including Adobe PhotoShop, Illustrator, and Indesign.
Strong project management skills with the ability to meet deadlines with high quality results.
Strong technical writing and editing skills.
Excellent organizational skills and the ability to pay attention to details.


Strong ability to multi-task despite multiple overlapping projects and deadlines.
Ability to succeed in a fast-paced and diverse workplace environment with rapidly shifting priorities and deadlines.
Ability to work in a team environment with multiple constituencies and departments.
Ability to commit to the highest standards of customer service, professionalism, and ethics.
Ability to deal with sensitive information in a discrete and confidential manner.
Ability to be self-directed and proactive when accomplishing assignments with minimal supervision.
Ability to meet and deal with people of diverse backgrounds and personalities.
Ability to lift and carry event materials to and from event sites (min. of 25 lbs)
Ability to drive (with a valid driver’s license).
Ability to travel out of state occasionally when required.

Pay Range

$33,068 to $44,091 annually

Keyword Phrases

  • Dev Events/Communication
  • Assistant Director - Dvlpmnt Events/Communications
  • student centered teaching organization
  • building communities of engaged learners
  • beautiful mountain location
  • Development and Fund Raising
  • Public Relations, Marketing and Communications
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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