The Assistant Director, Conference Sales and Marketing is a member of the University Conference & Guest Services team within the Office of Campus Life department. This position is responsible for marketing and sales of the daily conference operations for internal and external clients, as well as supporting selected projects throughout the academic year, such as work on Request for Proposals and prepare for site visits, creates and maintains profile and documentation charts on prospective conference groups, prepare yearly economic impact on American University venues and services and creates a marketing plan and branding campaign with the focus on different conference populations including, but not limited to: AU students, interns, internal conferences, intern groups, youth conferences, adult conferences and executive conferences. This position supervises three full time staff positions and works closely with eighty student positions. This position works under the general supervision of the Director of University Conference & Guest Services and uses independent decision-making responsibilities on a day-to-day basis. Requires some non-traditional hours as well as weekends and holidays during peak operational periods.
Bachelor’s degree required or equivalent in education, training and/or experience
Four years of experience in event planning, summer conferences, marketing, or higher education administration
Computer experience, particularly in database and spreadsheet applications
Must be able to prioritize, balance, and complete multiple tasks with direct but minimal supervision
Excellent customer service skills
Internal Number: 11467
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