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Events Team Leader

The University of Auckland | Posted 11-07-2021

Auckland City (Hotel and Tourism)

    Auckland, New Zealand Contract UoA Department Name: Event Services Campus: Auckland City Campus Contract Type: Fixed-Term Position Number: 55567456

Company Description

Campus Life is a Service Division that supports an engaging and inclusive campus experience for students at the University of Auckland. Event Services, part of Campus Life, provides “quality services to enhance, support and serve the University community” through a wide range of events and conferences.

Job Description

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for an Event Team Leader to join our Event Services Team at the University of Auckland on a 12-month fixed term contract basis.

Reporting to the Event Services Manager, you will lead a team of dedicated, innovative, and proactive Event Planners, ensuring they understand deliverables and are empowered to succeed. You will also manage your own portfolio of events.

Working closely with key stakeholders you will identify objectives and develop event concepts, create timelines and budgets and manage the event end-to-end. You will also provide expertise, guidance and advice to ensure informed and timely decisions can be made.

This role will be focused on overseeing the event planners responsible for delivering faculty events.

For more information, please view the POSITION DESCRIPTION

The salary for this role will be between $67000 and $80,000.


He kōrero mōu | About you

Our ideal candidate will have 4+ years’ experience in event delivery, and 1-2 years’ supervisory experience or informal supervisory responsibility. University experience would be advantageous.

You will be able to oversee multiple projects and deadlines while maintaining your sense of humour and professional approach.

This role will suit someone who has creative flair, who is highly organised, takes a proactive approach and thrives in a busy environment. An understanding of tikanga and kawa for events would be advantageous.

Nga Pūkenga Motuhake | Important Skills

  • Digitally capable including Intermediate experience with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel
  • Experience delivering virtual events
  • Exemplary written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrable record of strong relationship building and influencing skills

This is a great opportunity to work for an internationally recognised organisation, in a fast-paced, professional environment with flexible hours.

Additional Information

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Applications must be submitted online by the closing date of 23rd July 2021 to be considered.

In accordance with our commitment to equitable recruitment, the University welcomes applications from all suitably qualified and experienced candidates. In response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government has imposed a travel ban and are currently only allowing New Zealand Residents, Citizens and visa holders meeting a strict exception policy to enter the country, all of whom must currently enter Government approved quarantine for two weeks on arrival.

It is uncertain when these border restrictions will change, and this may impact the degree to which an off-shore candidate can engage in the interview process; or be available to commence in a new position. For more information and updates on the border restrictions visit the Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government’s official Covid-19 website.

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