The position incumbent will have responsibility for supporting the BDM in the development and management of an effective, income producing program of events, conferences, meetings, and space rentals. The position incumbent must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills to coordinate with various campus departments to assure resource availability. The position incumbent will assure high level integrity and diligent administrative responsibilities. A proactive approach is integral to recognizing current and future business opportunities.
Minimum Qualifications Required:
Education required to ensure success in this position: •Bachelors degree, required; Bachelor’s in marketing or business, preferred.
Experience required to ensure success in this position: •1 - 3 years of experience in marketing, sales, customer service, tourism, property management, or meetings/events coordination. •1+ years’ project management and/or responsible for managing a program
Special skills, knowledge and abilities: •Strong organizational and interpersonal relationship skills required. •Flexibility and maturity to manage unexpected disruptions required. •Marketing and customer service experience required. •Strong computer skills in MS Excel, Powerpoint, Word at a minimum, as well ability to update websites.
License, certification, or registration necessary: •Valid KY driver’s license
Physical requirements: •Able to lift and move items up to 50 pounds necessary for conference and event planning and set-up •Some travel is required, up to 35%
Environmental conditions: •Depending on location of programs, may be subject to a variety of outdoor/indoor Conditions dependent on weather, etc.
Ability to operate the following vehicles or equipment: •Ability to drive shuttle vehicles required •Standard office equipment
Primary duties and responsibilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Regular and predictable attendance is essential. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
•Work collaboratively with the Business Development Manager – Auxiliary Operations to generate revenue for the College. •Ability to work cooperatively with local and regional governmental, independent tourism, and other entities to leverage opportunities that align with Berea College assets and values in order to attract Events business opportunities. •Coordinate campus services, such as Facilities Management, Dining Services, etc. to support of activities managed by the position. •Assist the BDM in the development and execution of a comprehensive annual business plan for Events management (conferences, meetings, seminars) for Berea College and related entities. •Generate annual positive revenue for Berea College through execution of the Events & Properties business plan. Will include creative programming and fostering cooperation with various College departments, as well as direct and e-marketing of Berea College assets to external organizations. •Support management of off-campus College properties available for lease (i.e. – Forestry Outreach Center, Indian Fort Theatre, Brushy Fork Park, Windswept, etc).
Other roles/duties will be assigned as necessary to assist the College in the attainment of the goals set forth and the enhancement of a positive, respectful learning environment for all staff, faculty and students
About Berea College
Berea College achieved national distinction as the first coeducational and interracial college in the South. With an emphasis on service to the people of Appalachia and beyond, Berea enrolls 1,600 students from 40 states and 70 countries. The College has a longstanding commitment to interracial education; here, people of different races seek to learn from and about each other, while also living together. Berea is among the most racially diverse private liberal arts colleges in the United States. It admits only students whose families are unable to afford the high cost of tuition and awards each of them a Tuition Promise Scholarship, meaning no student ever pays tuition. Berea’s students excel in the College’s supportive but demanding academic environment, and many are the first in their families to graduate from college. The College is one of nine federally recognized Work Colleges, and all students hold a position in which they work 10-12 hours per week. Washington Monthly Magazine has consistently ranked Berea in the top 3 of Liberal Arts Colleges for its success in educating and graduating academically talented, low-income students who become service-oriented leaders in their professions and communities; in 2016 and 2017, the magazine ranked it number 1.