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Marketing & Events Manager (Admin Associate 1)

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID353568

LocationTwin Cities

Job FamilyAdministration-General

Full/Part TimeFull-Time


Job Code8208A1

Employee ClassCivil Service

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Marketing and Events Manager
Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship
Carlson School of Management
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Lead the integrated communication efforts and planning for the Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship programs and related academic courses. The position reports to the center director and supports programs led by 4 full-time staff members leading MN Cup, Grow North, MIN-Corps and other student and community focused educational programs. The position is responsible for structuring, organizing and maintaining information with 20,000+ contacts and leading the communication of information on 200+ events per year through weekly, monthly, and semi-annual emails, blogs, web site updates and social media announcements. The position will also manage internship and the WE* outreach program designed to engage and support more women to participate in entrepreneurship.

Communications (35%):

  • Lead integrated communication efforts with students, alumni, volunteers and broader business community.
  • Consolidate and maintain Salesforce contact database for approximately 20,000 alumni, benefactors, participants and students that participate in Holmes Center programs.
  • Create and distribute weekly, monthly and semi-annual newsletters, blogs and social media announcements.
  • Promote events extensively through University and external communication channels.
  • Coordinate with program directors and supervise 6-8 student interns to update and maintain HCE web site and social media sites.
  • Lead the development of marketing materials, in collaboration with program directors and CSOM marketing.
  • Track participation and event activity.Event Planning (25%)
    • Oversee and coordinate event planning and support for 200+ events each year organized by Holmes Center.
    • Ensure timely and successful event execution.
    • Schedule rooms, registration, equipment, materials for HCE events.
    • Manage event staff (part-time, contracted, student interns) responsible for event planning and execution.
    • Proactively handle issues and troubleshoot any emerging problems.Manage Internship Program (20%)
      • Manage Deluxe E-ternship Program and Holmes Center intern staff.
      • Lead outreach to 80+ participating companies.
      • Coordinate with Carlson/University and other college career centers on community-wide events.
      • Promote and select 60+ student interns annually to be placed with leading startup companies.
      • Handle administrative oversight of hiring interns.
      • Coordinate recruiting and project assignments for 8-10 student interns responsible for executing even and communications tasks.Program Support (20%)
        • Manage Women's Entrepreneurship (WE*) program by leading the scheduling, organization and outreach for quarterly WE* TALKS events and women's conferences organized by HCE.
        • Engage student, alumni, University and other entrepreneurship organizations supporting women.
        • Track participation and prepare annual summary for benefactors.
        • Support other HCE program events and programs.** The employer reserves the right to change or assign other duties to this position **


          • BA/BS Degree or a combination of education and work experience to equal four yearsPREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
            • Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail
            • Ability to independently lead communication and coordination of events
            • Experience leading communication efforts
            • Experience organizing events
            • Salesforce experience (or experience with a similar CRM)

              About the Department

              The Gary S. Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship is the hub of entrepreneurship and innovation at the University of Minnesota that inspires, educates and connects the next generation of Minnesota's entrepreneurs. We mobilize the community and provide support for emerging entrepreneurs, both within and outside the University, through experiential courses and outreach programs. We believe that entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship are essential to a thriving economy and play a vital role in job creation. We want to ensure that our students and entrepreneur community get the support and connections they need to nurture, grow and scale their ideas.


              Working at the UniversityAt the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
              • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
              • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Scholarship
              • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
              • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
              • University HSA contributions
              • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
              • Employee wellbeing program
              • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
              • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
              • Financial counseling services
              • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no costPlease visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.

                How To Apply

                Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


                The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.

                Employment Requirements

                Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

                Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University's Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit: https://safe-campus.umn.edu/return-campus/get-the-vax

                About the U of M

                The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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