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The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Sales and Marketing Coordinator, UNLV Student Union And Event Services-Event Services [R0125482]
PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY
Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on line at: http://www.unlv.edu
COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY
The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.
ROLE of the POSITION
Serving as both an advocate for the client and the University, in conjunction with the Assistant Director and Conference & Event Services team, this position exists to support and generate external clientele for Student Union & Event Services’ (SUES) services through external sales, marketing, contract negotiation and public relations; and hire, train and provide supervision to student staff as a part of the Student Union & Event Services team.
Responsibilities regarding revenue generation include, but are not limited to
Assisting with the creation of, and implementing a comprehensive marketing and promotion plan to maximize revenue In conjunction with the rest of the Sales & Event Coordination team, optimizing space utilization in meeting and Conference Housing facilities Providing tours to potential clients and answer questions regarding reservable spaces and services of SUES Represent department in event and conference presentations to campus and community Initiating and negotiating Full Service Contracts for conference and event clients As a part of the Full-Service Contract, negotiate food and beverage needs in partnership with on-campus food service provider Establishing and maintaining lost and new business record keeping Making cold calls, e-mails and other outreach methods to potential or past clientele Support UNLV Coupon Book, Vendor Fair and other outreach efforts Provide for the accurate collection and dissemination of data for SUES staff related to external client events. Serve as department staff member responsible for administering and overseeing social media and web pages Provide training and support for SUES team members about sales and contracting best practices.
This position serves as a primary point of contact for potential and new clients in order to familiarize clients with available facilities and services of the Office of Student Union and Event Services and UNLV campus while cultivating business and revenue for the department. This position will also be responsible for some event coordination components. Areas of responsibility for that are as follows, but not limited to:
Initiating and maintaining contact with group sponsors; negotiating and monitoring conference/event contracts, in particular, high profile and multi-service contracts Scheduling and conducting pre-event meetings when necessary Pre-event and on-site event management including coordination efforts between various UNLV service providers, including running stake-holder meetings and major event forecasting reports Provide complete “one stop” event management services at the highest level of customer service including contract initiation. Provide support and details for conference housing groups including rooming information, logistics, campus meals and corresponding event logistics. Provide for billing and financial wrap-up following events.
In addition, this position is responsible for the supervision of the student sales support staff and graphic artists (2-5 students). Additional responsibilities include monitoring in- and out of state travel, ability to work nights and weekends as needed and making recommendations to the Assistant Director for pricing and scheduling and policy and procedure implementation.
Student Union & Event Services and UNLV Student Life are firmly committed to creating and maintaining an environment that is diverse, inclusive and welcoming for all people. This reflects our commitment and journey towards bringing multiple perspectives to our community; supporting our students, staff, and guests; bringing equity into society and embracing new ideas.
Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.
Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on August 2, 2021 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Chris Brown, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or UNLVJobs@unlv.edu.
Additional Salary Information: SALARY RANGE
Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.
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