Director of Meetings, Conferences and Dining Services
University of Illinois at Chicago - Chicago, IL

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Oversee the utilization of various events (meetings, conferences, catering services) for student organizations, University departments and external clients. Make strategic decisions that impact types of meetings, conferences, and dining facilities to keep University facilities at event capacity and peak financial performance. Establish and lead strategic partnerships with clients, including high profile Chicago businesses, which have a long-term affect on the University's strategy and its service provision.

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) seeks a dynamic, experienced university manager to oversee operations of the Office of Meetings, Conferences, and Dining Services. The Director provides leadership and a strong commitment to customer service. The Director is responsible for making strategic decisions which impact the type of meetings, conferences, and dining facilities that affect the relationship between financial goals and satisfying customer demands for products and services. As a member of the Senior Management Staff of Campus Auxiliary Services, the Director supervises a high energy staff who works closely with UIC Departments, registered student organizations, and off-campus clients, who use UIC facilities for their meetings and events. The Director works with the university's contracted food service vendor, the designated beverage providers, and other outside contractors.

Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in public relations, hospitality, business or a related field; a working knowledge of event management, scheduling systems and food service operations; and seven years of progressive experience in meetings, conferences and food service operations. A Master’s degree and University/College experience are preferred.
The UIC is an AA/EOE.

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