Events & Business Initiatives Manager - Office of University Events

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Position Summary

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply

New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to appoint a Events & Business Initiatives Manager to report to the Director, Commercial & University Events.

The Events & Business Initiatives Manager supports the day to day activities of the Commercial & University Events Office, understands the roles of various departments within the university and helps identify opportunities to enhance and cultivate relationships with various internal & external stake holders. The ideal candidate will work on special projects and major events within the Commercial and University Events office, oversee contract development and negotiation for both internal & external requests, integrate requirements for both internal & external deliverables and setting expectations to various service providers for a successful delivery, and ensure compliance of NYUAD policies and procedures related to the Commercial & University Events including EHS, SCC, procurement and finance at all times

Key Responsibilities:

  • Works closely with the Director on Special Projects
  • NYU Abu Dhabi’s Annual Commencement Exercises and other major events while planning and delivering assigned tasks including development and execution of communication plan for various events
  • Serve as a resource and support in the day to day planning & execution of Commercial and University Events in a seamless and efficient manner
  • Collaborate with various teams within External Relations office and other departments in the University to encourage awareness, teamwork and open communication for departmental & institutional success.
  • Ensures compliance of NYUAD policies and procedures related to the Commercial & University Events including EHS, compliance, procurement and finance at all times
  • Takeover responsibilities of events manager/s during their vacation and unplanned absence
  • Responsible for updating office procedures and events guidelines on regular basis

Required Education:

  • BSc/BA in business administration
  • UAE Driving License

Required Experience:

  • 5 years of experience in a higher education setting within UAE
  • Strong analytical background & problem solving skills
  • Project management experience
  • Events planning and operational experience
  • Ability to work with & oversee multiple teams
  • Strong financial acumen
  • Extremely organized/excellent time management skills
  • Strong research and strategic analytical skills
  • Exemplary spoken & written English
  • Ability to liaise with high level stake holders
  • Confident in handling presentations and briefings
  • Cultural awareness
  • People’s Person
  • High competency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite
  • Available to work on Weekends, holidays & evenings as and when required

Preferred Experience: 

  • Working with government organization a plus
  • AV knowledge a plus

Other Information

NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.