Colorado State University Assistant Director in Fort Collins, Colorado

Colorado State University

Posting Number

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on

Position Summary

The Assistant Director of CES assists with providing vision, supervision, leadership, and event management for an active year round conference and event operation that directly provides logistical support, planning, coordination and execution for on and off campus programs through the delivery of superior customer service. The development and maintenance of collaborative working relationships with a variety of departments and individuals across CSU , the local community and the state in an effort is essential for this position. The Assistant Director supervises the Guest Services Manager, Registration Coordinator as well as three to four seasonal student staff.

To be successful the individual must model an excitement for the profession, an active commitment to diversity and inclusion, and have the talent to incorporate best practices into the organizational culture. The individual must have outstanding interpersonal skills with an understanding of the elements of providing exceptional customer service, problem solving and ability to coordinate, administer and execute several programs simultaneously in a highly professional manner as well as have a strong background in technology and database management. Additionally, the individual should have the ability to manage conflicts and crisis situations. Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. This position should expect to work outside of the standard University business hours and/or work week, including time beyond 40 hours. This is a salaried, administrative professional, exempt from overtime position.

Required Job Qualifications

- A minimum of four years managing a diverse portfolio of conference and/or events in professional setting
- A minimum of three years of supervisory experience
- Bachelor's degree

Preferred Job Qualifications

- Experience managing conferences and/or events on a college campus
- Experience managing conferences and/or events with over 1,000 participants
- Experience in budget and contract management
- Experience serving as department technical liaison for a scheduling, database or project management system
- A demonstrated understanding of the recreation, tourism, hotel and resort management industries
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Experience serving in an on-call capacity
- An expressed and demonstrated commitment to diversity

Special Instructions to Applicants

A full application will include a cover letter addressing the minimum and preferred requirements, a resume as well as three professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification to candidates.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University ( CSU ) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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