Job Description

Grand Canyon University!  One of Arizona’s leading institutions of higher learning. 

Located in the Valley of Sun in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona, GCU is a regionally accredited, private, nondenominational Christian University. 

Grand Canyon University’s Event Services is seeking an Event Services Coordinator.  Under the general direction of the Department Head, the Coordinator will support on-campus events by organizing and arranging the activities and details for assigned events to ensure a satisfactory and pleasant experience for the participants.

Location: GCU's Main Campus, 33rd Ave. and Camelback Phoenix, Arizona

What you will do:

  • Pre-plans for upcoming events as necessary.

  • Attends planning and organizing event meetings to obtain information, activities and details for specific events.

  • Plans for and executes all logistical arrangements and maintains communications with appropriate staff regarding progress including: ensures coordination of activities with other on-campus departments such as facilities, janitorial services and food services; sets up the venue with displays, tables, chairs, audio-visual equipment, photography/video, catering and special needs accommodations; ensures an adequate inventory of needed supplies; requests and ensures adequate student worker staff is scheduled for all phases of the event and breaks or tears down event displays and set ups.

  • Assists with scheduling student worker staff as needed.

  • Monitors event activities to ensure all requirements are met, client is satisfied and clean-up/re-set is handled.

What you need:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in a discipline related to communications, hospitality, promotions or similar program from a regionally accredited institution.

  • 1 year experience in a similar or related capacity including, event planning, promotions, youth camp, etc.

  • Good communications skills. Ability to communicate in a non-English language is helpful but not required.

  • Proficient with MS Office Suite software.

  • Ability to cope and adapt to changing priorities, work in a fast-paced environment and under frequently stressful conditions.

  • Good time management and organizational skills with ability to meet deadlines.

  • Flexibility with work varying schedules including evenings, holidays and weekends, and a willingness to stay overnight on campus during certain events.

  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.

Why work at GCU:

  • Exceptional workplace benefits include medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401K savings plan

  • Generous time off plan and 11 paid holidays

  • Paid time off to volunteer in the community or at GCU sponsored events

  • Free covered parking

  • We also offer full-time employees, their spouses, and dependent children an Education Tuition Discount Program

  • Free on-site gyms at all our office locations

Application Instructions

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