Event Planner - Athletics

The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University
San Jose, California
Aug 09, 2019
Sep 08, 2019
Job Function
Event Planning
Focus Areas
Position Type
Full Time

As an Event Planner in San José State’s Special Events team, you have the opportunity to use your experience and skills to engage constituents closest to the Spartan Athletics program, including alumni, donors and friends in a wide variety of activities that strengthen ties to the university and Spartan Athletics. We are excited to welcome you to our fun and collaborative team environment where you will create memorable and meaningful experiences for many members of our community.



• Plan and coordinate event logistics for a variety of large- and small-scale events

• Design solutions for event-related needs of our partners on campus – this position is the primary liaison supporting events for Athletics Advancement and Spartan Athletics

• Prepare program details and provide briefing material to campus leadership and key staff

• Coordinate all event-related correspondence, reports and presentation materials

• Lead staff and volunteers in carrying out the event plan on site

• Identify, select and manage relationships with internal and external vendors

• Build and monitor event budgets

• Support the Alumni and Community Engagement team in additional priorities



The ideal candidate will have experience in providing their clients with creative and cost-effective solutions achieving their stated objectives through the event(s) in addition to:

• College degree from an accredited institution.

• Two years full time experience in the planning and execution of events. Up to four additional years of full time experience may be substituted for the degree on a year-by-year basis.

• Strong written communication skills

• Experience with a wide variety of small and large-scale events

• Experience in higher education and familiarity with San Jose State University are desired • A can-do, solutions-oriented, team player attitude

• Flexibility to work evening and weekend events, occasionally requiring local, in-state, and out-of-state travel

• A California Driver’s License or independent means of transportation to go to various locations on and off campus.



A competitive salary and generous employee benefits package will be offered.


Tower Foundation employment is separate and distinct from San Jose State University or State of California employment. Tower Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender status, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, or covered veteran’s status, consistent with all applicable federal and state laws. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self disclose. Tower Foundation is not a visa sponsoring organization.


Final candidates will be required to complete a background check. The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification.



Review of applications begins Aug. 23, 2019, position is open until filled. Submit a resume and cover letter to:

Alumni and Community Engagement One Washington Square

San Jose, CA 95192-0126