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Williams College
Williamstown, MA 01267
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Established in 1793 with funds bequeathed by Colonel Ephraim Williams, the college is private, residential, and liberal arts, with graduate programs in the history of art and in development economics. The undergraduate enrollment is approximately 2,000 students.
Events Manager
Full Time
Event Coordinator
High School or Equivalent

Events Manager

Williams College Main Campus

Williams College is seeking a creative, organized, motivated and personable Events Manager to join the President's Office team. This person will work closely with the Director of Academic & Presidential Events to execute events hosted by the President and those in conjunction with academic departments and the College Marshal, including Convocation and Commencement.

  • Provide administrative support to the Director of Academic and Presidential Events.
  • Serve as event liaison between campus departments, external vendors, and community members to ensure goals are met on multiple and simultaneous timelines.
  • Support operations and execution of events, including onsite support.
  • Maintain budgetary control over President's House events and partner with academic department liaisons, developing and tracking events with budget-conscious methods throughout the entire planning process.
  • Partner with Director and President's Office staff on event coordination, including but not limited to interdepartmental outreach, guest list compilation, drafting of invitations, creating event identification materials and tracking RSVPs and attendance.
  • Track and evaluate historic events, analyzing and evaluating to maintain congruence with strategic initiative and the college's culture.
  • Occasional support of day-to-day office operations.

  • 3 or more years of event management experience.
  • Excellent organizational skills, accuracy, and attention to detail with the ability to set priorities, anticipate problems, assimilate new information, take initiative and accommodate change independently. The ability to function effectively and creatively as part of a team in a fast-paced working environment, under pressure and time constraints, in a variety of physical settings.
  • Well-developed emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills for dealing with a full range of event participants, and handling extensive public contact with courtesy, tact, discretion and judgment.
  • Excellent computer skills, including experience with Google Suite and Microsoft Office, and comfortable learning new programs and technologies.
  • Design and production of print and digital material/working knowledge of Creative Suite programs is a plus; InDesign, Photoshop, etc is ideal.

The successful assistant will work some evenings, including occasional weekend hours, and have relative flexibility with a schedule. Work environment is split between on-site event support and communal/shared office space (separate workstations in an open-office setting).

Application review will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Salary begins at $60,000, commensurate with experience. All applications will be reviewed by the search committee.

Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable. Decisions regarding appointments, promotions, and conditions of employment comply with applicable federal or state law prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, or military service.

Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process please feel free to contact us via phone at (413) 597-2681 or email at

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