Saturday , September 23 2023

Wits 2023 Application – Head of Functions and Events

Website University of the Witwatersrand

Job Description:

The University of the Witwatersrand is seeking to employ a dynamic, creative, innovative professional who will lead a diverse events team to drive the strategic advancement objectives of the University.

The incumbent will lead a team that will flawlessly organise major events, particularly during Wits’ centenary year.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop (and annually revise) an annual PR plan and calendar in line with the University’s strategic and advancement goals,
  • Initiate, plan, execute and manage major events,
  • Develop excellent relationships with internal and external stakeholders,
  • Keep abreast of the latest trends in the industry in order to deliver world-class, high-tech events (in-person, online, and hybrid),
  • Manage budgets and multiple events simultaneously,
  • Take responsibility for ensuring that events are adequately advertised, and uploaded to the Wits website and other platforms,
  • Advise on protocol issues for high-level interactions, and
  • Provide leadership to the Functions and Events unit and external partners.

Job Requirements:

  • Relevant degree or equivalent,
  • Own transport and valid driver’s license,
  • A minimum of seven years relevant working experience, of which at least two years must be in a managerial role, preferably in a large complex organisation or in a portfolio wherein which the incumbent handled major hybrid events,
  • Excellent strategic planning and implementation skills,
  • Exceptional organisational and time management skills,
  • Superior command of the English language,
  • Have a high level of personal motivation, initiative, energy and creativity, and
  • Ability to work under pressure.

Job Details:

Company: University of the Witwatersrand

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Johannesburg

Application Deadline: N/A

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