Awards and Special Projects Coordinator

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Job # 037202 Department Code 21601-2088 Department Public Communications Job Title Awards and Special Projects Coordinator Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with Experience Staff Level S4 FLSA Status Non-exempt Hours
Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)

8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs. Job Type Full-time Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description
This position manages and executes the Newhouse School’s various national and international awards and competitions that currently include the Mirror Awards, Robin Toner Award, Tully Award, and the Alexia Competition. Recruits and trains judges (faculty, alumni and media professionals), and works with the special events team on various logistics for executing the award or competition culminating event. Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree required. Media Industry knowledge or experience preferred. Event experience related to managing and executing award programs and competitions desired. Job Specific Qualifications
Excel, Word, Zoom, Microsoft Teams Responsibilities
Manage and execute the Newhouse School’s various national and international award programs and competitions, which currently include:
- The Mirror Awards = the most important juried journalism awards for recognizing excellence in media industry reporting; culminating each year in a sold-out ceremony in New York City attended by a ""who’s who"" of media and executives.
- The Toner Prizes for Excellence in Political Reporting = awarded annually by the Newhouse School in recognition of high standards and depth of reporting in national and local political reporting. Presented each year at a gala celebration in Washington, D.C.
- The Tully Award for Free Speech = awarded annually to a journalist who has shown courage in facing a free speech threat. Nominees are identified by an international panel of journalists and lawyers.
- The Alexia Grants Competition = for 30 years the Alexia Grants have supported student and professional visual journalists, helping them produce projects that inspire change by addressing socially significant topics. Over $1.7 million in funding has gone to photographers who help give a voice to the unheard, foster understanding, and expose social injustice.

Serve as the sole staff member working in conjunction with the various directors and faculty members associated with the School’s award programs and competitions (see above). Also works with other directors of Centers, including the Center for Global Engagement and the Center for Media Entrepreneurship, to help them with various logistics associated with their operations and execution of events, including assistance with estimating program budgets, processing event invoices, and reconciling expenses associated with their programs, events and competitions.

Serve as point person for various contest platforms, managing the contracts, design and content including sharing and promoting award guidelines and criteria. Also extract judging reports from platforms for judging session.

Recruit and train all award judges (alumni, faculty, journalists) and manage all communication including providing instructions and timelines to judging teams.

Support the special events team as needed with on-campus event execution, shipping event materials, generating name tags and tracking event supplies and inventory, etc. Physical Requirements Tools/Equipment Application Instructions
In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter. About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

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Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal. EEOC
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Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity. Quick Link Job Posting Date 07/09/2021 Application Deadline Full Consideration By Job Category Staff Message to Applicants

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