Michigan State University
United States

Varsity S Director

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: President
Department: Intercollegiate Athletics 10070478
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Athletics/Recreation, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Working/Functional Title

Varsity S Director

Position Summary

Reporting through Spartan Fund, Director of Varsity S Club will help plan, coordinate and oversee special events. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop, plan, coordinate and manage assigned Varsity S events
  • Maintain the records of departmental projects, functions or events
  • Maintain the Varsity S club social media accounts such as twitter, linkedin and facebook
  • Assist with event budget development and monitor, analyze, and reconcile related records
  • Conduct research on assigned events and for the development of new projects and events
  • Schedule, train, and supervise student, on-call, and temporary employees, and volunteers for events and related activities in order to ensure high quality service
  • Monitor contracts and agreements in order to ensure that all provisions are met
  • Coordinate, evaluate and prepare reports on event activities
  • Oversee the preparation of event related publications
  • Maintain health and safety standards in order to ensure compliance with University, State, and Federal rules and regulations
  • Maintain inventory levels and orders supplies as necessary
  • Supervise student employees
  • Act as liaison between vendors and users in order to obtain requested project/event materials
  • Other duties as assigned

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

  • Four year college degree in Public Relations, Communications, Business or in an area related to the work being performed;
  • one to three years of related and progressively more expansive work experience in a field related to the position including planning and managing special events; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • May require experience in word processing, database, spreadsheet, desktop publishing and/or presentation software.

Desired Qualifications

  • Previous event planning and event management experience. 
  • Experience maintaining business social media accounts.
  • General knowledge of student-athlete alumni.  
  • Experience negotiating contracts for large events. 
  • Experience with website maintenance.

Required Application Materials

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

Special Instructions

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MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Apr 5, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Aug 25, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time

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