Position Description

Asst. Manager, Event Operations & Guest Relations
Location Ewing, New Jersey
Department Student Center
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The Brower Student Center at The College of New Jersey invites applications for a Night Manager to serve as its Assistant Manager for Event Operations and Guest Relations. Serving as the hub of campus life, the Brower Student Center offers an inviting facility for the students and broader campus community to enjoy. The Assistant Manager provides event production services for all events scheduled within the facility, as well as campus based event planning assistance for student organizations. The incumbent is the primary point of contact for the management of the Welcome Desk and the execution of all events in student center operated facilities.  The Assistant Manager is also responsible for building operations and the planning, execution, and assessment of the Lion Late night programming series, as well as a Friday night programming series offering evening entertainment to students. There is undergraduate oversight of 38 undergraduate building operations staff (8 Undergraduate Student Managers and 30 Building Assistants), and one Undergraduate Program Manager.

There are times when the incumbent may also be responsible for receiving, inputting, and maintaining event information using event management software providing guidance to student clients on setup and resource options to ensure successful student programming. Serving as a liaison with other departments on campus, the Night Manager will participate in forecasting meetings, communicate with Operational Services, process billing and payments and work with a team of talented student staff.

This is an exciting time to join this growing team. The Brower Student Center is completing a multi-year renovation which has seen the overall size of the student center increase from 90,000 to 106,000 square feet.  New features now include two large multi-purpose event rooms, 6 conference rooms of various sizes, a game room, multiple dining venues, student organization offices, student workspace, and professional offices for staff in the Division of Student Affairs. This transformed facility will become a showpiece for a campus that already attracts the most talented students in the region.

Requirements

  • Qualifications for this position include an earned Bachelor's degree in a related field that supports the development of college students or an equivalent combination of education and/or a minimum of two years in event planning, programming, or operations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • In addition to the aforementioned qualifications, the preferred candidate will have demonstrated previous experience working in a student center/union.

Contact Information

The College offers a generous benefits package that includes health, dental, vision and prescription plans, as well as pension, paid leave time and tuition savings programs. This position has the state title of Professional Services Specialist 4. It is included for membership in the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) bargaining unit. The starting salary for this position is Range U18, Step 1, $45,268.50. Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, and a list of 3 professional references. A final offer of employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background investigation and receipt of official transcripts of highest degree earned.

Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a highly selective public institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. TCNJ emphasizes the undergraduate residential experience and offers targeted graduate programs. The College's seven schools - The Arts and Communication; Business; Humanities and Social Sciences; Education; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Engineering - offer degrees to nearly 6,800 students. The College's distinguished faculty of 348 full-time members provides a 13 to 1 student to faculty ratio, and eighty-five percent of classes have enrollments of 30 or fewer. TCNJ's picturesque campus is located on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing, approximately five miles from New Jersey's state capital of Trenton, and 60 minutes from both Philadelphia and New York City. A 95 percent freshman to sophomore retention rate and a six-year graduation rate of 86 percent speak to the quality of the TCNJ experience.

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.