The Military College of South Carolina

Deputy Director of Executive Events

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Work type: Full Time Permanent - Staff
Location: Charleston
Categories: Operations, Office of the President
Salary: $38,000 - $42,500
Payscale: Band 4

Job Responsibilities:

The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina is seeking applicants to serve as Deputy Director of Executive Events.

  • The Deputy Director assists the Director of Executive Events in coordinating official events hosted by the President, the President’s Spouse, the Board of Visitors and other College officials.  Also coordinates with The Citadel Foundation (The Citadel’s fundraising entity) and other campus entities on events as required.
  • Plans, coordinates and executes events; assists and collates guest lists and data, and other sensitive information; maintains databases, seating charts, site layouts; produces and distributes event nametags and all other associated materials/tasks.
  • Assists in management of a nine bedroom, one kitchen suite complex used primarily by The Citadel Board of Visitors, and secures outside accommodations as required.
  • Prepares routine correspondence (invitations, RSVPs, etc.) for the President and spouse.
  • Assists the Director in management of the President’s residence, to include oversight and scheduling of maintenance and upkeep.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree. Progressive full-time experience in event planning/execution or hospitality industry.  Proficient in Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint).

Excellent organizational and communication skills, and the ability to multitask.  Employee must exercise basic social graces/etiquette and dress appropriately for events. The Executive Events staff interfaces effectively and professionally with various VIP constituents including the College President and his family, governing Board members, senior staff, alumni, donors, cadets, parents and visitors.

Must work with various personalities and campus constituencies in a team environment, and is expected to handle sensitive personal/protected information appropriately.

Duties often exceed normal working hours, including nights and weekends to support events.  Limited physical work is required such as pushing, lifting, carrying, climbing and reaching (physical activities associated with event setup/takedown). Employee must be able to lift up to 40 pounds unassisted.

Preferred Qualifications:

Two(2) years experience in event management/hospitality.  Experience in higher education.  Experience supporting CEO level events and quarters.

Benefits of Working at The Citadel

  • Extensive Health Plans
  • Great Retirement Options
  • Tuition Waiver Program
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Discounts
  • Isle of Palms Beach Club
  • Swain Family Boat Center
  • Community Service Opportunities
  • Read more about our benefits, on our HR website


About The Citadel College

The Citadel, also known as the Military College of South Carolina, is a public senior military college located in Charleston, South Carolina. Founded in 1842, The Citadel has a rich history and educational reputation. With our current location on the banks of the Ashley River in downtown Charleston, you are close to great restaurants, shopping and much more.  Ranked #1 Public College in the South (U.S. News & World Report, 2022) for schools with up to a master’s degree, the opportunities are endless.

There are about 2,300 undergraduate students who make up the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. Out of the Corps of Cadets, 1 out of 3 graduates earn a military commission. Students can choose from 31 Majors, 57 Minors, pre-health professions, and pre-law (a concentration in political science). The 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio guarantees students a quality education. Another 1,000 students attend the Graduate College, evening and online programs.

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