Events Assistant

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Nov 29, 2021

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

Events Assistant

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:
Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Admissions Events, the Events Assistant provides office support for the Undergraduate Admissions Unit, most specifically the Events Team and the Visitor Center. S/He will support all event planning initiatives for the Events Team, from planning through post-event evaluation.

S/He manages complex room reservations to ensure space is secured and properly set for all Admissions programming. S/He will continue current and create new vendor relations necessary for preparing and hosting successful prospective and admitted student
programs. The Events Assistant will control the process of documentation and organization for the team. Additionally, the Events Assistant serves as the data liaison for the Admissions Staff and College partners.

This individual will be expected to clearly communicate office needs and expectation when working with vendors, in addition to reviewing contracts and ensuring payments are being processed. S/he delivers significant customer service functions including
visitor reception, phone and email coverage, and responds to admissions status-related inquiries by prospective students, their families and secondary school counselors. It is expected that this individual can identify when it is appropriate to escalate inquiries to
management and provide assists in researching and responding to escalated issues. The Events Assistant also provides support and receives assignments from other Admissions management team members.

Occasional nights or weekend will be required for on-campus programming and events.

Two years of college or associates degree required. Bachelor's degree preferred.

Minimum of 1-3 years of progressively responsible administrative support in a professional or college/university setting. Prior experience with events or space reservations preferred. Must be able to multi-task and work independently to manage responsibilities. Strong computer skills necessary (Microsoft suite). Experience with both PC and Mac products preferred. Understanding of Social Tables beneficial.

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Additional Information:
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

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