Manager in Events
York University


The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) is the largest Faculty at York University with over 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and almost 100 programs delivered through 25 departments/schools/colleges. York University is known for championing new ways of thinking that drive excellence in promoting and enhancing student success. Through innovative course design, diverse experiential education and learning opportunities, and a supportive community environment, our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world.

The Manager, Events provides support for the Office of the Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) on Faculty-wide events and communications related special projects, including leading and supporting the 10th anniversary planning, coordination and execution of related events in the Dean’s Office and the Faculty more broadly. The Manager, Events will provide event support and coordination as needed for the Dean, Executive Director, and other senior academic leaders, as necessary. The Manager, Events will support the Director, Strategic Communications & Marketing by overseeing event planning and logistics for LA&PS’ 10th anniversary celebrations and other high profile special events, providing advice to senior leaders regarding event programming, planning, and implementation, researching, preparing documents and reports for various special events and related procurement, coordinating projects and initiatives with the Faculty’s management team, and communications related to contingency planning and execution. This role will include managing a high-volume of time-sensitive responsibilities that are often of a complex and sensitive nature.

Throughout their time with the Faculty, the Manager, Events will support the vision, mission, values and strategic direction of the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies and York University, and contribute to a positive, supportive and student-focused team environment of high performance, respect, trust, collaboration and continuous improvement; embraces diversity and fosters inclusion.
University degree or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
3 to 5 years of event planning and/or project management with strong leadership experience, managing events staff/teams. Experience working with senior leaders and high-profile events is required. Experience with complex multi-stakeholder event coordination is required. Experience in a post-secondary environment is strongly preferred.
Proven success in building relationships, rapport and trust at all levels within a complex environment, particularly with senior leaders. Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with senior university administrators and executive level representatives, management and staff; strong client service focused approach. Superior interpersonal and influencing skills with the proven ability to handle highly sensitive and/or political issues and difficult situations in a calm, tactful and diplomatic manner; acts with good judgement, integrity and responsiveness. Excellent analytical and interpretive skills, with solutions focused problem-solving approach. Skilled in managing a high-volume of work with rapidly changing priorities and conflicting deadlines; proven results orientation and commitment to excellence; strong prioritization and multi-tasking skills. Demonstrated ability to initiate and improve processes; champions and supports change. Effective project coordination skills, including planning, execution and follow-up. Flexible and adaptable with excellent organizational and planning skills, and attention to detail. Excellent oral and written communication skills; provides information in a clear and concise manner. Highly resourceful team-player with the ability to also be extremely effective independently. Proven ability to maintain confidentiality. Excellent editing/proofreading skills; minute-taking and report writing experience. Proficient with MS 365.
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

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