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Senior Event Specialist

Posted: 08/07/2022

We are looking for a driven, experienced project manager who is passionate about planning events to join our Conference and Events Services team!

Provide proven leadership skills in conference and event planning to internal stakeholders and rental groups. Hire and supervise student interns and student employees.

  • Lead internal event stakeholders from selected departments and offices as assigned, in the strategic planning of conferences, events, and retreats.
  • Identify measurable event outcomes.
  • Develop and maintain streamlining processes to fulfill all core event functions and collaborate with key campus partners and external vendors. This includes approving event webpages and registration forms, tracking registration, and other event support.
  • Lead rental group stakeholders in the planning of conferences and events.
  • Fulfill core event functions in collaboration with key campus partners.
  • Manage or assist at conferences and events as assigned.
  • Supervise a team of Student Event Assistants and Intern(s) which includes hiring, training, and coordinating support for internal and rental events.
  • In conjunction with the Director of CES, assist with Welcome Week.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required.
  • Show aptitude to learn Event Management System software.
  • Demonstrate organizational skills, attention to detail, problem-solving skills, and ability to multitask under pressure.
  • Possess social skills, networking skills, and the ability to work with a variety of personalities.
  • Highly motivated self-starter with the ability to collaborate with others as well as work independently.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Able to handle sensitive, confidential information in a mature, professional manner.
Three plus years of work experience in the hospitality, public relations, or customer service industries.

Bachelor’s degree required; CSEP and/or CMP preferred.

It includes occasional evening and weekend hours; possible holiday hours. Position also requires occasional staff support or on-call support for student usher team.

Bethel seeks to recruit, retain, develop, and support a diverse workforce who contributes to our educational and Christ-centered mission. Bethel encourages candidates to apply who can assist the University to develop a faculty that reflects the diversity of people in God’s kingdom through a variety of ethnicities, cultures, and lived experiences.

Learn more about our commitment to diversity in hiring .

Bethel University is a leader in Christ-centered higher education with approximately 6,300 students from 48 states and 32 countries enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, seminary, and adult education programs. Based in St. Paul, Minnesota, Bethel offers bachelor's and advanced degrees in nearly 100 fields. Educationally excellent classroom-based and online programs equip graduates to make exceptional contributions in life-long service to God and the world.

Bethel employs qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, marital status, genetic information, veteran status, familial status, and status with regard to public assistance. Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.
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