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. 

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.

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

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.

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

Application Instructions

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