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Assistant Director, Career Fairs and Special Events

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Job no: 499399
Department: Center for Career Exploration and Success
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Enrollment Services
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title: Assistant Director, Career Fairs and Special Events


Hours Per Week:


Job Summary:


The Center for Career Exploration and Success (CCES) in the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Success (EMSS) at Miami University seeks an Assistant Director of Career Fairs and Special Events to strategically plan, execute and evaluate innovative programs for Miami’s Career Community.

This position is campus-based but may have the option to work remotely up to 20 days per year. The annual salary is $46,000-$52,000.

CCES is a growing office with an ambitious strategic plan designed to situate students for lifelong professional success. Our efforts, in collaboration with Miami’s Career Community, extend beyond the typical career center offerings as we strive to be the most immersive and comprehensive four-year career development experience in the nation. We pride ourselves for delivering creative, inclusive, and engaging events whereby students will increase their professional networks and career competencies.

Miami University is nationally-recognized as one of the most outstanding undergraduate institutions and is situated in Oxford, OH, an idyllic college town that was recently voted “Best College Town” by Forbes.


Duties/Physical Demands:

Ideate, plan, implement and evaluate university-wide and boutique-style career fairs, innovative special events, and specified networking events on behalf of the Center for Career Exploration and Success. Manage specified event logistics for CCES. Lead the administration of the office’s core events including career fairs. May also support internal programs such as CCES retreats and other events.
Serve as a resource and collaborator in determining the overall schedule of CCES programs/events. Formulate ideas for innovative and effective events that will appeal to stakeholders and achieve desired student success outcomes.
Ensure effective and timely communication and coordination between the Center for Career Exploration (and various teams within), other campus units that offer career-related events or services, and external partners involved in events (employers, alumni, vendors etc).
Develop firm understanding of offerings, policies and procedures of key campus departments involved in room reservations, catering, and other services. Develop productive relationships with these units.
Proficiently leverage technology to plan events, track expenses and communicate with stakeholders. Periodically may be responsible for identifying new technologies that will enhance career event experience and effectiveness.

In solidarity to Miami University and CCES goals, support Inclusive Excellence by providing programming and outreach to high priority student populations as assigned and in collaboration with Career Center staff focused on this initiative.
Assist in the coordination of office-wide special events, programs, workshops, and career fairs, and other events as needed. Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree with minimum of one year of work experience.
This position is available to persons who are currently located and authorized to work in the United States on a full-time and indefinite basis. (Persons authorized to work on such a basis include US citizens, lawful permanent residents (“green card” holders), asylees, refugees, and temporary residents under IRCA
This position is not eligible for H1-B Visa or OPT support. It is not eligible for PERM sponsorship.


Desired Qualifications:

Master’s degree and previous experience in career services, higher education, and/or event planning
Ability to plan large-scale events


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Strong writing, interpersonal, communication, and project/program management skills

Demonstrate competence working with individuals working from diverse cultures and backgrounds including international. Ability to collaborate with multiple and diverse stakeholders

Able to use technology in everyday work

Able to fulfill evening and weekend duties


Working Conditions/Physical Demands:


Special Instructions to Applicants:



Diversity Statement:

Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
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For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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