Events Administrator Associate
Chartered in 1895, Northern Illinois University (NIU) is a student-centered, comprehensive regional public research institution with a diverse student body that offers programs from the baccalaureate through doctorate. Colleges include business, education, engineering and engineering technology, law, liberal arts and sciences, health and human sciences, and visual and performing arts. On-campus enrollment is approximately 18,000 students. The university also offers more than 200 extension courses each semester to students in communities throughout northern Illinois. The main campus is located in DeKalb, 65 miles west of Chicago's "Loop" and 40 miles southeast of Rockford. In addition to the main campus, NIU has three education centers in Hoffman Estates, Rockford, and Naperville. DeKalb/Sycamore, with a population of about 50,000, is a modern paradox, a rural/urban community. It is simultaneously recognized for its manufacturing and rich farmlands. The site of the first manufacture of barbed wire and the development of hybrid seed corn are evidence of its diversified history. The blend of industry and agriculture, coupled with the cultural and recreational facilities of the university and supplemented by easy access to Chicago and Rockford, provide an enjoyable environment in which to live.

The department of Alumni Services is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Events Administrator Associate.

Primary Function
This position is responsible for the development, marketing and management of Alumni Association and NIU Foundation events, and provides a wide range of full-service event planning support for all related events. The Events Administrator Associate interacts with alumni, donors, and prospects on a consistent basis in promotion of Northern Illinois University, NIU Foundation and the NIU Alumni Association.

General Duties and Responsibilities
This position is responsible for facilitating and organizing all events for the Alumni Association and Foundation events, including ensuring all amenities, accommodations and related aspects are arranged, including but not limited to site selection, staffing, food and beverage selection, transportation, and audio or visual equipment.

Minimum Required Qualifications
1. Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality, Marketing, Public Relations, Communications, Business Administration, Student Affairs, or a closely related field.
2. A total of one (1) year (12 months) professional work experience in Event Planning, Conference Management, Public Relations, Communication, Marketing, or any other related field.
3. One (1) year of nonprofit work experience, specifically related to Foundations or Alumni events.

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience in marketing, special event management and/or alumni programming preferred
• Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or CMP.
• One year major event planning experience
• Demonstrated exceptional writing skills.
• Ability to track financial expenditures and maintain budgets.

Appointment Status and Salary Details
Civil Service; Commensurate with experience and internal equity

Required Documents
1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2. Cover Letter
3. List of at least 3 References
4. Transcripts (unofficial with official required at hire)

Application Procedures
Please submit application and documents through NIU online employment system at https://employment.niu.edu/postings/49286 by December 1, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact Diane Hill at dhill9@niu.edu.

EEO Statement, ADA Accommodation, Clery Information, and Visa Policy

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Acting Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
Altgeld Hall 238
TitleIXCoordinator@niu.edu
815-753-5560

Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
Citigroup Center
500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475
Chicago, IL 60661-4544
312-730-1560
OCR.Chicago@ed.gov

NIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment and application procedures include full opportunities for applicants with disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person’s disability during either the application or interview process. An applicant who believes they require an accommodation to participate in the employment process due to a disability may request that accommodation through the Accommodation Request Form. This form can be obtained by contacting the Office of Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ADEI) at 815-753-8399.

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In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document from upon hire.

Additional Information
Position Type: Employee
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Contact Information
Diane Hill
dhill9@niu.edu
Northern Illinois University
Department of Alumni Services
DeKalb, 60115
815-753-5560