Coordinator, University Event Scheduling (5516)


The Coordinator, University Event Scheduling, serves as a team member for event scheduling in event and instructional spaces across the campus, scheduling, contracting and coordinating resources as needed for both simple and complex events. This individual provides support and training for event planners and space schedulers, mediates scheduling conflicts, and provides back-up as needed to University Center facility operations. In conjunction with the Event Services team, this individual also provides daily direction to student scheduling assistants, basic customer service, responding to phones calls, emails and walk-ins, and minimal database maintenance.

Essential Functions
  1. Receives, reviews and processes space requests and supplemental event forms from campus constituents, measuring content against criteria for space placement.
  2. Advises event planners (students, faculty, and staff) on event logistics and University policies and procedures, coordinating meetings with support offices as need for complex events.
  3. Initiates contracts and invoices for use of University space and resources ensuring receipts of payment and insurance.
  4. Communicates approvals/denials or redirects requests to other campus schedulers in a timely manner, notifying service providers as needed.
  5. Supports the orderly event request process across campus, executing the scheduling process, mediating scheduling conflicts with key stakeholders, and maintaining scheduling queues as needed to ensure compliance with University space use policies.
  6. Plans and implements educational outreach initiatives for improved user experience for event planners (over 1,000 events), space schedulers and resource providers (over 250).
  7. Produces and publishes content, leads workshops/trainings, and collects and analyzes feedback for continuous process improvement
  8. Assists with scheduling system data maintenance, managing user accounts, ensuring correct security access, and other data maintenance projects as needed.

Work Environment
  • This position makes decisions within a pre-determined set of parameters.
  • Travel required; none

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
  • Full time
  • Specialist B
  • Non-Exempt

Required Education and Experience
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 2-4 years of relevant experience

Preferred Education and Experience
  • Associate's degree or equivalent
  • Knowledge of/experience with EMS scheduling software is strongly preferred.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications
  • Strong oral and written communication skills are essential.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and customer service skills.
  • Proficiency in standard office software applications
  • Demonstrated time management skills, organizational abilities, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work with little supervision, managing multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies and across administrative lines essential.
  • Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check

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