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Director of Student Center and Events

Salary D.O.E.
City, State Talladega, AL
Education: Bachelor's Degree Required (Master's Preferred)
Type Full-Time
Experience: See Qualifications Below
Contact Email brhoden@talladega.edu
Contact Name Talladega College Office of Human Resources

Talladega College seeks applications for Director of Student Center and Events.

Job Summary

The Director of Student Center and Events provides leadership and direction for meetings and event planning for the campus community (students, faculty, and staff) and external clients (summer activities and events). The director oversees space reservation and utilization in the Student Center; develops strong working relationships with campus partners such as Facilities Management, Campus Safety, Athletics, Campus Life, student organizations, and academic building coordinators; and provides structured and sequential co-curricular activities designed to facilitate the social, intellectual, physical and ethical dimensions of the Talladega College Student. The Director of Student Center and Events reports directly to the President of the College. Also coordinates programs/activities with the Vice President of Student Affairs.

  • Ensures high level quality standards and customer service through pre-and-post meetings for major events and customer satisfaction surveys.
  • Responsible for external event management marketing, and sales.
  • Provide leadership and direction for major events on campus including external events and summer activities.
  • Responsible for contract negotiations for external events.
  • Works with the Office of the General Counsel to develop and revise contracts.
  • Develops cost estimates based on event requirements and College standards and provide to College community.
  • Develops strong relationships with external clients to ensure repeat business.
  • Coordinates risk management assessments in close collaboration with Campus Safety.
  • Ensures a daily maintenance, appearance, and sanitation inspection is completed for each of the venues commonly used for major events on campus.
  • Maintains accurate and updated data including receipts of executed contracts, insurance certificates, and deposits by stipulated deadlines.
  • Ensures training and certifications are completed for key staff members. Ensures events are managed within College policies, procedures, and state laws and guidelines and reports any infraction to the President.
  • Help establish the annual budget for conference and event services.
  • Works in close collaboration with direct reports to monitor budgets and assess financial goals.
  • Develops a budget for replacement of furniture, fixtures, equipment, and carpeting as needed.
  • Updates the annual rate sheets for the College, affiliated and non-College events.
  • Reviews and submits the financial analysis report for event services.
  • Reviews and submit all invoicing of events against each event contract for compliance and accuracy.
  • Reviews profit and loss statements for all external events.
  • Establish effective communication with all faculty, staff, outside constituents to provide announcements and updates. Establish timely and accurate communications with student groups.
  • Submits roadway signage requests to the Police Department for approval to post for major events.
  • Distributes the weekly events College bulletin to the campus community resolving possible conflicts in scheduling.
  • Evaluate all student activity programs and recommend changes where desirable.
  • Orientate all campus agencies of the rules and regulations regarding facilities, fees, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Bachelor's degree required in Management, Business Administration, Student Personnel Administration or closely related field. Preferred master's degree in Management, Business Administration or a closely related field.
  • Experience with contract administration, sports complex events, summer camps, concerts and other large events preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The selected candidate must have knowledge of the hospitality industry, with experience in event planning, technical and equipment needs, and management of large events. The selected candidate should have a commitment to continuous learning, development, and research on current (best) practices and the ability to work with a wide range of students, staff, and faculty in a diverse college setting. He/she should be able to demonstrate the ability to effectively operate software including Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, the internet and social media. The candidate is required to have the ability to effectively deal with deadlines, work in a fast-paced environment, track transactions, and resolve disputes and to prioritize multiple projects simultaneously. He/she should be detailed oriented with well-developed planning, organizational and problem-solving skills. Excellent customer service skills and the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing are additional requirements of the position.

Application Process:

Qualified candidates must submit a letter of interest, résumé, completed Talladega College employment application, at least 3 professional references, and copies of college transcripts to brhoden@talladega.edu. You may also mail to: Human Resources Office, Talladega College, 627 W. Battle St., Talladega, AL 35160. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.





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The history of Talladega College began on November 20, 1865, when two former slaves William Savery and Thomas Tarrant, both of Talladega, met in convention with a group of new freedmen in Mobile, Alabama.

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