The University of Illinois at Chicago, a member of the Horizon League who competes at the Division I level in 20 sport programs is accepting applications for a Full-Time (12 Month) Director of Special Athletic Events. This position is responsible for developing strategy for highly visible and public events on behalf of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics with the understanding that these events will include individuals from the public and private sector as well as Chicagoland media representation. The Director of Athletic Special Events oversees campus, community, and regional events with the goal of enhancing the engagement and stewardship of existing donors (major gift and annual) as well as attracting new donor prospects. Responsibilities include, developing strategy for the management of events and functions for the department, develop event budgets, preparing related cost estimates and cost benefit analysis, promote compliance with NCAA rules and regulations, perform other related duties and participate with special projects as assignedFor fullest considerations, apply online using the following link: https://jobs.uic.edu/default.cfm?page=job&jobID=80546 by July 5, 2016. Faxed, emailed or mailed copies of resumes will not be accepted as an application for these openings. If you wish to apply, you must complete the online application and upload all necessary and relevant documents. The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Bachelor’s Degree in Communication, Marketing, Service & Hospitality, Business, or a related field required. Minimum of 2 years of progressive experience in events management, development and/or alumni and/or fundraising events, preferable in a higher education, athletics/sports, or similarly complex institutional environment required. Understanding of Development, Donor Programs and Fundraising, including proper use of confidential information. Excellent communication and organization skills. Must have an understanding of NCAA rules and regulations as it pertains to donors, boosters and extra benefits.