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Posting Number: YUSA-11819
Position Title: Planner, Alumni Events
Department: Advancement & Alumni Engagement
Affiliation: YUSA
Band: 12
Salary: Annual Salary of $64,604
Duration: Contract- Limited Term Full-Time
Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Will also be required to attend events outside of these regular office hours.
Position Start Date: May 6, 2019   Position End Date: September 30, 2020
The Division of Advancement’s mission is to inspire and cultivate meaningful engagement and philanthropic support to advance York University’s excellence in education, research and community service.

In support of this mission and under the direction of the Manager, Alumni Communications & Events, the Planner, Alumni Events is responsible for the development, coordination and implementation of a portfolio of annual and ad hoc alumni events. This position engages the growing communities of alumni, donors, students and staff to foster and facilitate engagement and support, financially and otherwise, for the University.
An undergraduate degree in Theatre, Business, Communications, Humanities, Marketing, Social Sciences or Visual Art. Equivalent education and experience includes college diploma in Event Management, Public Relations or Hospitality plus 1 year practical related experience or four (4) years recent, practical related experience in addition to the minimum years of work experience required.
Two (2) years’ experience in the planning, coordination and implementation of events are essential. Demonstrated competencies of event management. Experience in a university an asset. Knowledge of current and future trends related to events, university policies and protocols and of fundraising professional standards and ethics.
Demonstrated skills including: Strong oral and written communication skills. Excellent organization and project management abilities to coordinate, plan and schedule multiple complex projects and budgets at the same time. Superior attention to details. Budgeting skills. Initiative and creativity. Strong event coordination skills. Tact, discretion and courtesy essential, even in times of challenging and conflicting demands. Working effectively under pressure of high volume and meeting daily deadlines. Exercising good judgment. Balancing the competing demands of day-to-day work and frequent interruptions.

Demonstrated computer skills including: Intermediate Word processing (MS Word). Intermediate Spreadsheets (MS Excel). Intermediate Presentation software (MS PowerPoint). Basic / Introductory Databases (MS Access). Knowledge of event-management software.
Recruitment Checks:
This position requires the candidate to produce a verification of degree(s), credentials(s), or equivalencies from accredited institutions and/or international equivalents at the time of interview.
Cover Letter Required: Yes
Internal Posting Date: April 5, 2019
Internal Application Deadline: April 12, 2019
Extended Posting Date: April 16, 2019
Extended Application Deadline: May 1, 2019
External Posting Date: July 12, 2019
External Application Deadline: July 26, 2019

Please Note: All applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. on the posted deadline date.

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