WSU Conference Management holds offices in Puyallup, WA (36 miles outside of Seattle) and Pullman, WA (on the east side of the state), working together to lead the region in event management. We partner with federal and state agencies, non-profits, and university colleagues to deliver exceptional event experiences for clients and attendees. This position can work at one of the two locations. Perform work using knowledge and experience specific to marketing, development, and delivery of events and conferences. In consultation with supervisor and conference leads, develop and manage communication messages for participants and potential participants using eBlast software, various social media platforms, website development and registration software, and paper-based communication delivery methods. Advise program participants, leaders, students, and/or the public regarding program content, policies, procedures, and learning activities. Coordinate, schedule, and monitor program delivery logistics. Implement these programs in the most efficient, cost-effective, and professional manner possible. Complete multiple team and independent projects on short timelines in a fast-paced environment with utmost professionalism.
High school graduation or equivalent and three (3) years of work experience involving public contact such as secretarial, sales promotion, setting up conferences, public information, or in the hospitality industry; OR equivalent education/experience.
Demonstrated experience successfully completing multiple team and independent projects on short timelines in a fast-paced environment with utmost professionalism.
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite programs: Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint.
Position requires occasional evening and/or weekend work to support conference and/or event needs.
Possession of or ability to obtain by time of hire, a valid driver's license.
Experience with event management software platforms.
Membership in a meeting planner association.
Event management experience including logistics planning, budget development, or working with clients and the public.
Experience composing publicity copy, such as newsletters, eBlasts, announcements, or website copy.
Demonstrated experience composing publicity across various social media platforms.
Additional Information: Area/College: Academic Outreach and Innovation
Applicants must submit their completed application by May 23, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume 2) a cover letter and 3) contact information for professional references. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 12 Month
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Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.