Senior Director, Special Events and Services

  • Wayne State University
  • Detroit, MI, USA
  • Dec 07, 2018
Full time Education Management

Job Description

Wayne State is Hiring!

Lead the Wayne State University Special Events & Services team as the Senior Director, Special Events and Services! Our goal is to provide superior service and deliver high quality, memorable Wayne State University experiences for all event attendees.


The Senior Director, Special Events and Services oversees the operations of the Special Events and Services department. Serves as a key thought leader by directing the planning, design and execution of strategies, objectives and activities for university special events. Works closely with university leadership, the WSU Board of Governors and internal and external partners and constituents. This position reports to the VP, Development & Alumni Affairs and President of WSU Foundation.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in marketing, hospitality, sales, business or related fields. Minimum seven years’ progressively responsible experience in planning and execution of high profile events for development/fundraising organizations, large universities and/or non-profit or a corporate/businesses.

Preferred Qualifications: Certified Professional in Catering and Events (CPCE) or Certified Meeting Professional (CMP)


We offer a competitive total compensation package with many benefits for our employees and their families. Our benefits include; free tuition for employees, 50% off for spouse/dependents, up to 10% match 403(b), premium healthcare choices, generous vacation, and more.


Wayne State University’s mission is to create and advance knowledge, prepare a diverse student body to thrive, and positively impact local and global communities.

  • We inspire our students to be curious and passionate by supporting their education
  • We support our faculty as they discover new approaches, solutions and areas of inquiry through multidisciplinary, translational and applied research.
  • We engage our community through impactful partnerships, enriching the culture and economy of Detroit and beyond.


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To learn more about the position, please connect with us by sending your resume and questions to


Fundraising, Event Planning-Coordination, General-Other: Business-Strategic Management, Business Unit Management