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Events and Student Support Manager (School of Law)

Emory University 201 Dowman Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322 Full Job Description Discover Your Career at Emory University:Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. Description:Emory Law seeks an experienced professional to join the Marketing and Communications team as an Events & Student Support Manager. The Events & Student Support Manager works collaboratively and proactively with students, faculty, and staff to plan major and minor events for the school of law. As the subject matter expert on event management, this employee is knowledgeable of university policy and best practices while creating memorable, cost-effective events. JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Plans and executes event logistics for meetings, functions, and special events such as orientation, visiting day, and graduate recognition ceremony for the School of Law as well as its affiliated centers and units.

  • Collaborate with staff and clients to establish event goals and objectives by

    • placing event descriptions on the law school calendar, Trumba;

    • developing and recommending event operating procedures;

    • establishing and managing event planning timelines;

    • creating task assignments; and

    • proposing resources needed to execute event.

  • Determine fiscal requirements for events, prepare budgetary recommendations, and negotiate terms with vendors. Ability to communicate scope changes that can affect the budget.

  • Prepare weekly student event/announcement email, On the Docket, soliciting content from other staff.

  • Oversee the posting of events on digital screens throughout the law school.

  • Works with designers to create invitations, promotional and other printed materials.

  • Oversee and facilitate event briefing and coordination of speakers/presenters.

  • Provide leadership, direction, and coordination among speakers, staff, and volunteers during event program/production.

  • Prepare post-event analysis to assess opportunities and make recommendations for improving events and services to internal and external constituencies, and to implement recommendations as appropriate.

  • Reconcile event invoices post event

  • Seek out innovative and creative ideas for events through research, networking, and continuing education classes.

  • Ability and willingness to work events on evenings and weekends with advance notice.

  • May supervise or lead staff, including student employees.

  • Perform related responsibilities as required.


  • Bachelor's degree and three years of related experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.


  • Experience in a forward-facing support position,

  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions,

  • Experience in higher education, specifically with a graduate or professional school,

  • Demonstrated student-centered service,

  • Strong attention to detail, demonstrated capacity for carrying out tasks in an accurate and timely manner,

  • Ability to recognize and set priorities,

  • Ability to master new skills quickly,

  • Strong decision making and problem-solving skills, and

  • Strong technology skills and demonstrated proficiency with computers and standard office, programs such as the MS Office Suite, especially Excel.

For Consideration as an Applicant:

  • Applicants must include a cover letter specific to this position and a resume.

  • Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

  • This position is an in-person position during the academic year. After a full semester of employment, the position is eligible for flexible work arrangements available to Emory Law employees.

  • The successful candidate will possess the ability and willingness to work events on evenings and weekends with advance notice.

NOTE: Position tasks are required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location; working remote is not an option. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice. Emory Supports a Diverse and Inclusive Culture:To ensure the safety of our campus community, the COVID-19 vaccine is required.

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