Events & Operations Manager

FLSA EMPLOYMENT CATEGORY: Salaried; Exempt; Administrative; 12 months

DEPARTMENT: Student Affairs


This position is responsible for the daily oversight and management of the Heritage Center, Opera House Ballroom and the Alma College overnight accommodations. In addition, this position will assist in the execution of external events (weddings, conferences, etc.). This position will work closely with the Dance, Theatre & Music Departments to ensure their needs are meet for their performances.


This position reports to the Director of Hospitality and Conference Services.
This position supervises the student staff in Hospitality Services.

• Schedule and oversee the following facilities & operations: Heritage Center, Opera House Ballroom & overnight accommodations.
• Manage the Heritage Center Box Office, including the hiring, training & supervision of student staff.
• Assist in the execution and oversight of all external events, including weddings, conferences and other events hosted in event spaces.
• Provide daily oversight of the overnight accommodation spaces and monitor the daily upkeep of the spaces.
• Collaborate with Marketing and Communications to ensure all materials are correct and distributed within campus and local community.
• Serve on Alma College committees, as needed.
• Other duties as assigned.


• Bachelor’s degree.
• Previous higher education experience preferably with international students.
• Demonstrated experience in program/event planning.
• Outstanding interpersonal and customer service skills.
• Extraordinary ability to organize, prioritize, and multitask.
• Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to follow through and meet deadlines and budgets.
• Ability to work weekends and evenings, as needed.
• Ability to handle confidential information.
• Commitment to the mission, vision, and goals of Alma College.


Interested candidates must submit an Alma College application, a cover letter, current resume, and the names of three professional references via email to Position is open until filled.

Alma College is classified as a selective Baccalaureate College: Diverse Fields by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Committed to academic excellence and development of responsible leaders, Alma’s students thrive on challenging academic programs in a supportive, small-college environment emphasizing active, collaborative learning and close student-faculty interaction. Alma is a private Phi Beta Kappa institution located in the center of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

Alma College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

Alma College recognizes that we are all transformed when we celebrate and value the varied identities backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives in our campus community. We are committed to recognizing and removing barriers to success and providing equitable access to opportunities through education and advocacy. In our increasingly diverse campus and world, we pledge to create a climate where everyone is safe and free to grow intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally. For more information about the College, visit