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Event and Logistics Liaison

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Location: Bellingham, WA
Categories: President

Position Title Event and Logistics Liaison
About the University Western Washington University, with over 15,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 83,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
About the Department The President's Office supports Western’s mission to bring together individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in an inclusive, student-centered university that develops the potential of learners and the well-being of communities. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.
About the Position

As our Event and Logistics Liaison, you will report to the Assistant Secretary of the Board of Trustees and provide leadership and expertise in the planning, coordination and facilitation of a variety of meetings, programs, events, and leadership retreats hosted and/or facilitated by the offices.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Primary Event, Meeting, and Program Liaison with Campus Stakeholders
    • Serve as on-site team leader and point of contact for all event, meeting, and program activities for the President's Office
    • Serve as a liaison between the President's Office and the Special Events Office of the WWU Foundation
  • Maintain and Update the President's Office Website
    • Maintain websites related to meetings, programs, and events including but not limited to: Presidential Scholars, University Wide awards
    • Maintain websites with the President's Cabinet roster and the university organizational chart
  • Create and Monitor Qualtrics Surveys
    • Facilitate result distribution to awards committees
  • Other Duties as Assigned
    • Assist with Commencement activities
    • Serve as the President's Office Employee Recognition Ceremony committee representative
    • Provide back-up for the President's and Provost's Office Reception Desk
    • Other duties as assigned
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum of three years of experience planning and directing events or programs for large groups
  • Ability to collaboratively strategize, plan, direct and lead large meeting and event activities
  • Experience serving as an event manager and leader of event staff
  • Demonstrated experience in creating, coordinating and completing an event production schedule, including meeting simultaneous deadlines and multi-tasking priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with individuals with diverse backgrounds and all members of the campus community
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule with occasional evening and weekend assignments
  • Valid driver's license
Preferred Qualifications
  • Proficiency with enterprise-wide database and collaboration software (Smartsheet, Qualtrics)
  • Proficiency with webpage software (Drupal, Wordpress)
  • Event experience in a higher education environment
Salary Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Application Instructions

A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications.

Please include the names and contact information of three professional references.

Closing Date Notes Application review begins May 10, 2018; position is open until filled

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); eoo@wwu.edu

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.

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