The Coordinator of University Events reports to the Director of University Events.
Working in collaboration with the other members of the Office of University Events, the Coordinator plans and executes event services necessary for the successful production of events for the Office of University Advancement, the Office of the President and other offices throughout the University as needed.
The Coordinator, under the direction of the Director of University Events, plans logistics for each assigned special event. Supporting actions include, but are not limited to; identifying and securing event space; identifying, negotiating with, and hiring service providers (i.e. caterers, A/V, linens, lighting); coordinating programming elements; maintaining guest lists; managing all event mailings and communications; interfacing with attendees; and tracking information pertaining to each event. The Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that the multitude of details and mechanics required to execute high quality special events are flawlessly orchestrated from start to finish. In addition, the Coordinator serves as part of a team that provides general support as needed for other University events.
The Coordinator will also assist the Assistant Director in support of the Presidential Ambassador Program. This program enlists Northeastern University students to serve as representatives of the University at events throughout the year. Students involved in this program are given special training on etiquette, professional demeanor, customer service and other areas in preparation for their roles at events. The Coordintor will be responsible for, under the guidance of the Assistant Director, scheduling interviews and trainings for Ambassadors as well as corresponding with and Ambassadors, keeping records of the programs policies, tracking materials related to the program and other administrative work.
The Events Coordinator must demonstrate the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and possess high levels of customer service and professionalism, particularly in stressful situations. He or she must be available for evening/weekend hours and able to travel as needed.
Bachelor's degree required. At least 2-3 years of event planning experience. Experience working with students and volunteers a plus. Superior guest relations skills. Strong ability to multi-task and juggle many projects at once. Impeccable attention to detail and accuracy. Proficiency required with data input, data extraction, and assembly of data and information (i.e. for mailings, guest lists). Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Requisition Number: STFR005153
Internal Number: 58970
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