Centennial Program Director - Bentley University in Waltham Massachusetts

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Bentley University

Waltham, Massachusetts

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Reporting to the Executive Director of Advancement Relations and working closely with volunteer committees and university leaders from all constituencies - faculty, staff, students and alumni populations, the Centennial Program Director will oversee the planning and execution of all facets of the University's Centennial celebration plan.

The Centennial plan will include:

Broad based communications and marketing outreach.

Special events on campus and in the extended alumni community (across the country and the globe).

Faculty symposia and/or academic programs, events and presentations.  

Additional Description of Duties:

Provides leadership, guidance and support for the Bentley community in the development and execution of a Centennial plan aimed at engaging alumni, faculty, staff and students as stakeholders in Bentley's past, present and future.

Organizes assists and encourage Centennial volunteers and committees through the planning and execution stages of the Centennial.

Develops and monitors the Centennial budget

Maintains all records, correspondence, planning documents and other materials needed for the Centennial plan and execution.

Staffs, monitors and evaluates all Centennial activities and programs.

Plans and executes all flagship or large Centennial special events.

Works closely with university leadership (cabinet, faculty, staff, students, alumni) as well as external consultants on the development, execution and monitoring of all Centennial-related communications plans and messaging.

Establish metrics to measure Centennial success

Ensure that Centennial activities are aligned with university fundraising goals.  

Position Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree with at least 7 years of related experience or equivalent

Ability to think strategically and ensure that the Centennial aligns with the university's strategic goals, institutional brand, and aspirations.

Experience in higher education or not-for-profit/ mission driven organization is preferred.

Possess strong leadership skills

Must be resourceful and manage diverse responsibilities with minimal supervision.

Requires strong volunteer management experience and the ability to work with diverse personal styles of a large number of volunteers, stakeholders and institutional leaders - both on and off campus.

Possess strong event programming and management skills

Excellent interpersonal skills, strong communication skills, including excellent writing skills essential.

Experience building broad reaching marketing and communications plans in support of large events or public relations initiatives.

Must be comfortable speaking to large groups in a public setting.

Must possess excellent organizational skills.

Availability to work weekends and evenings as required.  

License(s) Required for the Position

Must hold and maintain a valid, unrestricted United States driver's license, with an insurable driving history as determined by Bentley's insurance carrier.  

Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity.  

Keyword Phrases

  • Advancement Relations
  • Centennial Program Director
  • Business University
  • STAR - Scholarship, Teaching, Advising, Research
  • Corporate & Community Partnerships
  • Alumni Associations and Services
  • Volunteer Programs
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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