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About the Position:
This Manager will be a collaborative team player, have strong communication and customer service skills, be highly organized and have a solutions-oriented mindset in order to perform several key functions for the Simmons School of Education and Human Development. These key functions include scheduling and planning events; editing Simmons' webpages in Sitecore; coordinating building operations, projects and facility repairs; preparing and placing Social Media; managing inventories of Simmons equipment and branded materials; and supporting the delivery of Simmons Advanced Placement program.
Schedule and help organize events and re-locate academic classes as needed. Space scheduling is currently managed through schedule.smu.edu but will move to a new software tool in January 2022. In some cases, will negotiate the services and space arrangements which can be provided and if needed, ensure that an appropriate event contract is executed.
Functions as the primary website editor for the School--some Sitecore coding involved.
Oversees building operations. Works with the Facilities Office to manage the repair of equipment and damaged property (e.g., HVAC). Coordinates office moves. Manages the key and swipe-card system for Simmons buildings, including locking them when necessary.
Assist the Assistant Dean for Public Relations develop and place Social Media, for which communication skills are critical.
Inventory management. Inventories equipment and furniture annually and orders and maintains Simmons' branded inventory used for recruitment and special events.
Assist in the delivery of the School's summer Advanced Placement program.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree is required.
Must have 2 years' professional office experience. Experience with coordination of office moves, inventory management, building operations, and event management is preferred.
Experience with social media and webpage editing, preferably in SiteCore, is strongly preferred.
Work experience at a college or university is a plus.
Proficiency with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint is required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively and positively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Must be very customer oriented.
Must have excellent written communication skills, including proper spelling, grammar and punctuation.
Candidate must have well developed organizational skills that include effective planning, time management and project management skills.
Must be detail oriented and able to produce very accurate work while meeting deadlines. Must be able to accurately inventory equipment, furniture, and branded inventory.
Candidate must demonstrate strong problem solving and analytical skills.
Must be able to handle information with complete confidentiality and professionalism.
Must be able to work independently as well as a team player.
Occasionally may require evening or weekend work for Simmons events.
Physical and Environmental Demands:
Sit for long periods of time
Carry/lift 25 lbs.
Handle objects (dexterity)
Deadline to Apply:
Deadline to Apply: January 28, 2022
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