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Events & Experience Manager - Integrated Innovation Institute

Carnegie Mellon University
Job Location:
Pittsburgh, 15213
Conference and Events Administration

The Integrated Innovation Institute (III) at Carnegie Mellon University breaks down the silos that impede innovation. We believe that by uniting the disciplines of engineering, design, and business, we can build impactful solutions that create value for real people.

We are seeking a highly motivated Events & Experience Manager with strong customer service and a collaborative mindset to cultivate events for students, staff, and faculty at the III. Events are an extension of our culture and identity, and we want our guests to experience the iii throughout our events. A successful finalist will have an organic instinct for hospitality, creativity and think holistically. This role will support all marketing collateral for events with the goals of elevating the iii experience and delightfully informing our community. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented and organized, have previous event management experience and excellent communications and visual design skills. This role will report to the Senior Associate Director for Marketing.

Your core responsibilities will include:

  • Managing events (ideation to execution) for Pittsburgh and Silicon Valley campuses (ex: orientations, graduations, holiday parties, staff/faculty retreats, admissions/alumni events)

  • Liaising with CMU campus event partners (CMU Contracts, Facilities, Procurement), technical support (Technical Enhanced Support (TES), etc.) and others to achieve event outcomes.

  • Collaborating with staff, students, and faculty to explore new ideas for the III.

  • Developing all event communications collateral needs through various channels (ex: Mailchimp, Slack, individual outreach, social media, video)

  • Exploring new technology platforms to support event management and communication.

  • Designing, ordering, and maintaining III swag based on annual needs and budget goals.

  • Refine the iii experience through shared branded assets for staff/faculty (ex: PPT, signage, email templates).

  • Assisting and/or owning various III internal communication projects.

  • Maintaining CMU purchasing card and vendor relationships related to events, swag, and experiences.

  • Supporting large scale marketing projects, as needed.

  • Performing other related duties as assigned.

Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within Carnegie Mellon. Inclusion, collaboration, and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who can effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.

You should demonstrate:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills


  • Bachelors degree required

  • 3-5 years of event planning experience


  • Successful background check

More about you:

  • You are highly personable and eager to support projects across the III.

  • You are proactive in engaging in tasks and self-motivated with the ability to prioritize, manage time effectively and follow up efficiently.

  • You are extremely organized and appreciate accuracy, and you have a keen eye for detail.

  • You are a problem solver, seeing issues as challenges to address.

  • You can quickly pivot between projects and tasks to support department needs.

  • You can work independently for extended periods and manage time constraints to meet deadlines and goals.

  • You have successful experience working in a team environment with various communication tools - email, calendars, Slack, etc.

  • You are a team player, eager to participate in events, meetings or other projects as needed to elevate the III.

  • You have previous event management experience, preferably in higher education.

Joining the CMU team opens the door to an array of exceptional benefits available to eligible employees.

Those employees who are benefits eligible have the opportunity to experience the full spectrum of advantages from comprehensive medical, prescription, dental, and vision insurance to an enticing retirement savings program offering a generous employer contribution. You can also unlock your potential with tuition benefits and take well-deserved breaks with ample paid time off and observed holidays. Finally, rest easy knowing you are covered by life and accidental death and disability insurance.

Other perks include a free Pittsburgh Regional Transit bus pass, our Family Concierge Team to help navigate childcare needs, fitness center access, and so much more!

For a comprehensive overview of the benefits that may be awaiting you, explore our Benefits page.

At Carnegie Mellon, we value the whole package when extending offers of employment. Beyond just credentials, we consider the role and responsibilities, your invaluable work experience, and the knowledge gained through education and training. We acknowledge and appreciate your unique skills and the diverse perspective you bring. Your journey with us is about more than just a job; it's about finding the perfect fit for your professional growth and personal aspirations.

Are you interested in an exciting opportunity with an exceptional organization?! Apply today!


Pittsburgh, PA

Job Function


Position Type

Staff - Regular

Full Time/Part time

Full time

Pay Basis


More Information:

  • Please visit "Why Carnegie Mellon" to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world.

  • Click here to view a listing of employee benefits

  • Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.

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