Skip to main content


Here, your work makes a difference.

Back to search results Refer a friend

Event Planner, Sr.

Apply now Job no: 493662
Work type: Full Time
Location: Troy, NY
Categories: Staff, Business, Accounting and Finance, Development and Fundraising

Who we are

Why Rensselaer? Our dynamic global community of changemakers includes some of the world’s leading researchers, students, alumni, and faculty who ask the important questions and devise the scientific and technological innovations that make the world a better place for all of humanity. Nestled on a beautiful 275-acre campus in upstate NY, Rensselaer is home to five schools, 32 research centers, three makerspaces, an observatory, and one of the world’s fastest supercomputers. 

Are you ready to change the world? Apply now!

Job Summary

The Sr. Event Planner will facilitate the design and delivery of events that will advance Rensselaer’s fundraising goals by ensuring positive, consistent and meaningful engagement between the Institute and its prospects, donors, friends, alumni, parents, students, and institutional partners. The Sr. Event Planner will work with members of the Division of Institute Advancement and the campus community to collaboratively plan high-qualify events and functions in accordance with Institute standards.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree and five (5) or more years of progressively responsible experience in event planning, fundraising in a not-for-profit setting or constituent relations experience

Relevant combinations of education, training and experience may be considered.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Requires demonstrated competence in the administration, planning, and implementation of special events
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Requires communication skills
  • Requires a strong commitment to customer service
  • Requires proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work effectively with all members of campus community in the scheduling of activities
  • Ability to manage many different social events.

  • Valid Driver’s license


Business Hours with weekends or evenings occasionally required


Travel is a significant component of the position (greater than 25%)


Driving a personal vehicle for non-passenger use

Application instructions


Follow the on-screen prompts to create an application. Please be ready to upload your resume and cover letter

If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact 

Job Posted Date

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

COVID-19 Pandemic Protocols

Rensselaer welcomes undergraduate and graduate students to campus for an in-person academic experience.  To support this experience, all faculty and staff are expected to work primarily onsite.

Rensselaer requires all faculty and staff to be vaccinated (and boosted when eligible) against COVID-19. Requests for exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.




Advertised: Eastern Standard Time
Applications close:

Back to search results Apply now Refer a friend

Job Search

e.g. Administrator, Faculty

Refine Search

Work type



Position Type
Staff Areas of Interest