Major Student Events Coordinator
Administrative/Office Support, Student
Life/Services, Planning/Project Management
Office of the Vice President for
Administrative Program Spec
Appointment Type and Duration:
$18.92-$23.69 per hour
Review of Applications Begins
September 6, 2022
Special Instructions to Applicants
A complete application must include the following:
1. A cover letter summarizing your interest and how you meet or
exceed the requirements of the position.
2. Current resume.
3. Names and contact information for three professional references,
one of which is current or, if not currently working, a most recent
The Division of Student Life supports the University's academic
mission through comprehensive programs and services that promote
and advance student learning and success, while fostering an
inclusive and vibrant campus community. Student Life includes four
departments, the University Career Center, Office of the Dean of
Students, Erb Memorial Union, and Physical Education &
Recreation, and a number of key programs, including the Holden
Center for Leadership and Community Engagement, Parent and Family
Programs, Major Student Events (Commencement, Homecoming,
University Day), Student Engagement & Success (Student
Government), Student Conduct and Community Standards, and Support
for Students in Crisis and Students of Concern.
The Office of the Vice President for Student Life provides the
vision for and oversight of the Division's departments, programs,
and initiatives. The Vice President's administrative staff provides
key administrative, strategic, financial, human resources, and
campus-wide student support.
The Major Student Events Coordinator assists the Major Student
Events Manager with event implementation including the coordination
of high-quality campus and division-wide special events that serve
to enhance the University and Division's image among its primary
stakeholders. This position will assist with all aspects of event
planning and management for campus-wide events such as
Commencement, Homecoming, and University Day. Division-wide events
include the annual Student Life Breakfast, Summer Social, and
others. In addition, this position will assist with event support,
when needed, for units such as Parent and Family Programs. This
position is responsible for the training and management of up to
four student employees.
- Two years of experience as an administrative specialist or
executive support specialist which included administrative support
for a project, program, or operation. Administrative support
includes those duties beyond clerical/secretarial such as:
interpretation of laws, rules, and regulations; administrative data
collection and analysis; and evaluation of projects, processes, and
- An equivalent combination of training and experience.
One year of postsecondary education may be substituted for up to
one year of the experience.
- Excellent, effective communication skills.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Demonstrated interpersonal skills exhibiting tact and diplomacy
in establishing and maintaining cooperative, professional
relationships with campus administrators, staff members, faculty
members, vendors, support groups, donors, and the general
- Excellent customer service skills with the ability to cultivate
- Demonstrated ability to work well in high-pressure
- Demonstrated success working collaboratively as well as
independently with the ability to exercise sound judgment and
initiative in prioritizing and multitasking in a fast-paced
- Demonstrated high level of confidence in making strategic
decisions and using analytical skills to identify problems and
develop immediate and innovative solutions, including
resourcefulness for substitutions and adjustments in unplanned
- Two years of demonstrated experience in event planning,
execution, and evaluation, including organizing, planning, and
directing both small and large-scale events.
- Experience working in higher education or similar
- Experience supervising student employees.
- Bachelor's Degree.
FLSA Exempt: No
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful
completion of a background inquiry.
This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503,
Oregon Public Employees Union.
University of Oregon students and employees are required to be
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The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits
package to eligible employees, including health insurance,
retirement plans, and paid time off. For more information about
benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative
action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance
with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals
to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected
status, including veteran and disability status. The University is
committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and
employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in
connection with the application process, please contact us at
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national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status,
disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity,
and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment
practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and
policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be
referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights
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