Division/College: College of Arts, Media and Design
FT/PT: Full Time
The Events Specialist is responsible for supporting a wide variety of events held by the College of Arts, Media and Design.
The College of Arts, Media and Design has a unique and vibrant portfolio of teaching and research in the areas of design, data storytelling and communication, and critical creative practice. This includes six unique academic units that organize and execute faculty and alumni events in coordination with a centralized Marketing and Communications staff. The College of Arts, Media and Design also hosts strategic, interdisciplinary events organized by the Dean's Office. A growing research portfolio, growing alumni base, and launch of new labs and centers require an expanded infrastructure and a centralized Events Coordinator position to help plan and coordinate College events sponsored and co-sponsored by the Dean's Office and departments.
Responsibilities of the Events Specialist will include:
Centralized coordination and packaging of events highlighting the College's strategic research, scholarship and creative activity.
Planning and execution of the Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series, which brings a high profile guest speaker to the College once per semester for a public lecture and adjacent faculty programming.
Planning and execution of events associated with a revamped Center for the Arts and a new Center for Design, tentatively set to launch in Fall 2019.
Given the important role strategic events play in spreading awareness about our faculty research and creative activity (and thereby laying the groundwork for future research opportunities and collaborations), the Events Coordinator will report to the Assistant Dean for Research Development, with a dotted line to the Director of Marketing and Communications. As the College's only staff member dedicated exclusively to event planning and logistics, the Events Specialist will work closely with the College's Marketing and Communications team, ensuring that events are seamlessly promoted, with integration into standard calendars, announcements, and branding efforts. The position requires occasional night and weekend work.
The ideal candidate for the Events Specialist position must have:
3-4 years of experience in event planning, preferably in higher education
Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing or related field required, Master's preferred
Excellent written communication skills
Excellent interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to work with a variety of personalities
Strong project management and organization skills, and attention to detail
Requisition Number: STFR005380
Internal Number: 60718
About Northeastern University
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.