Manager, Conference Services

  • University of the Fraser Valley
  • Abbotsford, BC, Canada
  • Apr 13, 2018
Full time Event Management Event Planning Marketing Strategy

Job Description

Posting number 2018.083

Position Manager, Conference Services

Group Staff

Department Ancillary Services

Location Abbotsford

Contract type Staff, 100% full-time, Permanent

Start date June 2018

Salary scale $4,853.60 - $5,705.58 per month (Staff pay group 10)

Closing date April 26, 2018


About UFV

The University of the Fraser Valley is nationally recognized for its commitment to teaching excellence, community relevance, and Indigenization. With over 100 programs, from graduate and undergraduate arts, science, and professional degrees, to trades and technical education, university preparation, and continuing education UFV is the school of choice for over 15,000 students.

Posting details

The Manager, Conference Services is responsible for the promotion and management of space and services for conferences, symposiums, workshops, summer guest housing and special events on all UFV campuses. The Manager is responsible for generating revenue, implementing marketing initiatives and administering all aspects of space rentals including event management services to external and internal clients. Responsibilities include assisting in the development and execution of strategic and operational goals, coordinating planning, and overseeing the delivery of conference and event-planning requirements and programming; consulting with internal and external clients to determine objectives and requirements for conferences and special events on campus; administering an event-conferencing system; and leading and managing on-campus event conferencing. The Manager will oversee all financial operations of Conference Services; develop and execute a marketing plan working together with UFV’s University Relations department to support and strengthen the UFV brand; liaising with internal stakeholders regarding special events on campus; oversee all operations and programming related to conferencing and community events, and hire, train and supervise all required staff as required for each event.


Some travel and extended hours may be expected. Attendance may be required at events of larger and significant importance. Some weekend and evening attendance will be required.


Bachelor’s degree in a related field (Communications, Marketing, Event Management, Project Management, Business Administration) required. Minimum five (5) years’ experience in event management and marketing. Dynamic leadership with a strong motivation to work in a high volume, fast pace, and customer service oriented environment. Ability to work effectively within an entrepreneurial team and must have excellent written and oral communication skills. Excellent relational and organizational skills are required; precise and detail oriented. Demonstrated track record leading effective marketing strategies and advanced social media marketing skills. Advanced knowledge of business accounting and financial processes. High level of independence regarding planning and managing the volume of work. Ability to organize, track, and service multiple projects of varying scope and complexity. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Banner, FAST, and general knowledge and comfort working with other systems is required. Content Management Software (CMS) is an asset. Proven customer service skills are required.


How to apply

Direct resume and cover letter including evidence of appropriate qualifications by April 26, 2018, referring to POSTING 2018.83 to:

Human Resources
University of the Fraser Valley
33844 King Road, Abbotsford, BC, Canada V2S 7M8
Tel: (604) 854-4554            Fax: (604) 854-1538          Website:
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Please note:

  • We thank all applicants for considering UFV for employment.
  • Incomplete applications will not be processed.
  • In order to be environmentally and fiscally responsible, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.
  • Short-listed candidates may undergo a criminal record check and/or a verification of their education credentials, as required.
  • Shortlisted applicants for staff positions will be required to provide copies of their most recent evaluation summary.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

UFV is committed to the principle of equity in employment.