Washington State University Senior Conference Manager in Pullman, Washington

Postion Information

Summary of Duties
  • Manage and supervise all program delivery personnel (Conference Managers and Conference Coordinators).

  • Development of new programs and the strengthening of existing programs through knowledge of the constituencies served, the marketplace, and the content of the programs.

  • Implementation of these programs in the most efficient, cost effective, and professional manner.

  • Development and implementation of programs requires many skills and the assumption of many responsibilities. Among them are: contract negotiation, marketing, financial management, public relations, administrative and supervisory responsibilities, and organizational skills.

Additional Information

View the Benefits overview for information regarding competitive benefits available.

Required Qualifications

Positions require a Bachelor’s degree and three (3) years of experience in developing and administering non-credit educational programs, conferences and events, or marketing, 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.

Additional Requirements
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, oral and written communications skills.

  • Demonstrated project management skills.

  • Demonstrated computer proficiency including experience with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Preferred Qualifications
  • 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 two (2) years of experience developing and administering non-credit educational programs, conferences and events.

  • An additional one (1) year of supervisory experience.

Will this position require a background check?

This position has been designated by the department to require a background check

Posting Detail Information

Special Instructions to Applicants

Position will be open until filled. The initial screening of applicants will begin on May 17, 2018.

Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume 2) a cover letter and 3) contact information for at least three (3) professional references. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.

EEO Statement

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 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 hrs@wsu.edu.

Employee Type: AP-Administrative Professional

University Title: Conference Manager

Working Title: Senior Conference Manager

College/Area: Academic Outreach and Innovation

Department: Conference Management

Department Link: Conference Management

Position Number: 70487

Hiring Unit: Academic Outreach and Innovation - Conference Management

Work Location: Puyallup

Zip Code: 98371

This position is in a Bargaining Unit: No

Appointment Status: Permanent

Job Appointment (FTE%): 100%

Position Term in Months: 12

Monthly Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Open Date: 04/16/2018

Open Until Filled: Yes

Posting Number: 20134145P