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Event Planner Specialist

Employer
Northeastern University
Location
Massachusetts, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Start date
Jul 24, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Conference & Special Event Administration
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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Event Planner Specialist

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
About the Institute:
Do you want to be part of an exciting new Institute focused on the fusion of human and machine intelligence into working AI solutions?

We are launching a pioneering research and innovation hub in AI—one that will shape the way humans and machines collaborate. Led by Dr. Usama Fayyad, the Institute for Experiential AI (IEAI) is built around the challenges and opportunities made possible by human-machine collaboration. The institute provides a framework to design, implement, and scale AI-driven technologies in ways that make a true difference to society. Our ability to respond to the opportunities afforded to society will depend on training and building a workforce that is AI-capable. Located in Portland, Maine, with the goal of growing the Maine tech economy, the Roux Institute will be a center of activity for the Institute's efforts.

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Responsibilities:
The Culture:
Here at the Institute of Experiential AI (IEAI) we are committed to the highest of standards in all that we do. Working at the Institute of Experiential AI offers opportunities, an environment, a culture that just aren't found together anywhere else. This is the right place for you if you're curious, motivated by the future of technology and want to be part of a unique community that works on high-impact business and societal problems

Summary:
The Institute of Experiential AI at Northeastern University is looking for an experienced event planner specialist. This position will be responsible for planning, organizing and producing events for the Institute of Experiential AI including but not limited to outreach events in the local community (on- and off- campus) fundraising events, academic outreach programs etc.

Qualifications:
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree preferably in communications or related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years in event planning and management.
  • Strong organizational skills and working with multiple teams within the University.
  • Good judgment and effective decision-making and problem resolution skills, including skill to recognize and deal effectively and appropriately with real and potential problem areas, including skill to determine the issues/problems that need to be brought to the attention of higher level staff and/or management.
  • Excellent organizational abilities appropriate to effective calendar management and student and/or volunteer scheduling.
  • Proven contract negotiation and networking skills in sourcing vendors, venues, suppliers etc.
  • Forecasting and tracking of event budget and related processes.
  • Knowledge of basic principles and concept of event planning, production and public relations including technology (AV, AR, app-based event-planning software etc.)
  • Self-starter with the ability to be proactive and set priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work in diverse groups, including but not limited to students, staff, faculty, general public, production personnel, technical operators and performing artists.
  • Ability to quickly attain a working knowledge of the campus, its programs, policies, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure.
  • Experience in higher education is not required.
  • Required: Ability to work occasional evenings and/or weekends for special events and programs.

    Values & Abilities:
  • Innovative thinking and keeping up-to-date on the latest trends of social media and event planning. Identifying new channels to promote the Institute and recommend event creation and venues.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills and ability to communicate effectively across academia and industry.
  • Team-player who can collaborative effectively across many teams within the University.
  • Open-minded and assertive when collaborating and working within our team and with other groups within Northeastern University.
  • Entrepreneurial mind-set with an ability to navigate complex structures and processes.

    Salary Grade:
    10

    Additional Information:
    Northeastern University, along with offering comprehensive health benefits and insurance programs, provides a generous tuition benefit allowing full-time benefits-eligible faculty and staff nine credit hours of tuition per academic term. Further information on the tuition benefit can be found here.

    Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

    All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

    To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.


    To apply, visit https://careers.pageuppeople.com/879/cw/en-us/job/507205

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