Summary of Duties: The Events Coordinator 3 plans, organizes, implements and evaluates annual and special events that increase knowledge, awareness, interest, engagement, involvement, and commitment from internal and external groups. This position will have specific events they will oversee from planning through executions, as well as work with the team to assist with components of larger events. Working closely with the WSU Foundation, the WSU President's Office, the WSU Alumni Association, WSU faculty and staff, and alumni and volunteers, this position will serve as an events representative to outside organizations and the community. Duties include, but are not limited to, pre and post event support, scheduling facilities, catering, and negotiating vendor contracts. This position will oversee and manage on-site coordination of events, including set-up, execution, and teardown. In addition, this position will create and manage registration sites and guest information. Some travel will be required to facilitate event coordination.
Required Qualifications: High school graduation or equivalent and four years of progressively responsible work experience involving public contact such as secretarial, sales promotion, setting up conferences, public information, or in the hospitality industry; OR equivalent education/experience.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.