Manager of Events and Hospitality
Washington State University

Pullman, Washington

Posted in Education and Training

Job Info


1181-NN - Development Coordinator

Business Title:

Manager of Events and Hospitality

Additional Titles:



Employee Type:

Admin. Professional

Job Family:

Administrative Professional - Not OT Eligible

Position Details:

Summary of Duties:

This position is responsible for serving as the Cougar Athletic Fund's events and hospitality manager; provides leadership and planning for events and activities designed to promote Athletics fundraising strategies and cultivate donor relations. This position is also responsible for the execution of partnership experience of all event-related sponsorships. This position will support and execute stewardship for major fundraising events and donors post-event.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree and two (2) years of experience, which includes six (6) months of full-time experience in marketing, gift solicitation or public contact work with evidence of ability to work collaboratively, communicate effectively orally and in writing and organize and execute assignments. A Master's degree in a relevant field may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.

  • Experience leading and/or directing the work of other individuals.

  • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively orally and in writing.

  • Work experience that demonstrates strong collaboration and teamwork.

  • Demonstrated skill in organization and meet deadlines while managing completing priorities.

  • Must be able and willing to travel, including overnight.

  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.

  • Must have, or able to obtain, a valid driver's license by time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Fundraising experience in the university/higher education environment.

  • Event planning, fundraising, sponsorship sales, marketing, or related work experience within intercollegiate athletics.

  • Work experience that demonstrates excellent written communication skills.

  • Strong computer capabilities and familiarity with spreadsheets and database systems (Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, alumni/donor applications, E-mail).

  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to changing environments and react quickly and efficiently.

Additional Information:

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21.14.3, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Full vaccination status or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation is available at Please contact HRS at or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.

Area/College: Intercollegiate Athletics

Department Name: Cougar Athletic Fund

City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA 99163

Department Link:

Monthly Salary: $4,396.00

FTE: 100%

This is a permanent position.
Screening Begin Date: This position has been posted as open until filled with a screening begin date of August 12, 2022.
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Application Instructions: Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application.

Required Documents:

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

12 Month

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

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