University of Waterloo

Faculty Events Manager

Requisition ID 2023-11080
Dean of Science
Employment Type
Time Type
Hiring Range
$64,375 - $80,468
Job Category
Event Management
Job Location : Location


The Faculty Events Manager is accountable for all facets of the Faculty of Science events. This includes event strategy, planning and coordination, marketing and communications, logistics, administration, budgeting, and evaluation. Events include but are not limited to faculty/staff/student awards events, building openings, donor recognition functions, alumni events, student recruitment events, etc.


Event Marketing and Communications, including but not limited to:

  • Developing the annual strategic plan for a roster of events that support the strategic objectives of the Faculty of Science.
  • Developing and implementing an integrated communications plan for the promotion of events using both print and electronic media; manages and monitors web-based communication (promotion, registration, post-event feedback, etc.).
  • Providing effective communication within the Faculty to promote coming events and initiatives.
  • Working with Communications team to develop and implement marketing and promotional materials.
  • Identifying and overseeing online registration system for all events.

Event Programming

  • Executing a calendar of events that includes award banquets, receptions, staff appreciation events, guest lectures, donor appreciation events, building openings, gift announcements and other special events that support the strategic objectives of the Faculty.
  • Developing implementing, promoting, and evaluating current and new Faculty-wide events.
  • Supporting development and Alumni Affairs in developing and executing donor recognition and alumni events.
  • Assisting the graduate and undergraduate recruitment team leaders with event support, as required.
  • Managing supplier relationships to ensure quality, budget and delivery objectives are met.
  • Administering significant event budgets ($10,000 to $50,000 per event).
  • Providing superior customer service to internal and external stakeholders.

Human Resources Administration, including but not limited to:

  • Assigning and monitoring workload of assigned co-op student(s), as required.
  • Recruiting and managing volunteers to support the delivery of events.

Other administrative functions, including but not limited to:

  • Serving as a resource to departments with regard to special events in the Faculty.
  • Providing direction and advice to student groups within the Faculty regarding student-run events.
  • Maintaining a database of vendors, suppliers, and clients.
  • Creating event reports.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Officer.


  • University undergraduate degree preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Additional education or training in events management or public relations an asset
  • Minimum of 4 years of event management experience with demonstrated experience in managing and promoting large-scale and high-profile events
  • Demonstrated track record of event management as part of the marketing, communications and/or public relations team
  • Disciplined approach to planning and project execution with exceptional attention to accuracy and detail
  • Independent judgment in areas of time management, task prioritization and decision-making
  • Proven ability to multi-task, manage a large volume, conflicting priorities, and deadlines
  • Exceptional verbal and written communications skills
  • Project management experience with a demonstrated ability to manage concurrent projects under tight deadlines
  • Proven leadership and volunteer management experience
  • Experience developing, monitoring, and managing budgets
  • Proven success in managing multiple and complex projects involving many stakeholders
  • Experience with technology platforms, specifically Zoom and other 3rd party event software
  • Scheduling and coordination expertise with a focus on virtual event logistics and experience deeply rooted in best practices
  • Reporting expertise for pre- and post-events including registration, attendance, general product metrics and event surveys
    Independent judgement in areas of time management, task prioritization and decision making
  • Goal oriented, self-motivated with demonstrated ability to take initiative to work independently and effectively as part of a team
  • Strong communication skills - oral and written
  • Attention to detail and accuracy is essential
  • Well-developed organizational, analytical, interpersonal, and customer service skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft suite of products and UW’s web content management system required; knowledge of Raiser’s Edge and Advancement Tracker is an asset

Equity Statement

The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is co-ordinated within the Office of Indigenous Relations.


The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion.  As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as First Nations, Métis and/or Inuk (Inuit), Black, racialized, a person with a disability, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


The University of Waterloo is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview, or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Human Resources at  or 519-888-4567, ext. 45935.


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