Posted On: 2019-11-06
Closing On: 2019-12-06
Location: Toronto, ON
Employment Type: Full-Time

Job Description

In this role you will be responsible for providing strategic alumni events leadership and vision for the Division of Advancement and York University. You will report directly to the Executive Director, Alumni Engagement and provide leadership in the production and execution of alumni events that are reflective of the University's values and objectives while ensuring quality and brand consistency, with emphasis on the guest experience. Leading a team, the Associate Director creates and maintains professional standards for the production of events aimed at enhancing York's image and reputation. You will engage the growing communities of alumni, future alumni, donors and friends to foster and facilitate engagement and support, financially and otherwise, for the University. You will be responsible for events both on University campuses as well as off campus in the GTA, in Canada and around the world that meaningfully engage over 325,000 York alumni, inspiring alumni to become donors, volunteers and ambassadors. You will be responsible for ensuring that alumni events are aligned and support both the University's and Advancement's goals and objectives and are developed and executed in collaboration with campus stakeholders including the President's Office, Events & Ceremonials, Faculties and Colleges.

To be considered for this opportunity, you will bring the following:

A university degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience, and a certificate in event management as it is an asset. In addition, you will bring with you: At least seven years of progressive experience in events management, preferably in the post-secondary or not-for-profit sector. Experience working with senior leaders and high-profile events is required. Experience with complex multi-stakeholder events is required. Experience developing strategies and initiatives that establish engagement and loyalty by market. Demonstrated experience in collaborative leadership across a complex environment is essential. Prior experience coaching and mentoring teams. Experience developing comprehensive events that incorporate stakeholder relations, marketing and communications strategies throughout the event planning process. Experience using market research and program data to develop strategies, evaluate initiatives and make recommendations. Experience in project management and managing large, multi-faceted initiatives. Experience in stakeholder relations. highly developed political sensitivity and knowledge of protocol. Knowledge of privacy and security legislation such as FIPPA and Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). Familiarity with Employment Standards. Health and Safety policies and risk management. Knowledge of French would be an asset. Experience in a unionized environment an asset.

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