Job Opening: Program Manager of Events and Competitions, IDEA Factory (full-time)
The Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech) seeks a professional to design, manage, and oversee all aspects of the IDEA Factory program’s annual venture-building competition and events. The Program Manager of Events and Competitions will work closely with the Marketing and Associate Directors to reach out to student organizations and plan events and activities to encourage participation in IDEA Factory programs.
In addition, the Program Manager, will plan and coordinate day-to-day meetings, workshops, and training sessions and create an environment conducive to effective project management and fostering collaboration among program participants.
This position will plan luncheons, dinners, and speaking engagements featuring notable speakers, produce and host conferences on and off campus, and plan and produce remote speaking events. The Program Manager of Events and Competitions will be responsible for increasing student participation in program events and projects. This will involve setting clear project objectives, establishing milestones, allocating resources, monitoring progress, and resolving any challenges that may arise.
The A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland catalyzes high-quality research, innovation, and learning, preparing our students to create innovations that will address the 21st century Grand Challenges (e.g., energy, environment, security, and human health) and improve the human condition. The Clark School is dedicated to leading and transforming the engineering discipline and profession, accelerating entrepreneurship, and transforming research and learning activities into innovations that benefit millions.
Bachelor’s degree in event management, marketing, communications, or a related field.
- A minimum of four years of experience in providing operations, events, communications, budgetary, and/or administrative support in a complex and dynamic environment.
- Experience managing complex events, including conferences and speaking engagements
- Strong project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships with stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
- Demonstrated success in increasing student participation in events and programs.
- Experience managing event budgets.
- Knowledge of event management software and tools.
Best Consideration Date
September 25, 2023
About the University of Maryland
Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.
About the A. James Clark School of Engineering
The A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland serves as the catalyst for high-quality research, innovation, and learning, preparing our students to create innovations that will address the 21st century Grand Challenges (e.g., energy, environment, security, and human health) and improve the human condition. The Clark School is dedicated to leading and transforming the engineering discipline and profession, to accelerating entrepreneurship, and to transforming research and learning activities into new innovations that benefit millions.
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.