Mississippi Valley State University

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June 13, 2014

Director of Special Events and Activities





University Advancement     



Director of Special Events and Activities  





Full Time



Commensurate with experience and qualifications


Position Available:

July 1, 2014  


Job Description:


Responsible for planning activities including donor engagement strategies and volunteer committee development; partners with major University committees on determining overall event management strategies, planning, and procedures; develops major University events calendar and maintain speaker series; chairs major University event planning committees (MLK/Black  History convocation, Founders Week and specific Homecoming events; manages event planning to ensure enhancement of University fundraising priorities; cultivate favorable working relationships with University and external constituencies


Qualifications Required :

Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of five years experience in planning and coordinating events and meetings, preferably in a fundraising and/or academic environment; proven ability in project management, preferably with events; exceptional written and oral communication skills; candidate must have the ability to work well with diverse populations including students, faculty, administration, alumni community leaders, and donors; event planning, client service and solid computer skills are essential


Application Deadline:

Open until position is filled


Application Procedure:

Please send application, resume, official transcript and three letters of professional recommendation to:

Mississippi Valley State University

Department of Human Resources

MVSU 7260

14000 Highway 82 West

Itta Bena, MS 38941



Mississippi Valley State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer