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Events Manager

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Work type: Regular
Location: Malibu Campus
Categories: Event Planning

Collaborate closely with the Director and Career Center team members to plan, promote, and execute Career Center events and programs tailored for students, alumni, and recruiters. Contribute to an inclusive and dynamic environment within the Career Center, instilling in students a proactive mindset towards their career development journey. Cultivate partnerships with recruiters to facilitate employment opportunities for Seaver students and alumni, while staying attuned to evolving industry needs and trends. Serve as a positive representative of the Career Center and University, embodying its values and mission while working with recruiters, alumni, parents, and vendors and nurturing relationships that enhance opportunities for the community.


  • Plan, promote, and oversee all logistics for Career Center on-campus recruitment events including career fairs, networking events, employer information tables, information sessions, industry panels, networking events, and on-campus interviews. Manage event-related details for internal professional development programs such as the Career Coaching Program, Career Day, Ask An Alum events, etc. Act as the primary point of contact for event inquiries, offering prompt and comprehensive assistance to students, employers, and other stakeholders. Strategically synchronize the Career Center calendar with the academic schedule to optimize accessibility and relevance for students. 
  • Play a pivotal role in advancing the Career Center's mission of fostering meaningful connections between Pepperdine students, alumni, and organizations by collaborating closely with employers to implement impactful recruitment strategies on campus. Develop relationships with recruiters, offering tailored services and resources that enrich their recruitment experiences and contribute to their success within the University community. Demonstrate the highest level of customer service and hospitality to all constituents. 
  • Collaborate closely with the Director of Career Opportunities to craft and implement an engaging marketing strategy that amplifies the presence of the Career Center while aligning with the overarching brand identity of the University. Drive the creation of compelling marketing collateral, spanning emails, flyers, social media content, and more, to effectively promote on-campus recruitment events, career opportunities, and Career Center initiatives tailored to diverse stakeholders including students, faculty, administration, and strategic partners. 
  • Oversee the coordination of all events and programs through the comprehensive Handshake career management platform. Collaborate with the Operations and Technology Manager to identify opportunities to leverage system updates, refine processes, and deliver exemplary customer service to all users. Provide Career Center Directors with assessment metrics and reports aligned with student learning objectives, ensuring that our services remain finely attuned to the evolving needs of our student body. 
  • Strengthen collaborative relationships with University departments, student organizations, faculty, and recruiters to align initiatives and develop effective partnerships for the goal of creating and promoting Career Center events and services. 
  • Engage with professional community through career-related associations and organizations, and through making presentations to University, business and industry colleagues. 
  • Supervise student worker(s); participate in university-wide events; serve on the emergency response team; uphold University mission; perform other duties as assigned.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Skills and Qualifications

Required: Bachelor's Degree - Prior event planning and marketing experience for diverse constituents with proven success.
Excellent customer service skills and comfort with interacting professionally and effectively with students, University personnel, recruiters, and the public. Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills including telephone, face-to-face, and business writing with proofreading and basic editing skills. Demonstrated knowledge of engaging marketing strategies including experience with designing and implementing effective advertising and marketing materials. Excellent organizational and coordination skills and ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously, efficiently, and effectively. Committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the student recruitment and employer engagement process. Ability to work independently, as a part of a team, and ability to establish work priorities. Ability to establish and maintain an events budget successfully. Ability to work at a computer terminal for prolonged periods of time and ability to bend and lift light loads (e.g. small boxes of materials or supplies). Ability to work some nights and weekends as required. Strong computer skills, including knowledge of MS Office and Google Drive/Docs, Canva, Adobe Creative Suite, and confidence using cloud-based Internet tools and information systems; comfortable using data management systems and incorporating technology to add value to events and employer and student services.

Preferred: Minimum 1-2 years working with events, marketing, recruitment, or employers preferred. Career Services experience a plus. Graphic design, engaging writing/messaging, and social media marketing experience preferred. Familiarity with Handshake or other career management systems, Canva, and social media preferred.

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening. Qualified individuals with criminal histories will be considered for employment in compliance with applicable laws.

This is a Regular, Nonexempt, 40 hour per week position.

Expected Pay Range: $25.96 - $28.84 per hour 

The above pay range reflects what Pepperdine University reasonably expects to pay for this position at time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on relevant factors such as work experience, market conditions, education/training, and skill level. In addition to base pay, Pepperdine offers a robust and highly competitive benefits package.

Pepperdine is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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