Commencement Event Coordinator
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.
Are you looking for a job where you can utilize your event planning skills and thrive working in a fun team environment? Grand Canyon University is seeking a Commencement Event Coordinator. In this role you will be supporting commencement ceremony operations encompassing; planning, organizing, launching and executing all aspects for a satisfactory and pleasant experience for the event participants.
What you will do:
Preplans for upcoming commencement events as necessary.
Provide excellent customer service for commencement graduates and families.
Attend planning and organizing event meetings to obtain information, activities and details for specific commencement events.
Cope and adapt to changing priorities, work in a fast-paced environment and under frequently stressful conditions.
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.
Monitors commencement event activities to ensure all requirements are met, visitors are satisfied, and staff are performing appropriately.
Breaking or tearing down event displays and set ups.
Other duties as assigned.
What you need:
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, and 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.
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 on campus
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Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: R000047740