Salisbury University, a member of the University System of Maryland, is a regionally accredited four-year comprehensive institution offering 62 distinct graduate and undergraduate programs. Located on the historic Eastern Shore, SU's beautiful campus is some 30 miles from the Atlantic beaches and 2.5 hours from Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
The Salisbury University Foundation is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Event Coordinator.
Primary Job Duties: Provide professional and administrative support to the SU Foundation.
Coordinate and manage day-to-day operations of special events including Sea Gull Century and SU Golf Classic with a focus on Sea Gull Century, a tri-county bike tour that takes an 8-month planning period, for over 6,000+ cyclists. Marketing and fundraising involved as well as soliciting participation from local businesses. Work with outside businesses and government agencies to obtain necessary permits, bookings, vendors, and bids. Arrange rest stop locations, medical services, Biketech support, entertainment, police presence, SHA services, and other details. Responsible for all registrations and coordinating student volunteers along with internal and external vendors/departments for various events. Daily communication with event participants and produce a variety of event promotions; managing daily correspondence and planning meetings. Ordering event merchandise and maintaining inventory along with webstore accuracy.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, or Business preferred, other degrees may be considered upon coursework review. Two (2) years of experience in event or meeting management, fundraising or development, public or client relations. Consideration may be given for a unique combination of education and experience. Must possess a valid Maryland non-commercial Class C or equivalent driver's license with 5 or less points for moving violations.
Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint required; Ability to maintain high standards with the work being performed and maintain awareness with trends and influences. Assume personal responsibility for all outcomes; makes effective and timely decisions; and learns how to effectively use information technology word processing, spreadsheets, and databases. Maintain productivity and uses strategies to increase knowledge base. Skill in continuously seeking to improve the quality of services and processes. Skill in exercising initiative, resourcefulness, and sound judgement with an ability to solve problems and make decisions. Ability to prioritize ongoing and new projects necessary to implementing a specific organizational program. Skill in continuously seeking to improve the quality of services and processes. Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Writes and presents information in a clear and concise way. Interprets and understands written information and is able to listen attentively to verbal and non-verbal cues that lead to a deeper understanding. Ability to conduct simple negotiations and gain agreement from interested parties. Ability to work cooperatively with others and demonstrates professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting with others. Capable of interacting pleasantly and positively with others to meet customer expectations, and provide follow up with customers.
Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of web-based registration databases and social media preferred.
This is a part-time (19 hours weekly) non-exempt contractual position without benefits. The starting salary is $19.59 per hour. The position will offer some flexibility in the working hours (between the hours of 8:00am-5:00pm M-F) except during major events related to the position.
Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University's Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website http://www.salisbury.edu/hr/careers/ to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions. To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit a cover letter and resume. All documents that you wish to provide must be attached to your application in the Online Employment Application System. Please do not send any documents via E-mail. Three professional references will be requested and required before the final stages of the search. Candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted.
Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. The position will remain open until filled.
Diversity and inclusion are core values of Salisbury University. We strive to create a truly diverse and inclusive environment where the richness of ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives of our community is harnessed to create value for our University community to include students, faculty, and staff, today and in the future. To this end, the University recruits exceptional and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across Maryland, the United States, and around the world, supporting all members of the University community as they work together to achieve institutional goals and vision. To learn more about the University’s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus, please visit http://www.salisbury.edu/equity/.