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Events Coordinator (13059)

Date: Jan 3, 2019

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20016

Company: American University


The Events Coordinator will work closely with the Director to plan, organize, staff and execute a variety of events aimed to diversify and engage our audiences, including, but not limited to: donor and/or membership events, co-branded events with key partners, black-tie galas, live program-related events, open houses, town halls, receptions, Community Council meetings, , and other events as identified.  This person will play an integral role in executing a robust events strategy.

Work Environment

  • This position reports directly to the WAMU 88.5 Director of Partnerships & Events with additional oversight of the Senior Director of Marketing and Engagement. In cooperation with the Director, helps to supervise part-time or work study students as needed and volunteers who support events
  • Able to work early mornings, evenings and weekends as needed
  • Able to lift 30 pounds
  • Able to stand/walk for long periods of time supporting events
  • This is position is considered essential staff

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • 40-Nonexempt
  • Coordinator/Analyst B

Salary Range

  • Commensurate with experience

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3-5 years of professional work experience in event planning, contracting, project management or corporate relations
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills 
  • Experience developing event planning materials, briefing documents, work schedules and budget forms
  • Experience coordinating volunteers and other staff at events
  • Demonstrated success in independent execution of small events
  • Ability to motivate, inform and organize large groups of staff and volunteers and delegate tasks appropriately
  • Tenacity for gathering and sharing events information and obtaining buy-in and approvals from senior managers in a timely manner
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Experience working with a CRM database and Eventbrite software
  • Ability to support social media event marketing on multiple platforms including: Facebook, Facebook Live, Twitter, Instagram and Linkedin
  • Strong interpersonal skills a must
  • Requires a team-oriented individual who is comfortable taking on many tasks and juggling multiple events simultaneously and in a fast- paced environment

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Experience in media organizations or public media
  • Experience with statistical reporting and analysis
  • Knowledge of DC/MD/VA event venues including: museums, hotels, theaters, universities, concert halls, and parks
  • Experience in contract negotiations and the RFP process

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful completion of a background check


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American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

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