Job Description

GCU is seeking a new Commencement Coordinator. Working under general guidance, the Commencement Event Coordinator, supports commencement ceremony operations encompassing; planning, organizing, launching and executing all aspects for a satisfactory and pleasant experience for the participants.


  • Preplans for upcoming commencement events as necessary.

  • Email and phone communication

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

  • Provides excellent customer service for commencement graduates and families.

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

  • Diligently manage time and effectively meet deadlines.

  • Plans for and executes logistical arrangements and maintains communications with appropriate staff regarding progress including:

  • Setting up the venue with displays, tables, chairs, audio-visual equipment, photography/video, catering, special needs accommodations, etc.

  • Ensuring an adequate inventory of needed supplies.

  • Breaking or tearing down event displays and set ups.

  • Monitors commencement event activities to ensure all requirements are met, visitors are satisfied, and staff are performing appropriately.

  • Data entry and reporting as related to event registration

  • 8. Other duties as assigned.


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

  • 1-year experience in a similar or related capacity such as event planning, promotions, etc.

  • An equivalent combination of work experience and education may be substituted upon supervisor’s approval.

  • Demonstrated ability of self-motivation, effective communication, planning, organizing,

  • Must work varying schedules including evenings, holidays and weekends.

  • Must pass pre-employment background investigations.

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


GCU's Christian worldview has shaped the university's mission and growth for more than 65 years. As a Christ-centered higher education institution, GCU integrates faith, learning and work to connect the GCU community with distinct Christian principles and strong central values. The University values diversity among its students, faculty and staff, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans. At GCU, working professionals may find their purpose in ways marked by compassion, service, integrity and concern for the common good.

Employment is contingent upon the satisfactory outcome (as determined by the university) of pre-employment screening activities, including a background check.

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Posted 30+ Days Ago

Full time


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